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jeffb 03-23-2012 10:12 PM

Fire Leo Rautins
 
Not sure this guy speaks english but.....:laughing1:


Quote:

The Petition

I've had just about enough as I can handle of this clown. His annoying commentary and insight is so repetitive, predictable and obvious, he has no chemistry with Matt or any of the other Broadcasters and is heavily bias towards Bargs and Jose.

If I have to hear "that's a 7 footer right there", or "how many times have you blocked a 7 footer on the perimeter" one more time I'm going to break my TV, and it's a spanking new 60" LG so I DO NOT want to do that.

Please sign this petition if you have Leo as much as me and think we can get MLSE to ship his ass out of here!!


Petition Please fire Leo Rautins!

Chris 03-23-2012 10:41 PM

Haha he is actually my least favorite Raptors commentator but that's ridiculous

Alex 03-23-2012 10:43 PM

Aaaand signed.

forme123 03-23-2012 11:18 PM

ya a little over the top. just watch the game for the team, do the announcers really matter all the much?

js12 03-23-2012 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by forme123 (Post 629720)
ya a little over the top. just watch the game for the team, do the announcers really matter all the much?

Yes. Leo actually makes me want to sleep.

Bargn88 03-24-2012 12:30 AM

I have no issues with Leo, the guy who made the petition needs to chillax

0nekhmer 03-24-2012 01:31 AM

Leo is too professional, I feel bad for matt devlin when he tries to lighten the mood. Then leo somehow turns it into a debate or a dumb biased statement

LOG 03-24-2012 01:39 AM

I really don't mind him all that much..

bjjs 03-24-2012 01:59 AM

I like it. I think he's bang on with his criticisms of Leo, however I'm not sure I want Leo to be fired.

Jack has been bugging me this year. And I've always loved Jack. This disappoints me.

Thank heavens for Matt Devlin.

Dario 03-24-2012 04:49 AM

Really? jack is my fave, love him.

Fixxxer 03-24-2012 07:46 AM

Leo's been lightening up this year a bit

tonight when he kept getting Amir and Amar'e mixed up he actually poked fun at himself for it...I thought it was refreshing. And he's been handling Devlin making light of his time on the court very well too

jeffb 03-24-2012 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Fixxxer (Post 629794)
Leo's been lightening up this year a bit

tonight when he kept getting Amir and Amar'e mixed up he actually poked fun at himself for it...I thought it was refreshing. And he's been handling Devlin making light of his time on the court very well too

Cheeseball Banter!

lankganglia 03-24-2012 09:03 AM

"how many times have you blocked a 7 footer on the perimeter"

This is leos catchphrase!

Admiral 03-24-2012 09:06 AM

the guy doesn't bring any insight into the game, sometimes you wonder about his bball IQ which in turn makes you wonder about him when he was team canada head coach

he always mocks players when they miss a few shots saying they were terrible shots, and then when the same player takes the same shots and gets them in he changes his tone into those are good shots, all he does is base his commentating on whether the ball goes in or not or if a call goes the players way or not

plus he has a little bit of a "i'm better than you" attitude, he never plays along with the other broadcaster as if he's too good for whatever they're doing
i'm almost certain his attitude was what made samuel dalembert leave team canada, and now he just bashes him on tv whenever the raptors play his team

jeffb 03-24-2012 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Admiral (Post 629800)
the guy doesn't bring any insight into the game, sometimes you wonder about his bball IQ which in turn makes you wonder about him when he was team canada head coach

he always mocks players when they miss a few shots saying they were terrible shots, and then when the same player takes the same shots and gets them in he changes his tone into those are good shots, all he does is base his commentating on whether the ball goes in or not or if a call goes the players way or not

plus he has a little bit of a "i'm better than you" attitude, he never plays along with the other broadcaster as if he's too good for whatever they're doing
i'm almost certain his attitude was what made samuel dalembert leave team canada, and now he just bashes him on tv whenever the raptors play his team

Yeah, perfect example was him making comments about Tyrus Thomas last week, his comments were extremely unprofessional and transparent. He may have been right about him but it was ridiculous.

jj33 03-24-2012 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by lankganglia (Post 629799)
"how many times have you blocked a 7 footer on the perimeter"

This is leos catchphrase!

+1! Can't hear that one no more!! It's like you know what he is gonna say.... just shut your mouth Leo!

INSIDER 03-24-2012 10:54 AM

leo as a commentator = shit. but i dont mind him as the halftime guy or behind the desk analyst between games, or before/after games.

Raptorman 03-24-2012 12:00 PM

He was good back in the 90's when people didnt really understand the game. If you listen to those old games, he sounds EXACTLY the same as he does today.

Leo's main problem is he hasnt grown with the fan base. You youngsters have known the game from day one and didnt need a charge explained every time it happened.

I wont sign the petition cuz I dont want anyone to lose their job. But I have to agree, he is hard on the ears.

"You have to give the Big Guy some touches when he works that hard on the glass!":yeah:

raptor123 03-24-2012 12:31 PM

What the hell...... are things really that slow around here that we get a Fire Leo thread ???? I think its time start a poll on how much time off we shall we give Jeff. How many weeks vacation shall we give Jeff :
A) 1 week
B) 2 weeks
C) 3 weeks

Jeff you have been working it too hard time to take a vacation.

Admiral 03-24-2012 01:04 PM

i'm pretty sure jeff didn't write the petition, he just posted the fact that someone else made a petition


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