Startled, on Friday, April 20th, 2007, 12:36 PM, said:
I've been watching televised poker for a long time, and I know you have too.I'd like:1) More stats. I'm a sports nut, and I dig the stats. The percentages to win are good, but how about stack trends, aggro ratings, player notes, blind defense rate? I know that Vernon Wells hits .194 in night games, but I have no idea what DN's raise percentage is from late position, and nobody is going out of their way to tell me (either for the current tournament or lifetime).2) Player voiceover post-production. Not overused, but just bring a few star players in during post to talk over a few key hands while it is being shown. Let's hear the inner voice during the broadcast.3) Better graphics. There has to be better way to do the card display. I want to keep the folded cards available to see post-flop misses.4) Rabbit-cams. More, please. I know it's bad for poker, but it's good for TV.5) Commentators. Must have a cliche list. Once they use one, it has to be crossed off, and can't be used again in the same broadcast. I'm talking to you, Vince.6) HDTV.7) .... add your own.
1. Of course no one is going out of their way to do it. Would you like to watch every hand someone has played from a certain position?2. Yeah, that would be nice3. No, cause it doesnt matter if someone folded T8 and the flop with TT8. That would only matter to donks who then go 'ZOMG I KNEW THAT GUY SHOULD HAVE PLAYED THAT HAND!!!' 4. Same point as number 3. The best play is determined by what did happen, not what was GONNA happen.5. Agree, I like the commentating on PAD, very little and only saying relavant stuff. 'We will see a flop 3 handed' not 'Blah blah blah divorce, blah blah blah ace of spades blah blah blah'6. No, nobody real cares enough to enhance the sound of chip tricks.I would like to see all graphic be like the WPT from the good seasons.(like the 3rd)-Percentages-To call $XXX,XXX-Calls $XXX,XXX-Raises to $XXX,XXX