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He has to be by far my favorite announcer. And we win every time he announces our games. So therefore I think UW should hire him as our permanent announcer.
The run by MB with the big stiff arm, what word does he say right before MB run into the end zone? Was it ROCKET?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by UWBadgers27 16 months ago
Ugh. I'm totally the other way. Makes really boisterous ESPNesque commentary, is incessantly over-dramatic, and consistently under prepared.
He tried to make the point at least three times about how "Bielema always will run up the score." Really?
I just want him because when he gets excited it's hilarious. Like when he screamed last year when Duckworth made that big catch
I hate him. He's the least knowledgable guy in the business in both football and basketball. He's been doing basketball for years and is still appallingly inept.
I agree. I can't stand him.
Absolutely horrendous. No knowledge of the game and inconsistent commentary. I can scream at stuff that happens to, can I have Gus' job?
If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
This is the thing though, as a play-by-play broadcaster, you're not supposed to provide commentary. That's what the other guy is for.
In TV, your job is to add objective value to what we are seeing with our eyes. He does not do this.
If you don't know who any of the players are or can't pronounce their names, and know nothing of either team beyond national perception, you have no business broadcasting.
ESPN has created this formula in sports news that makes eloquence, charm, preparation, and objectivity needless... If you can yell taglines in a wacky voice, infuriate your audience and be unreasonable, or pander to traditional powers and mass markets, you're golden.
Fox adopted this model long ago, but has taken it to another level. Petros and Gus on the same crew embodies this. Gross.
Petros is very good, but he is a Pac 10 guy, so its not that fare for him to do a Big Ten game 24 hours after doing another game.
Gus is notorious for not doing that much prep, but I couldnt care less. I dont need announcers for incite, I just want them to add atmosphere to the game. Gus is the best at it. Who would you prefer, Joe Buck? If you say yes, then we can just go ahead and ignore anything you have to say about announcers because he is the king of hacks.
Petros is kind of a shock jock, is more what I was getting at. He certainly knows what he's talking about and he did a good job last night, inasmuch as they didn't give him an opportunity to be obnoxious.
Buck is infinitely better than Gus as a traditional play-by-play broadcaster. His... err... sleaziness wholly undoes that, though.
That's what makes Gus so good, that he isnt like any one else. Again, no one makes a big play more exciting then Gus. Stokley's touchdown, Chris Johnson's "running away from the cops speed, Duckworth's catch were all great played put over the top by Gus's call.
Certainly, you can't dispute that (even though he admittedly steals most of his lines).
It's the "not huge" moments, and the moments where he tries to make not huge moments huge, where he plainly suffers.
If he could assume a 'closer' role and just call the last three minutes of games, I'm sure I'd like him.
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