Fox is broadcasting Sunday's Seattle Seahawks game against the San Francisco 49ers and is taking it as an opportunity to test out some ridiculous in-game music. Perhaps as punishment for the putrid football that resides in the NFC West, Fox has spent the day torturing fans watching the broadcast, both with the announcers and the accompanying music.
It's bad enough we have Brian Billick calling the game for what seems like the millionth time this season. Not only does he stumble over words, but he generally has no idea what's going on. In an effort to spice things up, Fox, home of the dancing robot, added a drama-themed soundtrack fit for a James Cameron movie.
Replays? Thumping drums and percussion. Teams walking up to the line for the next play? Dramatic music. A poor mistake, dropped pass or stupid penalty? Benny Hill music. OK, I made that last one up, but the rest are true.
Not only is it decreasing the value of the broadcast; it's making many consider muting the game. Please, Fox, we're begging you. Kill the music and, if possible, send Billick out with it.