FSC/FSE Megathread

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by Girlbinti, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    I am also happy they used the feed for the Juve game. Did they do the same for the Lazio game? I can only pray that Christian Miles is not anywhere near the Roma game. Every time he Mexes touches the ball I want to kick my TV in when Miles turns Mexes into an Irishman (McShays). Given the teams that are likely to feature on FSC's coverage of Serie A there's no reason they shouldn't have access to a UK feed for every game. Let's hope they go with those feeds.

    Gol seems to be in and out with the feed. Last week Kelly and Lindsay were calling the Bayern game. Take care.
     
  2. Elwood

    Elwood New Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Indianapolis

    Ah, this is good to hear!

    I didn't plan on watching any Serie A matches this season, as I expected Bretos & Co to do all the announcing. If they're using Euro-based announcers, the commentary will actually be GOOD on Serie A matches this season!

    Gol TV and FSC's in-studio announcers really do suck pretty bad. Never stop talking, over-hype everything, and randomly change the way they pronounce names. I'd include ESPN's in that, but I think Wynalda's not that bad (doesn't yell at me, doesn't constantly talk, and doesn't try to use fake accents on foreign names). I really don't enjoy the feeling of being "lectured" by Bretos, Sullivan, Shoen, etc, when trying to enjoy a game.
     
  3. themaestro

    themaestro Member

    Nov 9, 2005
    Yeah they used the International feed for the Lazio v Torino match. Good game as well.

    Now if GOLTV could begin using the International feed announcers for La Liga and Bundesliga games. :)
     
  4. masoo

    masoo Member

    May 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Who was that supremely awful guy doing the PBP for the Inter-Udinese match? Lord, give me back Sammy Sadovnik on GOL TV.
     
  5. Visca...

    Visca... Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    ATL
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    so you were gonna prive yourself of Serie A because of the FSC announcers? :confused: Mute and internet radio are your friends. :)

    I mean, yeah they suck, but I wouldn't go that far. Unless you're not a big Serie A fan, that is.
     
  6. vilafria

    vilafria Member+

    Jun 2, 2005
    Agreed. Why not just mute it ??
     
  7. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Is there any reason why they are showing a live mid week Argentine league game this week ? They never do that. Its not River vs Boca either.
     
  8. dah_sab

    dah_sab New Member

    Mar 8, 2001
    Austin, TX
    Perhaps, like me, he also subscribes to RAI through DISH Network. If the choice is FSC's "talent" or RAI's then it's a no-brainer for me. However, I do like to sample the occasional Europe-based PBP because sometimes you find a real gem, a guy or a team who are not only knowledgeable but also real fans & able to inject a sense of humor into the proceedings.

    Too bad this is a FSC megathread or I'd crack on the GolTV guy calling Scheisse 04 "Schalk-ee Oh-Four." Man, that grates. No need to adopt a fake accent but it's really not that hard to say "Schalk-uh." And it really should be part of a professional broadcaster's toolbox to have people you can ask about how to pronounce non-English words so as to avoid advertising your ignorance to the world.
     
  9. Elwood

    Elwood New Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Indianapolis
    I've never been a fan of Serie A. My first exposure to it was with Bretos doing commentary. I never made it through an entire match. This was a few years ago, before GolTV had some of the matches, and FSC had some.

    But even so, mute is not something I'd use. I want to hear the crowd (especially for big league matches), not hear nothing. What I don't quite get, and I need to figure out how to fix it, is why both GolTV channels I have are in English. I have the sports pack (FSC and GolTV, along with some college sports channels) and the Spanish pack (GolTV, FSWE, Telefutura, ESPN Desportes), and even on the Spanish pack, GolTV audio comes through in English.

    I find that I enjoy listening to Spanish announcers over poor English announcers (Schoen, Dean, Sullivan, Bretos), even though I don't speak but about 15 words of Spanish, simply because whatever innane things are being said I don't understand, so I can just focus on the match (and the crowd/atmosphere). With Bretos and Schoen, try as I might, I can't help but pay attention to the moronic things they say (and the fact that they never shut up), and eventually just turn the game off.

    For the most part, it really does seem like it's an American thing to talk non-stop, and nearly shout over the match, with fake excitement. The Vitale style, I guess. And the fake-accented names seems an American thing, too. And both seem rather stupid.
     
  10. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, I think they have in the past when there's been one to show.
     
  11. yikchi

    yikchi Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    Garden State
    For the EPL games, I can tolerate them not having the real announcers until the kick off and cutting them off the second when the half time whistle is blow.

    The only thing I can't stand is when they show the starting line-up, they don't show the substitutes bench. I watched the Man Utd vs. Tottenham match ,and they did not show that to me for the entire game !!
     
  12. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd give FSC's coverage of Serie A this weekend a big [​IMG]
    They used the Rome-based English announcers for the matches and the picture and audio quality was top-notch. The only criticism I'd give is their continued failure to show matches LIVE. Someone has to tell FSC that it's entirely possible to start a broadcast 5 minutes to kickoff so you can get all the pre-match BS out of the way before the actual start of the match. GolTV seems to have figured that out why not FSC?
     
  13. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Especially for the Saturday & Sunday 2:30 PM ET games, which are preceded by the end of the English 12:15 PM ET game and the end of Super Sunday Plus, meaning they could do so easily.
     
  14. cescfabregas

    cescfabregas Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I give them two,three,four,heck fk it - all fingers up. Just caught my first game and still cant believe it..

    Way to go FSC.. Many Thanks..

    Go to hell goltv...
     
  15. vilafria

    vilafria Member+

    Jun 2, 2005
    ??? I enjoy having both available in my cable service. Heaven on Earth's more likely.:)
     
  16. masoo

    masoo Member

    May 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    I feel like I must have been watching FSC in a parallel universe or something, reading all of this praise. The Inter match I watched was narrated by some guy who couldn't get more than three words out without an awkward pause, so that his match commentary was something like this:

    There's a pass to ... [long pause] ... the wing where ... [long pause] X [for "X" insert the name of any player whose name might conceivably be hard to pronounce, and mis-pronounce it] ... [long pause] ...​
    I enjoy a PbP person who sticks mostly to naming the players and letting the visuals carry the action, but that's not what was happening here. This was someone who had trouble with the English language, and not, I would add, because English was his second language ... he sounded like a generic FSC Anglo. Much as I dislike Max's tortured histrionics or Sullivan's oddball accented commentary, at least they can string more then three words together at a time, and show some excitement in the process. This guy was like an amateur.
     
  17. Visca...

    Visca... Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    ATL
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    Their coverage of Serie A wasn't good? :eek:

    News to me.

    Then again, I watched the spanish feed :p
     
  18. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Hartford
    Club:
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Long pauses... sounds good to me. I like hearing the crowd and the game and just getting the bare essentials from the commentary.

    But, of course, I will be watching Serie A on RAI International unless FSC shows a Palermo match that isn't on RAI.
     
  19. masoo

    masoo Member

    May 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Like I said, I like the minimalist approach to PbP, too ... but this person wasn't being quiet, he just didn't know how to talk. Which is kinda important for an announcer.
     
  20. cescfabregas

    cescfabregas Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Lucky you...
     
  21. frostdude1

    frostdude1 Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    Canada
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Can their FSC logo and sponsor in the top right corner be any bigger ? jeez , im watching the Villa Chelsea match right now on the Score which has the ticker at the bottom instead of FSC which has a billboard on the right corner

    can we tell them to make it smaller or atleast move it to the bottom right corner where its less distracting
     
  22. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I must say that doesn't bother me really.

    Kudos to FSC for allowing the commentator to wrap up the second half instead of having the FSC guy jump all over him as soon as the final whistle blows.
     
  23. drc003

    drc003 Member

    Jul 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that they've added Serie A how about the Brasileirao please! :)
     
  24. Palermo10

    Palermo10 Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anybody know why FSC is showing the Tottenham/Arsenal game at 8:30am EST on Saturday but proposing to show the West Ham/Middlesbrough game at 10:30am EST, only running until 12 noon before Chelsea/Blackburn?

    830am - Arsenal/Spurs
    1030am - West Ham/Boro
    12pm - Chelsea/Blackburn
     
  25. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is my explanation, the West Ham/Boro match starts at 10:00am. It will not be live at 10:30am, it will be on a 30 minute delay. And since the Chelsea/Blackburn match doesn't actually start until 12:15pm they might actually be able to fit the West Ham/Boro match in. And if not they will just show the Chelsea/Blackburn match on a delay. Which is not unusual for FSC since almost all their matches are on a 5-10 minute delay anyway. I guess they figure what's another 10-20 minutes of delay?
     

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