Friday, November 04, 2005

And on Monday, He'll Tell Us All About the Internets

Watching WOWT anchors John Knicely and Tracy Madden deliver their obligatory 30-second teaser in the midst of the Today Show, we were amused (but not surprised) to hear Knicely refer to the Summit of the Americas as the "Summit of the Americans. (He's also probably one of those dolts who calls his internet provider "American Online.) If you ask, he can also tell you about how San Diego was founded thousands of years ago by the Germans.

9 comments:

critical1 said...

And he'll buy you a drink and put it on his Discovery card.

Matt_X said...

Well played, critical1...well played.

pete said...

i remember a news producer (in the late 80s-early 90s) who would hesitate to give John the international stories...

...listening to him mangle Central American city names (because he would never study the script in advance) was always informative.

DiggerDog said...

Speakingof Madden. Did she have those moles removed from her face? I didn't see them last night while watching the news.

huskertommie said...

How about more half-effort from WOWT? Nice job by the sports contraption saturday night at 5:30. The first hukerz game of the year not on TV of any kind, so you want to see the first available highlights, right? As expected they lead the newscast with the nebraska highlights, and we get what seemed like 8 minutes of dave doing a monotone read over the game highlights. I mean, no life at all to the audio. Then a long byte from the coach, followed by 2 player bytes, with no supers. No intro as to who the guys are (husker fans know of course and the technical crew blows getting the supers up. and then another lifelsss dave standup to end it. Talk about mailing it in.

williemayshays said...

Hey Huskertommie, As one who has had to quickly turn around sports hilites and soundbites Im wondering how it is "mailing it in" to have extensive hilites of a non televised Husker game ? You yourself said you expected to see those hilites. No supers..not good but Im guessing Dave doesnt carry around a chyron machine. This isn't Sports Center or College Gameday. Local affiliate efforts after Husker games aren't always smoothly produced. Im guessing you probably have no idea what it takes to get hilites and bites on the air in a timely manner.

bandit75 said...

Were there really any highlights from that game yesterday if you are a Husker fan? I'm sure in Lawrence they had a ton of highlights. Anyone else ever notice that when the Fuskers win we are treated to 27 minutes of highlights, yet when they lose, only three or four minutes.

Chaps didn't look like he could really give a shit about the decimation of the Huskers last night, but Schuetz looked like he was going to shoot himself in the head after the loss. New guy Matt Schick had the best line of the night "we usually hand out game balls, but they are a hundred bucks each so...." Priceless.

DarthSchrader said...

I saw John Knicely at a Target store once. I asked him if he wore a hairpiece. He ripped me by saying, "I don't wear a hairpieces." True dat.

Damon Scott Hynes said...

Friday nights are even worse. "Rossy went out to Canigila Field, where Prep rolled out to a 21-0 lead on this nifty run by Husker recruit Stosh Cuglahuglawicz, this nice interception and runback by Husker recruit Sean O'Malley, here's a pitch and catch by Husker recruit..."

And then "However, Rossy just called, Millard North came back to squeak out a win, 56-21..."

"Out to Gretna, where Class X powerhouse East Bumfunk Central Catholic came to visit..." And there's no final score reported even though it was an afternoon game...

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