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Well, given that Thom just got canned... not sure he has any mannerism other than a raised middle digit 😁

That "publicity stunt" you refer to is the sound of Freedom !!

If I'm Joe Buck, I'm pissed I had to cover football today instead of Game 7 of the NLCS.

1 minute ago, rico said:

Anybody else here think that Buck and Thom Brennaman mannerisms, posture, and voice in-general are the same?  Or is it just me?

Similar voices, for sure.  I've never paid much attention to their mannerisms and posture.

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15 minutes ago, rico said:

Anybody else here think that Buck and Thom Brennaman mannerisms, posture, and voice in-general are the same?  Or is it just me?

Well, given that Thom just got canned... not sure he has any mannerism other than a raised middle digit 😁

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Don't care. 

Don't believe he ever played pro ball, or college ball for that matter. So he's just another talking head. I'd much rather hear from former players as commentators than some media guy/gal even if they are from IU. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike him, I just don't think about how good or bad he is. I pay attention to people with experience...in all things.

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11 hours ago, Steubenhoosier said:

Better on football or baseball? Neither? Or don’t care?

I know he draws plenty of ire and I guess I've never been completely sure why. I'm fine with him for either but if I had to choose one I'd probably lean baseball.

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9 hours ago, IUFLA said:

I think he's better doing baseball, but even then he can't carry his old man's jock...

Give me a son who wants to carry his father's jock around and I'll give you someone who has bigger issues than what kind of announcer he is.

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1 hour ago, 5fouls said:

Give me a son who wants to carry his father's jock around and I'll give you someone who has bigger issues than what kind of announcer he is.

Yes, well..."microphone" or "attaché case" wouldn't have worked well for a sports forum...😏

 

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14 hours ago, DWB said:

Don't care. 

Don't believe he ever played pro ball, or college ball for that matter. So he's just another talking head. I'd much rather hear from former players as commentators than some media guy/gal even if they are from IU. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike him, I just don't think about how good or bad he is. I pay attention to people with experience...in all things.

What former players are play by play guys?

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7 hours ago, KoB2011 said:

To be fair, he started as a color guy. And he also started his broadcasting career in the '60s.... 

But nonetheless, touche. 

Dizzy Dean, Don Drysdale, Jerry Coleman, Mike Shannon, and Hawk Harrelson...

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1 minute ago, Steubenhoosier said:

Especially since the game was a blowout 

And, a regular season game vs a winner take all.   Throw in having to share a booth with Troy Aikman instead of John Smotlz and Joe is having a lousy weekend.

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7 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

And, a regular season game vs a winner take all.   Throw in having to share a booth with Troy Aikman instead of John Smotlz and Joe is having a lousy weekend.

Yeah, Smoltz is really good. Enjoy how he can explain the mental part of the game 

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12 hours ago, 5fouls said:

And, a regular season game vs a winner take all.   Throw in having to share a booth with Troy Aikman instead of John Smotlz and Joe is having a lousy weekend.

I actually really like Aikman. 

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2 minutes ago, btownqb said:

I actually really like Aikman. 

Same. I guess I've only had a problem with a few announcers over the years....but those were college homers. I think for the most part all stations across the board have good people calling games.

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7 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Same. I guess I've only had a problem with a few announcers over the years....but those were college homers. I think for the most part all stations across the board have good people calling games.

Who was the old NFL OL who used to be the color guy for Colts games on CBS? Derdorf? or something like that. He was AWFULLLLLL. Obviously a good person, but I couldn't stand it. 

There also was a color guy (former player, but I'm not sure for who) that would do the 330 ABC Big Ten game. He was a complete jack wagon who was arrogant as could be, and basically second guessed TA or KW with EVERY move they would make. Seemed like a total prick. 

Gus Johnson is fantastic, Jeff Van Gundy, Marc Jackson, Clark Kellogg are all very good..... I do not care for Romo at all. Ian Eagle is good. Hubie Brown talks way too much. Chris Weber is not good. Reggie is solid. I'm just rambling opinions here. Mack Brown was VERY good when he was in the booth. 

Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke, and Ben McDonald are excellent for ESPN college baseball games. 

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