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I've seen plenty of games where they were more entertaining than the game itself. It's like breaking up the Michaels/Gifford/Dierdorf Monday Night Football team.

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Well, I'm glad to see them gone. They were HORRIBLE. But sometimes, I guess they were so bad that they were good.

(edited by flaming mo on 23.1.02 0001)
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they were like the Gorilla Monsoon/Jessy Ventura of the NFL...



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Yikes... with Summerall gone, Madden will probably end up making even less sense than ever.

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5 years too late.

They were the best in their day, but let's be frank for a minute. They have been getting worse and worse every year. Summerall makes at least 1 mistake every play, and Madden seems more interested in turkeys than football.

Thanks for the memories guys, but it is time for you to go...



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they might be bad at times.... but what would those teamed up with other people be like?... it could be even worse!



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Honestly I'm not a big fan of most commentators in just about every sport. Madden and Summerall were atleast watchable (or listenable?) but some of the others out there, particularly Bill Walton really gets on my nerves.

And now that ESPN has the NBA PLEASE tell me they won't use Dick Vitale.



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Just another sign that like that incredible duo, I am getting OLDER. They are not once they once were, and I think pairing Madden up with another parter, be it Joe Buck or whomever it winds up being will spice him back up and remind everyone why he is/was the best in the biz.

Who does everyone think the current best pro football announce team is? Honestly, there's not a team that I can look in the USA today on Friday and say "I'm glad they're covering my team's game, or a game I'll see." I get a little too tired of these former players "putting themselves over" to use a wrestling term.

Aikman and the Moose are decent, but I can't stand Dick Stockton. Dierdorf still has to point out that at least one player in each game he is covering every week is the BEST at doing that in the NFL for my tastes, but he's made Enberg listenable again, and I don't recall him saying "Oh My" too much these days. Maybe NBC has that as "intellectual property." Steve Tasker (Geez, I am old - it took me a while to access that one from memory) does a very good job without talking about himself too much or even at all, but is a little dry, and I don't know who his broadcast parter is. As much as I love Dennis Miller, his schtick just doesn't do it for me in the booth, and I think Fouts and Michaels would be better off without him.

I guess my favourite team would be Mike Patrick, Paul McGuire, and Joe Theismann. Paul and Joe rag each other out enough to be cute and both bring good knowledge to the game when it's necessary.

I wish we could have a Gary Thorne-like person call the NFL. I dig it when he gets excited during some hockey play and his voice goes up a few notches. He's done some good work on early round NCAA basketball tourney games for CBS in the past and would be a nice pickup. I also like the guy that does NBA play by play for TNT and was the Timberwolves play-by-play guy. Can't remember his name, but I like him for some of the same reasons I like Thorne.

Plus, whatever happened to Charlie Steiner? He would be a great play-by-play guy too.

Geez, that wasn't too much of a ramble was it?

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I wouldn't think Dickie V would do the NBA games. His focus is totally on the college game.

And, yes, Bill Walton is a HORRIBLE commentator.

And the best young commentator right now is definitely Joe Buck. He is every bit as good as his father.

(edited by flaming mo on 23.1.02 1251)
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Well I know that Dick Vitale is a college basketball expert and all, but maybe that's because ESPN hasn't had the NBA all these years. Vitale DID do NBA games when ESPN last had the NBA. Personally I'd love to hear some of the Sportscenter guys like Stu Scott, Rich Eisen, Kenny Mayne, or Jason Jackson do games.



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I've heard joe buck for quite awhile now... and i have to agree with mo... he's just as good as his father....



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They should get RUSH LIMBAUGH.



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You shut up, 210~!
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Charley Steiner will be leaving ESPN (Presumably) because he is going to work for the new YES Network. I believe he said on the Kornheiser show that he'll be doing radio with the insanely-annoying John Sterling (he's the idiot that always screams THE YANKEES WIN! after a game).





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#15 Posted on
CNNSI.com is reporting that Buck could be teamed with Madden as a replacement for Summerall.

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i had heard in the past that buck was being groomed for the monday night job....



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I think Buck would do fine, and maybe Madden would tone down some of the crap that he pulls. I think even he realized how out of touch Summerall was with today (remember when he was reading the admittedly stupid R2D2 promos? sounded like he'd never heard of him/it).

Maybe Matt Millen will come back. He didn't do anything this year to indicate having a long career in management.



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I heard that Summerall wants to keep announcing. Is he going to get a new partner? Is he "turning" on Madden? Did he want a "Summerall 2003" for XBox? Or is he just going to announce tennis and golf?



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Oh lord, Summerall during tennis and golf? Nobody would be able to stay awake to watch!
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#20 Posted on

Originally posted by flaming mo
I wouldn't think Dickie V would do the NBA games. His focus is totally on the college game.

And, yes, Bill Walton is a HORRIBLE commentator.

And the best young commentator right now is definitely Joe Buck. He is every bit as good as his father.

(edited by flaming mo on 23.1.02 1251)




Vitale was also an NBA Head Coach, badly, with the Pistons....



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