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Bryant Gumbel will no longer do play-by-play for NFL Network

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    Thank God. Mumble Gumbel is, BY FAR, the worst announcer you could possibly have to call football games. Pairing him and Collinsworth up was a huge mistake for the NFL Network. I can't click the link because I'm at work, but did it say who they were getting to replace him?
     
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    Thank god, that was the single worst NFL experience I can remember - he was worse than Dennis Miller and Kornheiser rolled into one.
     
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    Wow that is great news.
     
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    I think this thread should be titled:

    It would appear Bryant Gumbel is out at the NFL Network.
     
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    I still have a hard time understanding how networks pay these guys such big salaries to be so routinely and uniformly awful. I've kept the volume turned off for sporting events for years, and something funny happened: I enjoyed them more.

    :bricks:
     
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    Good play by Peyton - I mean Eli Manning! I mean, look at how he throws that hockey puck to Plaxicat Burress! Jim Coughlin, I'm sorry, Tom Fassel, must be so proud! New York Knicks lead by two touchbacks after the end of the first period.
     
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    He was bad. Thank god is all I can say.
     
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    Why, it appears to me his own statement couldn't be any clearer...
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE WAS THE BEST

















    :rolleyes: Ok Im kidding , he was the worst brodcaster in nfl history
     
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    Hah - you scared me there, I almost lost all respect for you. Now, if they can run Collingsworth out of there and start all over that will be really cool.
     
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    Now all we need is a Kornheiser-less MNF
     
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    My vote is for Bruce Willis, Joe Pesci and Al pacino would be the best ever broadcast group to do a game.
    Since i can't get that I would settle for Jaws, And Rich Eisen.
     
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    Gumble did sucked so bad for commentating. They should put greeny and golic to do it. just IMO
     
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    I'd rather listen to Gumbel than Golic and Greenberg.
     
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    Well now that he's a free agent I guess the Dolphins have found their #1 draft pick.
     
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    Good one!

    Maybe some of the people that post here should get interviews for that job.
     
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    Amen to that! :rocker::rocker:
     
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    I actually liked Gumbal back in 80 when he did host a pre game show on NBC Nfl live.. He was one of the staples of NBC and AFC Football back then..


    But as for now, he was god awful as a brodcaster.. , he never fit, but did call one of the most important games in Pats history...
     
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    This is a good move for NFL Network, he was too stiff and tried to make the NFL something different than it really is.. who will replace him will prove interesting.
     
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