Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Rant #58 - ESPN is still playing @#$%^&*( Jesus Music!

I'm trying to watch the bowl games, which all are on ESPN this week, and am watching mostly with the sound turned off. Usually I hit the mute button because the commentators are not allowed to stop talking for more than a nanosecond during the course of the game, and it just gets annoying. But this time it's not only the annoying booth cretins, it's the music. ESPN has chosen to use Christmas music for its segues, promos and highlights sections. I'm not talking winter holiday music here, I'm talking Jesus carols. The 12 Days of, We Wish You a Merry, the infamous Bell Carol (xx is here, meryymerrymeryymerryxx), etc.

Watching Monday Night Football this week, when the schmaltz factor pegged my BS flag, I wanted to be able to hit a button on the remote and mute just the announcers. Now I want a button to mute everything except the crowd noise. One of the reasons I paid umpity hundred bucks for Infinity surround sound speakers and a high-end Sony receiver is I love the 3D crowd noise which accompanies the football broadcasts.

It used to be the announcers only came across on the center speaker, so I actually could just unplug that one and have the crowd noise sans the idiot babble. But now they have all 5 microphones (maybe all 9 - my apartment is too small for more than 5) in the announcer's booth. But that wouldn't help me escape from rampaging Jesus, 3 days after we have supposedly buried the festival stolen from the Teutonic pagans which bears the name of some Latin baseball player.
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