Ten Things I Would Tweet If I Was Still On Twitter… Volume Twenty Eight

Broadcasters who put ANY qualifier before the word “unique” should be suspended without pay on the spot.

Can’t watch commercial of the day… Chevy guy throwing eggs at people

The time between an overzealous play by play guy saying quarterback x “has plenty of time” and a sack, flush out or throwaway under pressure is almost always less than a second

I’d still rather be a fan of the 49ers than the Bucs, or the Texans

Duke is, once again, bowl eligible

So NASCAR lets Kevin Harvick stay on the track in a car that won’t run and he causes a crash that wrecks Hamlin and Newman knocking them out of the chase and keeping him in… Cuz it’s NASCAR

The favorite words of the below average lead announcer on nbc’s NASCAR coverage… “THREE WIDE!” even when the cars aren’t

Why weren’t the updated “chase standings” on the screen somewhere the entire last half of the race

I want to thank Michael Breed for making golf fun again for me

I’m curious who the Vice President is going to be

About Keith Hirshland

My name is Keith Hirshland and I am a four decades television veteran who has spent time both in front of and behind the camera. During nearly forty years in broadcasting my path has crossed in front of, behind and alongside some of the best in the business... And some of the worst. Many of those people I count as friends while others wouldn't make the effort to spit on me if I was on fire. This television life started early watching my Mom and Dad found, fund and run a local affiliate TV station in Reno, Nevada. As a teenager approaching adulthood I worked for them, first as an on-air sports reporter/anchor and later as a director and producer. Jobs in the industry took me across the country and then to many places around the world. Sports is my passion and putting it on TV has been my business. Production credits include auto racing, baseball, basketball, bowling, college football, field hockey, soccer, volleyball and water polo but the majority of my time "in the chair" since 1990 has been invested in the game of golf with both ESPN and The Golf. Channel ( I was one of the first forty people hired by TGC in 1994 ). I am a fan and I watch TV sports as a fan but I also have hundreds of thousands of hours watching from inside a production truck. I think that makes me qualified to comment, my hope is you agree. I have written two books, Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In (Tales of the Tube from a Broadcast Brat), a memoir that is a tribute to my parents, the hard working, creative people who started ESPN2 and The Golf Channel and a look back at my life in television. My second book is a novel, Big Flies, and is a mystery that tells the story of a father and a son with four of the world's most notorious unsolved robberies as a backdrop. I look forward to sharing new thoughts about golf, golf television, sports in general and the broadcast industry with you. The views expressed here are mine and mine alone. They are not connected to nor endorsed by any other person, association, company or organization.
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