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#41 ogreslayer

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

You can make it a drinking game....

 

Shot for subtle interference or similar talk

 

Sip of Canadian beer for waffled away or spiked back in

 

Bite of Little Caesars Pizza Pizza when the D-l-o talks between the benches about some obscure moment in time 5 years ago

 

2 shots when Crosby is mentioned.

 

Not only entertaining but a good drunk can be had 10 min into the game!!

 

Yes, booze does help.  A liquored up game of Edzo Bingo is always fun:

 

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#42 sleepwalker

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:12 PM

 

As for me, I don't mind the NBC announcing team.  I really don't know why people are so anal about listening to them.  Its the same attitude that people have when they turn on Fox News all the time, but when a program that they like comes on CNN, they ***** about it.  There are other options thanks to Ken Kal.

 

As was already pointed out, I don't think as many people would have as much of a problem if they just called the game and left their personal biases out of it.  Bias is fine when you are watching your local color guy, but in national broadcasts, people just want unbiased commenting. 

 

Since you brought up Fox and CNN.  It would be like if you wanted the actual news, without bias, broadcast on a single channel to everyone.  Anyone with a brain in their head would be upset if you picked either CNN or Fox to cover said news, because they are both biased to the point of pretty much just being propaganda stations for their particular sides.


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#43 Rhah

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

Eddie stopped broadcasting Hawks a little bit before playoffs, maybe a month or so? Steve Konroyd took over I think. Not saying it makes it any better, but its not like he did the last regular season Hawks game and then stepped into the booth for the playoffs.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

The ONLY thing that helps and is very therapeutic, is while you are watching the game and when you get that urge to kick your TV in because of Edzo and the NBC Clowns, just log on to LETSGOWINGS.COM, take out your frustrations in the GDT with us, your friends, and get everything off your chest! We are here for you! This is why LETSGOWINGS.COM is the greatest place in cyberspace! (well there is that one porn channel) Ahem...Cough...Cough... Ya, just come here and complain about the NBC crew along with your best Red Wings friends!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

Drinking games, e.g. a shot for every time Pierre asks "Edzo" a question.

 

My personal favorite: a shot for every time Emrick yells, "SHOT!"


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:15 PM



... Hearing these idiot announcers makes me glad I moved away from California

really?! highest taxes, declining education for example, can justify such a move, but sport announcers...
 
where are going to move considering Endzo is on national tv? :)

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

Syncing Ken Kal with the NBC feed shouldn't be too difficult...usually takes some fine tuning to get it to match up.
 
I wonder how much it would cost to pay for Gary Thorne to do a series.  I wonder if that would ever work (pipe dream)...the fans of a league pooling together money paying to hear a different announcer.


Maybe someone could do the syncing for us? ;)

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

 

As was already pointed out, I don't think as many people would have as much of a problem if they just called the game and left their personal biases out of it.  Bias is fine when you are watching your local color guy, but in national broadcasts, people just want unbiased commenting. 

 

Since you brought up Fox and CNN.  It would be like if you wanted the actual news, without bias, broadcast on a single channel to everyone.  Anyone with a brain in their head would be upset if you picked either CNN or Fox to cover said news, because they are both biased to the point of pretty much just being propaganda stations for their particular sides.

 

Actually, everyone here wants biased commenting which is why they watch the local FSD broadcasts, but I digress.... 

 

Remember when Gary Thorne and Bill Clement were calling the games and everyone was all over Gary Thorne's nuts and saying he was a Colorado supporter?  Then they were saying that Barry Melrose was a Colorado supporter?  I am not saying that either of them are biased at all, but the point being that some people will ***** about anything when nothing is there.  In this case, these commentators say something positive about the opposing team and they are labeled as biased.

 

With Eddie, he is just a sucky commentator.  He is so bad the only way he can call a game is biased.  Pierre Maguire sucks horrible as well and he has no bias at all.  I don't hear any bias from the rest of the NBC crew.

 

Personally I say deal with it, but there are other options out there.

 

As for the news, we need more unbiased news networks and stations.  The problem is once the networks figured out how to make money off the news, it lost all credibility.  I agree with your assessment.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

To the first part of your comment, they want the bias by their local color guy on their local channel.  On a national broadcast, I think both sides would just like unbiased commentary.

 

 

 

 

With Eddie, he is just a sucky commentator.  He is so bad the only way he can call a game is biased.  Pierre Maguire sucks horrible as well and he has no bias at all.  I don't hear any bias from the rest of the NBC crew.

 

 

 

Agreed.  The comments about bias, including my own, were directed squarely at Eddie.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

Pierre Maguire is a ****** canoe.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't like the NBC broadcast mostly for Emerich?  I can't stand the way he talks and the odd phrases he uses.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't like the NBC broadcast mostly for Emerich?  I can't stand the way he talks and the odd phrases he uses.

 

Doc might DRIVE! to your house & waffle board you in the face if he saw this.

 

(So am I the only one who listens to Doc broadcasting & thinks about him talking like that in everyday life?)


Edited by ogreslayer, 13 May 2013 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

 

Doc might DRIVE! to your house & waffle board you in the face if he saw this.

 

(So am I the only one who listens to Doc broadcasting & thinks about him talking like that in everyday life?)

 

 

Never thought of that but Doc gets pulled over and a TICKET into the GLOVEBOX


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

He is one of what 6 guys you listen to during the course of the game? He is one I don't care for but still. You're making a bigger deal than what it is.

 

Ah, no I'm not.  And, no he is NOT one of the 6 I listen to so thank you very much for your input. 



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

When Edzo isn't there the NBC stream is a great stream to listen to. Forslund and Strader are excellent, and personally I love Doc because he makes the game really exciting despite his overuse of "DRIVE". Pierre does kinda suck though but at least he's professional and doesn't pick a side. 

 

None of this matters though because I have TSN and I have their crew which are always amazing to listen to!



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

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#58 The Axe

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:37 PM

I dont like Edzo

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

I think NBC has great play by play guys. All three seem to get excited about good hockey no matter who is doing well. I think what they lack are good color guys. I really like Darryl razor reagh he knows how to break down plays and get a feel for the game. Doesn't seem to have much bias and again seems to love playoff hockey
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

I honestly don't mind the NBC crew but I wonder if there is a way you can e-mail them and complain if you got such a big problem?


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