Monday, January 5, 2009

Robots and Football

I love football. I have been an avid fan of both the Canadian Football League and the National Football League since I was a young kid. In grade two I listed Monday Night Football as my favourite TV show. I like the CFL and cheer wildly for the Roughriders. However, the truth is, I have always been partial to the NFL. I simply love it.

But I hate the robot Fox has had for their football coverage the last few years. What does a dancing, jumping, and yesterday an inexplicably guitar playing robot, have to do with football? It just looks dumb. I can't figure it out. What is Fox thinking?

I am trying to figure out the thought process. Someone somewhere at some point thought to themselves and then had the nerve to speak it out loud - "You know what our football coverage really needs? A dancing robot in the lower corner of the screen when we go to break and when we come back and sometimes when we display statistics." And then, another group of people hearing this nonsense fall out this person's mouth must have thought, "Wow, that is a really good idea! Get on it!" And so now we have this robot. Remember, this is coming from the same group of people who put a blue dot on the puck and added a streak behind it when someone shot the puck. Someone thought that was a good idea also.

I love football and to be honest I think Fox does a good job and Joe and Troy are a good team for commentator and colour man. But the robot? Get rid of it. And the strongest argument I have against the robot - my wife, who has no interest and perhaps even slight contempt for the game of football - she thinks the robot is dumb too.


nat said...

So Chris has "perhaps even slight contempt for the game of football" ?

I'm pretty sure I can hear her thank-goodness-the-season-is-over cheering all the way out here!

Mike Keith said...

Yes, this is likely true.