The way they frame the action in the NFL/CFL and American football generally has always annoyed me. You start with all of the players in the frame (with the exception of the corners and safties depending on the defensive formation), but as soon as the ball is snapped the camera pushes in on the quarterback, and the receivers running their routes are immediately off screen and you have absolutely no clue what routes anyone is running, what the coverage looked like, how open anyone is, where the holes are, etc. All you see is the QB in the pocket, or the RB pushing through the crowd if it's a handoff. When the QB throws the ball you have no idea of how smart or reckless the pass was, or how much chance it has of getting there until it actually does. Suddenly the ball is caught or dropped or picked off or goes to nobody at all.
Then in the replay they are zoomed in on the receiver and you have no context of the coverage around him, with the exception of the defender who's right there.
I find it all reduces the action into components and you lose the flow and scope of the game.
They have the dangly sky cam. They could
, if they chose to do so, frame every play from behind the offence and capture the entirety of the play develop. But no. They are dumb. They experimented with it for one game this season
and it was good.
Also, I could completely do without the replays of guys slow motion celebrating or reacting. They love to show that stuff before they cut to commercials. SHOW ME ACTUAL FOOTBALL ACTION PLEASE!
NFL is probably doing the worst job of any sport I can think of in terms of broadcasting their sport. The commentary sucks (except for Colinsworth and Tony Romo), the scripted pre/post/half-time shows are a brain dead joke. There are way to many ads and sponsored segments.
I watch football in spite of their broadcasts it because it's a great technical game that only takes up one day a week and is a wealth of data and fantasy leagues and fun betting options.