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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    Almost as if they just take contrarian positions against something the team does...
     
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    chris_in_pdx OLD SCHOOL

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    If anything, I think Calabro has swung a little too hard to the homer side in his first broadcasts of this year. He's really turning up his hype when a Blazer does something good. And ever since middle last season, I thought Hurd was going to grow into an excellent color guy.

    And if Mike Barrett can somehow swing getting an MLB team to Portland, then I retroactively cheer his firing by the Blazers.
     
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    I think the main thing missing right now is that years of rapport from working together almost exclusively. The Mikes has that which accounted for some entertaining banter. Callabro and Hurd still sound a little forced that way but it’s smoothing out. And Brooke really seems integral in the team more than any sideline reporter I can remember.
     
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    Yeah I’m over calabro. In a vacuum he’s good, would be a solid national broadcaster, but dude, feel free to get excited about the home team. For example, his call on the Vonleh dunk from today. Zzzzzzzz.

    Starting to make me miss Barrett, who I wasn’t crazy about either.
     
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    They got pretty hyped about the Nurk And1. They actually get pretty hyped about a lot of plays but w/e, you see what you want to see
     
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    After watching a couple of nationally broadcast games, We should feel grateful for what we have. A great balance of play by play and color commentating that is far superior to many of the broadcasting crews around.

    Always have love for the Mikes, but nothing remains forever and it could have been much worse as shown by espn and tnt.
    I really like these guys.
     
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    They’re much much better than listening to the players only broadcasts. How many times did we have to hear Isaiah Thomas talk about Dwyane Wade’s “wine”?
     
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    Or how he would stop a player if he was in the game? The game isnt even close to the same anymore. He would have fouled out by halftime without major adjustments from the 80’s style he was used to.
     
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    those guys rambled on an on and weren't interested in broadcasting the game.
     
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    I like that Calabro and Hurd mostly keep it upbeat and fun sometimes to a fault. I think they are settling in as many fans are with them.
     
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    I like Hurd quite a bit, Calabro has a good voice for it, but also seems to get things wrong quite frequently. I think they're getting better overall though.
     
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    Hey, I like Aminu (C&H) OK, but Lillard is a LOT better (M&M).
     
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    I was watching some layman highlights. Fear the Turtle is annoying as fuccccck
     
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    WTF does “fear the turtle” even mean anyway?
     
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    It's always interesting at the start of the season when NBA league pass has a free week and you get an opportunity to listen to other teams broadcasters. We have been fortunate in that department compared to many of the other broadcasting teams as there are some really bad ones. mike and Mike were solid and easy to listen to and Calabro and Hurd have gotten much better.
     
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    More I listen to him, less I like Calabro.
     
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    OMG, listening to Isaiah ... I thought I was being punished for a life's worth of sins.
     
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    Players only broadcasts are a joke to the media industry. Maybe we should have them televise games between ESPN broadcasters and TNT and let the players only do those games.
     
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