Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 04:01 PM
LMAO, well said! I friggin HATE Rod Black man! Like, can MLSE not just hire some former NBA player, ie, JYD or hell Alvin Williams to comment. Put them through broadcasting 101, etc. Devlin is like Ron Burgundy, he doesn't know SHI*. I feel bad for Jack, I think half the time he is drunk anyways so who cares.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie
I used to think Armstrong had kind of a "drunken white Bill Cosby" charm, but yeah it seems to be getting a little out of hand lately. I honestly think they hit rock bottom when Jack and Matt were flossing those ridiculous t-shirts over top of their suit jackets. They looked absurd, and the look on Doug Smith's face said it all.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Raptors Republic Veteran
I have been complaining about Devlin for awhile. I just cant handle his sense of humour, oratorical drone, salesman demeanor, hand movements, leading questions and forced tonal elevation on a Weemsical dunk. But above all its the asinine banter while I am pissed about how the game is going (in the dumper mostly) that I detest the most...and he is dragging Jack right into the muck. I once came upon a telecast when they were into one of these nonsensical digressions and all I wanted was the score (which the telecast for some reason wasnt putting up on the screen while they were bantering. Irritating. These guys are trying to put lipstick on a pig and think they are being diversionary. Why was it that the Swirsk left again? At least the guy came across genuine...nerdy and pompous in an endearing smurfy way.
Excuse the rant. It is a game. And these are the Raptors. I know...or keep telling myself.
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 04:23 PM
No dude, you are totally right. At least with Swirsk, when we were getting blown out, he would keep calling the game, and interject with comments directly related to the Raps players and the team, etc. Matt and Jack are terrible now, they literally pick some topic and go with it.
Did anyone here this last night- "hey, here's a # you can't dispute, the great one Wayne Gretzky turned 50 today"
Seriously??? Like, I know we are losing, but just call the f*cking game. If i wanted to watch Gretzky BS i would turn it on TSN where they were playing Gretzky wankbank footage all day!
Thu Jan 27th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Raptors Republic Starter
LOL @ the Wayne Gretzy birthday shout out. haha
so yeah anyone else notice sonny weems get his ankles broken twice last night?
Ouch! That seriously hurt.
Fri Jan 28th, 2011, 01:21 AM