This is what kills me about Errey. Literally 80% of the time he's just being "Doofier" to Steigy's "Doofus", but 10% of the time he says something off the wall that is unintentionally funny, and 10% he'll say something good about hockey itself... so his fans ignore the 80% of the time he sucks and praise him for the 20%.
I grant you the guy makes some interesting comments about the game sometimes but see... he needs to do that MOST OF THE TIME to be considered good at what he does. Same with Steigerdunce. The guy occasionally produces an interesting factoid about a player or coach, but then 90% of teh time is a babbling, bumbling idiot who can't call a game to save his life.... yet people ignore the 90% and look at the 10.
This board is empirical proof that a substantial portion of Pittsburgher's like cheesy / corny announcers. Something about the lunchpail culture of the town or something. Never lived there so can't claim to understand it, but I certainly notice a pattern that's developed WRT to Steigy and Errey. I want you all to know... it's not your fault. No... I don't think you do understand... it's not your fault. It's not your fault...
For the love of God let Steigy and Errey leave your mind... you need to go see about a girl.
I still remember going to a game in Atlanta as media. It was the game Kane popped Cooke. During an intermission break I walked past Steigy and Lange talking and heard this while talking about Maxim Afinogenov:
Steigy: "And Bob says 'Afinogenov a UFA? MORE LIKE A UFO!'"
Lange: "Oh God, really?"
They both began laughing and shook their heads.
They get a kick out of the nonsense as much as we do. Or bewilderment.