I find the social media stuff a real turn off for me.
Recently Sky Sports have made big changes to their daily programs and news. We have the twitter wall and feed and all the other social media crap we get. I really don’t want to know what sport stars are tweeting at all. All I want to know is how they feel they preformed not good luck to AJ fighting Klitchko and all the other inane stuff they put out these days.
Yes they have to fill 24/7 so it isn’t that easy but it just makes me switch it off.
On a Saturday they have a show called Soccer Saturday with a presenter and 4 ex players and to be fair they just talk about who they think we will win and why or why they will lose and it works, nothing about who ate what for breakfast and what shows they watched last night. My kids love it and we feel it is closer to what we want from a sports show.
There is also too many reporters who seem to think they are important asking more inane questions or questions that are meant to rile the person being interviewed rather than get the right interesting and relevant information out. As soon as Bryan Swanson, Jim White, Gary Cotterill and Kaveh Solhekol appear the mute or swap channel button is pressed.
The thing is it’s the information I am interested in and relevant information at that not the presenters and not them or their opinions which is also another issue. Too many opinions based on very little fact or data being put out there are true and relevant. Really we should call it chinese whispers or rumours. Explaining to my kids why what they just heard is very very unlikely to happen and why, is the norm these days.
More and more I find myself just watching the actual matches and skipping everything else and getting relevant information from reputable sources online.