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@mremis  Agreed about the bottom ticker, it's to wide and distracting, they also have that on the NFL broadcasts.

On the other and, it seems that no matter how many cameras they have in the arena, they use the one in the center about 90% of the time.

15 hours, 16 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/new-technology-graphics-statistics-brought-nhl-telecasts.html

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@tgakk001  The same reason why you care to post your comment instead of going out to do what you said you'd rather do, which I'm sure you won't do even if paid.


On the other hand, isn't it great that we foreign characters get the MLB International feed and don't have to go through HR and Co?

19 hours, 6 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/harold-reynolds-tim-mccarver-fox-world-series.html

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@CUbsfan  The NFL memo arrived late.  Top teams are told not to blow out weaker teams too early in the game so the networks can keep whatever audience they get for that game.  Sources unconfirmed.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-7-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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TBS's Johnson sounds like a Marv Albert wannabe.  He pronounces the Latin American players names terribly.  His partners are repetetive an unprepared.  They could not go away soon enough.

5 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tbs-caught-unlucky-break-despite-decent-mlb-postseason.html

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Calling Puig a "superstar" and saying that Mattingly "foolishly" benched him sounds like cheerleading.

Puig is way too focused on himself, on being the hero, and on showing off his great arm.  He hardly thinks in team terms.  I don't know whether Gonzalez's and Uribe's advice go in one ear and out the other.  If there's a good oportunity to strenghten the bullepn by trading him, I'd say go ahead.

The "face" of the Dodgers?  That's a certain left hander who got beat twice in the division series.

6 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner

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Number two still hurts like heck.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/

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I've been disapointed that my favorite broadcast teams have been assigned somewhat lackuster games so far in this season.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-7-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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Where is that stellar guy from NY that FOX so generously promoted to their 2nd team this season?

2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-6-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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@myswagr Did you know that on the internetz you can claim to be or do anything you want?

I'm a foreign character for crying out loud!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html

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I can't get over the fact that jeter is just 40 and he's bald.

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/derek-jeter-launching-new-website-professional-athletes.html

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I think the NFL referees are not the least bit thrilled to have a 49ers game assigned.  They have to put up with Harbaugh's antics whenever a call displeases him, and I guess they'd rather baby sit a spoiled grandson instead.  Sources unconfirmed.  

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jim-harbaugh-says-deion-sanders-full-crap.html

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Can't say anything else about Johnson.  Among all the analysts they carry they can't make up a good one.  Ripken and Darling are a  joke, what with their obsession with "shutdown innings" and their "The Pitch is Right" competition, still alive and well one year later.  

Brian Anderson should be their top announcer, he's one of the few that really show up to call a game instead of just mumbling unintelligibly during 9 innings.  

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html

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It's just ridiculous when they are talking about the Giants, the Cowboys, the Eagles and then they say "Washington."

Everyone has always referred to NFL teams by their nicknames.

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-broadcasters-werent-kidding-using-redskins-name-less-often.html

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With the exception of Kenny Albert there's not much to look forward to this season on Fox.

Albert should move to NBC.  They appreciate his talent much more over there.  Fox doesn't even bother to give him a good analyst, yet he's demoted in favor of Burkhardt, who sounds too much like he doesn't want to make a mistake.


And please.  The minute I notice Kutcher is doing a game I want to watch, I'll switch off Fox forever.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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@MattGalvin I would think we'd have Karros in west coast games.  More probably it'll be Santangelo.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-84-810.html

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Fairly more interesting teams to listen to here at CBS.  I'm particularly looking forward to listening to Harlan and Gannon, I know it'll be a thrill.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-the-nfl-on-cbs-in-2014.html

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The talent at  FOX is very diluted, what they consider A and B teams is a joke.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-the-nfl-on-fox-in-2014.html

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@jpk0721 There was a post in AA some time ago about Edwards twitting to McGuirre  "Shut up Pierre" with that picture. So I took the pic and added the text.

No way in heck I'm a Bruins fan.  I like Edwards though

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/a-compilation-of-pierre-mcguires-most-awkward-moments.html

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Yeah , McGuirre might be well prepared, be passionate about the game and all that, but he just can't stop talking whenever he sees a chance, even taking over from the broadcasters during a game, like he did in a women's medal game during the sochi olympics.  It's just that: he talks way too much.  And the NBC networks is not doing us any favours by feeding us with him every single play off game.  We don't need that.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/a-compilation-of-pierre-mcguires-most-awkward-moments.html

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@LegendOfVinnyT John Forslund is the guy for the west coast teams, he knows them inside and out.  He should be the one.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcsn-doubles-down-on-late-games-rivalries-for-2014-15-nhl-season.html

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Wow, I'm surprised someone caught it, seeing Caray barely raises his voice when the Braves are not doing something.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/chip-caray-makes-an-unfortunate-verbal-slip-up.html

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The extra second it takes to type "not" would have cost him being the first to break the news.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@tonyc I would as well.  Seems that Nantz and Simms won't be doing double duty, since Eagle and Fouts were promoted for this season, they will call the Sunday games that would be assigned for Nantz and Simms.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-thursday-night-football-this-season.html

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I was fortunate enough to find a stream with the ESPN international tv feed.  I started watching the game by the 4th inning and Gary Thorne and Rick Sutcliffe barely mentioned Jeter until the end of the game.  By the 7th inning they presented a graphic and some video to honor Gwynn and they also presented a graphic with the names of Zimmer, Coleman, Welch, Kiner, Fregosi, and after Thorne read those names and mentioned some of their achievements, they headed back to the game, but Sutcliffe said "wait a minute, put that list back on" and proceeded to mention some other achievements of the individuals listed.

It's clear that FOX only cares about the business of baseball, not about the sport itself.  They do not even bother to assemble good broadcasting teams.  I hope that whatever little talent they have left (hard to think of anyone besides Kenny Albert, who I imagine is not very pleased to work there anymore) migrates to CBS or NBC soon.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@gordonsolie1 Add to that announcers mumbling all through the game like they were in a funeral and you have a recipe for falling asleep in no time.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rethinking-baseball-on-national-television.html

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Man, if team Mexico is capable of achieving any level of success that is superior to what they have accomplished in past tournaments, the media frenzy will be unbearable.  It would be "La Selección" here there and everywhere every day every hour.  The obnoxious bald guy who calls games for the main Mexican network would appear even in the soup.  So far they've had nothing to sell (the media) yet everybody in Mexico loves the team.  What if El Tri really succeeds?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thesportsdaily.net/world-cup-2014-teams-contenders-prime-form-win-trophy-all/

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He seemed to be in every game I watched.  He'll do fine.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-finally-hires-a-rules-expert-pulling-mike-carey-off-the-field.html

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"My schedule is open."


As lame as it gets.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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I understand the Kings visited Dodger Stadium when they won the Cup two or three seasons ago.  Why didn't they show Mr Scully the Stanley Cup then?

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-vin-scully-marvels-at-the-stanley-cup.html

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<gay voice>"The video is not authorized for your location"</gay voice>


BUGGER

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Never a dull moment indeed ...


Nobody even reacted.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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I enjoyed those games so much, the match against Mexico and the one against Germany.  He also did a great job in the Final.   And JP Dellacera and Tommy Smith were a lot of fun too.  They called a game between two African teams that was defined in overtime or whatever it's called, a striker scored a hat trick and I still remember the call by Dellacamera, such a thrill!

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tbt-in-2002-jack-edwards-was-our-ian-darke.html

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Looking forward to listening to the Harlan/Gannon team.  I'm sure it'll be thrilling and entertaining.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-on-cbs-broadcast-teams-revealed-for-2014-season.html

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I almost jumped out of my seat when I read JP Dellacamera's name, only to fall to the floor reading he's on radio.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-world-cup-announcing-schedule-for-612-619.html

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When he says he's "full time NBC" he really means it, because the network sends him to Every Single Game during the play offs.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/pierre-mcguire-passed-over-for-penguins-gm-job-appears-committed-to-television.html

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@Sa9273 Kutcher sounds so much like Chip Cary it's sickening.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-64-68.html

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The first ever NHL game I watched was on FOX.  I don't remember the teams or the score, I only remember it was Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson calling the game, I was hooked immediately.  John Kelly, another great pbp man.  Great analysts like Micheletti.  Davidson I never really liked, later I noticed Matt Millen was the same style.  ESPN had a great pbp team too: Thorne, Levy, Strader, Ryan.  They would later add JP Dellacamera and even Jack Edwards.  They always had different and talented analysts for their play off coverage, unlike NBCSN who wants to feed us Pierre McGuire in every game they can.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/throwbackthursday-in-1995-fox-was-doing-fine-at-cup-time.html

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WOW Melrose got a lot older from 2008 to 2010!  I'd figure he'd be the kind of guy to dye his hair.  Levy is a great play by play man, I enjoyed his calls more than those of Thorne's.  It was a lot of fun when he did play off games with Pang too.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-20-years-of-steve-levy-and-barry-melrose-as-espns-nhl-department.html

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"when you assume people know you’re joking without outwardly saying you’re joking and when said joke doesn't really come across as a joke..."


Uh ... come again?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-arm-wrestling-punter-story-is-a-fake-what-can-we-believe-now.html

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"The other is that Popovich should be treating the media with better respect and stop the madness."

He gives them just enough.

There's no such madness.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/doris-burke-almost-driven-to-tears-by-turnovers-interview.html

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What would NBC do without McGuire if he's hired by any team?  NBC would have no one left to send to the games they cover.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/

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He should fight Pierre McGuire so they both are fired and we the fans are relieved of two annoyances in one go

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jeremy-roenick-exits-nbcsn-set-in-response-to-keith-jones-speaking-french.html

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"What’s to stop them from abandoning not just PBS, but any sense of reporting responsibility in the future? "


I think there isn't any of that anywhere.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/league-of-denial-producer-espn-abandoned-us.html

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Who is the other guy in the picture? He is epic.  He is a Mexicano.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/could-dan-patrick-make-a-sportscenter-return.html

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If McGuire happened to be hired by any team, NBCSN would have no one left to send to the games they cover.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/pierre-mcguire-is-probably-not-going-to-be-the-next-gm-of-the-penguins.html

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