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WMR
01-01-2008, 11:55 AM
http://sports.aol.com/story/_a/gumbels-the-problem-for-the-nfl-network/20071231084809990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

America hates this guy!! :lol:

Razor Shines
01-01-2008, 11:58 AM
Wow, 70% think he sucks and they would be correct.

WMR
01-01-2008, 12:03 PM
I want an IQ test performed on the 12 percent that rated him either GOOD or EXCELLENT.

sonny
01-01-2008, 12:03 PM
My question would be who are the thirty percent, and are they deaf?

pahster
01-01-2008, 12:41 PM
I can't tell you anything about football or Bryant Gumbel, but I can tell you that the results of that poll (and internet polls more generally) are pretty much worthless. The sample is self-selected (because people choose to respond on their own accord) and thus not random. If it's not random, it's not representative of the population.

cincinnati chili
01-01-2008, 12:48 PM
The only NFL network game I saw was the Pats/Giants game (as I'm one of the 60% of American households that can't get NFL network). I thought Gumbel and Collinsworth were fine. Not wonderful, but fine.

WMR
01-01-2008, 12:52 PM
I can't tell you anything about football or Bryant Gumbel, but I can tell you that the results of that poll (and internet polls more generally) are pretty much worthless. The sample is self-selected (because people choose to respond on their own accord) and thus not random. If it's not random, it's not representative of the population.

It's representative of people interested in the topic. :shrug:

pahster
01-01-2008, 01:01 PM
It's representative of people interested in the topic. :shrug:

It's representative of those who chose to respond. Everyone who is interested didn't read the article and everyone who read it didn't respond.

This poll in particular doesn't bother me so much because I doubt it ever gets reported. What gets me are the "polls" conducted by many major media outlets that make use of self selected respondents and convenience samples and then report their results as representative facts about the population. It's silly, dishonest, and shows a fundamental lack of understanding of how to measure public opinion.

WMR
01-01-2008, 01:06 PM
I don't think anyone's implied it's scientific or anything... just an interesting snapshot of how 60,000 people feel about the guy.

WMR
01-01-2008, 01:08 PM
I agree, btw, that polls can be conducted to "show" pretty much whatever the pollster wants them to show if they aren't an "honest" 3rd party w/o a 'dog' in the fight.

RedsManRick
01-01-2008, 01:13 PM
I'll take dry and descriptive over the hyper-trying-too-hard-to-be-funny crap you often get elsewhere.

Yachtzee
01-01-2008, 01:45 PM
Gumble did much better than his typical performance on the NFLN. At least he didn't call Kevin Faulk "Marshall" or mistakenly refer to Lawrence Maroney as former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney. I swear he called Frank Gore "Al" a few times during the Bengals-49ers game.

Redsfaithful
01-01-2008, 01:47 PM
During the Bengals - 49ers game he repeatedly called Frank Gore "Al".

He's a pretty bad announcer.

remdog
01-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Didn't Al Gore invent the NFLNetwork?

Rem

Caveat Emperor
01-01-2008, 02:53 PM
I'll take dry and descriptive over the hyper-trying-too-hard-to-be-funny crap you often get elsewhere.

There are dozens of good play-by-play announcers, many toiling in obscurity in regional television and radio, that do a fantastic job of just that. The fact that networks recycle the bad ones like Gumbel is bothersome.

And, lets not let his brother get a free pass either - Greg Gumbel might be one of the most boring studio host / announcers in the history of televised sports.

Highlifeman21
01-01-2008, 03:05 PM
I want an IQ test performed on the 12 percent that rated him either GOOD or EXCELLENT.

The Gumbel family must be HUGE.

Or they voted early and often.

One of the two. Maybe both?

flyer85
01-01-2008, 03:06 PM
sad part is Chris is top notch and it is too bad he is paired with Dumbel.

Yachtzee
01-01-2008, 03:15 PM
sad part is Chris is top notch and it is too bad he is paired with Dumbel.

If Collinsworth could to play-by-play, I think it would have been interesting to have Collinsworth, Deion Sanders, and Marshall Faulk in the booth.