Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Matt & Jack- All Time Lows
As if watching our team wasn't painful enuff this year, is anyone else finding it virtually unbearable listening to these morons talk this year. I used to be a big Jack fan, even met him and he was great. But come on.
There was a span in the late 3rd period where they rambled on for 7 minutes about other teams, NBA history, their karaoke CD, etc etc. It was nauseating, i actually yelled at my TV "shut the F up". Twice they interjected by saying the score...and then back to drivel.
I can understand if their wank producers are telling them to kill time, but personally, i would rather just hear the play by play without their mindless annoying banter. I find Paul Jones and E Smith do way better on their radio broadcast.
I feel like writing a letter to Rogers or TSN or whomever can address it. What do you guys think?
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Raptors Republic All-Star
Obviously they are going to do 99% play by play on the radio; there is no video. They can't get away with taking about other stuff for 7 min.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Raptors Republic Starter
I agree, their banter is garbage. I do not want to listen to them sing Bon Jovi (WTF?), talk about their stupid teeshirt (which is WEAK) or anyhthing else but whats happening on the floor. I'm sick of paying a small fortune to watch these games on 37 different channels (which you can't get on a single value pack from Rogers) and missing on court action cuz the broadcasters are getting caught up in themselves. The idiots in the truck really need to stop giving them so much face time too. I watch a lot of non raps games and you notice most of the other broadcasters don't get on TV too often.
I really hate Devlin. I'd get a "#7 is the G.O.A.T." tattoo if it'd get Dev off the air. Such a tool. If only the radio cast wasn't delayed a couple of seconds, I'd turn off my tv audio and crank the stereo.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie
It's a tough job with a losing team...I also have it on good authority that the "truck" is instructed to replay only positive plays which explains the disjointed coverage of the game (a peeve). It also means the TV play by play guys have very little to talk about that is relevant. Count the times one of the play by play guys starts talking about a poor Raps play that just happened...but the video replay shows a positive play three possessions old (over and over).
Devlin is actually quite good when he does the non-Raptor playoffs games...they hire him for a reason.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 01:21 PM
I don't mind at all. Every sports commentator talks about other stuff during the broadcast they call plays and fill it out with other stuff.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 01:40 PM
What really bugs me is after a basket or other play, the video cuts to a coach, bench player, fan, etc head shot when the play is going the other way. Do they not realize play doesn't stop after a score like in hockey? And what is with all the head shots? Are they trying to be Fox Sports? Gawd I hate Fox Sports.....
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 01:41 PM