Welcome to PatsFans.com

I am absolutely appalled at the announcing booth

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by drew4008, Dec 3, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. drew4008

    drew4008 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    This is just incredible, and it's getting worse and worse. Never have I seen the kind of bias I'm hearing now, and then adding in Griese who is just a total ******* with every word out of his mouth about how he likes what the Ravens are doing. Absolutely despicable.
  2. Brady to Brown

    Brady to Brown Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I have had my volume off since the start of the 4th QTR.

    The bias is over the top.

    ESPN is a joke.
  3. qbert

    qbert Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    I can think of two things that are more appalling:

    1) The fickleness of the spoiled fans on this site
    2) Your team's run D
  4. lostjumper

    lostjumper Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    981
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Jaws is openly rooting for the ravens. I thought they were supposed to be partial?
  5. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,226
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    I usually dont complain,but they were god awful, but that is Espn for you.... Only thing good about them is Berman is a fan..
  6. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    I want to thank Kornheiser for RUINING yet another game. I constantly had to hit the mute. The sound of his NY voice makes me want to throw my remote through the TV.
  7. newton_tom_cat

    newton_tom_cat Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    i agree, i spend all day getting psyched for the game and then i get more irritated as the game goes on by his distracting comments that HAVE NOTHING TO DO with what's going on on the field
  8. TNTitan

    TNTitan Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Ravens have the announcers, Pats have the refs. It all evens out.
  9. PrairiePat

    PrairiePat Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    792
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    #32 Jersey

    I'm sorry, but I was just stunned by how the whole broadcast team was ACTIVELY rooting against the Pats. Good God. I saw another thread below titled Embrace the Hate, that appears to be our only option at this point!
  10. Eugene Chung

    Eugene Chung Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    It sounded like the Ravens radio broadcast.
  11. abejarano12

    abejarano12 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    The thing that got me was after the 1st qtr Jaws and Tony sounded like the Ravens had won the game. It was bad these guys need to be replaced.
  12. SlipperyWhenWes

    SlipperyWhenWes Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Wish I could share your pain guys, but after ten minutes of the first quarter I went straight to the radio and didn't look back.

    My only gripe was the guys doin' it here would nonchalantly announce:

    "The pass is up, and it's in......... (waits four seconds).... complete/intercepted"

    That drove me nuts, but it was better than Kornheiser/Griese/etc.

    Oh, and anyone keep track of the "is this the night?" comments?
  13. patsox23

    patsox23 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,384
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0

    I want to apologize to the people I chided earlier today re: complaining about telecasts. I was wrong. This was a total debacle tonight. HORRIBLE job. Clearly ROOTING for one team. It's out of hand.
  14. marty

    marty Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    What got me was Kornhole's opening bit about how much BB is hated by all, and isn't that a good thing!!!! My audio was off most of the game as it only got worse from there.
    Good game, Ravens played with a lot of heart, too bad the broadcast booth was only working for their own benefit.
  15. Boston Jay

    Boston Jay Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,685
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I muted the garbage. Disgusting.
  16. alamo

    alamo praedica numerum! PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0 / -0

    I am sorry, but everyone complaining is completely wrong. Seriously.

    OF COURSE the broadcasters get excited when it looks like a HUGE UPSET. This could have been David slaying Goliath. Americans in general root for the underdog, and I guarantee 90% of the viewers were rooting against us for that reason.

    Why is that a problem? It is GREAT! It shows how dominant we are. It shows how good everyone KNOWS we are.

    Except for the Patriots this has been a relatively unexciting season. (I wn't say boring, some would, but I don't believe the NFL can ever be truly boring.)

    Our team is the STAR OF THE LEAGUE.
  17. Mangold74

    Mangold74 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Everyone roots against you. You're team gets every call. You're coach is a cheater who was caught. Harrison was caught taking HGH. You run up the scores for no reason and make other coaches look bad. Why would anyone like you?
  18. MetalBleachers

    MetalBleachers Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My one rule for night broadcasts: NO Pregame.

    The worst moment for me was after the Ravens had made a play and Kornheiser started laughing that Shula was punching him on the shoulder with glee. "I can't help myself," the old coach said.

    This is tiresome, at best. :bricks:
  19. brady199

    brady199 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    forget about what they said, just listen to the tone of Tirico's voice, everytime the Ravens made a play, and then his monotone voice when the pats came up with a play.
  20. MetalBleachers

    MetalBleachers Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    The best call of the night in NE's favor was Billick's timeout.

    You guys should switch to those old NY Titans uniforms. Maybe then you'd reach .500 or something. I'm just saying. :D
  21. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,521
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0

    Seriously, it was like listening to the Ravens feed on Sirius. To all those *****ing about the refs flagging Baltimore. Put the kool-aid down and WATCH the game again..................... The called less then 30% of thier calls. Moss was interferred EVERY time the ball was thrown in his direction.

    Hey, How's the season going............... I see you've coming on over here. Can't say I blame you since your's is OVER already. :singing:
  22. NYPatsFan

    NYPatsFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    After the Ravens drove the field and scored a TD to open the 2nd half, I did something that I've never done before. I paused my Tivo, muted the TV, fired up my laptop and accessed the Patriots radio network on WBCN.com. Much better. I had the video and audio synced up and it was great.

    The ESPN guys are terrible and they actually started rooting for the Ravens to win the game in the 2nd half. And then they had Don Shula in the booth. I didn't hear what he said but just the sight of him disgusted me.

    I hate ESPN... with a passion.
  23. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0

  24. bobgeorge

    bobgeorge Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    This was one of the worst announced games in recent memory. I score the game and continually did not get the yardage, down and distance I need during the game. Tony Kornheiser is more annoying than anything else. And having Don Shula in there was incredibly unbalanced commentary, as obviously he is rooting against the Patriots.

    Bring back Mike Patrick and Joe Theismann. They at least did a tolerable job, and Patrick is a first-rate play-by-play man.

    Bob G
  25. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    16,128
    Likes Received:
    36
    Ratings:
    +56 / 2 / -2

    something has to be done...this format is unlistenable...even Rush Limbaugh would be an improvement
  26. drew4008

    drew4008 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    What's with the sarcastic tone? Rush Limbaugh is my hero.
  27. NovaScotiaPatsFan

    NovaScotiaPatsFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,051
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -0

    No, we're really not wrong, seriously.

    TV Broadcasts are supposed to be impartial, if this was the Ravens radio broadcast I wouldn't be complaining, but this was Monday Night Football, or at least what little there is left of it.

    I understand the whole "Relish the hate" thing, and that's all well and good, but the announcers calling the game on TV should not be biased. Ff everyone in the pregame and post game show wants to hate on us, if they want to launch in to a 15 minute tirade about how much we suck at halftime; if they want to play nothing but "Patriots suck, go Ravens" all week long leading up to the game, power to them. But on a TV broadcast the fans of each team should be able to expect impartiality from the announcers. We've got fans of one team saying the announcing was so biased they had to mute their television. How in any way could that be construed as a good thing? I'm not just talkin about the Pats here, imagine if every week the announcers for CBS and FOX and SNF and MNF were to choose sides and actively root for one team. You can bet your ***** that fans of the other team would be upset and wouldn't enjoy watching the game as much as they should. That's bad for them, bad for the teams, and bad for the NFL product as a whole.

    As a result of this decable I'm going to either find a web radio station that will play the Patriots games or I'm going to order field pass.
  28. nhpatsfan

    nhpatsfan Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    The whole "This could be the night!" that started after the first series was brutal.
  29. jczxohn1

    jczxohn1 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My TV was shut off because I forgot to pay the bill. I got by listening to Gil & Geno and following the thread on the board. Sounds like I saved myself some dispepsia. :D
  30. Patsguy05

    Patsguy05 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    As if the broadcast team isn't bad enough then you throw Shula in there for half the game. Unbelievable!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page