Steve Davis explains his love-hate relationship with Fox Soccer Channel. He cites, "Habitually inaccurate graphics. Chatty and/or corny announcers (who can also be wildly inaccurate). Shoddy camera work or poor direction. Lame quality on talk shows. My God, have they ever cracked the code on how to create lame talk shows."
On commentator Chris Sullivan, Davis writes, "I actually have a whole love-hate thing going on with Sullivan, too. He’s clearly a smart guy who knows the game. But everything is so outrageously over-thought and over-sold. Everything he says is just a tangled tumble of soccer-talk blather. And he’s in love with every player, with every coaching choice, with every formation. I swear, if a manager was suffering from dementia and rolled out a nine-man starting lineup, Sullivan would wax on about how he loves 'the manager’s innovative choices!'"
Kyle Martino’s talk show? Worse than the one it replaced. But, writes Davis: "All that said … no kidding: I love you FSC. I’m glad you’re around."