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Don Vito 04-19-2011 09:09 AM

Why is Matt Devlin calling the Memphis/Spurs game?
 
Why is he covering the game? Am I missing something here? Did anyone else know hes covering the game?


Acie 04-19-2011 09:23 AM

He works for TNT every year in the playoffs.

creative1mm 04-19-2011 01:51 PM

he covered games last year in the playoffs aswell

Dutches 04-19-2011 02:07 PM

people don't realize that he's actually a pretty sought-after media personality.

And when you watch enough different commentators in various pro sports its evident why. He's charismatic, semi-funny, good at the play-by-play and easy to understand.

I didn't like him at first, but he's grown on me.

Stonezz 04-19-2011 04:21 PM

^ i agree

RAPMAN 04-19-2011 04:28 PM

When covering the nationally televised games, you have to a neutral point point of vew. As compared to those big homers covering their respective teams, Devlin can call a good game. Do you want to watch the Knicks & Celtics on ABC or TNT hearing the Boston Announcers.

DSWC 04-19-2011 04:38 PM

i think this belongs here



from the 2009 playoffs

Aamir 04-19-2011 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dutches (Post 531839)
people don't realize that he's actually a pretty sought-after media personality.

And when you watch enough different commentators in various pro sports its evident why. He's charismatic, semi-funny, good at the play-by-play and easy to understand.

I didn't like him at first, but he's grown on me.

Yeah, I thought he was extremely boring with a mono-tone voice when he first came here when JO came in the offseason. But he has also grown on me. I really like his jollyness lol Him and Leo Rautins aren't great, but I can still watch as they joke around on the odd times. However, him and Jack are a riot together whether they are being serious or funny. Great chemistry. I can watch any game with them announcing even if we are getting blown out by the Cavs by 20 LOL

Blaze 04-19-2011 07:29 PM

LOOL when Jefferson missed the shot to go into overtime, I thought he would go: OVER TIME...NO!

FoldedLaundry 04-19-2011 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaze (Post 531888)
LOOL when Jefferson missed the shot to go into overtime, I thought he would go: OVER TIME...NO!


FoldedLaundry 04-19-2011 08:16 PM

I agree with you guys, he's a neutral commentator at times but still shows bias towards Raps because hey who hates the Raps :) Other than that, he's been playoff games recently. I remember he called the Magic and Hawks playoff game last year. He's a good commentator

Gurk 04-19-2011 08:47 PM

I think the question here should be, Why isn't Devlin calling all the playoff games

LKeet6 04-20-2011 05:36 PM

i've only started watching regularly this season when i stumbled on a place to watch the games, and i love matt and jack!

they are both total dorks, but that kind of jovial, friendly, lovable dork who you just can't help liking! hearing matt use street talk is hilarious. and on a technical level he is very good, as everyone else has said. him and jack both really inform you on the game. Leo is a bit dry but also gives you good insights.

Admiral 04-20-2011 06:15 PM

my only problem with matt is his play by play is slow to the action, he often falls behind to what is happening on the court

JDMtors 04-20-2011 06:42 PM

I guess its good because we can now say we made the playoffs (Matt Devlin haha!)

At least he's helping us get experience

ollyaaa 04-21-2011 11:02 AM

MD is pretty good. I find it really irritating when he just stops mid sentence and take a good 20-30 to carry on completing it.

JA is quality, I like his personality and play calling.

LR just comes up with the blatent obvious. He's like a robot. He tries to come across as a nice guy but I just know he's an arse in real life.

Dutches 04-21-2011 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 531864)
Yeah, I thought he was extremely boring with a mono-tone voice when he first came here when JO came in the offseason. But he has also grown on me. I really like his jollyness lol Him and Leo Rautins aren't great, but I can still watch as they joke around on the odd times. However, him and Jack are a riot together whether they are being serious or funny. Great chemistry. I can watch any game with them announcing even if we are getting blown out by the Cavs by 20 LOL

oh for sure man. Him and Jack are the best 1-2 commentators imo.

they play off each other fantastically and they both know their stuff, and not just their basketball knowledge either btw.

Admiral 04-21-2011 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ollyaaa (Post 532227)
MD is pretty good. I find it really irritating when he just stops mid sentence and take a good 20-30 to carry on completing it.

JA is quality, I like his personality and play calling.

LR just comes up with the blatent obvious. He's like a robot. He tries to come across as a nice guy but I just know he's an arse in real life.

i agree with your opinion

matt is good but has a tendency to take to long on his play by play that he falls behind on what is happening on the court

jack is a quality analyst

leo just agrees with whatever is happening on the court, when its going good for a player he says the player is doing the right thing, when that player does the same thing and the ball isn't going through the hoop all of a sudden he says the guy isn't doing the right thing, and same in vice versa, he clearly has nothing useful to add to the duo, and it seems like he always tries not to play along with any jokes that matt is trying to bring across, like he's too cool for the silly stuff
and he's the worst on those raptors.com life on the second bus segments, he just puts on his shades and says a couple things to matt like he's being bothered and then ignores everyone

soulstice99 04-21-2011 07:25 PM

TNT caters to a large Punjabi audience.

ollyaaa 04-23-2011 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Admiral (Post 532327)

When its going good for a player he says the player is doing the right thing, when that player does the same thing and the ball isn't going through the hoop all of a sudden he says the guy isn't doing the right thing

Totally. Everytime he starts to critique a play/player my eyeballs start to roll. He seemed to do an awful lot more games this season than last? Shame.


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