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04-27-2012, 01:46 AM
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Steigy

I hate to even talk about this again but with all the hoping and wishing last year that he would be gone, he of course stayed. Did he end up getting a multi year deal? The timeless Gary Thorne thread was started again so it got me thinking about what exactly Steigy (and company) was signed with.

Thorne to the Pens! or atleast NBC

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04-27-2012, 05:17 AM
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Paul isn't as bad as people make him seem.

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The Pens' tv rating are extremely high. They will not make any huge moves like bringing in new announcers as long as they top the league in American tv ratings, no matter that the two don't necessarily have anything to do with one another.

They both (Errey less so but still) are as bad as they are described to be.

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Paul isn't as bad as people make him seem.


Yeah he's much much worse. Can't see at all, doenst really even try to call the games.

Huge homer to the worst degree, in our game against the rangers he said fleury was right there if not better than lundqvist.


I'd rather he be gone than paul martin.

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Yeah he's much much worse. Can't see at all, doenst really even try to call the games.

Huge homer to the worst degree, in our game against the rangers he said fleury was right there if not better than lundqvist.


I'd rather he be gone than paul martin.
Beat me to it. He's a tool and an awful announcer.

Oh, and his brother is a ****** too.

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I wish the whole family would just go away. I know people who know his kid, needless to say, he's a self entitled ****** bag.

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Yeah he's much much worse. Can't see at all, doenst really even try to call the games.

Huge homer to the worst degree, in our game against the rangers he said fleury was right there if not better than lundqvist.


I'd rather he be gone than paul martin.
Lol, I do respect your opinion
, but lange got to comfortable. I thick the change did them both good. I just wish Tags was still in the mix more often.

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Not the worst announcer in hockey but he's in the bottom 7 or 8. The only guys more annoying / clueless are the duos from Florida and Nashville, the color guys from St. Louis and Washington, and the idiots on Altitude. IMO he's worse than the two guys in Detroit who are total homers / hard to listen to for even 5 minutes. The entitlement syndrome seethes from every port on your television.

There is zero excuse for having a guy like him in a market like this. All I can figure is the yinzers must like him, because few people around here do and this is a pretty large cross-section of fans.

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Not the worst announcer in hockey but he's in the bottom 7 or 8. The only guys more annoying / clueless are the duos from Florida and Nashville, the color guys from St. Louis and Washington, and the idiots on Altitude. IMO he's worse than the two guys in Detroit who are total homers / hard to listen to for even 5 minutes. The entitlement syndrome seethes from every port on your television.

There is zero excuse for having a guy like him in a market like this. All I can figure is the yinzers must like him, because few people around here do and this is a pretty large cross-section of fans.
Unfortunately, I don't think anyone is going to stop watching the games due to Steigy. IDK, how stations base decision like who's in the booth.

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04-27-2012, 09:28 AM
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Not the worst announcer in hockey but he's in the bottom 7 or 8. The only guys more annoying / clueless are the duos from Florida and Nashville, the color guys from St. Louis and Washington, and the idiots on Altitude. IMO he's worse than the two guys in Detroit who are total homers / hard to listen to for even 5 minutes. The entitlement syndrome seethes from every port on your television.

There is zero excuse for having a guy like him in a market like this. All I can figure is the yinzers must like him, because few people around here do and this is a pretty large cross-section of fans.
Props to you Chancellor. Those in a position of authority rarely have exhibited consistent, reasoned, sentient, and objective thinking. Not spewing the company line is an appreciated and valued characteristic and recognized as such.

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Doc: of course we won't stop watching but that's a lousy reason for anyone to give him a contract.

You could have a chimp calling the game and people would still watch. I think we at HFB ought to treat this like a politician situation. Everyone cares enough to get someone better in there, put your email where your mouth is and write to the station, copy the Penguins media person on the email so it's not just the station getting the information.

http://pittsburgh.rootsports.com/
(Contact link at the bottom)

http://penguins.nhl.com/
(Contact link at bottom - use Customer Service option in form, for feedback on "fan experience". Technically it's more for ticket holders but for those of us not fortunate enough to buy tickets our experience is Root Sports so it's 100% valid to use that link.)


[There's also an option in the form for feedback on Mark Madden's show... feel free to unleash the fury. ]

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Props to you Chancellor. Those in a position of authority rarely have exhibited consistent, reasoned, sentient, and objective thinking. Not spewing the company line is an appreciated and valued characteristic and recognized as such.
Haha. I don't know that I'd call it "authority" per se, and I'm no employee but definitely I would like to see some better talent behind the microphone for Pittsburgh fans. We deserve it.

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Don't forget his randomly awful player nicknames I.E. Petr Gunn or worse....Pie Asham.

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Not the worst announcer in hockey but he's in the bottom 7 or 8. The only guys more annoying / clueless are the duos from Florida and Nashville, the color guys from St. Louis and Washington, and the idiots on Altitude. IMO he's worse than the two guys in Detroit who are total homers / hard to listen to for even 5 minutes. The entitlement syndrome seethes from every port on your television.

There is zero excuse for having a guy like him in a market like this. All I can figure is the yinzers must like him, because few people around here do and this is a pretty large cross-section of fans.
You don't like Darren Pang?

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Maybe promote Steve Mears?

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Maybe promote Steve Mears?
Didn't he host NHL live a few times?

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Yeah he's much much worse. Can't see at all, doenst really even try to call the games.
Which is funny because wasn't that the reason (or at least the rumor) why Lange was fired from FSN? I know TV can be kind of lax in that regard because the people can actually see it, but I find myself saying/thinking at least once a game, "Call the game, Steigy."

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Didn't he host NHL live a few times?
Yeah he's been on NHL Live, and when he isn't one of the people hosting the show, sometimes they interview him on the "Cisco NHL Arena Cam" to talk about the Penguins.

I think he also does play by play for the Pens on the radio, I know Mike Lange is on, but I think Mears does HD broadcasts on XM radio? I could be wrong.

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Yeah he's been on NHL Live, and when he isn't one of the people hosting the show, they interview him on the "Cisco NHL Arena Cam" to talk about the Penguins.

I think he also does play by play for the Pens on the radio, I know Mike Lange is on, but I think Mears does HD broadcasts on XM radio? I could be wrong.
Think you're right, they put thim on the HD station or something. Of course you have to ask the question, would he be any better than Steigy?

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Mears does PxP on the radio when Lange is sick or can't do it for some reason. I think he maybe did it twice last season. I like Mears, but his PxP is bland, monotone, and really boring.

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Think you're right, they put thim on the HD station or something. Of course you have to ask the question, would he be any better than Steigy?


Absolutely. Mears tries to act professional... he's young and aspiring he's not going to act like a retard like our announcers. Plus i'm sure he's still able to see that there are players on the ice...

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Meats is being groomed to replace Lange, though I guess it's not impossible for them to make the switch once Mears takes over. No one's out of a job and the fans ate happier.

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Unfortunately, I don't think anyone is going to stop watching the games due to Steigy. IDK, how stations base decision like who's in the booth.
Root sports, like many, base it on who'll work for the least number of pennies. Enter steigy.

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