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.