Season is almost over, opinions on Calabro and Hurd?

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  1. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    He didn't see the bottom part! HA!
     
  2. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    I've grown to like them a lot.

    Upgrade, even though Mike/Mike are Blazer legends.
     
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    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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    Couldn't agree more. I hear a lot of casual fans have dropped off as well because of Seattlebro.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Hurd has become GREAT.

    Calabro fucking sucks.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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

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    He just won some award for best announcer! I'm getting used to him more and more. Even when he was a Sonic he was a bit shaky I thought but it seemed the whole association crowned him best of the best.
    If he could call a team in SeaTac he'd leave us in a nano second!
     
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    VanillaGorilla Well-Known Member

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    The firing of Mike and Mike was a big reason I lost interest in watching Blazer games for the past couple years. Hurd is okay but Calabro is completely awful.
     
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    Good to see you regardless! Heard the same from a number of fans.
     
  9. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    Hurd is an absolute nerd. I don't like that.

    Kevin is a tool who wishes he was still up in Seattle.

    I miss Mike and Mike.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Brooke and Holton try it out and see what they got. Or maybe Brooke and Jordan Kent? Or Kent and Holton?

    I like Holton. Seems like a down-to-earth guy. And Brooke is a sweetheart with, IIRC, broadcasting experience....but I could be wrong there.

    But I suppose it could be worse than Calabro and Hurd. I just want to try someone else; preferably people that have been here and know the team.
     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    Calabro and Hurd are fine. They give more detailed description than Barrett and Rice, although I liked them too.

    The fast talking is New York City style, but necessary to get in all the detail.
     
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    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    "Unconshow?" Seriously? Jesus, Calabro is awful.
     
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    Personally I don’t give a shit about either but I’d prefer to have Rebecca back out of anyone.

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    I will say that Rice was more entertaining than Calabro and Hurd combined.
     
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    Sorry, but those are terrible combinations for game commentators...
     
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    HUMOR and ANECDOTES

    For me it seems the two now try and force humor.

    While obviously over the top, guys like Walton, and even Rice have great stories. I don't need to hear Hurd talk about something I just saw, or Calabro explaining what I'm seeing. I need fun. Guys Like Barnett are a great example. Throws in humorous stories in the broadcast.
     
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    How do you know? To my knowledge, none of them have ever even tried to commentate a Blazer game.
     
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    How do you know Brooke couldnt play in the NBA? To my knowledge. Shes never tried to play in an NBA game...
     
  17. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    That's the dumbest strawman you've ever used in the years I've been here. Is there any chance you could actually answer the question?
     
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    Its hyperbole, but applicable.

    You think someone with 0 experience calling play-by-play could come in and do it for an NBA team better than someone who's been doing it for decades? Seriously?

    Jordan Kent has little experience either, so you expect him to be a good color commentator?

    Sideline reporting isnt directly transferable to game commentary... Some can do both but just because someone can give a news report doesnt mean they can call a basketball game.

    People love to hate on our broadcasters. They're not bad.
     
  19. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    I didn't say they could do it better. All I've said is that I wouldn't mind seeing them get a chance.
     
  20. Pinwheel1

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    That is a head scratcher for me. Rebecca's interview style bugged me. (Just the way she talked) Brooke on the other hand is the best we have ever had.
     

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