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02-12-2013, 06:09 PM
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Sorry but Joe Buck defenders need to get real.

Dude RUINS plays because of how unenthused his style is. The David Tyree catch being the perfect example. One of the greatest sequences in NFL History and this guy just completely blows it as if its some normal play with a sort of good catch.
It's more than a fine line between disliking an announcer and having the game ruined. If you want to complain about an announcer because you don't like him, well that's one thing. They only "ruin" the game because you let them.

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02-12-2013, 06:32 PM
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Not a fan of Joe Buck.

It's nothing personal, not that I think he is bad at his job... I don't even care he blew the Manning call...

He has the most punchable face in the world... every time I see him on TV for some reason I have the urge to punch him right in the mouth. No other TV personality has this effect on me but Joe Buck... right in the mouth.

The fact he comes off as really smug doesn't help his case mind you, but still.

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02-12-2013, 06:51 PM
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He was definitely better than our regular John Kelly. It's sad that this was the highlight of the game, Blues are playing so bad right now.

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02-12-2013, 06:54 PM
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He seems to be a natural. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since based on what others have said he is the go to PBP guy for a major network.

I wonder how big of an adjustment it is to go from calling Football and Baseball to calling hockey (or vice versa)? The former are pretty structured and stop/go and the latter is more fluid and random. I would imagine it would/could be quite different.

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02-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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I don't mind Joe Buck. And as an Eagles fan I give no ****s about him ruining the Tyree catch. He called the Jackson punt return just fine though.

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Meh maybe he just realizes football is way more boring than you want it to be.

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02-12-2013, 07:26 PM
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I thought he was pretty good. Kenny Albert does NFL games for Fox and also does a hell of a job on the NHLN doing hockey games. These announcers once they learn the plays can switch sport to sport quite easily.

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02-12-2013, 07:29 PM
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For a guy who doesn't call hockey as far as I can tell, he' does a pretty damn amazing job. Probably better than 60% of the pbp guys out there right now.

Can't believe how many of the names he knows by number.
He is a huge Blues fan, season ticket holder

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That is a disgusting act by Randy Moss

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Not a Buck fan but I enjoyed that

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02-12-2013, 07:58 PM
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My feelings:

An announcer is just a specialized Journalist. Journalists are not supposed to show emotion. Just the facts. The fact Buck doesn't get enthused is a plus to me.

Imagine tomorrow if you opened up the paper and the article went:

The POPE has RESIGNED FROM HIS POSITION, OH BABY! WHAT A CRAZY TURN OF EVENTS!

No, bad Journalism. I feel the same of Play-by-play guys. What you guys hear as a lack of "enthusiasm" I hear as professionalism.

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02-12-2013, 08:10 PM
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Do a little studying on the names and the game, and then do a full game. I think he'd do a good job.

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My feelings:

An announcer is just a specialized Journalist. Journalists are not supposed to show emotion. Just the facts. The fact Buck doesn't get enthused is a plus to me.

Imagine tomorrow if you opened up the paper and the article went:

The POPE has RESIGNED FROM HIS POSITION, OH BABY! WHAT A CRAZY TURN OF EVENTS!

No, bad Journalism. I feel the same of Play-by-play guys. What you guys hear as a lack of "enthusiasm" I hear as professionalism.
Thank god someone understands this. I'm slanted as a former journalism student but FFS not all play by play guys are fanboys. Sometimes less is more with announcing. That's my view anyway.

How many play by play guys would we have to start threads about until no one complained about any of them....

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Gus Johnson is awful. If you need the game hyped for you, you aren't a fan.

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He calls a terrible football game, but he actually did a really good job here. I'm impressed.

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02-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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Thank god someone understands this. I'm slanted as a former journalism student but FFS not all play by play guys are fanboys. Sometimes less is more with announcing. That's my view anyway.

How many play by play guys would we have to start threads about until no one complained about any of them....
Former J-student myself, actually.

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For a guy that has never done hockey I'd say he did a pretty fine job.

He is a Blues season ticket holder so I'm sure that helped, but still.

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I thought he was pretty good. Kenny Albert does NFL games for Fox and also does a hell of a job on the NHLN doing hockey games. These announcers once they learn the plays can switch sport to sport quite easily.
Kenny Albert does all four major sports. In 2009, he did some crazy four sports in four nights thing.

From Wikipedia: On October 25, 2009, Albert called the play-by-play of the Minnesota Vikings Pittsburgh Steelers NFL game for Fox and then hosted the New York Yankees' locker room celebration after clinching the American League Championship Series that night. The following night he broadcast a Rangers game on radio and on October 28, he called the play-by-play of the New York Knicks season opener on MSG.

I like Kenny Albert, he does a great job calling Rangers games on the radio.

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Not a fan at all.

Look, sports is supposed to be fun. What's the fun in hearing a lot of analysis if it's delivered in a tone that's more fitting of a proctologist explaining the procedure he's about to perform and what he's looking for?

An announcer is supposed to be the eyes of the fan. Too many radio announcers forget this; they don't paint a picture of what's going on. Too many TV guys forget their job as well; even if the person is sitting there watching the game, they're supposed to be able to set the scene and transmit the emotion, the ebb and flow of the game. That's why I like Gus Johnson and Sean McDonough, because you can hear the joy and emotion, rather than something that comes across like reading a loan application.

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I think he'd be great for radio PBP.

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02-12-2013, 08:57 PM
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Thank god someone understands this. I'm slanted as a former journalism student but FFS not all play by play guys are fanboys. Sometimes less is more with announcing. That's my view anyway.

How many play by play guys would we have to start threads about until no one complained about any of them....
So did I, but for regional sports broadcasts it's expected that the crew be at least a little bit slanted toward the home team. That's why I liked Doc, he was always enthusiastic for both teams but you could tell he was affectionate towards the Devils.

As for Buck, he's got a great announcers voice. Would love to see him call a whole game like say, the Winter Classic at Yankee Stadium?

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So did I, but for regional sports broadcasts it's expected that the crew be at least a little bit slanted toward the home team. That's why I liked Doc, he was always enthusiastic for both teams but you could tell he was affectionate towards the Devils.

As for Buck, he's got a great announcers voice. Would love to see him call a whole game like say, the Winter Classic at Yankee Stadium?
He only works for FOX, he will not be doing any games on NBC unless his contract with Fox ends and that will not happen any time soon since he is there top football and baseball announcer.

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02-12-2013, 09:09 PM
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i don't know how people can get so mad about a guy that calls sports games

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Sounded good to me.

I generally can't stand him (although McCarver doesn't do him any favors either), but dammit, San Francisco teams always win when he is calling. When he didn't do the Super Bowl I knew my 49ers were doomed.

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