Broadcasters piss me off - Brotherly Love Edition
I (along with everyone else in the fucking world) realize that Tiki and Ronde Barber are brothers. They have been brothers their entire careers, they have played against each other before. They are so deep into their careers that one of them is about to retire. So, what I'm saying is, it no longer needs to be pointed out over and over and over and over and over again that they are brothers. It is a somewhat interesting footnote that maybe deserves a mention before the game. It does not need to be mentioned every time one of them touches the ball. It is not particularly interesting that Ronde, a safety, tackles his brother Tiki, a running back. It's actually kind of expected. Maybe, if Ronde had intercepted Eli Manning, and Tiki had tackled him, I could excuse a comment to the effect that we expected to see Barber tackling Barber, but the other way around. But that's about it. They're brothers, they both play football, get over it.
Also, on the subject of football player's family members, I don't need to see them in the stands even once, but when you go to them after just about every play (or god forbid, interview them in the stands), it's extremely annoying.