Best Pair of Announcers

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Which pair of Blazer announcers was best?

  1. Mike & Mike

    60.0%
  2. Callabro & Hurd

    33.3%
  3. Kent & Hurd

    6.7%
  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    I guess there couldn't be a more subjective choice

    bonus points if you can name, without googling, who the play-by-play guy was who worked with Steve Jones

    and would Mike Barrett + Steve Jones + Bill Walton be the most entertaining group ever or a ticket on the loony train?
     
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  2. Pinwheel1

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    It's early still but I have yet to mute Kent and Hurd. They might be boring but at least they are knowledgeable and not irratating. I loved Rice but he could wear on me during blowouts.
     
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  3. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I honestly hate to say it, but I have decided that I hate our current announcers. They talk too fucking much, especially Hurd. How about some actual game analysis instead of running off at the fucking mouth constantly, and stop stepping on the play by play guy. Even though he sucks at it. Neither of these guys seem to have a fucking clue what their job is. Maybe listen to some old Steve Jones tapes?

    I prefer the laid back stylings of Mike and Mike. Or something similar.
     
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    What a screw job Calabro did on us. How do you fire a lifelong blazer fan like Barrett for 3-4 years of Calabro?
     
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  5. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    What about my guy Pete Pranica? 0985C679-192E-4CF4-BEFD-985014371303.jpeg
     
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    The TV bias here is painful, where is Wheels & Rice?
     
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  7. julius

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    Hurd is fine. Kent tries too hard to say clever and cute things that are neither clever or cute.
     
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    Kent’s continual use of first and last name, plus the Junior for Trent and Jones is irritating as hell. You’d think he worked at DMV or something. Somebody give those guys a nickname and give Kent a chance to catch a breath.

    Other than that, Hurd and Kent are okay. I don’t get too caught up in the announcers game, but I think the all-time worst was Pat Lafferty. I used to call him “Laugh-at-me”.
     
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  9. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    The best tandem I enjoyed on the rad was Schonz & Pinball.
     
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    M&M by far. But I will admit some of that is clouded by sentimental value.

    I thought Calabro was objectively great at the job, and I enjoyed his calls on huge plays. I greatly dislike Hurd, and I dislike Kent even more. The combination of Hurd and Kent just sounds so amateurish to me.
     
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    Wheels and rice would be good. Would just need to use the radio broadcast...

    I picked Mike and Mike. I think Kent will be fine. Just need somebody else with better chops as his partner.

    Barrett would be good. What's the deal there anyway? Did he put the moves on the wrong person or something?
     
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  12. BBert

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    God I wish we had Wheels on the TV play by play. It's remote anyway, so no travel issues, and he'd be a 1000 percent improvement.
     
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    Loved Calabro before he came here. Hated him here.

    Glad MB is gone.

    Miss Rice.

    Really liking Hurd.

    Kent is super meh. Good pbp guys are hard to come by.
     
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    Exactly. How is Kent supposed to learn to do play by play with diarrhea mouth doing all the talking?
     
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    I think the covid season must be tough to call from the broadcast booth....I like Hurd and Kent...Kent is settling into the role and still calls a game like he hosts talkin' ball but he'll get it together...I'll cut him some slack for a rookie season behind the mike. Hurd is a natural to me.....that being said, I listen to Demers and Holton on the radio.....they are really good but not Wheels good
     
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    A couple of areas where I would like to offer Kent some constructive feedback:

    Although I haven't noticed it as much lately, at first he would say 'player x' "tries to pass the ball" or "tries to get up a shot" on seemingly every play. No, the player actually did do those things, whether or not they were successful.

    Which leads to my current peeve: If I were to take a shot if Jim Beam every time Kent says the words "...can't get it up", I'd pass out before the end of the game. I mean, Freudian?

    :cheers:
     
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    I voted for m&m, but like kent better than colabro. Colabro tried too hard to be witty.
     
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    I didn't realize how much I liked Mike and Mike until they were gone.
     
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    Listening to Kent and Hurd is like watching paint dry.
     
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    Mike and mike were the best.

    Kent can be a little rough and hurd is meh for me.

    Improvement from when Calabro was calling games because I wouldn't even watch the blazers on tv anymore.
     

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