I wrote part of this article exactly a year agoùafter the initial NHL broadcasts on Versus made me angry enough to do so. I never published it, hence making it an exercise in "letting off steam." From October 2008: Tonight, after watching the coverage of the first two hockey games of the season on Versus, I decided to pay the $160.00 on DirecTV to NOT have to watch any more games on Versus, in fact, virtually any amount would be worth it.
I'm not even going to touch on the two musical performances that have somehow been far worse than any Super Bowl Halftime show that I have been alive for.
The coverage is just awful. We are lucky to see one replay of a goal. I kept waiting for another angle of the Phil Kessel goal to see how he beat Peter Budaj, but it was never shown.
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Article written by Reed Kaufman