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One-year tier of worst booth ever continues collapse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DyePack, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nope. I liked Dierdorf too... was better than OJ was...
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I felt as if the hand of God touched me when Mike Ditka was doing color.

    He was the James Stockdale of analysts.
  3. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    Come on, people on here rip Berman incessantly because of his insufferable schtick. So, on the other hand, you get a solid professional who has no catchphrases, but DOES manage to speak up only when there's a big play, basically letting the action do the work for him, and you want to call him generic? That's not fair.

    And if anybody else wants to make a "Tirico or Nessler, flip a coin" type of comment, just take a drink Monday night every time Tirico begins a sentence with "Aaaaand..." It's an annoying twitch and once you notice it, you can't STOP noticing it. As a play-by-play guy, he's just not enjoyable to hear.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That's a fair point on Nessler. But he bores me to tears. What can I say?

    There's got to be a middle ground between not being the story of the game and being a complete non-factor. Like Don Criqui, for instance.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    You're right -- Don Criqui is a complete non-factor. He's induced me into many comatose states since 1978.

    What a career, calling grade-Z NFL games for four decades (I know, I know, he was NBC's No. 2 for a little while).
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah he never had a high profile but I always found him enjoyable.

    He was no Charlie Jones, but who was?
  7. Because what you've proposed -- the law firm of Boring, Arcane, and Past It -- isn't the best football booth, period.
  8. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Just out of curiousity, did you watch the San Diego-Oakland Monday nighter to start the season?
  9. Nope. I liked Dierdorf too... was better than OJ was...

    No way. O.J. was solid. His knife He was sharp and he cut straight to the throat point.
  10. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    did anyone hear theismann say "i want huge head" last night as tony was giving out the "Tony awards" for best costume design and the winner was last weeks halloween race with the big heads on the commentators.
    you gotta hand it to joe he is ALWAYS stating the obvious.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I despise the current lineup, but I need to see less Jaws, not more. Hate him. HATE him.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Aside from his Eagle chauvinism. Jaw is an awesome strategic analyst.

    Theeeeesman should be shot at dawn.
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