: Michael Russo:
Terhaar's Gone! (UPDATED: LaPanta Hired)
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04-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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My biggest problem with Terhaar wasn't the homerism because that's honestly going to happen in every team I would think. The problem with Terhaar was getting the names wrong EVERY game. He couldn't even get our players right. I can understand getting the opponent's name wrong every now and then, but he couldn't even tell our players apart. It made it incredibly unprofessional.
As far the FSN broadcast goes, it is what it is. It's a terrible production in the pre-game, post-game, and during the intermissions. They need to improve it somehow, and make it much better to actually watch those things. Another problem is when they lose, there's way too much excuse making. They say they played well, but just didn't get the bounces maybe works for one game, but after saying that for nearly every game it makes you sound so stupid.
You hit the nail on the head. Terhaar on his own is just calling a game as the play-by-play guy and did a horrible job painting things with mispronouncing names, seeing things that didn't happen and mixing up players. When the radio guys are doing a better job despite having the disadvantage of their audience not having a visual, you're doing a bad job as a play-by-play guy.
FSN, on the other hand, needs to do a better job of production and toning down the cheerleading/constant PR. I expect bias but not bordering on the preposterous - not every game has a moral victory and when the Wild win 6 games in 30 they didn't keep catching an unlucky break. For all the talk about how Minnesota hockey fans are some of the smartest in the world, FSN treats us like children.
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