I think the fact that Doc would consistently call the game would largely keep the things you don't like about Errey in check. He would have less dead time to fill and less ridiculous Steigy comments to follow up on.
I believe that sentiment has merit, sir. Someone start the Facebook petition. I tried being a social media activist once; I'm not good at it.
How many times do Penguins fans need to hear Kovachoo is "a collective -105 in his career" during a game? They said it at least 3x. Both unprofessional and irrelevant to what was going on, on the ice.
I notice this every single time we play the Devils because they make a point to bring up that useless stat every time we play them.
One thing Bob does well is his ability to see small details in real time.
Ex: Paul- "uhhh Letang shoots and scores!"
Bob (immediately after play happens)- "Hold on Paul I think that puck hit Kunitz's stick, then ricocheted off the left leg of Ference, then hit the pipe, then off of Rask's tush, then into the back of the net! Check out the replay!" (Then the slow mo replay shows exactly what Bob just described)
Years ago I used to write down Errey quotes just because he'd say the funniest crap. The things he said weren't really what he was trying to say. Like tonight, he said something like "I'm not sure if he broke his stick, his leg, or his ankle", but that's not what he meant to say. Anyway... I can't find my mass of quotes but I did find this one:
Errey: "They won't put Giguere in because they are afraid of his groin"
but of course he meant:
"They won't put Giguere in because they are afraid he hurt his groin"
Crap, I had like 40 of these stored in a Word doc somewhere...
I know this is one of Steigy's quotes, but someone brought it up and I just had to comment.
"Not as hard as Hobey Baker went down though...... he went down in a plane crash"
What makes the quote so incredibly priceless is that not only does he say a joke which is in terrible taste, but he goes on to explain why it's funny. One of the most hilarious and cringe-worthy things I've ever heard in a hockey game broadcast.
The other night vs. TB he referred to Hedman as a horse, paused a beat, and then exclaimed "a horseless Hedman!"
Love, love, love Errey... Wish the broadcasting team for the TV would be Lange and Errey... The back and forth commentary would be absolutely golden.
"No! forget the glass Woodhouse, just give me the pitcher, for I am a sinner in the hands of an angry god. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death... which I hope is soon. Amen."
I think Errey was just killing time by over-talking about something positive like Crosby's fancy pass. There wasn't anything else to talk about since the game was decided and the Pens were playing atrocious hockey. Although I do think former players have a better appreciation/understanding of how hard it is to pull off a pass like that at the highest level than fans and regular media people do so maybe they also get more excited for that reason.
As per usual this season, I tuned into the opponents feed, and the sane and even enjoyable commentary took some of the sting out of a disgusting performance.... and once again highlighted just how pile of dung-like Steigy is.
Errey is a buffoon, but I can get with that if there is an adult there to keep it real. Steigy might be someones nice uncle, but he is broadcasting cancer. He needs to be struck down.
I got my first Errey and Steigy fix this season during the Maple Leafs game on the weekend (yeah it sucks being back in the workforce and on Aussie Office Hours) and the way they were singing that hockey song together was epic.