Season is almost over, opinions on Calabro and Hurd?

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  1. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I think Rice was a lot like Schonz...didn't realize his time had come. Great basketball mind, incredible sense of humor, but the guy is pushing 80 I think. It was time.
     
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    you've never listened to a Jon Barry broadcast I take it?
     
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    I'm really honored I got to meet Schonz and Rice last season at the meet and greet...great guys. Lot of heart.
     
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    He's on 2k and I think he sucks.
     
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    "I liked what NO just did there"

    calabro, you fucking jackass. who the hell are you announcing and rooting for??? sure as hell isn't the blazers.
     
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    "Cousins has been good tonight."

    No shit Sherlock, he's one of the best centers in the NBA! He's good every night.
     
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    I listened to the game on the radio while driving home. Now I am re-watching it on TV. WO Wheels,......The TV broadcast is 100 times better.
     
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    Damn u want him to be all the way homer huh? Eww

    Give me the fair guy all the time, I don’t like those irrational homer fans who can’t even be objective once in a blue moon
     
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    Calabro is still better than Barrett who always sounded like he was on the verge of a mid life crisis.

    It's mike rice who I miss.
     
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    Rice always made me laugh with his off topic psycho babble. Cracked me up every game. Barrett really had to work to keep him in the game.
     
  11. StumptownHoliday

    StumptownHoliday Y'all know what time it is.

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    You guys are way too hard on Hurd and Calabro. Mike and Mike were relics of a past time... they're gone... get over it.
     
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    I think, for me, it's the realization that they are going towards a generation younger than I. If hurd just talks basketball and stops trying to make a nickname for everything on the court, I'm cool with him. Otherwise, he's trying to dumb down the broadcast when his basketball input is really good.

    I really wanted Calabaro cause of how I liked his calls on national radio. As a local guy, he's not good at all. I have no idea what switched, but to me he's not the right fit.
     
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    StumptownHoliday Y'all know what time it is.

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    All fair points, Strenuus. That feeling of growing beyond the younger demographic is a difficult one, so I empathize.

    I think Hurd is a bright guy with a rather clever sense of humor and the ability to intertwine modern lingo with what is, ostensibly, an old tradition in the city of Portland (a Blazers Basketball broadcast).

    I have listened to a lot of the best Calabro calls on YouTube, and in a lot of ways, I agree with your sentiment on him. I do think he's capable of more, but I also think a lot of it is due to not yet having the opportunity to be the voice of the Trail Blazers while they're actually on an elite run towards a title. I guarantee, if that ever happens during his tenure, people will fall in love with him and never want him to move back to the Seattle franchise he'd inevitably leave us for.
     
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    See what I'm talking about when I say they get hate for the stupidest shit ?

    Thank you
     
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    You sir, are correct. Have you tried watching the Rockets broadcast? Holy shit. I end up watching a lot of opposing team's feeds and there are only two that I can't watch: Rockets and Celtics. The Houston feed is so homerish that I just can't even listen to it. Boston's feed is just Tommy Heinsohn being a Masshole. We have it good.
     
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    Four games in and someone is already saying "Season almost over" damn soccer mom fans. :breakdance:
     
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    I never cared much for the Mike’s. Barrett was as cntertaining as vanilla, Rice’s obsession with players haircuts wasn’t as funny as he thought. The combination felt very small town. The complaining in here seems to have more to do with change than actual quality. It’s kinda like Van Halen vs Van Hagar. It’s just different. (let’s just ignore Gary Cherone that’s what’s happening on the radio right now).
     
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    It's funny to hear people who complained about how much Mike and Mike were homers now praise them for being good.
     
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    I wasnt the biggest fan of Calabro and Hurd last year. But I'm happy with them now. I'd still rather have Barrett paired up with one of them, but Calabro and Hurd are enjoyable now.
     

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