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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm 
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http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_b1bd8df4-0777-11e8-8c12-37de831e2421.html

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 am 
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My all-time favorite sports announcers ALWAYS will be:

1. Vin Scully (L.A. Dodgers) -- I did not even like the Dodgers, because I was a S.D. Padres fan in the mid-1970's

2. Dick Enberg (Calif. Angels)

3. Chick Hearn (L.A. Lakers) -- I did not like the Lakers, because I was a Celtics fan

4. Bruce Miller & Wayne Mack - The best sports broadcast team that Tulane EVER had

5. Jim Henderson -- We'll definitely miss you, Jim. Good luck and enjoy your retirement!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 am 
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I’ll add:

Todd Graffinini :green wink:

Harry KalLas, NFL Films in my childhood and Philadelphia Phillies
Merrill Reese, Philadelphia Eagles

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:17 am 
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Pee Wee Reese and Dizzy Dean. The Golden Age of Baseball

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:04 pm 
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Since this thread has totally morphed into a "Favorite Announcer" thing I'd like to add my favorite...Mike Lange of the Pittsburgh Penguins. His catchphrases are know throughout the hockey world.

Check them out below. My favorite is "Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building". It means the Pens have won. I also use it for myself, referencing Tulane, especially when watching the Wave on TV.

The one that to me is the funniest though is "Let's go hunt moose on a Harley". Just try and get a mental picture of that one. :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:20 pm 
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I have to add Jack Buck; I grew up listening to KMOX and the Cardinals games, meaning Jack Buck and Mike Shannon.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:59 pm 
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Two different local radio shows mentioned Graff as a potential candidate to get the job

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:35 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
Two different local radio shows mentioned Graff as a potential candidate to get the job

I'm sure all the purple and gold folks in the region would love having a Tulane guy as the voice of their favorite NFL team!


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WaveProf wrote:
Two different local radio shows mentioned Graff as a potential candidate to get the job
Please, no! He's OUR Voice!


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He's not going to get the job but if he did his on-air gloom when things don't go perfectly would get him run out of there quickly. We put up with it because he's one of us.

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long green wrote:
He's not going to get the job but if he did his on-air gloom when things don't go perfectly would get him run out of there quickly. We put up with it because he's one of us .


Todd NEEDS a color analyst like Wayne Mack (Bruce Miller's 1970's color man) in the booth to lighten up things a bit. I know that Todd has been around now for quite a while, but the type A similarities between him and Bruce Miller are so scary close. When Bruce added Wayne Mack as his radio sidekick back in those old days, the team that was formed was the absolute best. Bruce continued to do the play-by-play and became Wayne Mack's straight man. Everybody in New Orleans loved that combination, including the LSU and Saints faithful.

Just my thoughts.


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IM42lane wrote:
long green wrote:
He's not going to get the job but if he did his on-air gloom when things don't go perfectly would get him run out of there quickly. We put up with it because he's one of us .


Todd NEEDS a color analyst like Wayne Mack (Bruce Miller's 1970's color man) in the booth to lighten up things a bit. I know that Todd has been around now for quite a while, but the type A similarities between him and Bruce Miller are so scary close. When Bruce added Wayne Mack as his radio sidekick back in those old days, the team that was formed was the absolute best. Bruce continued to do the play-by-play and became Wayne Mack's straight man. Everybody in New Orleans loved that combination, including the LSU and Saints faithful.

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Having someone else in the booth seems to distract Todd from what he does best, IMO. He translates the view into a detailed word-picture, with all the spaces filled in. When there is somebody else, he often moves along from their prompting, getting away from the detail he had in his mind.

That statement probably didn't explain very well the mental concept I have. I'm sure that it's a lot less stressful for him to have a sidekick (like Steve Barrios) to let his mind take some rest breaks, but as a listener, I much prefer him when he's running on his own.


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Probably going to be Sean Kelly. Already works for Benson through the Pels.

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FWIW Todd G. is the best football announcers and one of the best baseball announcers I've ever listened to, and I thought that long before I was wearing green colored glasses. In fact, he was one of the things that helped me get really hooked on TU athletics.

The only thing I don't like about his announcing is that he (self admittedly) stole "this one belongs to the Wave" from my baseball radio hero Marty Brennaman

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