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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by novelist_wannabe, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I've voiced my distaste for Chip Caray on here before, but I've just noticed his repeated reference to baseball as our game. As in, "Those who closely follow our game ...." Something about it just strikes me as crossing a line. It's not his game. He's a paid observer. Being a homer is one thing, but claiming some level of ownership as a broadcaster, to me, comes across as unseemly, not to mention pompous. Your thoughts?
     
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Chip Caray, pompous? Never. [/bluefont]

    He's a paid observer, but he doesn't pretend to be an impartial observer. I'll say that. I'd rather not say how I really feel about his broadcasting style, though. I'm sure you understand. ;)
     
  3. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I agree. I know this may seem as painting with a broad brush, but I think a lot of baseball people are like that. They often have more of a sense of entitlement than say football or basketball folk.

    buckweaver, you may now tear me limb from limb.
     
  4. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Why are you guys posting on my board?
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    ;D

    I prefer not to generalize like that, because I've been in MLB press boxes with people like that and I've been in NFL press boxes with people like that. (Personally, I've been treated worse by arrogant NFL foofs than I have by arrogant MLB foofs. But that's just my experience. Yours might be different.)

    I think it's more a product of individual entitled idiots than it is an entire culture of, shall we say, sport supremacy.
     
  6. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Because you suck.
     
  7. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    When I say "baseball people," it's the announcers I hear on TV, writers I read, and people I encounter ... covering preps.

    In other words, I probably have no room to comment on this. :D
     
  8. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Well, that's awfully pompous. What are you, Chip Carey?
     
  9. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Pompous? Dammit. I was going for abrasive and assholish.

    I fail again, just like the Tigers.
     
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Is he any relation to Chip Car<b>a</b>y?
     
  11. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Clearly not. Their last names are spelled differently.

    Oh, and Dickens, now you're being abrasive and assholish.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Oh, I don't know. There are a lot of college football guys who cry we, we, we all the way home. And a Chicago Bears radio broadcast sounds like a fan club.
    And then there are
     
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