One of the fun parts of watching sports on TV is listening to the announcers. Sometimes they can be funny, sometimes they can be dumb, which is even funnier.
Exhibit A: Tonight's (actually, it's last night's now) Patriots-Dolphins game.
Best comment: after the Pats blocked a punt and returned a kickoff and blocked field goal for a touchdown, the Dolphins faced a fourth-and-two on their own 45. Mike Tirico said, "If I'm Miami I'm scared to put my special teams on the field."
Worst comment: after the Patriots blocked the punt, Jon Gruden pointed out that the Miami also had a punt blocked last week against the Jets and twice in the preseason. Then there was a pause. I expected Gruden, a former Super Bowl-winning coach, to come up with am insightful comment on how teams have exploited a weakness on the right side of the Dolphin line, or the up-back's blocking technique is terrible, or the punter takes four steps instead of three before booting the ball away.
Instead, Gruden said, "The Dolphins are really having a problem with their punt-protect team."
Really, Jon? Ya think so?
This is why we need color commentators, for the crucial insight we can't figure out just watching alone.