Regarding commentators, yes ESPN has provided better and authentic (i.e British-based) ones in recent years. However, TSN's simulcasts of ESPN's Premier League matches always include a commercial break right before kick-off and the scrolling of baseball scores, basketball news and other items irrelevant to soccer several times during matches. Perhaps I've been spoiled by Sportsnet's coverage that takes us UNINTERRUPTED from the players lining up to come out until half-time (and no annoying scrolls along the bottom of the screen! ).
To be honest, I was expecting a 16:9 full HD TSN showing of UEAF EURO 2012 ... boy was I disappointed. I would have thought TSN would use there MLS soccer score bug outside the 4:3 area but nope, its even worse, right in the middle!
At least CTV put some money to use, built them a new studio ... or was it shipped from ESPN or something to TSN lmao.
Thankfully no sign of him in the first 2 games, no doubt he'll be on for the english losses
Anybody else think the tsn bug at the top of the screen was bigger and on longer in the 2nd game? Still not too distracting compared to others.
I actually thought that scoreboard was nice (especially after they fixed it up for Game 2). However, I noticed it has that curved rhombus shape that TSN's been liking lately... think they might replace the ESPN one on MLS games with a variant of it to match with ... dun dun dun the new graphics they never use?!
And that set, just looks like a re-skin of the That's Hockey 2Night set...
In the second game, TSN had an issue and then briefly went to the ESPN feed, so that's how you heard Derek Rae. The downside: an American colour commentator who talked too much and referred to the match as the "ballgame". (YUCK!!) I wouldn't want an English commentator doing NFL or Hockey Night In Canada. Likewise, I don't want "Brad from Texas" on my Euro broadcast.
Wow, that's really what you guys want??!?
The score bug is actually quite good and non-intrusive. They just turn it on and off too much in some matches.
I don't understand why TSN has to put their bug on the screen while the score bug already says TSN, if TSN wants to put their bug on the screen, why can't the do what ESPN does and stick in outside the 4:3 safe area ... it's very annoying seeing it sitting in the middle of the screen ..