By Jannah BoldsOpinion Column
As sports fans, we know that the game is all about statistics; especially if you’re big on fantacy football. A player’s stats can make or break them when it comes to their athletic career. But, how do fans get access to their favorite player or team stats when watching an event at home or on the go? Commentators. Oh, those voices, those perfectly tuned, know-it-all, “anti biased” voices. Those voices were hired to give their audience the perfect picture of what’s going on when fans aren’t there to see for themselves.
What happens when it just seems like the commentators are commentating just a bit too much? Too much to the point where statistics precede a series of unfortunate events; AKA jinxing. For a semi-supersticious person like myself, this can become extremely irritating, especially in those stressfull, nailbiting situations.
It never fails!
“Falcon’s QB, Matt Ryan has yet to throw an interception this season.” BOOM! There goes an interception.
“Atlanta wide receiver, Julio Jones, 0-7 in receptions today from Ryan.” WOOP! That’s a fumble.
There are plenty of irritating things out there, and this may qualify as one of them. I’m sure there are plenty of others who can testify.
Dont get me wrong, I’m not complaing about how these guys are doing their jobs, but maybe we (the commentators) can come up with an alternative way to broadcast those stats without the possible compromise of the game.
How about this, instead of talking about passing percentages and quarterback sacks in the midst of an offensive drive. I mean, I get it… talking about whats going on right then and there is more impactful, but damn. Why not wait until the offensive drive is over to talk about all the technical stuff. Just do it for fans like myself who believe in the jinx.
That is all.