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MJB
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Sep 24th, 2017 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't watch a lot of sports these days, the exception being the Cubs when I can catch them on TV down here in Florida.

They are playing in Milwaukee and I hear them call the park Wrigley Field. They call players by the wrong names. They often don't know what inning it is or how many outs there are.

Today's game is on TBS but it seems that ESPN takes the cake for the worst announcers.

Is it that difficult to get it right?

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Sep 24th, 2017 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am so glad that pro sports, for the most part, don't interest me in the least. The last good times were with Cosell, Meredith, and Gifford on MNF. Oh, and Vin Sculley for Dodger baseball.

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Sep 24th, 2017 04:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When it comes to sports, I mainly watch the (SF) Giants. Their games are usually called by seven-time Emmy award-winning radio and television sportscaster and former MLB second baseman Duane Kuiper (Yankees, White Sox, Reds, Red Sox, Indians, Giants) and former MLB pitcher Mike Krukow (Angels, Cubs, Phillies, Giants). Both guys are very funny in addition to being intimately knowledgeable about both the players and the game). On those occasions where other sportscasters call the Giants games, I find them much less interesting and enjoyable to watch than when "Kruk and Kuip" are on the job.

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Sep 24th, 2017 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And Fred White and Denny Matthews for the KC Royals.

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Sep 24th, 2017 05:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I watched the last minutes of Green Bay and Cincinnati and I thought Tony Romo was awful. He doesn't have a good TV voice and he analyzes far too much. Who cares Tony?

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Sep 24th, 2017 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I disagree.
I thought Tony did very well. He is clearly excited about the game and with his contemporaries on the field he does have personal insights. I thought he showed a good grasp of the game and the rules. Its also his first season in the booth so i also cut him slack for that. I did watch most of the game not just the end so I had a little more time to evaluate

disclosure: I am NOT a cowboys fan and was not a Romo fan when he played

I was pleasantly surprised at how he did and hope his enthusiasm continues and he improves a bit.

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Sep 24th, 2017 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I cringe when I see a game is going to be on ESPN...

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Sep 25th, 2017 02:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish they would shut up when a play is on going.

Talk during the huddle.

John McEnroe has it right when he calls tennis.

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Sep 25th, 2017 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tony Romo has contemporary football knowledge and it is vast. That he over analyzes will be addressed, that he gets too excited will be addressed, but in it all, I think he's pretty good at it.

But, but, I see..... I see....Tony Romo, head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 3-5 yrs...

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Sep 25th, 2017 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They talk too much, over analyze, are too opinionated and I hate the excess sideline interviews, and please stop the political correctness and bias...just call the friggin games.

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Sep 25th, 2017 07:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They do not understand that the microphone does not require them to shout. Pro sports? Once Tom Landry was done with the Cowboys, so was I. No pro, college, local sports for me. In fact no sports in our household.

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Sep 25th, 2017 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"They do not understand that the microphone does not require them to shout."

Yep. They're in a booth, not behind home plate or out on the 50-yard line. It's one thing to be excited, but all the shouting is moronic and probably the primitive part of the brain at work.

Perhaps it's designed to get the viewers/listeners excited about the game. Not me. I can feel my brain cells popping when I hear some loud-mouth announcer in the booth hollerin' because somebody scored. Yawn.

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Sep 26th, 2017 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are rising to their own level of incompetence. Lack of training, not willing to prepare for a game and voice opinion too often. This especially true for talkers.

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Sep 26th, 2017 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think that producers/directors have to shoulder some of the blame. Don't be doing interviews while the game is going on. If you can't get it done between innings or timeouts then don't do it at all.

Oh, I forgot they need that time for commercials. ;o/

Montrealer

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Sep 28th, 2017 06:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I listen to sports on the radio sometimes. This summer, listening to various ball games on various stations I have heard announcers argue with each other, insult each other, get angry with each other, and lose complete interest in what is going on in the game. I was left totally bewildered.

Now, I have listened to some Montreal pre-season hockey. These two guys are the regular season announcers on radio. They are not in the game at all, no interest whatever. I know that the team is not doing well and that these are pre-season games but... I do not understand what is going on. Comments of mike when they think the mike is off make it even worse...

I agree with the question above but I do not have an answer.

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Sep 28th, 2017 07:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Put me in the category of pro sports are boring and over sensationalized. The players are grossly over paid prima donnas and the talking heads are nothing more than Wolf Blather imitators.

One of the few exceptions for me is bicycle racing now that Armstrong is gone.



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Sep 28th, 2017 10:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The ESPN knuckleheads were at it again during last nights Cubs/Cards game.

Long discussion with a news reporter in Puerto Rico during the game. The PR situation is dire but the news is the place for such an interview not the ball game.

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"They talk too much, over analyze, are too opinionated and I hate the excess sideline interviews, and please stop the political correctness and bias...just call the friggin games.

w"

The exact thoughts I was thinking. In addition to the excessive sound effects. I can no longer listen to an NFL broadcast. I turn on the TV and turn down the sound as I follow along on ESPN graphic and text play by play.
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Sep 28th, 2017 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"They call players by the wrong names. They often don't know what inning it is or how many outs there are."

You know all those people walking down the sidewalk, driving their cars, standing in lines...while of their f'ing phone? I'd bet you anything that's what's going on off-screen with those sportscasters. I direct TV news...almost every single on-air personality I have to deal with under the age of 40 is on their damn phone while on the air. I can't imagine sportcasters being any different.

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Sep 29th, 2017 01:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When did Fender release the sportscaster?

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