View Poll Results: How Good Of An Announcer Is Matt Devlin?

Voters
27. You may not vote on this poll
  • Best Basketball TV Announcer Evah

    0 0%
  • Best Basketball TV Announcer Currently

    1 3.70%
  • Above Average Among Today's Announcers But Nothing Really Special

    15 55.56%
  • Below Average Among Today's Announcers

    4 14.81%
  • Can Anyone Say D-League Announcer?

    7 25.93%
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 42

Thread: How Good Of An Announcer is Matt Devlin?

  1. #21
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    All our announcers are pretty poor imo. If I have to listen to Devlin and Armstrong sing "Livin On A Prayer" one more time I'm signing up for that one way mission to Mars. Seriously, that has got to stop.

  2. #22
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    244
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Haha, the singing is getting a bit tiresome (only complaint I have against Jack). But I miss Swirks, he was part of my childhood.

  3. #23
    Raptors Republic All-Star Employee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NORTHCOAST
    Posts
    1,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The one thing Jack has the Leo doesn't is something called "emotion"
    Eh follow my TWITTER!

  4. #24
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Waterloo, ON
    Posts
    117
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have the NBA league pass, and let me tell you that most of the non-network play-caller/colour combinations are horrid. Gross homerism, ranting about the other team, ex-ballers who re-hash old times even more than Leo does. Miami is one of the worst of the bunch.

    You don't realize how much Hockey Night in Canada spoils you until you watch Hokey Night in South Beach.

  5. #25
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    244
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'd say Boston announcers are the worst.

  6. #26
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,049
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Matt is as exciting as watching paint dry but at least he's not a Homer.

    Quote WhatWhat wrote: View Post
    I'd say he's average, I don't mind him. I hate Leo so much though.
    Yeah, Leo can be annoying. Jack is the best of the best. He should be doing all 82 games.

  7. #27
    Raptors Republic All-Star DoNDaDDa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Rexdale
    Posts
    1,097
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Matt is as exciting as watching paint dry but at least he's not a Homer.



    Yeah, Leo can be annoying. Jack is the best of the best. He should be doing all 82 games.
    Leo trys to act like a coach on tv... only the die hard bball fans know more then he does.... jack is a better anylist then color guy, his singing is just down right annoying...my dog starts howling when he hears it LOL... i also dont like the way he goes on & on about players from the other team...he loves stroking there egos to no end.. i remember 1 game against GS & he was going on soooo much about steph curry i thought he has going to ask him on a date...

  8. #28
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,049
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote DoNDaDDa wrote: View Post
    Leo trys to act like a coach on tv... only the die hard bball fans know more then he does....
    I don't tune in for coaching clinics, bad jokes and the occasional mention of him having a cup of coffee in the NBA.

    Quote DoNDaDDa wrote: View Post
    jack is a better anylist then color guy, his singing is just down right annoying...my dog starts howling when he hears it LOL... i also dont like the way he goes on & on about players from the other team...he loves stroking there egos to no end.. i remember 1 game against GS & he was going on soooo much about steph curry i thought he has going to ask him on a date...
    I find Jack far more entertaining and he's just as knowledgeable about the game as Leo, if not more. He's been a coach far longer than Leo. I personally like the fact that he's not a Raptors homer. There are other avenues I can go down any time I need to see heavy Raptors biased viewed of things.

  9. #29
    Raptors Republic Veteran Buddahfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    5,219
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Haven't heard the "Punjabi" call yet this season. I loved the Punjabi call when the Raptors made a three ball a lot better than "Bang On" which sounds like something a carpenter or blacksmith would say or even teenage boys would say when talking about .....................
    Avatar: Riverboat Coffee House 134 Yorkville Ave. billboard of upcoming entertainers - Circa 1960s

    Memories some so sweet, indeed

    Larger Photo of the avatar



    “As a captain, I played furiously. I drew a lot of fouls, but I brought everything I had to every practice and to every game. I left everything on the court because I simply wanted the team to win”
    Quote from well known personality who led their high school team to a state championship.

  10. #30
    Raptors Republic All-Star DoNDaDDa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Rexdale
    Posts
    1,097
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I don't tune in for coaching clinics, bad jokes and the occasional mention of him having a cup of coffee in the NBA.



    I find Jack far more entertaining and he's just as knowledgeable about the game as Leo, if not more. He's been a coach far longer than Leo. I personally like the fact that he's not a Raptors homer. There are other avenues I can go down any time I need to see heavy Raptors biased viewed of things.
    i get what your saying, i agree.. jack knows more about the game then leo..thats why i said hes a great anylist.. but he goes on soo much about other players it gets in the way of the game broadcast.. i dont mind during a break in play.. jack & chuck were a great tandum.. Leo & matt just dont cut it...Triano should be still coaching Canada too not Cleo Rautins

  11. #31
    Raptors Republic All-Star DoNDaDDa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Rexdale
    Posts
    1,097
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Haven't heard the "Punjabi" call yet this season. I loved the Punjabi call when the Raptors made a three ball a lot better than "Bang On" which sounds like something a carpenter or blacksmith would say or even teenage boys would say when talking about .....................
    the superfan prob. slapped him up for that comment LOL while i found it funny.. its prob. not appropriate

  12. #32
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,049
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote DoNDaDDa wrote: View Post
    i get what your saying, i agree.. jack knows more about the game then leo..thats why i said hes a great anylist.. but he goes on soo much about other players it gets in the way of the game broadcast.. i dont mind during a break in play.. jack & chuck were a great tandum.. Leo & matt just dont cut it...Triano should be still coaching Canada too not Cleo Rautins
    Well, another option would be to cut ties with Leo and bring in a former player who played for the team and have him do color. A guy like JYD might be good.

    One question I have is why is there no "average" option in the poll? It's either they're above average to some degree (three times) or they're below average to some degree (two times). What, there wasn't room in there for the middle ground?
    Last edited by Apollo; Mon Dec 6th, 2010 at 01:57 PM.

  13. #33
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    244
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Well, another option would be to cut ties with Leo and bring in a former player who played for the team and have him do color. A guy like JYD might be good.

    One question I have is why is there no "average" option in the poll? It's either they're above average to some degree (three times) or they're below average to some degree (two times). What, there wasn't room in there for the middle ground?
    Because in Toronto, we don't settle for mediocrity.

  14. #34
    Raptors Republic Veteran Buddahfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    5,219
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Well, another option would be to cut ties with Leo and bring in a former player who played for the team and have him do color. A guy like JYD might be good.

    One question I have is why is there no "average" option in the poll? It's either they're above average to some degree (three times) or they're below average to some degree (two times). What, there wasn't room in there for the middle ground?
    I wondered about that after I posted the poll.

    I didn't change that oversight because it is my understanding that while you can edit a post after it is posted you can not edit a poll after it is posted. If I am wrong on this let me know and I will gladly edit the poll and add Average, which as I wrote above was an oversight in leaving it out of the poll options when I posted the poll.
    Avatar: Riverboat Coffee House 134 Yorkville Ave. billboard of upcoming entertainers - Circa 1960s

    Memories some so sweet, indeed

    Larger Photo of the avatar



    “As a captain, I played furiously. I drew a lot of fouls, but I brought everything I had to every practice and to every game. I left everything on the court because I simply wanted the team to win”
    Quote from well known personality who led their high school team to a state championship.

  15. #35
    Raptors Republic All-Star Employee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NORTHCOAST
    Posts
    1,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    When I watch streams of other teams I think Matt is pretty good. Maybe I'm just getting used to him but some teams have some terrible announcers (see Lakers, Los Angeles) .
    Eh follow my TWITTER!

  16. #36
    Raptors Republic Veteran Buddahfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    5,219
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Employee wrote: View Post
    When I watch streams of other teams I think Matt is pretty good. Maybe I'm just getting used to him but some teams have some terrible announcers (see Lakers, Los Angeles) .
    Devlin like all team announcers that survive have personalities and delivery styles designed to best appeal to the locals in their respective cities.

    So if you don't like Los Angeles then you most likely will not like the Los Angeles announcers because Los Angeles is so so different from any place outside of Southern CA.

    Personally I think that Lawler and Smith for the Clippers are great entertainment and Smith really knows his stuff.

    Meyers and Lantz with the Lakes are 150% homers so very few if any NBA fans outside of Lakers fans will like them.

    Spero Dedes who does the Lakes on the radio is good. I have been harassing the Lakers on and off for at least a couple of seasons to replace Meyers will Dedes. So far unfortunately no luck.
    Avatar: Riverboat Coffee House 134 Yorkville Ave. billboard of upcoming entertainers - Circa 1960s

    Memories some so sweet, indeed

    Larger Photo of the avatar



    “As a captain, I played furiously. I drew a lot of fouls, but I brought everything I had to every practice and to every game. I left everything on the court because I simply wanted the team to win”
    Quote from well known personality who led their high school team to a state championship.

  17. #37
    Raptors Republic Rookie
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    20
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Miss the Swirsk ..... His lame calls made the game more fun ....

    I HATE how Matt Devlin is obsessed with all his statistics ... I hate how when a good play happens and Matt Devlin is still busy reading a stat off his paper and doesn't even address the play ...

    I love how Rautins/Armstrong tell Matt at how amazing his knowledge of stats are ... I feel the sarcasm ooozing lol

  18. #38
    Raptors Republic Veteran Buddahfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    5,219
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote jdot22 wrote: View Post
    Miss the Swirsk ..... His lame calls made the game more fun ....

    I HATE how Matt Devlin is obsessed with all his statistics ... I hate how when a good play happens and Matt Devlin is still busy reading a stat off his paper and doesn't even address the play ...

    I love how Rautins/Armstrong tell Matt at how amazing his knowledge of stats are ... I feel the sarcasm ooozing lol
    I will give I believe it was Devlin some credit for hyping Landry Fields though it was close to going over the top. Fields is a good player who still is relatively unappreciated by those who have not watched the Knicks play this season.
    Avatar: Riverboat Coffee House 134 Yorkville Ave. billboard of upcoming entertainers - Circa 1960s

    Memories some so sweet, indeed

    Larger Photo of the avatar



    “As a captain, I played furiously. I drew a lot of fouls, but I brought everything I had to every practice and to every game. I left everything on the court because I simply wanted the team to win”
    Quote from well known personality who led their high school team to a state championship.

  19. #39
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Evans has a very deadpan, monotonous tone that borders on grating. His first year was absolutely unbearable. His banter with Leo about nonsense while the game is happening sucks, they are like "oh yah, oops, there's a game going on".

    Did anyone else notice that against OKC he actually said "and Tyreke Evans comes down with the rebound"...i was like...wtf?? what game is this?? Seriously I think half the time the dude is calling it in. Miss Swirsk alot.

    Bang on!

    There ya go!

    The EMPHATIC dunk!

    and the ever popular Roko Ukic slam..."What arrrreeee you doing???"

  20. #40
    Raptors Republic All-Star Employee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NORTHCOAST
    Posts
    1,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I kinda thought the best thing about Matt is that he obviously says some dumb things some times that make you go, "WTF??"

    I would bet my first born that he didn't mean to yell "Punjabi!!" But he still jokes about it now.
    Eh follow my TWITTER!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •