Many of us, the fans, may just be able to help the Mountain West schools, literally. It's a longshot, but here is my logic: Right now, almost nobody watches The Mtn. except for football and basketball games. If we start watching the shows, then the network can report more viewers which helps with advertising and also helps with showing Comcast why the reach of The Mtn. needs to be bigger.
The advertising will in turn make the network quality better and give even more reason for Comcast to make The Mtn. a channel available nationally on their cable service. That creates a huge jump in subscribers to The Mtn. (TowerPower pointed this out to me in another thread. People don't have to subscribe specifically to The Mtn, all they have to do is subscribe to the package Comcast offers it with. i.e. With the new reach in Atlanta, The Mtn. is in the same package as NFL Redzone. Without knowing it, tons of people will subscribe to The Mtn. as well as NFL Redzone and the MWC makes money off of it. Put that on a national scale with the largest cable provider in the nation and the amount of money made off of subscribers jumps through the roof) that in turn actually helps provide money to the schools we consider ourselves fans of.
If there is an issue with that logic, please point that out in the comments for me as I am not even sure that us watching more of The Mtn. will actually follow this train of thought.
With that, here is today's review of this week's installment of All 22.
Alright, since this is a grade system, that means I have to have a series of things to grade on. Here is my grading rubric:
|Graphics||How well the graphics look. i.e. how good are the video clips, do they have good statistics, do the graphics stand out?|
|Analysis||How much does the analysis make sense? Does it seem like the analysts are saying something you and I have already come up with or is it something that's new?|
|Quality of Interview Questions||Are they questions that everyone is wondering or are they meaningless?|
|Smoothness of Show||How smooth is the transition between camera angles, in and out of commercials and graphics?|
For All 22, their graphics are much better than any of the other ones since they not only show you key plays, but they also break them down using yellow lines drawn by a touch screen to show you what will happen in the play and what makes the play work (or not work). Graphics were outstanding by a mile.
The analysis was amazingly good since they had good analysts in the studio, among them was Beau Morgan (QB at Air Force in 1995). The analysts would break down the plays from the awards, show you the key that makes the play work and then you would watch it unfold before your eyes. Definitely some awesome, hard core football analysis.
Quality of Interview Questions:
No interviews due to it being an awards show.
Smoothness of Show:
Although the show as a whole was awesome, more then a few times you would see something not just flow together. Whether it be analysts looking at the wrong camera, videos being at a standstill for a few seconds, or analysts running out of information and having no clue what to do, the production quality just didn't seem to be there.
Smoothness of Show Grade:
Let's take another look at that rubric, this time with the grades:
|Graphics||How well the graphics look. i.e. how good are the video clips, do they have good statistics, do the graphics stand out?||A|
|Analysis||How much does the analysis make sense? Does it seem like the analysts are saying something you and I have already come up with or is it something that's new?||A|
|Quality of Interview Questions||Are they questions that everyone is wondering or are they meaningless?||C-|
|Smoothness of Show||How smooth is the transition between camera angles, in and out of commercials and graphics?||B+|
Today's show of All 22 was the Double Deuce awards. The awards were awesome, but I was hoping to get more of a football analysis show to review. No matter, this show was awesome and may crack up at many points during the show. Definitely a reccomendation to any fan of college football.
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