To be a better person next year – not an unreasonable goal with the bar set so low – there’s firstly the need to cleanse my angry soul….expel the negatives so as to start anew.
There’s a bit there to work through:-
Apparently the paying spectator is just wallpaper for the TV product. We are witness to the coverage, rather than them trying to transmit our experience in to homes. Take, for example, cricket and footy’s habit of a media invasion at the end of a match. None of this “sit back and soak it up” approach. From the stands we see a scurrying of presenters, microphones and cameras as the players, rather than saluting each other and the crowd, are ambushed for rote remarks. The EPL do it better. Get off the pitch and do “pressers” later.
…and don’t start me on “Spidercam”.
Some other frustrations:-
CRICKET – over rates and “captain’s conferences”
FOOTY- the 50m penalty is unfair. There should be a 15 or 50 discretion for the umps.
RACING – belated “all clear”. Too long between races. 10 race cards.
SOCCER – 10 metres. The wall must be set at 10 metres. It is the rule. Police it.
…and I think I’ll “take a bex” on TV commentators for another year or I’ll be in the cuckoo’s nest!
Come on. Be Empowered! Join the circle of truth or some other Leading Teams innovation liberation and take the Linda Blair experience.
We’ll all be so much nicer in 2014.