Tag:Music on Cardinals Panthers
Posted on: December 18, 2010 9:07 pm

Memo to FOX: NFL doesn't need soundtrack

Posted by Will Brinson

90 percent of America probably hasn't realized that FOX is dubbing in music during live football games, because the only game they've done it on so far involved the Seahawks and 49ers.

But they did just that, either putting in goofy music when they showed a replay of Leon Washington getting walked down by Jason Baker the week before, or adding horribly cheesy, generic over-drama licks during plays. Don't believe me? Just watch:

Just absolutely terrible. But, according to Michael Heistand of USA Today, this is something the world might have to get used to, as FOX is considering using it during the Super Bowl.

"This is all in the execution," Shanks says. "Just like music in movies, you have to use it at the right times. And imagine trying to score a movie the first time you're seeing it."

Shanks called the Super Bowl option "a possibility."

For now, it will just be broadcast during the Cardinals-Panthers game at 1:00 on Sunday, which should tell you how nervous FOX is about doing this (look at the craptastic games that are getting the treatment.)

Personally, I think it's terrible. NFL games are slammed full of drama and intensity without us having to be told that something big is happening, and that applies 10,000 fold to the Super Bowl.

It's the same reasons that shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development are infinitely funnier without a laugh track -- being told that we just saw an impressive physical play during a football game vis-a-vis an aural dramatic cue is just unnecessary.

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