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OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward

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Posted: 7/1/2014 7:00 AM

OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


ESPN/ABC BOOTH

ESPN/ABC STUDIO

NON-ESPN/ABC

CLASSIC

    OT Tourney

  1. Poll closed on 07/08/2014
  2. #1 Brent Musberger: 18 votes
  3. #8 Pam Ward: 2 votes

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:11 AM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


Will Keith Jackson be in this (in the classic category)?

It's amazing to think he might be even further ahead of Musberger than Musberger is ahead of Ward. Musberger may be the best one (or one of the best ones) around today, but that says more about his peers than him because he's not special. Very few are any good at this these days. They all want to talk too much no matter how much they take away from the game. I really wish you could mute the sportscasters and just listen to the pads cracking and the crowds' crescendo-decrescendo.
I celebrate myself and sing myself 
And what I assume you shall assume 
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. 
I loafe and invite my soul
I lean and loafe at my ease 
observing a spear of summer grass.
~Walt Whitman

Last edited 7/1/2014 8:15 AM by dudekd

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:29 AM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 



dudekd wrote: Will Keith Jackson be in this (in the classic category)?

 I really wish you could mute the sportscasters and just listen to the pads cracking and the crowds' crescendo-decrescendo.
You can do this with MLB.tv for baseball games.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:52 AM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


I'm always hesitant to do this when there is one seemingly obvious choice, as Keith Jackson would appear to be.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:54 AM

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EastLansingAdam wrote: I'm always hesitant to do this when there is one seemingly obvious choice, as Keith Jackson would appear to be.

I would like to see who the group likes the most among CURRENT broadcasters.  Love to see if the Nessler/Blackledge combo, for example- is more popular than the Mussberger/Herbstreet team

we went from:
"so on and so forth"  J. Tressel   to
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:04 AM

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I think Nessler-Danielson might be my all time favorite. Together they worked. Apart, Nessler is mediocre and Danielson would make the biggest message board homer blush. I can't believe that at one time that was ABC's "C" team, behind Jackson-Griese and Musberger-Fouts.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:36 AM

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I know I'm in the minority here but I honestly just never notice this stuff. I couldn't pick out many people voices and never really care who's doing a game.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:40 AM

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Really not a fan of Musberger. I actually can't think of a play by play guy I actually like. Mike Emrick is good, but I don't know much about hockey, so I can't really say on that part. Anyone over Joe Buck. That guy is a waste of oxygen calling a football game. And he seems to be signed up for about 10 Packers games a year.

On Mike Emrick, this was fun for a couple minutes:

http://deadspin.com/the-doc-em...here-1579530027
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Last edited 7/1/2014 9:42 AM by RunDMK88

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Posted: 7/1/2014 11:18 AM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


Ha, ummmm....
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Posted: 7/1/2014 11:59 AM

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Pam is not good, but I can't get myself to vote for Mushbooger

"Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory."

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Posted: 7/1/2014 12:05 PM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


Wasn't Pam replaced with Beth Mowins a few years back.... noidea

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Posted: 7/1/2014 12:25 PM

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Vermonter wrote: Wasn't Pam replaced with Beth Mowins a few years back.... noidea

I think they both did games.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 12:30 PM

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Musberger is my favorite college guy ever and it isn't close
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Posted: 7/1/2014 1:04 PM

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Vermonter wrote: Wasn't Pam replaced with Beth Mowins a few years back.... noidea
I don't understand the difference between these people. Is that a Mark Twain-Samuel Clemens kind of thing?
I celebrate myself and sing myself 
And what I assume you shall assume 
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. 
I loafe and invite my soul
I lean and loafe at my ease 
observing a spear of summer grass.
~Walt Whitman
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Posted: 7/1/2014 1:07 PM

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Mowens isn't terrible and does her homework. Pam Ward and Mike Gottfried made up one of the worst duos ever. Neither ever seemed to know players' names.

"Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is: never try."

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Posted: 7/1/2014 1:13 PM

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Speaking of people to share a booth with Pam Ward, I thought Ray Bentley was awful too.  And he was pretty pro-MSU.  I think his dad played at MSU, and he wanted to, but wasn't good enough and wound up at like CMU or WMU, but it was always very apparent he grew up an MSU fan.  So even with him being a giant homer in the booth, I hated getting him.  And we had a lot of him.  He frequently did the ESPN2 noon game which was the #3 Big Ten pick, where MSU seemed to land weekly in the early MD years.

Last edited 7/1/2014 1:13 PM by EastLansingAdam

Posted: 7/1/2014 1:58 PM

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honestbuckeye wrote:   Love to see if the Nessler/Blackledge combo, for example- is more popular than the Mussberger/Herbstreet team
Not sure if they're more popular but are more complete & insightful IMO
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Posted: 7/1/2014 6:39 PM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


I'm interested to see who you've got in the Classics bracket. Keith Jackson is the deserved #1 seed, but you've also got Curt Gowdy, Don Criqui, Dick Enberg, Charlie Jones, Chris Schenkel, and others.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:09 PM

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msufan23 wrote: I know I'm in the minority here but I honestly just never notice this stuff. I couldn't pick out many people voices and never really care who's doing a game.
Same here, 90% of the time, it's a non-issue.

Loved Jackson.  Don't like Musberger because he calls ever game like it's the Super Bowl.  Some people count that as a plus.

I liked the old Ron Franklin/Mike Gottfried pair that did SEC night games mostly.

For me, the women you could throw in a bag and I couldn't tell you one from another.  I guess that's bad, but again, I don't particularly care unless it's great or horrible.

He fixes the cable?

Last edited 7/1/2014 8:10 PM by OrangeAfroMan

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:36 PM

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I can pick out the voices, but I'm bad at names.  Don't really care who's in the booth, Musberger is annoying like most of them.

I prefer to turn down the sound.

As you all know........... I'm not an expert's expert, but the announcers usually insult my limited intelligence or simply don't know nearly as much about the game and situation as I do.

ohlord

"Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory."

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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:39 PM

Re: OT Tourney (1st Round) - #1 Brent Musberger vs. #8 Pam Ward 


Criqui and Brodie or Bob Trumpy were voices that told me I was watching something very important (Orange Bowl).  Enberg and Merlin Olsen were great for the Rose Bowl, as was Gowdy.

I know he's beloved but Keith Jackson (to me) really started to fall of badly in the mid-late 90s, much in the same way Ron Franklin and Gottfried were good at one time and then just tanked.

I think Keith Jackson's best partners were Frank Broyles and a young Tim Brant.