There is nothing quite as inane, nothing as stupidly intrusive into genuine competition, nothing that adds as little to viewing pleasure while being a total embarrassment as the new staple of televised sports: The In Game Interview.
First there was the SEC hoops Game of the Week chats with a coach. During timeouts no less. You know, the whole Billy Clyde Gillispie/ Jeanine Edwards thing.
Then came between inning Q & A with managers in major league baseball. Which Jim Leyland always hated, because it kept him from his smoke break.
Now it’s spread like a virus to NBA playoff games.
As best I can tell, the networks haven’t convinced the muckety mucks at Indy Cars or NASCAR to allow chats with drivers, as they careen around the asphalt at triple digit speeds. Though it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to discover BIG TV has tried. Continue reading Indy 500: Summer’s First Great Sports Moment (And I Don’t Mean The Race Itself)