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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    P.S. Please tell Dierdorf that the Steelers took that time out at 2:07 of regulation to save more time on the game clock for their next possession, and prevent the Jets from running the clock down to one minute to go. Thank you.


Exactly!!! ... I was astonished at that comment by Dierdorf. I'm like, "so that the Jets will have to waste another down before the warning."

As far as Dr. Z's list, couldn't agree with him more about the ESPN Sunday Night Crew. There have been times I've turned the TV off because I can't stand Macquire & Theisman.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.10
We were at a foosball and football party tonight during the second half of the Steelers-Jets and was amazed at how much better the game was when I couldn't hear any of the commentary. I was beginning to wonder during part of the first half if either Enberg or Dierdorf had actually ever seen a football game before tonight because their commentary had me convinced that they hadn't.

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
You guys were close with the talk about how Paul Maguire says the same things. He actually starts out EVERY sentence with:

"When you talk about (insert position or football player here)..."

I seem to disagree with many here, because I love Theismann. I think Maguire brings him WAY down. Paul misses every spot, whereas Theismann is usually spot-on with his analysis.

I also can't believe you all liked Pat Summerall on ESPN. Granted he was coming back and all, but he missed SO many names and plays that it was more sad than uplifting to hear him talk. I was begging Mike Patrick to come back ASAP (and I don't really like Patrick).

I HATE, HATE Siragusa. He adds nothing but train-wreck entertainment with his ramblings. The graphic notwithstanding, The Goose is awful and he too brings the tremendous Darryl Johnston down.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
I happen to like the Sunday night crew, but I loved "Grumpy Old Men," "Grumpier Old Men," and "My Fellow Americans."

I just love watching crany old men telling each other off.

It also helps that my buddies and I are watching it while playing Madden 2005 with a drinking game (sip for a first down, FG, sack, catch; shot for a TD, Safety, punt, 20+ yard run).

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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.81
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Buck is useless as a baseball announcer...


As a national announcer, Buck is nothing special. On the local level, however, he shines. Doing Cards games on Fox Sports Midwest he just goes nuts, often ignoring idiot boothmate Al Hrabosky and joking around, making a meaningless Cards/Reds telecast in early June seem a lot more fun. He's basically Mr. Slama-lama Ding Dong, only not so much to distract from the game.

Then he gets to the big Fox booth and he's Mr. Serious Announcer Guy, a role that doesn't fit him one bit.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Goose lost about a million points with me yesterday with his American Idle (sic) "She bangs" crap. Good lord, shut the fuck up already.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28
    Originally posted by PeterStork
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Buck is useless as a baseball announcer...


    As a national announcer, Buck is nothing special. On the local level, however, he shines. Doing Cards games on Fox Sports Midwest he just goes nuts, often ignoring idiot boothmate Al Hrabosky and joking around, making a meaningless Cards/Reds telecast in early June seem a lot more fun. He's basically Mr. Slama-lama Ding Dong, only not so much to distract from the game.

    Then he gets to the big Fox booth and he's Mr. Serious Announcer Guy, a role that doesn't fit him one bit.


In other words, he should just be himself on the national level instead of forcing a Bob Costas-like aura.

My thoughts:

*I can stand Mike Jackson's pbp; it's Beavis and Butthead next to him that makes me want to throw stuff at the set. I actually like ESPN's whole graphics/music package for SNF from 03/04, but they've tweaked it a bit and it's ehh now.

*As far as Fox goes, I don't mind Joe Buck. But Chris -- Dick Stockton? He's [Thom]Horrrrrrrrrible[/Thom], Goose should be relinquished to Fox Sports Net and they should flat out fire Brian Baldinger. At least you get semi-competent announcing teams in the Great White North; we had to deal with Baldinger for about 75% of the season. Brutal; this the guy that said Reggie White died from complications from sleep 'arachnia.'
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
Here's a followup column by Dr. Z regarding the announcer awards: Click Here (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.14
I'm not sure where to put this, but I guess it goes here since we're already talking about commentators.

Three announcer Unintentional Comedy bits from the Pats/Colts post-game:

1. Bonnie Bernstein interviews Tony Dungy and asks him what went "AWE-ree" out there. She meant to say "awry," but instead of pronouncing it uh-rye, it came out AWE-ree. I do a double-take and ask the wife for confirmation. "Did she just say AWE-ree?" My wife nods a bit, "I think so."

2. Boomer Esiason is trying to make the point that Manning is being asked, year after year, to be the thing that carries his team to the Super Bowl, and that it's basically a losing proposition to put the onus all on one guy. Unfortunately, he's Boomer, so he prefaces all this by saying, "I think that Peyton Manning is going to be this generation's Dan Marino." You can see the color drain from Marino's face for a second, then he says, "Hey, I GOT to a Super Bowl!" and then returns to his steel gaze at Boomer. You just know those two walked in the back where Marino seethingly explained that Boomer lost a Super Bowl to Montana, too. Incredibly uncomfortable announcer-banter moment.

3. But that's not even close to the Shannon Sharpe/Marino exchange. Sharpe says that Manning "played terribly" out there. Marino, trying to soft-pedal the argument, says, "Come on. It wasn't 'terrible,'" which sends Sharpe into this "my God, my kids are idiots" kind of parental look. Not looking at Marino and practically yelling, he says something like, "He's the MVP. Was that the MVP we saw out there?" Marino tries to qualify the statement again, and Sharpe repeats, "WAS THAT THE MVP? WAS THAT THE MVP?" At this point, Marino's still doing a slow burn because of Esiason's comment, and now he's teetering on the edge with Sharpe. I honestly can't tell if he's about to reach out and strangle Sharpe, and I suspect that Sharpe wants to give Marino a no-look backhand punch to the face.

Maybe it's because it seemed to surreal and hostile to me, but I thought there was serious potential for a fight to break out then and there, with Esiason stepping in to restrain them, and Marino breaking from Sharpe to punch Esiason in the face. With any luck, Greg Gumbel would have been drawn into it too, and CBS could have hastily cut to a "Techinical Difficulties, Please Stand By" graphic while half-bleeped expletives roared out in the background.

Has anyone else seen an exchange this uncomfortable on pre- or post-game shows? I figure Chris Collinsworth or Howie Long might have pushed Terry Bradshaw almost to the edge at one point or another.





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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.75

    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    The Steelers' kicker is named JEFF Reed. When he's kicking the winning field goal in a playoff game, you might want to get that right ONE TIME.

    Sincerely,
    JJD

    P.S. Please tell Dierdorf that the Steelers took that time out at 2:07 of regulation to save more time on the game clock for their next possession, and prevent the Jets from running the clock down to one minute to go. Thank you.


I also noticed both of these things, but the Dierdorf comments were more egregious. He repeated it a couple more times trying to drive home the fact that the Steelers were making a huge mistake here. And where was Enberg to correct him? Why didn't he say something? Did he not want to embarrass Dierdorf even more than he was doing by himself?




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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you next year at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI!

    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    ...Marino's still doing a slow burn because of Esiason's comment, and now he's teetering on the edge with Sharpe. I honestly can't tell if he's about to reach out and strangle Sharpe, and I suspect that Sharpe wants to give Marino a no-look backhand punch to the face.

    Maybe it's because it seemed to surreal and hostile to me, but I thought there was serious potential for a fight to break out then and there, with Esiason stepping in to restrain them, and Marino breaking from Sharpe to punch Esiason in the face. With any luck, Greg Gumbel would have been drawn into it too, and CBS could have hastily cut to a "Techinical Difficulties, Please Stand By" graphic while half-bleeped expletives roared out in the background.


Add in Thurston Long coming in with some CGI chairshots to the whole crew and delivering a hearty "HEYOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" a'la Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and CBS would finally surpass Fox for Coolest. Postgame Show. EVER.

(edited by The Thrill on 17.1.05 0947)


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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Dear Dick Enberg,

    You were the voice of many a sporting event of my youth, from Wimbledon to college basketball to so many NFL games. You are absolutely one of my favorite all-time announcers.

    Having said that, please know that JOSH Reed plays wide receiver for Buffalo. The Steelers' kicker is named JEFF Reed. When he's kicking the winning field goal in a playoff game, you might want to get that right ONE TIME.

    Sincerely,
    JJD

    P.S. Please tell Dierdorf that the Steelers took that time out at 2:07 of regulation to save more time on the game clock for their next possession, and prevent the Jets from running the clock down to one minute to go. Thank you.

Amen. THe whole CBS broadcast was pissing me off Saturday. As far as networks go I tend to prefer Fox best for coverage of games as far as production goes.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.25
    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
      Originally posted by PeterStork
        Originally posted by redsoxnation
        Buck is useless as a baseball announcer...


      As a national announcer, Buck is nothing special. On the local level, however, he shines. Doing Cards games on Fox Sports Midwest he just goes nuts, often ignoring idiot boothmate Al Hrabosky and joking around, making a meaningless Cards/Reds telecast in early June seem a lot more fun. He's basically Mr. Slama-lama Ding Dong, only not so much to distract from the game.

      Then he gets to the big Fox booth and he's Mr. Serious Announcer Guy, a role that doesn't fit him one bit.


    In other words, he should just be himself on the national level instead of forcing a Bob Costas-like aura.




Yeah, see I was so WHAAA??? on all of you being so down on Joe, until I read the above. Cause hearing him all this time in St. Louis, well he's just been a great thing. As good as it gets calling a baseball game. Apparently only a Cards game, but still.

And maybe the Bob Costas thing is cause they're both from St. Louis or something. I dunno, but even though it's weird to hear him call football now, I think people are being a bit harsh as to his ability.
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.01
    Originally posted by Roy.
    And the ESPN crew bugs me. If they go and mike the wrong guy (i.e. a guy who's having an off night), they won't even admit that his play hasn't been stellar. And they pick a player to praise all night long, even if he's being beat (Champ Bailey) or being rendered useless (Ray Lewis).


I don't mind announcers for the most part in football, but these three boobs kill me. They are the only announcing team out there that get me distracted from the game with their awful banter and self righteous insight. I wish ESPN would can all three of them except with my luck, they'd put Stuart Scott and Michael Irvin in the booth with Chris Berman. And if that ever happened I would rip my ears out.

Of course, the worst announcer of all time in any sport is Dick Vitale. I hate that guy with a passion.



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