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Announcers have to announce the game

I am completely fed up with television announcers yapping throughout the entire game, instead of calling the shots on the ice.

I am sick of penalties being called and the announcers never informing the viewers who was penalized and for what, because they are too busy talking about god knows what.

I hate trying to figure out which players are being matched against one another (often difficult on television), because the announcers can’t be bothered with such ‘trivial’ details.

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This, combined with a seemingly endless barrage of irritating ‘pop-ups’ on the screen, make watching games on Versus a chore, to say the least.

How do network executives expect viewers to pay attention to hockey games when the guys they hire to broadcast them aren’t even paying attention?

Adam Flint, Houston, Texas