Dumb story . . and I would say the same if they were talking about Scott
Mitchell . . or any of the long, looooooong list of former Ute QB's that
could be doing color commentary on TV right now. Their names escape me. I'm
sure it's my memory; she's a-goin'. I don't
doubt that being an elite play-by-play guy requires a ton of prep. But those
guys have to fill three hours of air time, only a fraction of which will involve
describing an actual play. It is probably much more difficult than it sounds,
and requires an actual talent.Young's just a color guy doing a
little pre and post-game analysis, and as such he really shouldn't need to
spend hours looking at current stories, or analyzing stats, etc. I just
don't see how a few additional tidbits of minutiae in Young's head
would make for a more interesting viewing experience.Steve Young
doesn't need my "defense". I'm guessing he's laughing off
this "controversy", as he should.
After years of learning how to dissect the game in a way that made him an NFL
MVP and got those Super Bowl rings on his fingers he can call it in when he
needs to.It's not about lack of preparation but rather so much
preparation that he no longer needs a long study on it.He's
super smart, huge fund he manages, a law degree, it's a ridiculous
story.Would you rather have the dunce who's never played and
needs to study?This is a non-story - Donald the Trump would call
this a "yuge fake news story" and that's all it is.
football is way over analyzed. ESPN get's really tiresome after an hour.
Get up off the couch, put the beer and pretzels away and do something
fun/physial outside. I shut off the NFL this year and haven't missed it a
Talk about a non-story -- except for reporters who are jealous of jocks."If TV really wanted someone who could report on the game,
they’d hire, you know, reporters."Seems like Doug's
feelings are hurt.Steve Young has forgotten more football than any
"reporter" will ever know. Bob Costas is a "reporter," and I
turn the channel everytime that blowhard is on the screen. Steve can accomplish
more in an hour or two of prep than a "reporter" could accomplish in
days.A football game last more than 3 hours. In the superbowl there
was 139 plays. If each play lasted 10 seconds (they don't), that would be
23 minutes of action -- that means about 1/8th of the time is action. I'm
pretty sure Steve can schmooze and watch at the same time.
Does it help to know that he has a photographic memory as well.
I'm a Ute fan but I don't see how this story should affect me one way
or the other. I personally think Steve Young does just fine with his announcing
duties and the inside picture on how much prep and even actual game watching he
does doesn't change that nor does it surprise me regarding he or any other
announcers. I think Doug's criteria pretty much nails it. Young simply
should have kept a bit more tight lipped about his prep time and how he juggles
his other business and intertwines it with his football related activities. But
even then, I don't really care.
@Laxman - taylorsville, UTFeb. 17, 2017 8:18 a.m."It's amazing how many fans of the TDS, are trying to rescue Steve
Young. Face it. He said it and now he has to face the criticism. He said it so
own it."I think it's cute using "TDS" to refer to
your big brother but that coach is in Ohio now.We are not trying to
"rescue" Young as he is fully capable of handling his own business, we
are simply offering our opinion. Do you actually think the network
decision makers are looking to this comment board for advice? Now that's
It's amazing how many fans of the TDS, are trying to rescue Steve Young.
Face it. He said it and now he has to face the criticism. He said it so own it.
Every media guy except Greg Wrubell is like, "Wow, good prep time, way to go
I find Adam Sandler hilarious. I wouldn't find him less funny if I found
out he never memorizes his line or researches his character. He gives a
performance and If I am entertained, I continue to watch. If not, I turn the
channel. Enjoy Lefty for who he is, or turn the channel.
A blonde Young? Appearance is everything on TV.
If my memory serves me right, I believe Chris, a.k.a., "Boomer", Burman
was also an entertainer on this gig, "going all the way"!
One of the great Doug Robinson pieces. I agree with both Doug and Young. I
don't really care how much time he spends preparing, he does a great job.
He's entertaining, intelligent and positive - all attributes I would
recommend to the above BYU haters. Steve seems to have a real balanced life. I
think it's kind of funny that his kids don't care about football.
At any rate I like Young. I think he's very articulate.
81UteSadly for our jealous friends on the hill, there simply
aren't any former Utes that can answer all of the questions affirmatively,
especially #2 through #5:1) If you walk through a mall, would people
recognize you?2) Have you ever been inducted into the Pro Football
Hall of Fame?3) Have you ever had a jersey retired?4)
Are there any Super Bowl rings on your fingers?5) On your
rÉsumÉ, is there any mention of MVP, GOAT or All-Pro
like that?6) When it comes to looks, would you say you are more
George Clooney than Danny DeVito?7) Can you talk — in coherent
sentences (not critical, but helpful)?
Young is smart, glib and has enough football knowledge to fill a hundred pregame
and halftime shows.The fact that he spends an hour or two each week
in preparation is likely motivated more by duty than necessity.
@81 I'll never understand the joy in reading and commenting on a team
and people you personally don't like. I don't have the time. BYU has,,
besides basketball, baseball, softball,, tennis, track and field, gymnastics,
men's volleyball, golf, swimming and diving and they are pretty darn good
at all of them. Don't have time to worry about the largely lack luster utes
or especially their past players.
Too many concussions!
Maybe he's just a complete expert on the subject...I take much less time
doing things that I'm very good at. And if I figure out shortcuts to do it
quicker with the same quality then I'd be foolish to not take those
shortcuts. For those haters out there please examine your own
situations and you'll see that we all are just like Steve Young. He just
happens to meet more of Robinson's job criteria than the rest of us.
@ 81Ute, this really isn't about BYU apologists. It's really about a
non-story about a an activity that is just a sport, a game, entertainment. That
people are taking it so seriously is what is absurd.
I really don't care how much they prepare. They are not reporters. They
are entertainers.And, ESPN College Game Day is much more
Scooped again by the Tribune's Pierce. Where have you been?
A byu apologists comes running to the football hero's defense...I must be