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11-26-2011, 12:49 PM
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Best and Worst Vancouver media guy past or present

Best - Jim Robson
Don Taylor

Worst - Gary Valk

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11-26-2011, 12:53 PM
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Best - Jim Robson
Don Taylor

Worst - Gary Valk
I actually like Valk. Honestly last night I considered starting a "what do we have in Gary Valk" thread sort of as a joke.

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11-26-2011, 12:54 PM
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In the post game shows, Valk just sounds like some dude at a bar trying to vent about the game. He struggles to get his point across and doesn't ever seem to come up with it until Taylor has already started talking again, then he interrupts.

Some friends and I made a drinking game where you drink every time he shrugs. Poor decision on our part.

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11-26-2011, 12:58 PM
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Best- Paul Carson
Worst- Dan Russell

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11-26-2011, 01:10 PM
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Worst-Neil Macrae (bitter and negative)
Tony Gallagher-same
Dan Russell-same
David Pratt-same
Garry Valk-has a point, but 60 minutes isn't enough for him to make it.
Jeff Patterson-worst voice/cadence/phrasing EVER
Joey Kenward-Junior B volunteer Dad calibre play by play
The Moj-Sounds like a dumb jock
Don Taylor (used to be a "best", but his shtick exceeded it's "best before" date at least half a decade ago)


Best-Jim Robson
John Shorthouse
Jim Hughson
They just call the games. And do it well.

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11-26-2011, 01:13 PM
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Worst-Neil Macrae (bitter and negative)
Tony Gallagher-same
Dan Russell-same
David Pratt-same
Garry Valk-has a point, but 60 minutes isn't enough for him to make it.
Jeff Patterson-worst voice/cadence/phrasing EVER
Joey Kenward-Junior B volunteer Dad calibre play by play
The Moj-Sounds like a dumb jock
Don Taylor (used to be a "best", but his shtick exceeded it's "best before" date at least half a decade ago)


Best-Jim Robson
John Shorthouse
Jim Hughson
They just call the games. And do it well.
Ive been watching don taylor since the sports page days and he still makes me laugh. Gotta love how he ribs valk

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11-26-2011, 01:15 PM
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Is rick ball considered a media guy? cause hes by far the best

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11-26-2011, 01:22 PM
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Best ever: Jim Taylor

Newspapers are media.

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11-26-2011, 01:24 PM
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Is rick ball considered a media guy? cause hes by far the best
Forgot him. Yeah, he's good.
I actually don't mind Taylor. He's upbeat and funny, but the shtick is tired. And WTF with the hair?

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11-26-2011, 01:27 PM
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Best ever: Jim Taylor

Newspapers are media.
Yeah, he was awesome. Face made for paper, he once described himself.
JP MCConnell was great for Lions coverage.

Bernie Pascall was BRUTAL doing PBP for the Canucks during the days of sporadic BCTV coverage. Utter facepalm. Mark Lee School of Monotonic Delivery.

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11-26-2011, 01:38 PM
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I like Tomlinson, Ball and Ferraro. For some reason I really like Brad May on Sportsnet too... He just seems like a great guy to talk hockey with. Oh and best ever was certainly Jim Robson.

I dislike Russel, Patterson and actually am starting to dislike Blake Price more and more...

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11-26-2011, 01:42 PM
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- Taylor (he was awesome last night. When Joey Crabb scored he said "not bad for a guy who can only skate sideways")
- Ferraro
- Ball
- Mac T
- Farhan
- That guy who does the StraightJAB's ( )

Worst:

- Russel
- McCrae
- Arash Madani

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11-26-2011, 01:46 PM
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Personally I hate everything Ed Willes writes.

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11-26-2011, 02:23 PM
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I always enjoyed Tom Mayenknecht's show, and for PBP, Jim Robson.

Worst... hmm, there's so many to choose from, maybe Shane Foxman?

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11-26-2011, 02:55 PM
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Squire Barnes makes me laugh but i cant stand Jay janower

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Russell is by far the worst, and it's not because he's not a cheerleader for the Canucks but because his bitterness and jealousy shines through whenever he talks about the team. He's not a professional.

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11-26-2011, 03:04 PM
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Best - Jim Robson
Don Taylor

Worst - Gary Valk
Really? REALLY? Don Taylor is the worst by far. I can't stand his face, his voice, or anything he has to say.

He ruins Sportsnet Connected for me.

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Anyone remember Gary Mason when he worked as a sports columnist for the Sun? I really enjoyed his pieces. Worst is McRae.

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Back in the day Dan Russell was pretty good but he is at least ten years past his shelf life.

I like Shorty. He's no Jim Robson but he was better than Jim Hughson when he was here.

Oh and the worse...got to be Steve Darling hands down. Did the guy even like sports?

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11-26-2011, 04:54 PM
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Anyone remember Gary Mason when he worked as a sports columnist for the Sun? I really enjoyed his pieces. Worst is McRae.
Mason was Burkie's buddy and it was Mason who broke the Mark Crawford hire/Mike Keenen fire from the 90's.

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Best: Jim Robson (AINEC)

Worst: Jeff Patterson (AINEC)

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Ive been watching don taylor since the sports page days and he still makes me laugh. Gotta love how he ribs valk
Lol, I remember when Sportspage was the poor man's Sportsdesk. Those were the days.

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11-26-2011, 06:45 PM
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Lol, I remember when Sportspage was the poor man's Sportsdesk. Those were the days.
Classic Taylor when he would he would do sportpage trivia and give the phone number... " call 280 - 25 and a couple of donald brashears"

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Wow. Not a single mention of Jason Botchford? Ever catch his Studs (said with a lisp) and Duds on TSN? The guy is the TMZ / Perez Hilton of hockey. His head bobbles back and forth and he has such a de-masculanated voice it's unnerving to watch.

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