Trail Blazers hire Travis Demers as radio play by play broadcaster

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  1. BoBoBREWSKI

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    Good for him. He's got some tough shoes to fill though.
     
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    I like Travis but honestly...... I just don't think he's good enough to be the main guy. He doesn't have the gravitas that Wheels or Schonz have. I don't listen to the radio as much as I used to, but I know I'm not the only one who wants to hear Wheels call after a significant event like Dame's shot against OKC. I just don't think I'm going to care what Travis' call is from something like that. I think Travis is a fine radio personality, I sometimes listen to him and Chad in the afternoons, but to be the main play by play guy you have to be almost larger than life.
     
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    I like the hire. I had hopes that they'd bring back Brian eventually
     
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    Feels like Jeff Garcia replacing Steve Young. After consecutive hall-of-fame talents, the next guy is gonna be a bit of a step-down. And that's not a knock on Travis, just a fact of life. Blazer fans have been incredibly lucky to have Schonz and Wheels for a 50-year span.
     
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    I can let you all know that THE HCP was in strong consideration for the job. Maybe next time.
     
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    It says "play by play", not "janitor"
     
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    You know what I just noticed, you never have anything nice to say about me, or towards me FAMS. All this time, I thought we were boys. I'll blame it on the dog days of summer.
     
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    Yeah but I feel like they could have looked more thoroughly. They have been dealing with Wheels health for over a year now..... two years? I think they just took the easy route on this one.
     
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    I really, really like travis, it’s big shoes to fill, but with time I think he’ll be fine.
     
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    Meh I think they know radio isn't a big deal anymore with the rise of technology radio isn’t a popular platform like it use to be
     
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    Im gonna go quickly back and delete all those nice things I've said about you, so it fits this description. hehehe

    Like, Heavy D and the Boys..I got nothing but love for you HCP.

    (btw, funny seeing how heavy Heavy D was in this video, considering how much weight he lost before he passed)
     
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    This is alright. Not great but Travis did an okay job last year and will likely get better.

    I was really hoping they'd just move Calabro to radio, oh well. I guess we have to hear about player's tootsies being set for the foreseeable future.
     
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    It's tough to sub and only broadcast on the road like he's done before....I think it was the logical hire...Michael Holton got a lot better filling Tone's spot with Wheels and I didn't think he had the chops until he did....I wonder if Holton will do the cast with him? To call a game at the Moda Center is much more inspiring than the road gig in my view and Travis has not had that experience much
     
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    it also doen't say "play with clay"
     
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    I like the hire. I think Travis got better and better as the season went on so I think it's safe to assume he'll continue to improve.
     
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    Travis put in the work, so good on him. Can they please kick Chad off the 5th quarter though?
     
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    When Wheels took over it took a couple seasons for him to earn many listeners approval. I was one.
    Same with our TV guys, they are now earning their acceptability for many as replacements for Rice & ? cant remember his name.
     
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    But for FIVE YEARS... he was so nice. LORD HE WAS LOVEY-DOVEY.
     
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