You have a very good point about the announcers never shutting up. I guess it's their job description so they feel obligated to talk, but honestly, you can leave some space. As far as learning the game, I like the analysis, but sometimes it can be nice just to watch the contest without having every shot dissected. Some of my favorite announcers are the old timers that trade stories and razz each other and watching the game is like hanging out with your old neighbor and his friend.I would like to hear all of them STFU. Stop the constant talking on what shot you would take or would have taken.
They love hearing themselves talk.
You're in the booth, Shane's in the box, STFU about yourself.
I don't care who you are , where you've been.
Most of the viewers are knowledgeable, some more than others.
New viewers need visual aids, not some guy using slang words that experienced players shake their heads at.
It's not Joe's Pool Hall, It's a Professional Production, treat it as such.
I heard this guy George on a recent stream say it's good to let the player see the ball instead of playing them dead lock up safe..Who let him in the building? I let you see the ball so you can play me safe and get ball in hand. WTF
USE A TELEPROMPTER , Survey and analyze players options.
Draw the options a player has on any given shot.
It could take less then 10 seconds to see 4 options, if he chooses # 5,,,ad lib.
It's rotation, how freakin hard is it to draw 3 options before the player finished chalking. (John Madden)
As fast as you can say it is as fast as you can draw it.
You can call the obvious, we've seen how that goes wrong.
The player is doing what you should be doing.
Surveying and analyzing their options, there's enough time, rotation pattern/routes are not rocket science.
Any good player, if blindfolded, then removes the blindfold, should be able to look at a table, in a few seconds know where every ball will be pocketed. If they lose the cue ball its plan B, the pocket or route may change, pool101.
Any good commentator should be able to do the same quickly, explain, and draw at the same time.
Explain their options,,,draw on teleprompter.
He can go 2 rails with outside, or right english.
He can go one rail, straight up, left with inside english ( Reverse)
He can punch it over with just below center ball.
Lets see what he chooses to do, and that's it. Not (I WOULD DO THIS, WHY DID HE DO THAT? STFU)
Perfect hit, he hit nice and clean, beautiful smooth stroke, landed on the right side of the ball to go natural for the 6 ball. Or he caught it too thin, fell on the wrong side of position,, explain recovery options, Draw on Teleprompter.
And continue on and on, get a flow.
Add a pro color commentator, not a player, a professional reader to deliver bios and such.
It's just my opinion on commentating, most of what I hear is wasted drivel. I haven't heard a commentator yet that I think is any good, knowledgeable yes,,, good, not so much.
Drop this crap,,I would do this and that, he should have done that,,, drop it, drop it.
If my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.
The commentating is far from professional, It's not that they suck, their attempt at a professional production sucks.
TELEPROMPTER , maybe a few communications classes.