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Unread postby swerb » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:44 am

Theismann booted from the booth on MNF ...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/f ... index.html
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Unread postby yogi » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:34 am

I know I'm in the minority on this, but I kinda like Theismann.

I know he talks too much and has an opinion on everything, but he still has some good analysis and makes good points more times than not.

There are worse out there!

Speaking of which
...........Theismann's replacement could be current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski.


But this could be fun and what I will root for.........
Other names bandied about include Bill Parcells (who recently signed with ESPN) and Emmitt Smith, the league's all-time rushing leader. An official announcement could come Monday.


Not Emmit. Parcells could be can't miss TV. Especially if they cover a TO game.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:07 am

I like Theismann also.
I hate Parcells and would have to watch the game with no sound if he is the replacement. His voice is horrible anyway.
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Unread postby furls » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:21 am

The last MNF booth I liked was Gifford, Michaels, and Dierdorf.

The problem wasn't really Thiesman, it was the entire booth. Tirico is good but he is a bit "cold." Kornheiser is an idiot equalled only in his MNF sucktitude by Dennis Miller and Thiesman is just abrasive.

Jaworski has potential, but Cornholer needs to go.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:32 am

Dream team for me would be Al Michaels and Troy Aikman ... with Suzy Kolber on the sidelines.
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Unread postby jfiling » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:44 am

Swerb wrote:Dream team for me would be Al Michaels and Troy Aikman ... with Suzy Kolber on the sidelines.


Needs one more sideline reporter. I'm thinking Namath.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:39 pm

"I wanna kiss you"

That was great.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:33 pm

Jaws is in

http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10089151

He talks more than Joe does. I do like him too though. I don't see it being any different.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:09 pm

I love Jaws work breaking down tape. Not sure how he translates as a color guy though ...
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Unread postby jb » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:58 pm

Jaws is the shit. Huge upgrade over that pompous ass Theisman.

Cornholer must go next. Complete and utter doosh.

Not a Michaels fan anymore either.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:34 pm

Kornheiser brings the same thing that the cat who used to do the news for Saturday Night Live brought, which is nothing. I think the network tries to mainstream the game on Monday Night a bit too much. Football fans watch that show, not fans of the third man in the booth. Ratings go up and down each year based on match-ups more than anything. The fact that it's the only game going on Monday is novel enough, no need to bring in some dog and pony show.
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Unread postby FUDU » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:27 pm

Dream team for me would be Al Michaels and Troy Aikman ... with Suzy Kolber on the sidelines.

I'll take that line up except with Lisa Guerrero not on eh sidelines either on my....

Anyway, I always like Gifford, Michaels and Dierdorf.

They always gave the Browns their due time and respect.

Anybody else remember the days when the Browns used to be on MNF?

Often 2 times a year.

I'm OK with Theismann.

Jaws would be OK but I could see him getting old quickly.

Endberg is the best play by play NFL guy ever. Loved him doing Browns games in the 80's with his usual sidekick.

BTW play by play men are very underrated as a whole. I recorded a few games in the past and watched them with no play by play, it sucked.
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Unread postby jb » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:00 am

FUDU wrote:Anybody else remember the days when the Browns used to be on MNF?

Often 2 times a year.



Pretty sure this guy does:

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Unread postby jb » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:08 am

FUDU wrote:Jaws would be OK but I could see him getting old quickly.


Gotta disagree FUDU.

I'm a long time fan of Edge (TM) NFL Matchup on ESPN and it is by far the best FB show on TV for a geek. Other than Hodge being a dumb fuck, it is all X's and O's in cohenert fashion and shows you from a film angle (not network feed angle) EXACTLY why what worked. Jaws is outstanding.

If they can shut Cornholer the fuck up, it'll be stellar. But they can't.

Look, I've always hated how the networks approach this thing. If you want a broad cast for the pure-ist, go with a great PBP man (uh, not Ian Eagle) and a guy like Jaws an dturn them loose on the geek stuff. If you want to make it a cheeseball fest, then have the balls to do what McMahon did and let 'er rip.

Make OJ and one of The Birls Next Door sideline reporters, and put Don King or Al Sharpton in the booth and bring back Rush to pair them up. Gorilla Monsoon does PBP.

Two words: freak show.
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Unread postby HoodooMan » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:29 am

I'm a long time fan of Edge (TM) NFL Matchup on ESPN and it is by far the best FB show on TV for a geek. Other than Hodge being a dumb fuck, it is all X's and O's in cohenert fashion and shows you from a film angle (not network feed angle) EXACTLY why what worked. Jaws is outstanding.

Yeah, that show was great when it wasn't unravelling (as it did every five minutes) into a Great Taste vs. Less Filling showdown between Jaws & FlatHead:

"It's the running game that sets up the offense!"

"No, it's the passing game that sets up the offense!"

That never got old.

Still liked it better than the rest of ESPN's football coverage, though, even though I didn't get to see it as much as I'd have liked (time slot was always awful--we might have been the only two watching). Helped me draw up a few plays in Madden & everything.
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Unread postby Guest » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:58 am

I, for one, celebrate Theismann's departure. He was the last greatest complete dumbass in national NFL broadcasting.

Jaws annoys me too, but at least he can talk X's and O's with some skill.

Love to see Dr. Z get a shot at broadcasting - since he seems to be the master critique-er of their profession.
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Unread postby johnnyo » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:14 pm

Since they are admittedly good friends, maybe Jaws' arrival will help Kornheiser. I hope so. Like Swerb said, Jaws is great breaking down tape. Hopefully, that knowlege will translate into his commentary.

As for me, I miss Frank, Dandy Don and Howard. That was back in the day when the most uttered phrase nationwide on Monday nights was, "Shut up, Howard".
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Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:30 pm

Hiko wrote:I, for one, celebrate Theismann's departure. He was the last greatest complete dumbass in national NFL broadcasting.
Jaws annoys me too, but at least he can talk X's and O's with some skill.

Love to see Dr. Z get a shot at broadcasting - since he seems to be the master critique-er of their profession.


Actually, I would disagree with this. Sooo many bad NFL men in the booth right now it's ridiculous. I agree with the Theismann dumbass part, just that he;s far from the only one. I love the NFL compared to the NBA, but there is no comparison in the booth right now, the NBA has great men in the booth virtually every game.
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Unread postby Eric » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:47 pm

Theismann's biggest fan was none other than himself. I just always got the impression that he thought he was the ultimate authority on everything. He is the kindof guy who would make up some lame excuses or get offended if someone disagreed with him or corrected him on something. He was annoying... Good Riddance.
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Unread postby BruceK » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:04 pm

It sounds like all you young whippersnappers don't remember when MNF was a real circus, with Howard Cosell and Dandy Don in the booth.

One year the Cowboys are playing the Browns, and a long pass to Drew Pearson was incomplete along the sidelines. The camera zooms in on Pearson kneeling along the sidelines, when he suddenly blows his pre-game meal.

There's a second or two of silence, then Dandy Don says "We don't need a replay on that"
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