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#1 LoveMyWings

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:52 AM

Geez I'm having trouble hearing and understanding Ozzie during the game. It makes it really frustrating to watch since I miss half of the conversation.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:00 AM

Oh yeah.  For sure. 

 

At the same time, and I ask this as innocently as possible:  Were you around during Larry Murphy's first few years as a analyst?  My goodness.

 

Compared to that, Ozzie's having a decent rookie year. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:05 AM

Totally intelligible to me.  He's even a little funny sometimes.  Big upgrade over Murphy.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

I have no trouble understanding him.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:42 AM

I like him but he does speak a bit quietly and sometimes goes on for too long instead of making quick points and letting Ken get back to it.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

I really enjoy him, he gets away from the game sometimes, but at least he's funny when he's doing it. Wouldn't mind him moving between the benches permanently with Ken and Mick at home.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

I like him but he does speak a bit quietly and sometimes goes on for too long instead of making quick points and letting Ken get back to it.

Agree with those points and tends to be repetitive. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

He tends to be dry. Almost like a second play by play guy, but he's brand new to it. At least he can formulate a sentence unlike Murphy, Haha.

He'll get better soon. He already looks more comfortable than he did a few weeks ago, and the natural storytelling comes with experience.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

I think the fast way Ozzie speaks causes him to get ahead of his thoughts and causes him to make mistakes, it constantly feels like he's rushing. He's also too straight forward and only talks about the game how about a story ones in a awhile. Having said all that, I like how knowledgeable he is, Ozzie was a great goalie and really understands the game. With more games under his belt he should get better I'm just not sure his speaking style makes him an ideal commentator.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

Its funny cause we used to crack on Murph for sounding drunk a lot, but the way Ozzie sounds to me is the same way the people I know who take adderal (or coke) sound.  They talk very fast and their words run together and sound mumbly or stuttery at times.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

Oz just needs to relax and be Oz and he'll be just fine.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:50 AM

Calamari anyone?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Calamari anyone?

 

Too funny! I wasn't sure if anyone else caught this. I wasn't on the boards at the time to see if anyone mentioned it.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:57 AM

He sounds a lot like Paul Woods without all of the "uhhh".



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:49 PM

Understand him fine, he does kinda sound like paul woods, he isn't too much of a homer.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

Where's the other "color" commentator been?  The guy who always goes, "Oh boy" and "Geez Louise"

 

My experience of Ozzie has been that he reads straight from the sheets.  And that he doesn't have the best chemistry with his parter.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

I like him but he does speak a bit quietly and sometimes goes on for too long instead of making quick points and letting Ken get back to it.

 

hahaha he totally does drag things out sometimes, it's actually pretty funny. He gets on a topic and just runs with it.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

Where's the other "color" commentator been?  The guy who always goes, "Oh boy" and "Geez Louise".


Thatd be the great Sir Mickey Redmond. You address him as sir and you bow in his presence.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:10 PM

Thatd be the great Sir Mickey Redmond. You address him as sir and you bow in his presence.


Love Mick, i still laugh at the "hook,hook, another hooker" line he had several years ago.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

He's just very inexperienced.  It's actually a lot harder than it looks to talk that much in a concise, coherent way. 

 

He'll get better.







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