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01-21-2013, 04:35 PM
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Edwards is certainely a bit 'out there'. But he is entertaining as hell.
Homer? Yeah I'd say so. But offsetting that is his sometime brutal honesty regardless of home team or visitor. His filter doesn't work sometimes and I get a kick out of that. He sure isn't vanilla.

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How does this guy still have a job? Can Boston fans actually stand his fictitious calling of the game?
He's the worst in the business. Bar none.

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01-21-2013, 04:40 PM
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Can we just sticky the Jack Edwards threads? They happen every year.

And for the record, the pittsburgh crew is FAR worse.
True story..

As far as Jack goes , if you can manage a way to get past his incredible bias he isn't that bad. You just have to filter out the over-the-top bias. If done correctly you can actually laugh a little because it can be funny just how ridiculous he can be.

The penguins crew on the other hand are just as bias and have zero entertainment value.

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01-21-2013, 04:42 PM
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Threads always start the same...

I love it, and I love Edwards for making other fans hate him.

We don't have to troll, he does it for us

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01-21-2013, 04:44 PM
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Bruins fan, admittedly jack is incredibly passionate about the game and occasionally goes over the top. You just got to laugh at him. My buddy and I refer to them as jack-gasm's. if he was biased for the bruins on another team's network then the complainers would have a leg to stand on. I've heard much worse around the league.

I remember a couple years ago Jack and Brick did a game on then versus when the bruins played Montreal, and he toned it down to cater to the audience.

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He's the worst in the business. Bar none.
Yeah no, he's amongst the best. He's doing something right, look at all the attention he gets. Highly entertaining.

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01-21-2013, 04:46 PM
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Ha, as someone whose first language isn't English, thank you. It sounded pretty odd to me but then again, so many guys were using it.
So thanks for clearing that up.

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01-21-2013, 04:52 PM
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True story..

As far as Jack goes , if you can manage a way to get past his incredible bias he isn't that bad. You just have to filter out the over-the-top bias. If done correctly you can actually laugh a little because it can be funny just how ridiculous he can be.

The penguins crew on the other hand are just as bias and have zero entertainment value.
How can you use the word 'bias' correctly twice only to **** it up the third time?

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01-21-2013, 04:53 PM
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I am a Leaf fan and if the Bruins vs Leaf games is not on TSN/CBC, I usually watch the Bruins feed.

I seriously don't find him as biased as everyone thinks he is. Yes he favours the Bruins and is definitely a Bruin fan but what is wrong with that?

If the Bruins get a free penalty... he goes back to plays and shows that it wasn't really a penalty. I like the guy, highly entertaining and great to listen for a change.

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01-21-2013, 04:58 PM
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Hate it when he starts calling a soccer game in the middle of my Bruins broadcast.
You know what I meant.

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01-21-2013, 04:59 PM
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Some of you guys are more biased about your team than Edwards is about the Bruins. Relax, he definitely knows his stuff, and shows passion, which is probably more than your local announcing crew do.

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Highly entertaining, but some of the crap that comes out of his mouth is ridiculous. I watched the WPG-BOS game today and that Burmistrov-Chara stuff was nonsense, also whenever the Bruins get called for a penalty he always has to look back on it to see if the other team didn't embellish it.

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01-21-2013, 05:02 PM
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He's one of the major reasons as to why most bruins fans are obnoxious to deal with it.

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To answer your question yes, his little antics are rather entertaining.

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The most misused word is ironic; ironically of course. Honourable mention to people using an apostrophe to plural the Sedins.
HM goes to "resigns", as in a player has stepped down or something.

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Apparently you don't know any of the history behind that call.

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01-21-2013, 05:14 PM
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Edwards used to bother me, but it just started going away with time. I'll sometimes notice during fights or hits where nothing of real consequence happened but he reacts as if something did (in Boston's favor obviously), but whatever its not like we don't see how badly he was exaggerating on the replay.

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01-21-2013, 05:14 PM
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Hobey Baker joke aside (and that was embarrassing), Edwards makes Steigerwald look like a pro.
You did not just go there.

Edwards is what he is. Extremely passionate, very weird dude but pretty knowledgable and calls a good game. He also gets pretty excited when the opposition scores. Some people are gonna hate him, but he's not going anywhere.

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01-21-2013, 05:17 PM
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Can Edwards threads be banned from the forums?

Every single thread is the same, just blabering for 10 pages, the same vids of edwards calls get posted, then the thread gets locked. Repeat 15 times a season.

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01-21-2013, 05:27 PM
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Yeah no, he's amongst the best. He's doing something right, look at all the attention he gets. Highly entertaining.
Is that you, Jack?

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01-21-2013, 05:28 PM
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lol jack edwards is great.

no clue why people get so mad at bias and "homerism." it's their job to be biased. that's why they are the voice of a certain team and not working national telecasts.

their main audience doesn't give a flying crap about how great someone on the other team is. get over it.

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There's a difference between being biased, and completely mis-representing what happens on the ice. The former is putting a positive spin on what happens. The latter is lying about what happens.

Lots of local announcers are biased in favor of the home team, as they should be. But Edwards is the other thing. He lies to his audience. I've seen it countless times. Flat-out lies about what happens on the ice.

Frankly I don't know why the Bruin fans put up with it. Frankly I wouldn't like being consistently lied to, even if it was to make my team look better.

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01-21-2013, 05:46 PM
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There's a difference between being biased, and completely mis-representing what happens on the ice. The former is putting a positive spin on what happens. The latter is lying about what happens.

Lots of local announcers are biased in favor of the home team, as they should be. But Edwards is the other thing. He lies to his audience. I've seen it countless times. Flat-out lies about what happens on the ice.

Frankly I don't know why the Bruin fans put up with it. Frankly I wouldn't like being consistently lied to, even if it was to make my team look better.
Prove it.

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These threads are always cute. Edwards is one of the best trolls in the sport of hockey. The sheer # of these threads says so.

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