One of the sad realities of aging is when you see someone perform poorly who was once great. Today's game announcer for CBS, Don Criqui,
used to be the #1 announcer back in the early 80's when NBC had the AFC games, and the major bowl games. He called the classic Jan. '82 Dolphins-Chargers playoff game(his call of the Harris-Nathan lateral touchdown is awesome), andf the first U. of Miami National Championship game against Nebraska, Jan. '84 in the old Orange Bowl stadium. At the time, I was just out of school, working at a small radio station hoping to one day call games for an NFL team, and Criqui was someone I enjoyed watching. Move forward to today's game, and he was brutal. Lost track of the game most of the time, and totally missed Reggie's TD catch even though the official had his hands up. Sad. Hopefully next year we improve, and we won't get stuck with these lame announcers that get assigned to the average or below average teams.