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Dan Fouts

Unread postby Guest » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:13 pm

Terrible.
He makes me NOT want to watch college football.
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Unread postby furls » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:00 am

He does suck. He and Keith Jackson calling the 02 national title game is one of the biggest disgraces I have ever seen for a LARGE NATIONAL broadcast. Neither of them knew anything about Ohio State's team, and continuously mispronounced player names, called the wrong players, and had no insight to offer regarding either team's game plan, strengths, or weaknesses.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:25 am

I was talking to Lead Pipe about this very subject. As bad as he may have been as a color-commentator, he's waaaay worse as a play-by-play guy.

Not Chris Berman bad, but gawd-awful.
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Unread postby furls » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:41 am

Berman is such a pompous ass that he does not realize that the game is more interesting than his tired and repetitive tag lines. I can't even watch the home run derby anymore because of Berman, and that is seriously a no shitter. I do not turn it on because I cannot bear the thought of hearing another, "back, back, back, back, back, gone."
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Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:57 am

Precisely why I can't take watching anything he does anymore. Not the NFL studio stuff, not the HR Derby, not the awful MLB telecasts.

It's an interesting topic.

Three guys I like listening to on the national level are Gary Thorne (especially hockey), Kirk Herbstreit (maybe some Buckeye bias but his analysis on college football in general is excellent on any game, IMO) and Charles Barkley for the candor and entertainment value.

I also like Jaworski's analysis on MNF. That guy can tear it p on the X's and O's.

Amazingly, I think the NBA tops all sports when it comes to color commentary. Guys like Barkley, Hubie Brown, Steve Kerr, Tom Tolbert and Bill Walton do a real nice job.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:13 pm

My favorites:
Joe Buck for MLB, the best I've heard.
Gary Thorne, he is awesome.
Herbstreit, a homer no doubt, but still rock solid.
I also like Jaws on MNF but Kornheiser makes me want to kick the TV.
Vern Luidquist and Blackledge are pretty damn good also.
Jon Miller and Joe Morgan I could listen to all day.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:30 pm

I used to like Morgan a lot. But it seems with his popularity and tenure he's gotten a lot more political. I still love hearing him dissect a game but I can do without him dissecting the Iraqi war or the issue of race in sports.

Jon Miller is great.

By the way, anyone hear Sportscenter's anchor Scott Van Pelt do his Lou Holtz? That is outstanding work.
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Unread postby dmiles » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:58 am

Votes for:
Walton - Like his candor
Herbie - good studio analysis even if his top 5 is somewhat questionable (PSU)
Barkley - Entertainment value funny
I also like Joe Buck and Thorne, and Jon Miller. Once in a while Joe Morgan.
Hubie Brown - My personal favorite
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Unread postby FUDU » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:46 pm

OMG don't even get me started on Fouts and Oh Nelly in the 03 Fiesta Bowl.

I think I saw Fouts wave an Ibos banner in the booth during that broadcast, could he make it more obvious that he bet the farm on the Hurricanes.

I have the game on tape and cannot watch it without turning down the volume anymore.

If you listen close enough you can hear Fouts say "oh fuck" when they throw the final flag of the game.
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