The W
Views: 103956523
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
26.4.08 0501
The 7 - Basketball - Thank God The NBA is leaving NBC! Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 Next(1056 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (34 total)
CajunMan
Boudin blanc
No longer registered
Level: 95

Posts: 470/2483
EXP: 8626673
For next: 41965

Since: 2.1.02
From: Give me a Title shot!

Since last post: 1284 days
Last activity: 421 days
#1 Posted on 4.6.02 1433.55
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1458.14
I caught the 4th QTR/OT of the KINGS/Lakers game and I got the quick impression the announcers were Lakers Fans. No shock that Bill Walton is a Lakers fan but I thought Marv was a New York fan. They were bashing the Kings while making the Lakers sound like they are wonderful. I just hope NBC lets their announcers call it both ways for the LA/NJ finals. I also hope ESPN does not hire Bill Walton or Jim Grey for TV commentaries.

Just my thoughts
Promote this thread!
Swordsman Yen
Frankfurter
Level: 57

Posts: 175/745
EXP: 1411215
For next: 74722

Since: 16.2.02
From: Shaolin

Since last post: 4122 days
Last activity: 4105 days
#2 Posted on 4.6.02 1500.13
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1503.09
I totally agree. I cringe whenever hear Bill Walton, and my impression is that the NBC announcing team has a big-market bias. ABC/ESPN appears to more balanced in their coverage of other sports, so hopefully it's just an NBC thing.
DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst
Level: 109

Posts: 393/3418
EXP: 13933289
For next: 26401

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 12 hours
#3 Posted on 4.6.02 1509.13
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1520.19
I've always been under the impression that the NBC announcers always got behind whoever was winning or had the momentum in the game.

Either way, I've always hated them. For the most part, they talk about everything BUT the game at hand. They'll discuss other games currently going on, fan noise, playoff games from seasons past, etc. I cant stand it.

I like the spiffy graphics and listening in on the huddles, but that's about it. When I really cant stand them any longer, I mute the TV and find the game on the radio to hear their play-by-play.
Torchslasher
Knackwurst
Level: 108

Posts: 103/3283
EXP: 13095679
For next: 424864

Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

Since last post: 19 days
Last activity: 18 days
#4 Posted on 4.6.02 1538.40
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1538.50
You guys have an interesting perspective, because ALL I heard after the Lakers took game 7 was this:

"So Kobe, tell me about Bibby"

"Hey Walker, how about Bibby's performance?"

Seriously, all Marv et al could talk about was the Kings, and they had the collective hard on for Bibby. While he did great, he and the Kings still LOST THE GAME!!!
CajunMan
Boudin blanc
No longer registered
Level: 95

Posts: 473/2483
EXP: 8626673
For next: 41965

Since: 2.1.02
From: Give me a Title shot!

Since last post: 1284 days
Last activity: 421 days
#5 Posted on 4.6.02 1607.20
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1608.26

    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    You guys have an interesting perspective, because ALL I heard after the Lakers took game 7 was this:

    "So Kobe, tell me about Bibby"

    "Hey Walker, how about Bibby's performance?"

    Seriously, all Marv et al could talk about was the Kings, and they had the collective hard on for Bibby. While he did great, he and the Kings still LOST THE GAME!!!



Other than Bibby(4th QTR/OT) all I heard is how great Horry/Kobe/Shaq. Note to NBC, we know they are good players and you don't have to jam it down our throats every 45 sec.

also

The NBA on NBC music theme makes me sick

Swordsman Yen
Frankfurter
Level: 57

Posts: 176/745
EXP: 1411215
For next: 74722

Since: 16.2.02
From: Shaolin

Since last post: 4122 days
Last activity: 4105 days
#6 Posted on 4.6.02 1818.05
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1823.17

    Originally posted by CajunMan
    The NBA on NBC music theme makes me sick




Which doesn't surprise me, since it was composed by John Tesh.
TheBucsFan
TheChiefsFan
Level: 110

Posts: 844/3428
EXP: 13994629
For next: 414303

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 257 days
Last activity: 257 days
#7 Posted on 4.6.02 1857.32
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1857.38
I LIKE NBC's coverage of the NBA. NBC has always managed to give every game a "big game" feel, which is something ESPN and ABC aren't as good at.
DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst
Level: 109

Posts: 395/3418
EXP: 13933289
For next: 26401

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 12 hours
#8 Posted on 4.6.02 1901.52
Reposted on: 4.6.09 1903.10
NO WAY!! I like that theme!

And now that I have admitted to liking a musical composed by John Tesh, I hang my head in shame.
Jay Bower
Cotechino
Level: 23

Posts: 22/90
EXP: 59182
For next: 8542

Since: 28.2.02

Since last post: 4070 days
Last activity: 4059 days
#9 Posted on 5.6.02 0109.34
Reposted on: 5.6.09 0112.36
I agree 100% with Bucsfan. NBC excells at making mid season games feel special and post season games seem like the Super Bowl of basketball. Aside from Fox, I really don't like any other network's coverage of sports and I think the NBA will take a decent hit by not staying with the hip feeling NBC. Bill Walton, Marv Albert, Ahmad Rashad, Jim Grey, Peter Vescey (sp?), they really embody everything that huge NBA games throughout the past several years have been. I must be in the minority but I love the way Bill Walton and Marv Albert call games. Bill Walton's "give me players" speech as Mike Bibby lit it up and Chris Webber crumbled was one of the most memorable parts of the playoffs for me thus far and I think that all things considered, they do a great job. I don't want Dennis Miller calling my basketball and hopefully the presentation won't take too severe of a hit in the transition although I can easily see it doing so.
Dr Unlikely
Landjager
Level: 63

Posts: 179/938
EXP: 2003094
For next: 94069

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 15 hours
AIM:  
#10 Posted on 5.6.02 0826.45
Reposted on: 5.6.09 0829.01
I think Marv Albert is great and if he's not involved with the NBA on TV next year, it'll be a shame. I won't miss Walton in the least, though, I couldn't stand him. I really liked Doug Collins when he was doing the games with Costas for NBC in the Marv In Exile years, even though he looks evil like James Woods. I thought he brought a lot of insight to the games he worked and went out of his way to get Isiah Thomas to bring something to the table, which seemed like a lot of work.

I'll definitely miss the NBA on NBC. The theme (even if it was Tesh), production and set-up brought a lot to the atmosphere as others in the thread have said, whereas the NBA games on TNT always felt a little low key.

I guess Tom Tolbert will have to go back Smallville and continue investigating just what's going on with his close personal friend Clark Kent.
evilwaldo
Lap cheong
Level: 79

Posts: 279/1597
EXP: 4433484
For next: 146003

Since: 7.2.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 3592 days
Last activity: 3373 days
AIM:  
#11 Posted on 5.6.02 2105.58
Reposted on: 5.6.09 2106.36
Walton is horrible as an announcer. Although, he does play the tall, stupid, idiot role well.

Hopefully, this is the last we will see of him.

CajunMan
Boudin blanc
No longer registered
Level: 95

Posts: 479/2483
EXP: 8626673
For next: 41965

Since: 2.1.02
From: Give me a Title shot!

Since last post: 1284 days
Last activity: 421 days
#12 Posted on 5.6.02 2154.32
Reposted on: 5.6.09 2159.03

    Originally posted by evilwaldo
    Walton is horrible as an announcer. Although, he does play the tall, stupid, idiot role well.

    Hopefully, this is the last we will see of him.




He is so bad that, well he plays the Michael Cole Role. Get it?
bigwavedave
Blutwurst
Level: 36

Posts: 178/257
EXP: 287244
For next: 20869

Since: 3.1.02
From: morro bay ca

Since last post: 4508 days
Last activity: 4508 days
#13 Posted on 6.6.02 0620.40
Reposted on: 6.6.09 0627.25
I turn the tv sound down and listen to Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz call the games on the radio. they call the game so well you can visualize what's going on. I wish the WWE would make all it's announce staff listen to Chick call a game to learn how to make the wrestling matches interesting.
JR and Cole do the same thing FrostyFreeze said about the NBC guys, talking about everything EXCEPT the match going on.
evilwaldo
Lap cheong
Level: 79

Posts: 282/1597
EXP: 4433484
For next: 146003

Since: 7.2.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 3592 days
Last activity: 3373 days
AIM:  
#14 Posted on 6.6.02 0742.41
Reposted on: 6.6.09 0742.43
Michael Cole Role.

That is the best way to describe it.

DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst
Level: 109

Posts: 399/3418
EXP: 13933289
For next: 26401

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 12 hours
#15 Posted on 6.6.02 1042.14
Reposted on: 6.6.09 1044.16
Chick & Stu = the ISH.
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 216

Posts: 841/16498
EXP: 148114929
For next: 2410463

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 12 hours
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#16 Posted on 6.6.02 1417.21
Reposted on: 6.6.09 1419.59

    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    I guess Tom Tolbert will have to go back Smallville and continue investigating just what's going on with his close personal friend Clark Kent.
You consider the San Francisco market "Smallville?"
Tom Dean
Bockwurst
Level: 50

Posts: 142/573
EXP: 932514
For next: 14810

Since: 30.8.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 3491 days
Last activity: 2860 days
AIM:  
#17 Posted on 6.6.02 1432.12
Reposted on: 6.6.09 1435.19
I think he means Tolbert looks like Lex Luthor.

Tolbert's ok, but I feel like he's trying pretty hard to be Barkley and there can be only one. Who is doing the games on ESPN next year? Are we SURE it's not Walton?
Dr Unlikely
Landjager
Level: 63

Posts: 181/938
EXP: 2003094
For next: 94069

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 15 hours
AIM:  
#18 Posted on 7.6.02 0839.16
Reposted on: 7.6.09 0845.21
Yeah, he looks like the guy playing Lex Luthor on Smallville.
Swordsman Yen
Frankfurter
Level: 57

Posts: 179/745
EXP: 1411215
For next: 74722

Since: 16.2.02
From: Shaolin

Since last post: 4122 days
Last activity: 4105 days
#19 Posted on 7.6.02 1024.03
Reposted on: 7.6.09 1029.04
Speaking of Charles Barkley, he had the line of the 2002 NBA Season: "If y'all (NBC) didn't waste your money on the XFL, you'd still have the NBA."
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 133

Posts: 625/5387
EXP: 27541328
For next: 311412

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 311 days
Last activity: 149 days
#20 Posted on 7.6.02 1629.30
Reposted on: 7.6.09 1631.28
Actually, my take is that Bill Walton seems to have a huge Indiana Pacers bias.

Ever seen a Pacers game that he's called? He slams 'em left and right, back and forth, to and fro, over and under, and all around. Bill Walton is notorious among Pacers fans for being a big Pacers hater.

I went to one of the 1999 Eastern Conference Finals games and saw Bill Walton walk around the court to talk to Rik Smits. Several people in the stands yelled You're an asshole, Walton! or something of that nature.
Pages: 1 2 NextThread ahead: Best hoops "call" ever...
Next thread: NBA Finals, anyone else think...
Previous thread: For those who believe The Consiracy Thoeries
(1056 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Basketball - Thank God The NBA is leaving NBC!Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.554 seconds.