By Tom Stosberg
So, it has come to this. [Sigh]
It’s not bad enough that the Louisville football team delivered a lackluster performance against Indiana State. But WHAS-TV had to go and add insult to ignominy by delivering an equally dismal and depressing telecast.
Sadly, the person behind the main camera obviously had never ever actually witnessed a football game with his or her own eyes, either in person or on television.
WHAS-TV’s so-calledÂ â€œproductionâ€ of Saturday’s event was somewhat akin to that of a high school game shot by a player’s parent standing on the highest seat in the stadium with a $200 video-cam.
It reminded me of old video from the early days of television before modern zoom lenses were invented as it rather gave one the feeling of sitting several miles up in the cheap seats with no binoculars.
Sadly, the person behind the main camera obviously had never ever actually witnessed a football game with his or her own eyes, either in person or on TV. The individual also had never actually operated any type of camera, muchless a television camera equipped with a ZoomarÂ® lens.
Additionally, the person supposedly directing the telecast (setting up and calling the camera shots) did in fact perform one of the most pathetic jobs I have ever seen in over 55 years of watching college football. I have seen high school games shot with three cameras that looked like the Super Bowl compared with Saturday night’s atrocity.
Perhaps WHAS-TV and the University could save a fortune on future TV production costs by allowing a U of L communications student to earn extra credit at the next home game by simply holding up his/her iPhone.
On second thought, let’s not give them any ideas.