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Who's better?

Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
5
71%
Joe Buck/Troy Aikman
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29%
 
Total votes: 7

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Post by Bar Rat » Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:54 pm

Which team is better?

I think Buck/Aikman... they keep it to the game.

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Post by cgarison » Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:33 pm

Buck/Aikman is always anti-Eagles so they do not hit my book for being a good team.
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Post by Dave Allen » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:16 pm

No question its Aikman/Buck. I'm listening to Bryant Gumbell now on the NFL network. I never could stand the guy. He really is bad at play by play. I would like to see Mike Patrick (WV native) and former ESPN guy. Always liked him.

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Post by sportsvoice » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:17 pm

daveinthemorning wrote:No question its Aikman/Buck. I'm listening to Bryant Gumbell now on the NFL network. I never could stand the guy. He really is bad at play by play. I would like to see Mike Patrick (WV native) and former ESPN guy. Always liked him.

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Therefore I am listening to the Westwood One radio feed via Sirius Satellite Radio. The announce team is Dick Enberg, Sam Wyche, and Bonnie Bernstein on sideline. Guess I could sample Broncos or KC radio teams if I wanted to.

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Post by Ace Purple » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:59 pm

I'm a Jim Nantz fan. Joe Buck does a good job, though his sanctimonious outburst following the Randy Moss "pretend to moon the crowd" celebration really soured me to him.

Bryant Gumbel is a legit jerk (as I've mentioned before) and an overrated broadcaster. At least he's on a channel that I can only watch at my brother's house (the NFL Network games are another rant for another day.)
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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:24 pm

Both teams are pretty damn good but I gave the edge to Nantz/Simms because Nantz stays calm and in perspective all the time. Aikman keeps getting better.

Why would anyone pay to hear Bryant Gumbel? :x

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Post by Bar Rat » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:51 pm

Dr. Whiplash wrote:Why would anyone pay to hear Bryant Gumbel? :x
I don't know. And it sucks to miss games, but I can't stand him.

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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:09 pm

Bar Rat wrote:I don't know. And it sucks to miss games, but I can't stand him.
Yeah, you could always turn down the audio, maybe find a radio feed. I just react viscerally to even seeing his name. Biggest asshole I've ever met and I really don't expect to meet a bigger one. Truly a sphincter deluxe.

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Post by Mark Hallburn » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:14 pm

Not a John Madden fan... He brings down every team he's been on... But then I don't appeal to his target audience...


Nantz/Buck is good....

My all-time favorite was Vin Scully/George Allen. Vin can paint pictures with words better than anyone. Allen had the color and could break down a game better than most. A GREAT team.... Scully also is a Hall of Fame baseball announcer... But he can captivate you as he describes grass growing.... No one is better than Vin Scully!

Also, Dick Enberg in his L.A. Rams days was great.... I understand he is doing NFL radio again these days....
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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:40 pm

Mark Hallburn wrote:Not a John Madden fan... He brings down every team he's been on... But then I don't appeal to his target audience...
Which is, uh, football fans?
Nantz/Buck is good....
But what about Simms/Aikman?

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Post by Arp2 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:23 pm

Is there a reason Al & John isn't an option?
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Post by Dave Allen » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:41 pm

I was always a fan of Summerall/Madden. I also like Siragusa's sideline (end zone) work
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Post by cgarison » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:45 pm

Arp2 wrote:Is there a reason Al & John isn't an option?
They do not have the chemistry that they had with their former on air co-hosts. Summerall/Madden was a classic.

Plus, Sunday Night Football has been terrible this year and the commentary has not helped any.
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Post by Dr. Whiplash » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:40 am

Arp2 wrote:Is there a reason Al & John isn't an option?
Saw yesterday that Al & John ranked 10th overall last week; 7th 18-49.

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Post by Ace Purple » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:57 am

Bill Simmons (the Boston Sports Guy) has an excellent article on ESPN's Page 2 about his favorite NFL broadcast teams:

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Post by Zak Tyler » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:40 pm

daveinthemorning wrote:I was always a fan of Summerall/Madden. I also like Siragusa's sideline (end zone) work
definitely on both counts. i think tony's reports hit straight at the football FAN. the inside slant. what it's like to BE the nfl player on the field. something none of the other player/commentators really quite pull off. terry and howie are close. but still too much "big time/above that" on their parts. but i love the chemistry and personality of the Fox pre game. i reserve my comments on jimmie because he was unfairly pre-judged in my mind LONG before he was ever a TV commentator. (being a skins fan since 1978)
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