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  1. shakadave

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    Today on the radio broadcast, I learned from Gil Santos that....

    a) Randall Gay was a starter on the team when we beat the Rams in the Super Bowl.

    b) Randy Moss actually caught that 22-yard pass today that the rest of the world saw Ben Watson catch.

    c) After our first field goal and touchdown, the lead was 14-0, apparently due to some kind of new math.
     
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    Yeah, I normally don't listen to broadcasts (at work today) but the mistakes are staggering.
     
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    agreed. that's how i followed the game today and it was kind of annoying.

    I had the stats on nfl.com on while i was listening and these 2 morons were wrong on pretty much every stat.

    They also didn't understand what defensive holding was and it seemed like they were asking the listeners what was going on.

    Don't ask us, you are the damn announcers, call the damn game. it's not that difficult.
     
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    Really frustrating listening to these two.
     
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    In the "lean years" had to work every sunday, game never on tv.. Gil and Gino were my saviors.. as bad as they might be, if you can't be there they make you feel as though you are.. find it hard to criticize these guys..
     
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    Have you ever tried doing Gil's job? Gil is a legend to Pats fans. Maybe he had an off-day - get off his case.
     
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    despite the errors, i like lsitening to them and i would listen to them but there is a 5 sec tv delay with directv and HD
     
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    Brings back memories-almost all Pats home games were radio only for so long and it was these guys that brought the action home.

    I can handle listening to them when I have to.
     
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    Yeah, buy thier our morons -:) Gil grew up a few houses for where I did in Fairhaven, Ma and I remember him doing local high scholl football games when I was a kid. I introduced myself to him a couple years ago at a Pats hotel. His uncle used to own a market in Fairhaven and always gave me free candy bars. I haven't heard them do a Pats game in awhile. I have NFL Ticket or go to the game. But from what I hear from fans, he and Gino are past thier prime.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Too me there is none better.
    Remember there are spotters in the press box who identify the players
    and pass in on to the announcers.
     
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    Is that you Dave Scott? The TV guys made their share of mistakes too. Gumbel confused Randy Moss and Ben Watson which I simply don't know how you can do. I can forgive confusing Stallworth and Moss 18, 81 easy to do but Ben and Randy? Completely different body types.
     
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    They both still sound great but at 67 (Gil) and 73 (Gino) there is no way they can be as sharp as they used to be. They are victims of their own success, too: in relatively few places does the TV so often get turned down in favor of the radio announcers, and errors are much more glaring when you can see what they see.

    They have been such a team for so long that it's unlikely they would easily allow younger blood into the booth, which is what kept Pittsburgh's Myron Cope around so long even though (every time I heard him back in the days when games were regularly streamed across the net for free) he sounded much worse than either Gil and Gino.
     
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    I was driving around all day, watching the TV broadcast and listening to the game on WBCN - very confusing stuff.

    I was sure the score was 3-0 when Gil Santos told me it was 14-3 (not 14-0, I heard 14-3, which lead me to conclude that he was talking about some other game and my attention had been diverted by some driving situation that I had already forgotten).

    I too was baffled by the reference to Randall Gay starting against the Rams in the Super Bowl, and meant to goggle this. News to me.

    On the other hand, with the Red Sox leading the Angels 2-0, the guys on the radio told us at the end of some inning that the score was 2-0, Angels. I think we are all just getting old.
     
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    Gil and Gino get a pass for life in my book. :rocker:
     
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    :eek: Remind me not to drive in your neighborhood come game days!!!
     
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    A few years ago, for almost a quarter during a preseason game, Marshall Faulk was running the ball for the Patriots. As the quarter went on and the mistake was repeated time after time, I began to wonder if I had missed something and that Marshall had indeed been traded to the Patriots! Who would have guessed that it was actually Kevin Faulk running the ball for us.

    Still, I like Gil & Gino!
     
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    Oh, hell, let it go. Ya, they make some mistakes, so what. For the most part they get it right. Plus, they have alot of team history that no one has. I turn off the idiots on the tv broadcast and listen to gil and geno on the radio. It is like the old days of watching celtics basketball on tv and listening to the Johnny Most broadcasts on the radio.
     
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    Listening to them while watching is better than anyone other than McNatz, We put on the captions too, so we still get the on screen commentary. Read, watch and listen.
     
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    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Hey...Now I agree totally there!! yes G&G sometimes miss simple things like that..but on the other hand, their perspective and call of teh game is pretty good!! Tell me would people rather listen to the idiots on TV?? I haven't and don't and now that I have the radio to synch G&G it'll be all the better.. I have listened to them for ages...and it all started for me as a kid growing up listening to Johney Most...forget about the TV guys it was MOST all the way!! The VOICE of the Celtics!! With the Pats its Gil and Gino that have been with the team for a LONG time..and the bring it all to the broadcast.
    SO much better!
     

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