I absolutely hated Sky Sports' coverage of the NFL Draft this year.
The guys in the London studio are let off. They did a decent job from what I saw.
What I detested greatly was the idea that they would send Jim White over to cover things from Chicago.
Yes, that Jim White. The fella from the company's football transfer deadline day.
He's great doing that. The NFL? Not so much.
The man had no idea what he was talking about. In my opinion, when you know more than a presenter/reporter, there's something wrong.
It's quite insulting to the Sky Sports customers' intelligence to think they could have sent that man over to the USA to blag his way through hours of draft coverage.
I watched the first hour and a bit, realised that I wasn't enjoying the show as I usually do and switched off.
I woke up the following morning, checked the Indianapolis Colts' selection and deleted.
It's not like Sky had no choice. They could have easily had Kevin Cadle cover things in the UK while Neil Reynolds did his thing over in the US.
Or, better yet, DON'T SEND ANYONE TO THE USA! It has worked in the past.
Really hope sending White over there doesn't become a tradition. It was that bad.