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I don't know how many of you caught TSN's "revolutionary" broadcast on Friday, where Glenn Healy and Chris Cuthbert called the Rangers-Sabres game from ice level, between the benches.

Utter nonsense.

First of all, it would have been a worthy event had they shot the game from ice level (although I doubt anyone, including myself would approve). But the last time I checked, the commentators were not the sole reason for tuning into the game -- and yet, that's what TSN attempted to have the viewers do. In fact, there were moments during the game when the broadcast went to a picture-in-picture format, and showed Cuthbert and Healy speaking live.

Who needs to see this?

The game is the show, not the commentators -- I can't think of any that deserve so much attention. Furthermore, what does it say about the product being iced if TSN feels the need to "enhance the experience" with irrelevant bells and whistles?

1 response to "Notice me!!!"

  1. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to be underwhelmed by this "REVOLUTIONARY Brodcasting Innovation!!" I watched the third and didn't notice anything different. If anything, I would think it would make the broadcast worse since it would be easier to miss something from that vantage point than from up higher.

    I'm hoping it's just an attempt to off Healy by increasing the odds of him getting whacked by a puck. No need to put Cuthbert at risk though.