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#1 Radar

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

This guy has brought me to the point of hardly caring to listen to Sabres broadcast if he's on. This guy has to be the worst in the league. I'm sure he's probably a nice person but I find it impossible to listen to him on radio. TV at least you can see where the play is. Radio no idea. When there is a goal it's an almost "oh, by the way they scored" 10 seconds later. On power plays no idea time left or where the play is. Please find a replacement.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:30 PM

Honestly, he would improve exponentially in my eyes simply by saying "Scores!" when the puck goes in the net. It's not hard! It's more annoying than I ever would have thought it would be, to see the puck go in and just hear him trailing off on some random sentence. It's incredibly anticlimactic and makes for an uninteresting broadcast.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

I like him on tv but I can't follow him on radio. 



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

That is a supremely weird habit of his -- to string together a sentence or two before stating that a goal was scored.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:50 PM

That is a supremely weird habit of his -- to string together a sentence or two before stating that a goal was scored.


Frustrating when listening AND watching.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

Last night it took him 15 seconds to say the opening puck had dropped.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:53 PM

I like him on tv but I can't follow him on radio.


This. Didn't really understand the complaints until I listened without pictures.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

I like him on tv but I can't follow him on radio.

That's because on tv you're not depending on someone to tell you much. Frankly I can tolerate him on tv but he's not good period.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:09 PM

Paul Hamilton is better, but we've already established that.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

This guy has brought me to the point of hardly caring to listen to Sabres broadcast if he's on. This guy has to be the worst in the league. I'm sure he's probably a nice person but I find it impossible to listen to him on radio. TV at least you can see where the play is. Radio no idea. When there is a goal it's an almost "oh, by the way they scored" 10 seconds later. On power plays no idea time left or where the play is. Please find a replacement.

 

You gotta believe me: he's far from the worst in the league. There is much worse.  So much worse.  We're spoiled with Rick.  He's dynamic, exciting, knowledgeable, lovable, and even for a homer, professional.  He's a Hall of Famer. I know Dan isn't exciting, especially compared to RIck, but he's far from the worst.

 

A year ago, somebody somewhere tabulated the worst/best.  Buffalo somehow only ended up 10th (we're easily top five).  Paul Stiegerwald, everybody:

 

Calling the wrong score:

 

Hobey Baker death in joke in poor taste:

 

Bitching about the Islanders:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCVzniSBhrQ

 

Stiegerwald was pulled from the booth this year.  And that's just one guy in Pittsburgh.  Fox Sports PTDucks' broadcast is dogshit from top to bottom.  Bruins' Jack Edwards is such a ###### homer it makes my ears (and referees' ears) bleed.  Mike I-Fall-Asleep-When-The-Opponent-Scores Haynes still has a job in Colorado.  The list goes on and on.  We have it really good in Buffalo.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

Hobey Baker death in joke in poor taste:

 

I'm the first person to laugh at a tasteless joke, but that's just awful.  :(



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

That Hobey Baker joke was hilarious.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:18 PM

I didn't think it was tasteless or funny. Then again this joke makes me roll on the floor.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:19 PM

Ya, it wasn't the worst joke I've heard.

Also, he says "scores".

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:35 PM

Honestly, he would improve exponentially in my eyes simply by saying "Scores!" when the puck goes in the net. It's not hard! It's more annoying than I ever would have thought it would be, to see the puck go in and just hear him trailing off on some random sentence. It's incredibly anticlimactic and makes for an uninteresting broadcast.

 

hahahaha when i saw this topic, i figured this was what it was about as it was brought up last night in the GDT, and i came in to say just that. He doesn't really bother me too much, i don't think hes the leagues worst and as a sideline reporter i think he does excellent, his PBP drops off a bit, but i get so annoyed with the "Scores" call! Made me laugh,



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:35 PM

That's because on tv you're not depending on someone to tell you much. Frankly I can tolerate him on tv but he's not good period.

For sure, I have fundamentally different requirements from a good TV announcer versus a radio one, and I can understand why some might not like him on TV too but that's a pretty subjective debate - for example, find me 3 non-Sabres fans that don't HATE when they have to listen to RJ call. I would have a hard time doing so and I think he's one of the best ever



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:58 PM

hahahaha when i saw this topic, i figured this was what it was about as it was brought up last night in the GDT, and i came in to say just that. He doesn't really bother me too much, i don't think hes the leagues worst and as a sideline reporter i think he does excellent, his PBP drops off a bit, but i get so annoyed with the "Scores" call! Made me laugh,


Haha exactly.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:04 PM

I didn't think it was tasteless or funny. Then again this joke makes me roll on the floor.


His delivery of the line makes it apparent he thought it was just not appropriate but he said it anyway, which just made it worse.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:07 PM

^ Ya. They didn't wear it well.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

Dudes been dead for a hundred years. It was funny to me.

That Ray Donovan joke was funny too.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

And a pass and a tip and ohhhhhhh......


So what happen Mr Dunleavy?







"Penguins shot goes in on a tip by...."












So they scored? Ok.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

Dudes been dead for a hundred years. It was funny to me.

That Ray Donovan joke was funny too.

On the surface, yes it is funny, but his two sons in the room had been molested by a priest. Mickey had the wrong audience.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:41 PM

On the surface, yes it is funny, but his two sons in the room had been molested by a priest. Mickey had the wrong audience.


Hahaha! Oh man

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:21 AM

It's preseason

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:24 AM

And a pass and a tip and ohhhhhhh......


So what happen Mr Dunleavy?







"Penguins shot goes in on a tip by...."












So they scored? Ok.

 

:wallbash:



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:09 AM

This guy has brought me to the point of hardly caring to listen to Sabres broadcast if he's on. This guy has to be the worst in the league. I'm sure he's probably a nice person but I find it impossible to listen to him on radio. TV at least you can see where the play is. Radio no idea. When there is a goal it's an almost "oh, by the way they scored" 10 seconds later. On power plays no idea time left or where the play is. Please find a replacement.

Many broadcasters are like this...it's because there is too much chatter during the games. When I was younger the analyst didn't speak until there was a stoppage in play. Now Rob Ray is talking during the stoppage and continues during the faceoff and while play is going on. It's ridiculous and I can tell RJ is irritated



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

I get root sports and watch a fair bit of the Pens. I'd take Paul over Dan, hands down.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:26 AM

I get root sports and watch a fair bit of the Pens. I'd take Paul over Dan, hands down.

Paul Hamilton over Dan Dunleavy? 

 

As much as I still loathe Hamilton for his shoddy Reinhart article, his play by play is pretty solid. 



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

Paul Hamilton over Dan Dunleavy?

As much as I still loathe Hamilton for his shoddy Reinhart article, his play by play is pretty solid.


Are you kidding? Hamilton is a giant douche of the strawberry fields order. Honestly, he is the most annoying media member in buffalo. The guy is so pompous and full of himself. His references to his club hockey days in the Midwest 30 years ago as if that gives him some kind of hockey cred are gag- inducing. I can't stand his smug fat voice and face.


Edited by korab rules, 20 September 2017 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:46 AM

I actually thought Koziol did a decent job when the feed went down that one time.

I don't mind Dunleavy, but he does need to say goal or scores or something.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:11 PM

Are you kidding? Hamilton is a giant douche of the strawberry fields order. Honestly, he is the most annoying media never in buffalo. The guy is so pompous and full of himself. His references to his club hockey days in the Midwest 30 years ago as if that guves him some kind of hockey cred are gag- inducing. I cant' stand his smug fat voice and face.


Couldn't agree more. His call is almost Sylvester like. Does he still brag about trying out for the 1980 Olympic team? Hey Paul, so did about 10,000 other guys.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

I actually thought Koziol did a decent job when the feed went down that one time.
I don't mind Dunleavy, but he does need to say goal or scores or something.

You're, in my mind, very generous. Nothing Dunleavy does as a play by play guy is close to acceptable. Worst I've suffered listening to b far.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:14 PM

I agree that Dunleavy is borderline un-listenable over the radio, it's impossible to follow the game the way he calls it.

 

If Pegula wants to put his billions to good use he should look into cloning RJ.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:16 PM

Dudes been dead for a hundred years. It was funny to me.

That Ray Donovan joke was funny too.

 

I had a chuckle to at that joke, but I'm horribly sarcastic person.  And I love dark humour.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:20 PM

I agree that Dunleavy is borderline un-listenable over the radio, it's impossible to follow the game the way he calls it.
 
If Pegula wants to put his billions to good use he should look into cloning RJ.

Amen.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:25 PM

Big shoes to fill.

 

Honestly, he's not that bad.  But he doesn't describe play the way a radio guy would, and RJ, a radio guy, has spoiled us.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:40 PM

My hope is that after RJ calls the Sabres Clinching the Cup and decides to return for good, that a separate radio only broadcaster is hired.

Thoughts about Don Stevens possibly getting promoted?