A number of Confessors have been groaning about The Ticket's NFL draft coverage. Mainly, that there's too much of it.
I have about as much interest in the draft as I do in women's curling, but I tuned into as much coverage as I could. I found it very listenable, and even enjoyable.
It takes some talent to make compelling a subject one's audience knows next to nothing about, but by his enthusiasm and expertise and presentational skills Bob Sturm manages it. David Moore -- terrific. And personally, I have no problem whatsoever with Norm's draft obsession.
But this year, Norm sounded tired and ragged although his enthusiasm for the task burned as brightly as ever. I didn't mind his rough sound, but I worried that perhaps the travel and long hours are starting to take their toll.
Commenters have already noted Mike R's nonperformance. Craig didn't have much to say, but I always get a kick out of what little he does say. I thought Corby's College Football Blowhard might have had a little more to offer, but he wasn't bad -- tough to compete with Bob and Norm. The question is, why have anyone but Norm, Bob, and guys like David Moore and perhaps other station draft wonks on the air at all?
In any case, I kind of got sucked into the coverage -- again, evidence of skilled broadcasters taking an arcane and complex subject and making good radio out of it.
But I know not a lot of you don't agree, and now it's your turn.