Fire Leo Rautins
Old 03-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Haha he is actually my least favorite Raptors commentator but that's ridiculous
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Aaaand signed.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya a little over the top. just watch the game for the team, do the announcers really matter all the much?
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have no issues with Leo, the guy who made the petition needs to chillax
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I really don't mind him all that much..
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Really? jack is my fave, love him.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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"how many times have you blocked a 7 footer on the perimeter"

This is leos catchphrase!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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"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!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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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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