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Beemer335 02-24-2013 09:54 PM

Opinion on Olczyk
 
Just my opinion here, but the man is really starting to annoy me. I wish I could explain why, but I'm finding more and more that I enjoy watching the game with Konroyd in the booth than Olczyk.

What do you guys think?

And what does Tracey Myers bring to the telecast?

ChiGuySez 02-24-2013 09:57 PM

Eddie rocks.

Stop it right there.

MTP 02-24-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Beemer335 (Post 60420749)
Just my opinion here, but the man is really starting to annoy me. I wish I could explain why, but I'm finding more and more that I enjoy watching the game with Konroyd in the booth than Olczyk.

What do you guys think?

And what does Tracey Myers bring to the telecast?

Olczyk and Konroyd are both annoying for different reasons, but at least Konroyd doesn't sound like he's drunk most of the time. Foley also usually focuses on the game more when Steve's in the booth just because of how boring he is.

HawksFan74 02-24-2013 09:58 PM

Konroyd is brutal to listen to, nor does he provide enough info and replays regarding plays missed on camera.

IU Hawks fan 02-24-2013 10:00 PM

Olczyk can be obnoxious at times, but he's a heck of a lot more insightful than most color men. His use of the teleprompter is second to none in this sport.

Konroyd just sucks. The guy adds nothing to a broadcast.

Nothingman* 02-24-2013 10:02 PM

The main thing I hate is how he hounds young hockey players to do this and that. I would rather he comment on the play and quit beating that dead horse. Otherwise I like him....he is the best we have had since Tallon I think.

DisgruntledHawkFan 02-24-2013 10:04 PM

Konroyd is burnt toast. Total vanilla. Olczyk is that drunk friend that likes to fight. Occasionally useful but for the most part a pain in the ass.

Troy Murray and John Weideman are a much better tandem, and both should be doing tv somewhere. Our radio team is second to none.

brtriad 02-24-2013 10:04 PM

If Olcyzk knocked out the whole for you young hockey players spiel for a quarter of the game, that would be nice. He does have a good eye for the game.

HawksFan74 02-24-2013 10:04 PM

Olczyk also calls it pretty much even instead of being a homer. How many times have we hear, Hawks got away with one right there.

IU Hawks fan 02-24-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by swanny (Post 60421335)
The main thing I hate is how he hounds young hockey players to do this and that. I would rather he comment on the play and quit beating that dead horse. Otherwise I like him....he is the best we have had since Tallon I think.

The thing is, he's not actually hounding young players, it's just a schtick.

Take from tonight: I believe there was 1 time he was commenting on how Rosival broke up a play with his stick down. And while he was saying 'hey young players, keep your stick down so you could do that', but what he was really just doing was commenting on the play, saying how because he had his stick down he was able to do what he did.

At least that's what I make of it.

DisgruntledHawkFan 02-24-2013 10:07 PM

Anyone is better then Dan "Is this Jeff Hamilton's best game in a Hawks jersey" Kelly.

IU Hawks fan 02-24-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan (Post 60421697)
Anyone is better then Dan "Is this Jeff Hamilton's best game in a Hawks jersey" Kelly.

Guy is so bad he's been relegated to calling games on BTN. Have seen him do soccer and even field hockey there :laugh:

Bring Back GLR 02-24-2013 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan (Post 60421459)
Konroyd is burnt toast. Total vanilla. Olczyk is that drunk friend that likes to fight. Occasionally useful but for the most part a pain in the ass.

Troy Murray and John Weideman are a much better tandem, and both should be doing tv somewhere. Our radio team is second to none.

Weideman and Murray are awesome and should do the tv broadcast, I'm assuming if Foley moves on or is told to move on they would get the gig.

IU Hawks fan 02-24-2013 10:12 PM

I still think Foley has a lot of years ahead of him. He's still a youngin compared to say, Bob Miller.

Bring Back GLR 02-24-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 60421811)
Guy is so bad he's been relegated to calling games on BTN. Have seen him do soccer and even field hockey there :laugh:

Dan Kelly brought some energy in his calls as bad as they were. highlights would be Wiz and Tootoos fight at the end of the game and of course Jeff Hamiltons Hatty!

DisgruntledHawkFan 02-24-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 60421811)
Guy is so bad he's been relegated to calling games on BTN. Have seen him do soccer and even field hockey there :laugh:

He got a job with the Fire after the Hawks canned him. He was actually almost decent covering Soccer, although I swear to christ he'd ask if midfield sub XXX was having his best game as a member of the Chicago Fire every single game.

DisgruntledHawkFan 02-24-2013 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 60422015)
I still think Foley has a lot of years ahead of him. He's still a youngin compared to say, Bob Miller.

Foley's decline has been rapid. He's definitely not Av/Buf/Pitt bad, but he's a shell of his former self.

IU Hawks fan 02-24-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan (Post 60422101)
He got a job with the Fire after the Hawks canned him. He was actually almost decent covering Soccer, although I swear to christ he'd ask if midfield sub XXX was having his best game as a member of the Chicago Fire every single game.

Yeah, he's got that too. So he's relegated to BTN and Fire games that are aired on what's nearly closed circuit TV.

Nothingman* 02-24-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 60421637)
The thing is, he's not actually hounding young players, it's just a schtick.

Take from tonight: I believe there was 1 time he was commenting on how Rosival broke up a play with his stick down. And while he was saying 'hey young players, keep your stick down so you could do that', but what he was really just doing was commenting on the play, saying how because he had his stick down he was able to do what he did.

At least that's what I make of it.

I know. But he said it twice tonight and at least that many times every game about keeping your stick down. I like Eddie but that is getting a little old to me.

theaub 02-24-2013 10:19 PM

This topic needs to be closed eeeeeeeeeeeeeeemediately

IU Hawks fan 02-24-2013 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan (Post 60422193)
Foley's decline has been rapid. He's definitely not Av/Buf/Pitt bad, but he's a shell of his former self.

To me, a lot of the decline has to do with no longer being simulcasted. When he was calling the games for radio he was far more detailed and elaborate. Now that he knows he's only announcing for people who are seeing what's going on, he knows he doesn't have to say as much and can kind of loaf it a lot of the times. That said, he needs to cut the tree turdy tree **** and what not.

Cullksinikers 02-24-2013 10:27 PM

Yeah, I like Eddie. The whole young hockey players thing gets annoying or overdone at times, but Pat and Eddie are a great tandem. Pat has lost a little bit, but the voice saves him a lot. I mean, he thought Rozsival was Mayers at one point. That made me shake my head.

massivegoonery 02-24-2013 10:27 PM

Both of them are incredibly annoying. I'm lucky enough to get my choice of which feed to watch this year, and I've been going with the opposition's more often than not.

Kaner Coffee 02-24-2013 10:34 PM

Konroyd is soooooooooooo boring.

BronYrAur 02-24-2013 10:35 PM

IMO, Foley definitely has that homer quality that as a fan of the Hawks you like, but other fans might hate. But he & Olczyk have a very solid rapport....and Olczyk knows what he is talking about *most* of the time. He is far, far better than boring old Konroyd who slurps the Hawks night after night. I have never heard him say a critical thing about a Hawk player. At least Eddie O will tell you what X player did wrong when Hawks give up a goal.


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