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Jason Witten’s title game broadcast went wrong immediately

Jints in Carolina : 1/8/2019 11:19 am
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Monday night’s national championship featured the nation’s two best teams in Alabama and Clemson, but not all of the broadcasters for the game were up to the same standard.

ESPN replaced the college coaches typically present in its film room broadcast with its “Monday Night Football” crew. It didn’t exactly pay dividends.

Jason Witten, who also has struggled in his first year of calling the NFL, befuddled viewers on the first play of the game, when he failed to grasp one of the college game’s simplest rules.

“Why’d he fair catch it?” Witten asked after Clemson downed the ball inside its own 5-yard line.


What a fucking trainwreck.


https://nypost.com/2019/01/08/jason-wittens-title-game-broadcast-went-wrong-immediately/ - ( New Window )
NFL should make them the #1 broadcast crew  
micky : 1/8/2019 11:36 am : link
Here on out
LOL...  
BillKo : 1/8/2019 11:37 am : link
..I thought the same thing, then immediately figured it was a college type rule.

Opps!
He is a trainwreck..  
Chris in Philly : 1/8/2019 11:41 am : link
and Booger he still makes him look like John Madden...
It is embarrassing  
BocaGiants91 : 1/8/2019 11:59 am : link
because it proved within 10 seconds of the broadcast that he hadn't watched 5 minutes of college football this season and should not have been on this game at all.
Its crazy how these networks think  
Really : 1/8/2019 12:06 pm : link
playing for the Cowboys is some sort of broadcasting training program.

Troy, Emmit, Irvin, Romo, Witten, Moose Johnson all have or have had numerous gigs.

Emmit and Witten can barely parse two sentences together.
Alternatively Thinking Out Loud crew down on one of the ESPN channels.  
Drewcon40 : 1/8/2019 12:10 pm : link
It was Greg McElroy and Macus Spears. Then a few guests would filter in and out. I enjoyed that channel for a bit during the game.

**sorry to change off of the original subject.
RE: It is embarrassing  
Eman11 : 1/8/2019 12:10 pm : link
In comment 14254072 BocaGiants91 said:
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because it proved within 10 seconds of the broadcast that he hadn't watched 5 minutes of college football this season and should not have been on this game at all.


Agreed and I thought so from the minute I heard they'd be doing the game.

It's almost like ESPN just wanted these guys to get more on air experience and figured why not do it.

I hope Witten isn't asked to  
PaulBlakeTSU : 1/8/2019 12:11 pm : link
do the weather report in Rochester
LOL  
jeff57 : 1/8/2019 12:14 pm : link
If only he were this incompetent when playing the Giants.
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arcarsenal : 1/8/2019 12:38 pm : link
Did he ask that maybe because he caught it near the 5 and wondered why he didn't just return it instead?

Witten is horrendous... I hate that I'm even giving him an out here. But I may have just assumed that's what he meant if I had heard it live. Not necessarily that he didn't know the returner had the option - rather that he was wondering why he fair caught it rather than try to return it.
RE: It is embarrassing  
Bill L : 1/8/2019 12:43 pm : link
In comment 14254072 BocaGiants91 said:
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because it proved within 10 seconds of the broadcast that he hadn't watched 5 minutes of college football this season and should not have been on this game at all.


I don't watch much college football, so I didn't know the rule. Upon reading it though, I have to say...it seems like a really dumb rule. What is the underlying rationale?
During the broadcast...  
BamaBlue : 1/8/2019 12:45 pm : link
Witten effortlessly caught 6 passes for 124 yards and two TD's against the Giants defense.
RE: RE: It is embarrassing  
RobCarpenter : 1/8/2019 12:46 pm : link
In comment 14254180 Bill L said:
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In comment 14254072 BocaGiants91 said:


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because it proved within 10 seconds of the broadcast that he hadn't watched 5 minutes of college football this season and should not have been on this game at all.



I don't watch much college football, so I didn't know the rule. Upon reading it though, I have to say...it seems like a really dumb rule. What is the underlying rationale?


I thought it was safety related.

The only thing worse than the ESPN MNF NFL broadcasting crew is some of the graphics they use.

RE: I hope Witten isn't asked to  
madgiantscow009 : 1/8/2019 1:16 pm : link
In comment 14254104 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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do the weather report in Rochester


exactly. I think R. Kelly would be great in that role though.
RE: LOL  
gmenatlarge : 1/8/2019 9:23 pm : link
In comment 14254116 jeff57 said:
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If only he were this incompetent when playing the Giants.


Good one, I like Witten but he has struggled all year.
Amazingly, ESPN will bring  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/8/2019 9:26 pm : link
him back in '19.
Did he say coon?  
EricJ : 1/8/2019 10:47 pm : link
?
RE: He is a trainwreck..  
LauderdaleMatty : 1/8/2019 11:48 pm : link
In comment 14254021 Chris in Philly said:
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and Booger he still makes him look like John Madden...


Whomever hired Booger needs to be fired. Hearing him blabbing on and on about the Tampa two for the whole game was an atrocity
If they want Witten to succeed wildly  
David B. : 1/10/2019 9:39 am : link
They should have him ONLY do Giants games.
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