Jack Armstrong Singing
Old 12-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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While Jack Armstrong is normally extremely annoying, albeit it is usually tolerable. However as of late he is really getting on my nerves and also Matt Devlin's evidently.

As you know, Matt Devlin has to plug the Holiday's Pack during the 1st quarter. The past few times, Jack Armstrong decides to sing horribly "Happy Holidays...." during the entire plug. You can tell Devlin is definitely annoyed and is throwing him off. Who wouldn't be? I know deep down Matt Devlin wants to punch him in the face, I would as well.

I can tolerate the typical "Hello!!!!" in that perverted manner he displays himself whenever our dance pack gets on the floor. I can tolerate when he squints his eyes and utters the word "Penetration" every few sentences. I can tolerate his raspy voice and overall poor taste in humour. What I can't tolerate is his horrible singing, especially when Matt Devlin needs to plug the Holidays Pack as part of his job. Not only is it annoying, but you can't even hear Matt Devlin describing the promotion clearly.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Who cares. Jack is the best commentator the Raps have. I hate it when it is Devlin and Leo
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm sure Jack does it with the consent of Devlin..I really enjoy his raspy Tom Waits-esque singing voice...
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Who cares. Jack is the best commentator the Raps have. I hate it when it is Devlin and Leo
I disagree. Chuck Swirsky was the most entertaining and best commentator we had. Obviously his particular style must have offended some of the old school viewers which caused him to get canned. I didn't buy the whole family thing especially when he applied for Canadian citizenship 3 months prior and went for a demoted position in Chicago.

We all know in the NBA when you leave for "family/personal reasons" it is always BS. Look at Van Gundy being forced to leave when Pat Riley wanted to return. Same deal.

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I'm sure Jack does it with the consent of Devlin..I really enjoy his raspy Tom Waits-esque singing voice...
You honestly think that? Part of a commentator's job is product placement. You can barely make out what Matt Devlin is saying with Jack singing loudly beside him. Sponsors pay good money for placement time during the game and I don't think they appreciate it when someone interrupts the message being conveyed.

Look at McDonald's, they pulled out as a sponsor for the Raptors. Instead of having McDonald's "thunder sticks" to deter free throw shooting, we have our fans swaying our arms like a 6 year old seeking attention from the parents. So yes product placement and making the sponsors happy is important. All we have left is Burger King Trivia I'll take the "thunder sticks" any day.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I disagree. Chuck Swirsky was the most entertaining and best commentator we had. Obviously his particular style must have offended some of the old school viewers which caused him to get canned. I didn't buy the whole family thing especially when he applied for Canadian citizenship 3 months prior and went for a demoted position in Chicago.

We all know in the NBA when you leave for "family/personal reasons" it is always BS. Look at Van Gundy being forced to leave when Pat Riley wanted to return. Same deal.
I said he is the best one we HAVE. Chuck IMO was tied with him for the best. I am about to get flamed for saying that though
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I said he is the best one we HAVE. Chuck IMO was tied with him for the best. I am about to get flamed for saying that though
I read what you said and I understand the difference between "have" and "had". I threw Chuck Swirky's name in there because I felt he was the best we ever had all time.

I felt for the sake of redundancy I didn't need to post why I didn't like Jack Armstrong as your choice for the best we have now.

Glad we're on the same page
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You're a tool if you value product placement, man..Are you perchance employed by the Raptors marketing department?
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Jack's a great old-time pitch man. Who would even notice the whole holiday pack otherwise?
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have to agree with the OP. I mentioned it last week on another thread.

Jack's a fun guy and all, but I don't get the love affair the fans have with him. It's certainly not the analysis.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Jack has forgotten more about basketball than you guys will ever know.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Jack is an ex couch and a fun guy to listen too...who cares if he sings...you are probably having a bad day and its getting on your nerves...Jack brings alot of basketball knowledge to the commentating....he corrects Matt devlin and devlin is growing as a basketball commentator because of him...Devlin is an actual football commentator...So next time you hear him sing...take 3 breaths in and ask tell yourself to "calm down"...and you will learn to be more tolerant...just like i am of you for picking on a our commentator...just a friendly advice to you...my friend
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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..I really enjoy his raspy Tom Waits-esque singing voice...
That's hilarious!
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Jack looks like a British teacher I had for a science class, I like the guy he isn't annoying like Devlin, i think he'd be a great teacher.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:01 PM   #19 (permalink)
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i dont mind it, i find him pretty funny. he does offer stuff that leo or devlin just cant. chuck and jack was epic.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:41 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Jack has forgotten more about basketball than you guys will ever know.
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Chuck + Jack is the sick, wicked and nastiest commentating you have ever heard.
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