America hates this guy!!
America hates this guy!!
Wow, 70% think he sucks and they would be correct.
Last edited by Razor Shines; 01-01-2008 at 11:09 AM.
My question would be who are the thirty percent, and are they deaf?
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.
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.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids
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.
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.
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.
I'll take dry and descriptive over the hyper-trying-too-hard-to-be-funny crap you often get elsewhere.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
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.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
During the Bengals - 49ers game he repeatedly called Frank Gore "Al".
He's a pretty bad announcer.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Didn't Al Gore invent the NFLNetwork?
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.
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