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Dr. J. Naismith 03-25-2008 10:42 AM

Have We Seen The End Of Jack Armstrong?
 
It would seem as though with Sportsnet dropping basketball from their schedule next season that fan favourite Jack Armstrong will likely have to find a new gig somewhere else. :(

Quick someone, start a damn petition and have him as Chuck's sidekick for all 82 games instead of Leo. With Jack possibly leaving our commentary team this takes a severe blow next season for us the listeners. :crying:

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Originally Posted by Doug Smith's Blog
For 10 years now, Jack Armstrong has been doing TV and radio and just about anything else the Raptors asked of him, his own unique brand of commentary born of a coaching background combined with a quirky, entertaining delivery has been a staple.

Whats ahead? With news that Sportsnet is getting out of basketball I guess well be subjected to more and more replays of old poker games Jacks future is a bit cloudy.

I dont know how many of the poohbahs at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment read this I hope its every single one but they should know that every single fan I talk to has nothing but praise for the raspy-voiced New Yorker.

Im sure there will be all kinds of networks and teams looking at Jack this summer he already has an extensive list of clients but I know he loves it here, hes part of the basketball fabric and the Raptors must find a way to keep him as heavily involved, or more heavily involved than he is right now.

A so-so seaosn has alienated a few fans already, losing Jack pushes a few more off the cliff.

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Acie 03-25-2008 10:51 AM

Tell Leo thanks for his services, but he should really focus fulltime on sucking off Sam Dalem...er, I mean coaching Team Canada and give Jack the gig.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 03-25-2008 10:51 AM

Well he's working for Raptors HD TV on shows like Raptors Today and Full Court Press or whatever it's called... and he's working for the Fan 590 on the Hoops show... so he won't be totally gone..unless he gets something more lucrative from another team/region/league.

Dr. J. Naismith 03-25-2008 10:54 AM

I hope so SWAN because it would really be unfortunately if we lost such a lovable character here in Toronto. Who else is going to talk about getting loaded on every stop Toronto makes during their road trips? ;)

fancylad 03-25-2008 11:20 AM

not only did Jack provide the best insight and analysis as the colour guy, but he was head and shoulders above everyone in terms of personality. While i can barely tolerate the other guys, i find Jack to be a pleasure to listen to - as i'm sure most everyone feels the same way.

It would be fantastic if he got a gigi with the score broadcasts.

Benzo 03-25-2008 11:25 AM

I think it is time to give the teams image a bit of a face lift anyway....

I am all for a new play by play man....and colour.

It's boring now...hopefully Jack will stick around and do Raps TV stuff...but I would like to see a bunch of new faces.

Acie 03-25-2008 11:32 AM

The easily dismissed John Saunders (who I personally liked) and they let Norma walk, so it's not entirely unconceivable they'll do the same to Jack.

'trane 03-25-2008 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 20523)
not only did Jack provide the best insight and analysis as the colour guy, but he was head and shoulders above everyone in terms of personality. While i can barely tolerate the other guys, i find Jack to be a pleasure to listen to - as i'm sure most everyone feels the same way.

It would be fantastic if he got a gigi with the score broadcasts.

+1

Ball Don't Lie 03-25-2008 12:08 PM

REALGM has a thread stickied about bringing him back(and another site devoted to him), I'm sure we'll be seeing him next year, hopefully in Leos place.

moremilk 03-25-2008 01:28 PM

isn't he doing the raptors tv and the score broadcasts as well? I thought leo is on tsn + cbc only?

Superjudge 03-25-2008 01:37 PM

I like Jack,

I mean, he's no Rod Black, but still, he's ok!

Ball Don't Lie 03-25-2008 01:48 PM

Quote:

I mean, he's no Rod Black, but still, he's ok!
You did a funny!

My aunt dated Rod Black, she said he was a complete dick.

lang 03-25-2008 01:48 PM

Fire Sam, hire Jack. HELLO!!

Superjudge 03-25-2008 01:53 PM

She dated Rod Black???

Poor woman.

Dr. J. Naismith 03-25-2008 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 20561)
She dated Rod Black???

Poor woman.

But the bigger question is, did she ride the mustache, Thriller? ;)

*sorry, I know its your Aunt, but I just had too*

Acie 03-25-2008 02:16 PM

Did she date him before or after he dated Wendel Clark? ;)

MikeToronto 03-25-2008 02:18 PM

To me, Jack alone would be the best commentary ever.

I hate Chuck and Leo with equal passion. ;)

fancylad 03-25-2008 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by moremilk (Post 20542)
isn't he doing the raptors tv and the score broadcasts as well? I thought leo is on tsn + cbc only?

No. leo does the score, tsn, cbc.
Jack only does sportsnet.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 03-25-2008 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 20578)
No. leo does the score, tsn, cbc.
Jack only does sportsnet.

...and raptors tv and fan 590 as I mentioned ;)

Ball Don't Lie 03-25-2008 03:17 PM

She ripped off the mustache.


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