- Mar 20, 2007
- AFL Club
- West Coast
"My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up." The key thing was to learn the value of economy with words and to never insult the viewer by telling them what they can already see."
- Richie Beanud
Is it just me, or has the general state of play by play calling decreased significantly in recent years. A lot of the current play by play callers on TV seem more interested in creating catch phrases and puns than describing a goal or play for what it is. Dwayne Russell and Anthony Hudson (who is considered by most to the best play by play caller) are the worst offenders in this regard.
Not every goal has to be tagged with some cringe-worthy wordplay on a players name. When did this become that is associated with clever or good commentary?
Do football fans really enjoy this ?