Legendary broadcaster and the radio voice of the Las Vegas Raiders, Brent Musburger is a guest on the latest episode of Straight Fire With Jason McIntyre. The two talk a lot about gambling and the NFL, but before the podcast concluded, McIntyre made it a point to tell Musberger that he is sure his reliance on the word “folks” is the result of watching Musberger for years.
“I swear I got that from you. For whatever reason, I think you’ve got this relatability,” McIntyre said. He then asked Musburger to talk a bit about his broadcasting philosophy and give some pointers to young broadcasters. Musburger started by explaining that he prioritizes relatability in order to make a personal connection with viewers and listeners.
“I always tried to talk to Jason. He’s the only person watching me or we have a family sitting there,” Musburger said. “I never think about the bigger picture or the millions watching. Talk to your audience out there.”
When it comes to what Brent Musburger sees as a hinderance to great broadcasts, he had two complaints, but both came from the same place. There is too much talking in a television broadcast of a game. He noted that he would never want to be part of a three man booth. He also said that too many analysts are eager to show off how much they know.
“Analysts talk too much. They don’t understand that we, the audience, we see that picture. We see it. So many of them have this horrible habit on a close play that we know is going to be reviewed, they jump in immediately and say what they saw. No! The camera sees much more than you do.”
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