Wednesday, December 27, 2006

ABC-TV set to use same broadcast crew for Rose Bowl that it used for M/OSU game

The Rose Bowl game is being broadcast by ABC Sports Television and will feature the same broadcast crew that worked the Michigan/Ohio State game. As before, it will be Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Bob Davie (analyst) and Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) in the booth with Lisa Salters (USC sideline) and Bonnie Bernstein (U of M sideline) on the field. Once again, I must strenously protest on behalf of college football fans everywhere the fact that Erin Andrews will not be part of the crew working the game. Ms. Andrews, as noted in previous posts, is the preeminent sideline reporter in the game bar none. If Ms. Andrews were to work the Rose Bowl, ABC would not need two sideline reporters for the game as Ms. Andrews can do more covering both sidelines on her own than Bernstein & Salters can do together. Ms. Andrews is widely hailed as the best prepared sideline reporter in the game. Michigan fans only had the privilege of seeing Ms. Andrews work one of its games this season. A sideline reporter needs to add something to the broadcast. Ms. Andrews accomplishes that. She lights up the screen every time she appears on camera and leaves viewers waiting for the next time they cut to her. ABC Sports should put Ms. Andrews on the Rose Bowl broadcast team. It would improve the broadcast immensely. Go Blue!

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