Not exactly a feast of football
The way to a TV man's heart is through his belly. And the best way to ensure the BBC Championship outside broadcast crew put in a Championship performance at a live game is to feed them beforehand.
Food is routinely organised for the cameramen, rigging crew and production staff at or near the ground on the morning of a match.
So, we rolled into Celtic Park first thing in Sunday morning to find the BBC catering, which had been prepared and laid out in the old physio room, had already been eaten.
Derry's Eoin Bradley and Andy Mallon in a preliminary round tussle at Celtic Park
The culprits? The men in bibs. Ulster's hard working championship stewards who, completely innocently, helped themselves to the grub unaware that the catering was in fact for someone else.
I know what you are thinking. Fair play to the stewards for spotting a free breakfast at the Beeb's expense! And we had a good chuckle about it too. The catering man was quickly dispatched to retrieve a fresh round of ham sandwiches and soon everyone was happy.
Almost every media pundit I have read or listened to has criticised it. But I do wonder if we expect too much from the opening match of the summer.
Remember what the bottom line for these teams is. It isn't flair. It isn't dazzle. It's winning. Let us wait and judge Armagh and Derry at the end of June rather than on 16 May.
The new rules have caused new confusion. Managers, players, pundits seem very unhappy.
I do not blame Croke Park for tinkering with the rules. Granted, they may have gone a little too far with some of technical changes recently (the new handpass rule is a case in point).
But I do think there is too much resistance to change sometimes. The modern game has problems - especially when it comes to discipline.
It seems to me that for some GAA people there is an unwritten rule which says if you finish your intercounty career with a full set of teeth, then you haven't been a proper footballer at all.
Now, I am not for a minute suggesting that we take the physicality out of gaelic football. But deliberate fouling has to be tackled head-on.
I accept that confusion over the new rules contributed to the 36 yellow cards and five red ones handed out across the three football championship matches at the weekend.
But can it all be put down to referee interpretation?