One person's response to bad broadcasters

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by NotAbbott, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    Adventures in Radio

    Not the best thing I've ever written, but it should have been done last week, so finishing the story trumped polishing it.

  2. Nook1

    Nook1 Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Interesting notes on your broadcast experience. I have done PBP of soccer at all levels except the national team (high school, college, USL and MLS) and a lot of people don't realize how hard it can be. A lot of times you can't see the uniform number, so you have to use alternate methods of player identification. My style is very Latin (I am bilingual) except that I am speaking English. Placing the position of the ball on the field is tough since there is minimal marking on the field, unlike hockey, where you can use the lines and faceoff circles. I try to say "30 yards from the end line on the far side", for instance. The American style of soccer broadcasting is still evolving and will be for some time to come.
  3. BallStateMiddie

    BallStateMiddie New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Sound like you got a pretty freakin cool experience. I'd love to sit in the booth one day.

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