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Old 01-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #61 (permalink)
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My apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I was looking for one about Matt Devlin and this one felt appropriate.

I am really excited to get back to watching NBA as I haven't been a fan in a long time. Once upon a time it was the exception in the league to be covered in tattoos and now it is the norm, the front page news for the bad boys used to be about how many ladies they'd done, but now it's more gun charges and other nasty stuff. At the time I played high school and University ball, the Fab 5 in Michigan were making waves and everyone had to have a pair of black Air Hurraches. Reggie versus the Knicks, John Stockton's short shorts, and the insane vertical of guys like Shawn Kemp and Dominique Wilkins.

Well, wouldn't you know it, phase out a whiny little baby like Vince, and I'm giving a shot at watching the game again... even if only just for the skill of the players. Man, seeing what Blake Griffin can do is unbelievable! I love being able to see so many games right now put on local Ontario TV, whether it be picked up by TSN, Sportsnet, The Score, or NBC/ABC/CBS, etc. The big problem is, I can't seem to grin and bear it through a Raptors telecast... and I think I realized why:

Could Matt Devlin be any worse of an announcer? I won't rant about his mistakes, errors, or omissions, but I will pose one question to you:

Does anyone else have an explanation for why he thinks he needs to do his "monster truck announcer" impersonation every time the Raptors do something positive? I mean seriously, do you need to scream into the microphone with that obnoxious voice everytime someone lays one in?

I listen to a lot of the other announcers, either play-by-play or colour guys, and no one else seems to feel they need to do this. Excited, yes. But obnoxious, I think I need to change the channel voice, no.

This guy needs to go before I can see myself make it through an entire game.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I wish I could commentate, would be the best job ever. Lol I wish it was Jack and somebody else every game, I know jack is more of an analyst, so he wouldn't be a good commentator, plus it seems like hes losing his voice half the time, still love him, (:
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have an explanation for why he thinks he needs to do his "monster truck announcer" impersonation every time the Raptors do something positive? I mean seriously, do you need to scream into the microphone with that obnoxious voice everytime someone lays one in?

I listen to a lot of the other announcers, either play-by-play or colour guys, and no one else seems to feel they need to do this. Excited, yes. But obnoxious, I think I need to change the channel voice, no.

This guy needs to go before I can see myself make it through an entire game.

Sounds like you just described Chuck Swirsky.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #64 (permalink)
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1. the two two posts above ,me is clearly only here stir shit up.

2. Devlin is awesome. toronto sucks, he has to do SOMETHINGG, or drink.

3. If he was so shitty, why would he immediately be calling NBA playoff games nationally every year for MAJOR cable broadcasts once he was done calling these sad sack games???

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I like him. He's a nice dude, and has a good sense of humour. I didn't care about him one way or another til I met him, but now I get it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:28 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Its better than having a monotone announcer IMO, imagine a guy like Leo Rautins calling the plays...
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Sounds like you just described Chuck Swirsky.
Lol +1 But Chuck did it better! ;D
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Devlins a boss fuck Rautins
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Chuck is better, but whatever. Devlin isn't that bad, he's grown on me to a degree. Rautins, now that's an idiot.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #70 (permalink)
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His monster truck announcer calls of mundane plays like a rebound dropping into Andrea's hands is tarting to get a bit annoying.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I know eh Jeff...how could we think a dude that was an NCAA all american with the cuse, and played with the breadtruck in Philly till his knee's crapped, and ran Canada's National Basketball program out could ever know more about ball than the guys on here...what an idiot. Especially when he says the idiotic yet technically sound things he does during telecasts. Gosh!

Oh ya, I forgot, people here think he's repetitive.... I guess he might sound that way, TO GUYS THAT HAVE WATCHED EVERY SINGLE RAPTOR GAME FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS.

No ya you're right. Total idiot.

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I know eh Jeff...how could we think a dude that was an NCAA all american with the cuse, and played with the breadtruck in Philly till his knee's crapped, and ran Canada's National Basketball program out could ever know more about ball than the guys on here...what an idiot. Especially when he says the idiotic yet technically sound things he does during telecasts. Gosh!

Oh ya, I forgot, people here think he's repetitive.... I guess he might sound that way, TO GUYS THAT HAVE WATCHED EVERY SINGLE RAPTOR GAME FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS.

No ya you're right. Total idiot.


Yep, he's an idiot. Have we not had this conversation before?
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #73 (permalink)
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His monster truck announcer calls of mundane plays like a rebound dropping into Andrea's hands is tarting to get a bit annoying.
Ya, I talked to him about that when I met him LX...you'd have enjoyed his response.... trust me, he's a pretty cool guy, as Cuda was saying. Sherm was fun too...Paul Jones was boring.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Yep, he's an idiot.
you suck..hahaha
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #75 (permalink)
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you suck..hahaha
He's still an idiot
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:05 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Ya, I talked to him about that when I met him LX...you'd have enjoyed his response.... trust me, he's a pretty cool guy, as Cuda was saying. Sherm was fun too...Paul Jones was boring.
What was this response I would have enjoyed so much? If you're waiting for me to offer money to find out it ain't happening.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #77 (permalink)
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well, basically, he just talked about how painful it was to call the games.... it went from there. We talked about how effin good it felt to end the season and call some real games. He DID say though that he absolutely loved working for the franchise...said theyy were first class and treated everyone from top to bottom well. It was really interesting.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:25 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I gotta say I feel for Jack much more. He seems to have seen every blowout loss in the team's history.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Normally it's like whatever - the same jokes, same phrases ad nauseum, but tonight "The butler did it" made me chuckle.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:30 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Devlin picked USA to beat Canada at the world juniors. He needs to go....
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