Have We Seen The End Of Jack Armstrong?
Old 03-25-2008, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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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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Old 03-25-2008, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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isn't he doing the Raptors tv and the score broadcasts as well? I thought leo is on tsn + cbc only?
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I like Jack,

I mean, he's no Rod Black, but still, he's ok!
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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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.
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Fire Sam, hire Jack. HELLO!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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She dated Rod Black???

Poor woman.
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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*
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Did she date him before or after he dated Wendel Clark?
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To me, Jack alone would be the best commentary ever.

I hate Chuck and Leo with equal passion.
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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.
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No. leo does the score, tsn, cbc.
Jack only does sportsnet.
...and Raptors tv and fan 590 as I mentioned
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She ripped off the mustache.
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