Friday, January 14, 2011

How To Watch An NFL Broadcast (and not lose your mind)

Who Are Football's Chattiest Announcers? .
Enough already about which NFL team will win the Super Bowl. Let's focus on an important question: Which set of announcers is most likely to give you a headache?

A study this season by The Count looked at every major NFL announcing outfit and counted how many words-per-minute the play-by-play and color men said. Hats off to CBS's Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots, who amassed 189.2 words per minute in our study. NBC's Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, the preeminent present-day announcer team, were the quietest at 137.33 words per minute.



If you have a Dolby Digital receiver just unplug the center speaker (the broadcast commentary will be omitted and you'll just receive the audio feed from the stadium).

1 comment:

endersgame said...

Unfortunately I'm forced to listen to these idiots. I don't have that Dolby thing (nor could I probably afford it) and I can't stand muting the TV. It just feels funny, like I suddenly and permanently lost my hearing.

Coaches' film, I can look at that silent because there's stuff going on I can actually, y'know, SEE. There's no tight shots of Ryan Fitzpatrick's mug...,r:1,s:0

But muting the TV AND having nothing to see with the broadcast angle? Time to turn on the Xbox.