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Title: Spurs announcers
Post by: ianboyextreme on December 16, 2012, 08:28:35 PM
For a team that wins a lot, scores a lot, and is one of the most prestigious organizations in all of basketball, their announcers sure seemed like they were compensating for something.

Every time they scored the play by play guy would scream like it was a game winning shot. Annoying. I know we have some homer announcers but at least they give credit to other great players and keep an even keel through most standard plays (except of course for clutch situations, etc.).

I suppose it stems from Spurs fans constantly feeling disrespected and constantly claiming how Tim Duncan is beter than Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett, most people who ever played the game, etc., etc.

Anyways, those announcers were really annoying
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: hpantazo on December 16, 2012, 08:33:00 PM
Sorry you had to suffer through that. We are lucky to have Tommy and Mike, and Scal looks like a great Tommy replacement. Scal and Mike give a lot of credit to players on opposing teams, and even Tommy does so once in a while too.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: OsirusCeltics on December 16, 2012, 08:36:18 PM
I thought I was the only one that thought that. Gosh they were annoying, acting like every Spurs player were members of the Justice League with individual special powers. Like they can do no wrong

I was tempted to mute the whole game
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: BC22277 on December 16, 2012, 08:37:44 PM
After listening to Shawn Elliot, i can see why Demarcus Cousins wanted to fight him after a game.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: hpantazo on December 16, 2012, 08:39:47 PM
After listening to Shawn Elliot, i can see why Demarcus Cousins wanted to fight him after a game.

LOL, TP. Excellent point!
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: Who on December 16, 2012, 08:40:55 PM
I am delighted to have Mike and Tommy. I think they are the best in the business. I think Golden State and the LA Lakers have excellent commentators too. I like Orlando's too. 

I find the Spurs (with Sean Elliott) to be one of the most annoying in the league. They ruin a lot of Spurs games for me. Many teams have annoying commentators. I don't like most team's announcers. I find most of the newer announcers to be very irritating. Like a bad used car salesman who just won't stop yammering on.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: ummidkme on December 16, 2012, 08:41:12 PM
I thought I was the only one that thought that. Gosh they were annoying, acting like every Spurs player were members of the Justice League with individual special powers. Like they can do no wrong

I was tempted to mute the whole game

Tp for that. It was painful.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: KGs Knee on December 16, 2012, 08:59:05 PM
Generally, my suggestion for those unfortunately incapable of getting CSN is to watch it on mute with the internet broadcast of Max and Grande on Weei.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: BballTim on December 16, 2012, 09:09:50 PM
I am delighted to have Mike and Tommy. I think they are the best in the business.

  I'm happy with Scal as well, he's a much better Tommy replacement than Donny Marshall.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: ianboyextreme on December 16, 2012, 09:10:10 PM
Generally, my suggestion for those unfortunately incapable of getting CSN is to watch it on mute with the internet broadcast of Max and Grande on Weei.
thats a good idea
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: chambers on December 16, 2012, 09:21:41 PM
For a team that wins a lot, scores a lot, and is one of the most prestigious organizations in all of basketball, their announcers sure seemed like they were compensating for something.

Every time they scored the play by play guy would scream like it was a game winning shot. Annoying. I know we have some homer announcers but at least they give credit to other great players and keep an even keel through most standard plays (except of course for clutch situations, etc.).

I suppose it stems from Spurs fans constantly feeling disrespected and constantly claiming how Tim Duncan is beter than Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett, most people who ever played the game, etc., etc.

Anyways, those announcers were really annoying

I was thinking the exact same thing listening to those clowns.
They were so biased too. I mean Heinsohn is biased but at least Mike Gorman is there to help with that.

Very frustrating listening to the Spurs announcers.

The absolute WORST it the **** bag Matt Harpring who does the Jazz games. He's such a homer/hater moron.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: Who on December 16, 2012, 09:35:27 PM
The absolute WORST it the **** bag Matt Harpring who does the Jazz games. He's such a homer/hater moron.
I used to love listening to Hot Rod Hundley. It's a shame he had to retire.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: PhoSita on December 16, 2012, 09:43:36 PM
The Spurs announcers have a reputation for being the biggest homers in the league.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: SHAQATTACK on December 16, 2012, 10:12:51 PM
OMG ...the SPurs announcers were HORRIBLE ....I had to MUTE them out...  holy cow!!!  they suck

I bet they repeated at least 10 TIMES how aweful the Celtics were at rebounding ..... I'm like yeah ,  I know ...how about going over there and telling GLen Rivers?
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: wdleehi on December 17, 2012, 08:24:16 AM
Other fans have similar responses to the Celtics team. 





I expect announcers from other teams to annoy me.  They are not trying to speak to me but to the fans of that team.  And fans of teams want to hear things slanted towards their teams. 
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: SHAQATTACK on December 17, 2012, 08:29:32 AM
I'm glade they ragged the Celtics over rebounding.   Thats basic basketball .
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: Snakehead on December 18, 2012, 10:23:40 AM
Other fans have similar responses to the Celtics team. 





I expect announcers from other teams to annoy me.  They are not trying to speak to me but to the fans of that team.  And fans of teams want to hear things slanted towards their teams.

This is true.  But I tend to be pretty objective (I laugh at Tommy a lot), even still Spurs announcers are among the very worst in the league.   Maybe the worst to me.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: TripleOT on December 18, 2012, 10:47:36 AM
I didn't get the Spurs feed, but if they were wise enough to mention the Cs rebounding woes a bunch of times, I've got to comment them.

And this is from someone who despises Sean Elliot enough to say that his organ donor should ask for it back. 
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: PhoSita on December 18, 2012, 01:31:57 PM
The absolute WORST it the **** bag Matt Harpring who does the Jazz games. He's such a homer/hater moron.
I used to love listening to Hot Rod Hundley. It's a shame he had to retire.

I found the Jazz guys pretty obnoxious, too.

Sometimes guys who try to keep their homer bias subtle or restrained are more annoying than guys like Tommy who do everything but sit there clothed head to toe in Celtics gear waving a green flag.


I want to say, though, the two best commentators in all of sports, in my humble and not particularly far-traveled opinion:

2. Mike Gorman.  He's great.

1. Gil Santos.  Gonna miss this guy calling Patriots games on the radio.
Title: Re: Spurs announcers
Post by: GreenEnvy on December 18, 2012, 02:44:20 PM
I didn't get the Spurs feed, but if they were wise enough to mention the Cs rebounding woes a bunch of times, I've got to comment them.

And this is from someone who despises Sean Elliot enough to say that his organ donor should ask for it back.

I found it anything but wise. I felt like they knew nothing about the C's and could only comment on something that is known by anyone who follows basketball. Watch the C's for a quarter or half and it is pretty obvious they can't rebound very well. I really don't think Elliot knows anything about any other team in the NBA other than the Spurs.

They are awful. I pity Spurs fans for having to listen to them every game. Not because they are blatant homers, but because I don't think they know much about basketball and/or commenting on it.