Al Harrington?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by easybuckets, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. aurora

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    This is true. Until I found this forum, the extent of my basketball education was just by osmosis watching games. Hubie does pass on alot of knowledge about basic things during the game:the shot clock, 24 second violations, loose ball fouls, what is a hand check etc.-- the basics to understand and appreciate the game. Some of the ex-player analysts assume that the fans already know that stuff because it's all second nature to them. Charles and Kenny do that alot, but then Ernie reels them back in and translates basketballese for the viewers.
     
  2. easybuckets

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    The antique I was referring to is David Stern. He needs to encourage the media to hire less annoying announcers. If you want to learn the basketball rules, buy a book or go on the net. The majority of basketball fans don't need constant commentary on the same subjects over and over and over and over again for the whole game.
     
  3. CloudWalker

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    I disagree. I think the average basketball fan knows very little when it comes to the minor nuances and underlying influences of the game.

    Unfortunately, you and I are already fans of the game, and announcers we find annoying are not going to make us stop loving the game. Hubie is catering to the new fans, and the folks out there that are not fans yet. They need someone, and Hubie is their guy. Whether or not we like him is inconsequential because he isn't there for us.

    Catering to current fans isn't going to increase shareholder wealth as much as an increased fan base will.
     
  4. roscoe36

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    This is why I turn the volume off and participate in the PF chats during the game. I only listen to Mark Champion on the radio, Blaha if I had a good day or Walton if I am feeling saucy. Teachers like Collins and Brown are blowhards (different from Walton, because they actually take themselves seriously).
     
  5. CloudWalker

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    I used to enjoy the Marv,Fratello, Kerr trio myself.

    Danny Ainge was also fun to listen to when teams started getting shafted by the refs, he didn't pull any punches.

    Of course Blaha will always be my favorite, but that's me being biased.
     
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    My personal bias is for the solid gold combo of Blaha and Mahorn. :nod:
     
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    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

    Mahorn and Laimbeer. That would be awesome. I can see a fistfight break out between the two of them after the third Q.
     
  8. CloudWalker

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    Vinnie could always rush into the fray and punch his least favorite of the two in the back of the head while they aren't looking.:nod:
     
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    I heard that the Pistons hired Mahorn as a nutritional consultant to Cheikh Samb.
     
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    Hubie's the bomb... it depends if you want to learn about the game or be entertained by "characters"... Hubie will teach the game.
     
  11. BillLaimbeer

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    Yea, they were pleased with his previous work helping develop Chuck Nevitt.
     
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    Mahorn's body of work is his body.
     
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    I think when it comes down to it the Pacers will come up with the right package since both sides are interested... Al may have some concerns about starting with our roster.
     
  14. CloudWalker

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    Darn you and your "reasoning" Mercury.:mad:

    Don't bring me down by ruining my dreams.:doh:
     

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