According to an article in the current issue of SMARTMEDIA Magazine, Matt Marantz, ESPN's WSOP producer, is taking over as executive producer of ESPN/ABC's football broadcasts. He intends to adopt the poker broadcasting model for football games. The shows will be shorter, edited broadcasts concentrating on the most interesting plays, with more human interest segments...
I am not a football fan. I am a MMA fan. I started watching the new leage called IFL. They edit the fights to make it more exciting for the average viewer and it totally ruins the sport. Sports are exciting to watch because of the ups and downs. If it is all 'ups' it will no longer be exciting to watch. They have to do this with poker because it would be unwatchable except to serious poker players and think it is a ridicilous idea to think other sports should be broadcasted this way.