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04-11-2010, 12:13 PM
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Great Thread, Cole is the best.

Close second would be that Florida Panthers announcer who screams out pop culture quotes from movies and music after every Panther's goal.

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04-11-2010, 12:55 PM
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yes yes he is the master love Cole. I'm always pissed when it's the other guy and simpson

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04-11-2010, 01:09 PM
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I love Bob Cole as well. Chris Cuthbert and Bob Cole are my favourite commentators. I'm actually starting to like Mark Lee more than Jim Hughson as well. Mark Lee has an amazing voice. Jim Hughson is great but that Simpson and Hughson combo sometimes gets on my nerves. And I have a feeling like they're anti-Leafs.

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I love bob cole and miss the cole/neale duo... they are so pleasant to listen to and evoke good memories. Too bad they are both getting a bit senile, but still pleasant nonetheless. I cannot stand Hughston and really think he'd be a better fit for the game across the border.

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04-11-2010, 01:19 PM
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He was at his usual. Having to presumably be told after repeating it countless times that Montreal did NOT score twice on the powerplay. Not as bad as usual actually (I usually find him making a lot more mistakes.

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04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
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I haven't been his biggest fan lately, but man, he called a gem tonight, IMO.

"YES SIR! The LEAFS HAVE TIED THE GAME!"
or what about these beauties..

"The Canadiens..are holding ON! by an eyelash...by an eyelash in this third period".

or..the best ever..

"POETIC JUSTICE for this young Maple Leafs hockey club".

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04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
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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!
Bob Cole on Saturdays...Joe Bowan every other game if we could... that would be ideal.

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04-11-2010, 02:23 PM
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HOw old is he?

And if he's not the best, then who is?

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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.
I love Cole. Always have always will. He's lost a step, no doubt, but is still miles ahead of that Canucks loving homer Jim "great save luongooo!!!" Hughson

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Every so often he calls out "Clark!" when a player wearing #17 is involved in the play. I call it a split with Bob and Rick Generet, with the slight edge to Generet, he's got Neal as his sidekick and he's second to none when it comes to colour. Joe Bowen is a close third.

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Man I love Bob Cole.

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

"YES SIR! The LEAFS HAVE TIED THE GAME!"
+1

Had a great time last night watching the game, particularly because of Cole and our goal post.

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04-11-2010, 03:28 PM
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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)
Untill i see video proof of him saying it, I doubt that very much. He sounds like a Leaf homer to me.

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My dad loves him and is annoyed we don't hear more of him.

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Bob Cole is a broadcasting legend and for me will always be the voice of HNIC. Hughson and Simpson are garbage and healy is even worse. I miss Cole and Neale (a sarnia native) But Cole and Millen are the best it gets these days.

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Bob Cole on Saturdays...Joe Bowan every other game if we could... that would be ideal.
Yep, that's it for me as well.

Last night showed what we've always known, he's still the best.

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Comon, some of you guys are ridiculous. The point of a broadcast is not to recite each and every player's name correctly, and he's certainly not a radio commentator - this is TV; no closing your eyes and expecting him to direct your dreams.

TV commentators; what they try to do is complement your absence from the rink, and Cole does a perfect job of it, replicating with ease the mood and emotions of the game and rink in real time.

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Comon, some of you guys are ridiculous. The point of a broadcast is not to recite each and every player's name correctly, and he's certainly not a radio commentator - this is TV; no closing your eyes and expecting him to direct your dreams.

TV commentators; what they try to do is complement your absence from the rink, and Cole does a perfect job of it, replicating with ease the mood and emotions of the game and rink in real time.
It goes far beyond player names. In all his years of commentating he still doesn't understand the concept of a delayed penalty. He frequently says things like "it's a 3 on 1 for so and so" when it's actually a 3 on 4 (no I am not exagerrating). He has to see things several times in slow motion before he realizes what has happened that I am able to pick up in live time the first time. The guy started doing these things ad nauseum over 10 years ago.

I'll give people this: he has a good voice. That's about where it ends. If you could remove Pierre McGuire's personality (dorkiness and man crushes...essentially the schtick) and give him Cole's calling ability, you'd have someone I'd enjoy. Pierre is hands down the best I've heard in terms of knowledge of the game and picking up on a lot of little but very important things. Unfortunately his personality is very overbearing.

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Bob Cole on Saturdays...Joe Bowan every other game if we could... that would be ideal.
sounds good to me!

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04-11-2010, 05:01 PM
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It goes far beyond player names. In all his years of commentating he still doesn't understand the concept of a delayed penalty. He frequently says things like "it's a 3 on 1 for so and so" when it's actually a 3 on 4 (no I am not exagerrating). He has to see things several times in slow motion before he realizes what has happened that I am able to pick up in live time the first time. The guy started doing these things ad nauseum over 10 years ago.

I'll give people this: he has a good voice. That's about where it ends. If you could remove Pierre McGuire's personality (dorkiness and man crushes...essentially the schtick) and give him Cole's calling ability, you'd have someone I'd enjoy. Pierre is hands down the best I've heard in terms of knowledge of the game and picking up on a lot of little but very important things. Unfortunately his personality is very overbearing.
Man, it almost makes one feel sorry for the guy...

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Good voice, unfortunately his eyes/head? are going on him.

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Cole is the best, plain and simple. End of story. I pity those who can't dig it.

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04-11-2010, 10:22 PM
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Cole is the best, plain and simple. End of story. I pity those who can't dig it.
It's kind of like Britney Spears when she first started. She looked cute but the moment she opened her mouth (outside of song) there was this need to repress bile. Cole's kind of like that unless you are able to ignore having your intelligence insulted that much.

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It's kind of like Britney Spears when she first started. She looked cute but the moment she opened her mouth (outside of song) there was this need to repress bile. Cole's kind of like that unless you are able to ignore having your intelligence insulted that much.
Yeah, except I'm not sure anyone would call Cole "cute".

I'd take a disoriented Cole over Bowen anyday. (Cole doesn't yell at me while I watch the game).


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HOw old is he?

And if he's not the best, then who is?
Foster Hewitt.

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