By Barry Horn / Reporter
11:45 am on December 10, 2012 | Permalink
In the wake of the most tragic day in Cowboys history, Fox’s pregame and Cowboys-Bengals game coverage can be described as appropriate and responsible.
The Fox studio devoted the opening six minutes to the death of Jerry Brown and the arrest of his friend and teammate Josh Brent on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter.
“Life is about decisions and Josh Brent, he made a bad decision,” said studio analyst Michael Strahan. “But hopefully the example of his bad decision will lead to other guys and other people in society making the right decision.”
CBS learns its lesson
: Over on CBS, the pregame show learned from its blunder last week when it opened with its crew talking football gibberish while relegating the murder-suicide by Kansas Chief linebacker Jovan Belcher to an afterthought.
: CBS also offered a telling James Brown interview with Cowboys radio analyst and KTVT sports anchor Babe Laufenberg, who described the somber team plane ride from Dallas to Cincinnati on Saturday and reported that Brown’s jersey was hanging in the pregame locker room.
Most hauntingly, however, was the extended camera shot of Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh weeping almost uncontrollably through pregame warm-up.
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