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HellasLEAF 04-11-2010 02:20 AM

Bob Cole still the best
 
It was a nice treat to have a Leafs/Habs HNIC matchup with Bob Cole announcing tonight and by gum, he was in fine form.

He was excellent. His voice gets you so excited and he raises it at the perfect moments. Don't tell me about a name or two mixed up in 60 minutes of hockey. Cole is still the master and his voice to me means 'Hockey Night in Canada.'

TMLeafer 04-11-2010 02:26 AM

I haven't been his biggest fan lately, but man, he called a gem tonight, IMO.

"YES SIR! The LEAFS HAVE TIED THE GAME!"

Epictetus 04-11-2010 02:26 AM

Agreed. Glad he did this game :)

KilPhessel 04-11-2010 02:30 AM

Yes, i agree he has a legendary voice that brings back good memories. But man he rambles on and says the most pointless things sometimes.

frito10 04-11-2010 02:30 AM

It was a nice little flashback hearing him do a Leafs game again. Brings back memories of better times...

And for all we accuse him of being a Habs homer, I can't think of a single instance where that was the case tonight.

So I will come right out and say it: I miss Bob Cole on the Leafs broadcasts!

alcanalz 04-11-2010 02:45 AM

Big Bob Cole fan, he's a great announcer and a damned legend. Would love to have him call the majority of the Leaf games, especially seeing as how I am not a Bowen fan at all.

blah blah blah 04-11-2010 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by frito10 (Post 25071067)
It was a nice little flashback hearing him do a Leafs game again. Brings back memories of better times...

And for all we accuse him of being a Habs homer, I can't think of a single instance where that was the case tonight.

So I will come right out and say it: I miss Bob Cole on the Leafs broadcasts!

WOW

A Habs homer? That's a first. Haven't heard that for 20 plus years watching a Leafs/Habs game on CBC. Kinda like calling the sky green.

He's a Leafs homer more than the bigot during the first intermission. Now that's a fact.

Daisy Joy 04-11-2010 03:04 AM

Bigot? Who?, Friedman?

Cole is amazing. He needs to like do a seminar with everyone else at CBC and teach them how to do play by play, because ohh baby, do the rest, ever, freaking stink.

Dutch Dreams 04-11-2010 04:49 AM

Well said, Cole will always be the best hockey announcer - his game calls with Harry Neale were classic... and he's still got it. This whole notion that he's out of it is ridiculous...

GaborikEqualsGod1995* 04-11-2010 04:52 AM

Love Bob Cole. I don't care what anyone says, Bob Cole's the best there ever was.

Northern Dancer 04-11-2010 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by GaborikEqualsGod1995 (Post 25072018)
Love Bob Cole. I don't care what anyone says, Bob Cole's the best there ever was.

Aw you never heard Danny Gallivan !!! (and I'm a Leaf fan saying that).

Bob Cole was excellant last night.

teeks643 04-11-2010 08:27 AM

I couldn't agree more with this thread. Yes, sometimes Cole may come off as a confused old man but like someone else pointed out, hearing Cole call a Leafs game reminded me of the good ol' days watching HNIC with my Dad growing up. My only regret is that Harry wasn't beside him instead of Greg Millen.

bobermay 04-11-2010 08:43 AM

I really like Bob Cole and think he has the best voice in hockey...

Last night he had an okay game, but there were several parts where my buddies and I had to laugh. Just before the drop of the puck before one faceoff he was like "and the ref is holding the puck!".... well, no **** sherlock lol.


Another part..."And montreal makes the playoffs by an eyelash!".... er, why not a hair? lol.

Just thought it was funny, thats all.

blasted_Sabre 04-11-2010 09:02 AM

I miss Cole.

daveleaf 04-11-2010 09:08 AM

I wish he was still doing all the Leaf games. Great announcer. Guys like him and Danny Gallivan will always be remembered in my mind.

bleeney 04-11-2010 09:15 AM

Man, do I ever miss Bob Cole. There's so much excitement and drama in his voice.

Jim Hughson is dry and clinical... boring! And he sounds like Kermit the Frog.

Joey Hoser 04-11-2010 09:40 AM

Maybe I'm too young, but I just don't share the appreciation for Bob Cole. He can't do play-by-play anymore, the game just moves to fast for him. Try closing your eyes for a few minutes with him calling a game, you'll have no idea what's going on.

Not that I need someone to tell me what's happening, but that is what he's there for, and he does a terrible job.

Dr.Funk 04-11-2010 09:45 AM

Bob hasn't been the best for a long time but he has a legendary voice and it's always nice to listen to him call the game.

Transplanted Caper 04-11-2010 09:53 AM

Bob forgot about OT last night.

Pinto 04-11-2010 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by blah blah blah (Post 25071335)
WOW

A Habs homer? That's a first. Haven't heard that for 20 plus years watching a Leafs/Habs game on CBC. Kinda like calling the sky green.

He's a Leafs homer more than the bigot during the first intermission. Now that's a fact.

Bob Cole has said before that he's a Habs fan, and that every other team is a distant second. Good for you to try though.

I sure miss Cole though, compared to the garbage we are usually stuck with. (Excluding Bowen)

Jamjam24 04-11-2010 11:51 AM

Bob Cole has a great voice but I think his time is up. He's constantly forgetting players' names and I swear at points in the game he takes a nap.

Steveio* 04-11-2010 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey Hoser (Post 25072978)
Maybe I'm too young, but I just don't share the appreciation for Bob Cole. He can't do play-by-play anymore, the game just moves to fast for him. Try closing your eyes for a few minutes with him calling a game, you'll have no idea what's going on.

Not that I need someone to tell me what's happening, but that is what he's there for, and he does a terrible job.

You are right the game is now too fast for him and he does make mistakes. But dont you feel like you can almost feel a goal is coming up even before it does just based on Cole's excitement in his voice? I have always felt this way.

080 04-11-2010 11:58 AM

It brings back memories of the playoffs. Why doesn't he do Leafs games anymore? It seems like I never hear him.

Joey Hoser 04-11-2010 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watermelon (Post 25074350)
You are right the game is now too fast for him and he does make mistakes. But dont you feel like you can almost feel a goal is coming up even before it does just based on Cole's excitement in his voice? I have always felt this way.

Not really. He seems to get excited over nothing, and goes without noticing when exciting things do happen. It's like the crowd will start to get loud and he'll go... "Oh!! That was(not sure what happened)... a great chance... by(can't figure out which player)... The Canadiens"

080 04-11-2010 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watermelon (Post 25074350)
You are right the game is now too fast for him and he does make mistakes. But dont you feel like you can almost feel a goal is coming up even before it does just based on Cole's excitement in his voice? I have always felt this way.

This is how I've always felt. The tone of his voice matches the game perfectly.

Even though he misses stuff sometimes - whatever, I'm willing to live with that.

edit: for anyone who is unaware, people have the ability to control your emotions through the modulation of their voice. Many preachers and other good public speakers are able to do it - I think Cole is one of those people.


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