I know what you mean, but I don't agree with you, especially regarding group stage games. I personally do find lots of entertainment value in facts and meta-talk. Even when watching regular sports I often find myself wondering why there isn't more that kind of stuff.
Point being, I'm glad that some casters are not taking the safe route and doing what is proven to be acceptable. That we have variety between different pairs, so we are even able to have this conversation.