when they get the Super Bowl, can they?
No doubt they’ll do their best to make the spectacle even worse than ITV’s output over the last few years. I was surprised that the BBC went for it, yes it brings in a number of viewers but they haven’t given the NFL a second thought since first shown on British telly twenty five years ago by Channel 4 – ah those one hour highlight shows with Nicky Horn and Miles Aiken shown the Sunday after the games – and it does go against all their anti-Yank bias.
I just shudder to think who they’ll get to front it, no doubt it’ll be some yoof muppet with a mockney accent or god forbid Gabby Logan who showed when fronting it for ITV that she hasn’t got a clue but then it’s no different from any sport as the Beeb’s “Inside Sport” shows she hasn’t got much of a clue about anything.
It should be a combination of Gary Imlach the one bright spot on ITV sport and Mike Carlson who has been let down again on Channel 5 by having someone out of their depth next to him fronting the regular season shows on the channel. I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many ums and errs from a presenter before but in the true tradition of the programme he’ll probably not be there long.