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    Re: Monday Night Football Commentators



    I never liked Al Michaels, from the beginning. He is NOT a football guy. I did get used to him though, after many years, " the bo-all is spotted on the ...." Don't miss him at all, and even though tirico is very knowledgeable, he is Way Too Vanilla(no pun intended). Now Theisman is a different story, have never been able to stand him. He sucks up to EVERYONE, and often completely mis-reads what he is seeing. However, at least in the first game, Tony has Called him on his suck-upiness.... I like that! Tony is Tony.. His humor and view of things is an acquired taste, and I have a voracious appetite for it! . All in all, it is MUCH better than John 's stating and re-stating the already obvious. "You see, he takes the ball here, and runs it over here...and those kinds a things...." Wow John, did he really do that?... We woulda never known... It will get better, more accurately, we, well at least I will get accustomed to it, and wonder ... Al who?, John who?




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    I'll reserve judgement until the games count. Neither Sunday Night nor Monday Nights games have seemed very special to me yet. I think Kornheiser will be ok once the regular season starts, but I to thought the 'hey tony, hey tony, hey tony'[ segment was just DUMB.




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    Michaels is by far my favorite play-by-play man, and Madden is just hilarious with his exagerrations and takes. It's also funny to hear his unintentionally sexual comments. During a Bengals game, he said "the Bengals lead the league in Johnsons". Not to mention last year's classic about "running the ball right up the A-hole".




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    Quote Originally Posted by losac
    During a Bengals game, he said "the Bengals lead the league in Johnsons". Not to mention last year's classic about "running the ball right up the A-hole".
    I think Madden is starting to loose it. But, he is still very knowledgable and he is entertaining. I like hearing his goofy takes as well.

    By the way did you hear him use the term Cankles (pronounced Kan-kels). and circle the O-linemens ankles a few years ago.

    A Cankle is when your Calves are so fat that they run right down to your ankles, thus; 'cankles'.

    His speach was hillarious and I think only interesting to him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by hurting
    By the way did you hear him use the term Cankles (pronounced Kan-kels). and circle the O-linemens ankles a few years ago.

    A Cankle is when your Calves are so fat that they run right down to your ankles, thus; 'cankles'.

    His speach was hillarious and I think only interesting to him.


    I don't remember that, but it sounds like classic Madden!




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    As much as I WANT to like Cornheiser, I can't (on MNF). PTI is great and Tony is a big reason why the show has been so successful, but his schtick doesn't work for MNF.

    Theisman is absolute garbage, as was the SNF crew last season. If they want an ex-player up in the booth for commentating, I would think they could do better than Theisman. I know I'm being a big homer here, but Tom Matte would be good for the job (I know, I know).

    I actually think Tirico is OK, it's just that the other two guys are no good. Cornheiser should stick to the radio and PTI, and Theisman just needs to go.




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    I think Mike Tirico is pretty good on the play-by-play, but Theisman can be annoying. I'm not sure what I think of Kornheiser yet, although I agree that the e-mail segment is moronic. It doesn't help that the questions they select to read are idiotic, at least they were for the first game.

    I have my doubts about Theisman and Kornheiser being able to coexist all season long, given that they both love to hear themselves talk.




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    It could be worse. Remember Dennis Miller?




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    I say give it time. These games are boring enough as it is. Lets see how it goes when its the regular season




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    Quote Originally Posted by losac
    It could be worse. Remember Dennis Miller?
    I’d rather listen to Dennis Miller than Theisman. At least Miller was funny…Theisman is just obnoxious. Kornheiser didn’t impress me much, either. ESPN could do a lot better than this. Get Berman in there, at least…

    Really and truly, I owe Theisman an apology. I have long said he’s the worst announcer in the history of NFL football, but that was before I got a chance to hear Jaws calling the Ravens/Eagles game on Fox last week. He is without a doubt the biggest two-faced homer I have ever had the displeasure of listening to. I realize he played for Philadephia, but I’ll never be able to watch him on ESPN again without thinking of those wet slurping noises he made whenever he talked about the Eagles.

    It was a real hoot to hear him say McNair was “smokin’” last night on the Fastest Minute. I never would have thought so from hearing his commentary on Thursday, that’s for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenMad2099
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]I’d rather listen to Dennis Miller than Theisman. At least Miller was funny…
    The problem with Miller was that his jokes were mostly obscure references and not many people got them. I only really laughed at one thing he said. The Bucs were playing the Vikings, and he made some sort of tree analogy about (Warren) Sapp and (Randy) Moss.

    I have never really minded Theismann. Don't see what the big issue with him is.




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    Re: Monday Night Football Commentators

    I would have liked to see Monday Night Football bring in Mike Patrick. He did a great job on ESPN Sunday Night Football






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    If you will go to broadcasts of 3-4 years ago, and compare to last year's games, you will notice that Mike Patrick was getting ... well slow, and lagging behind! Meaning he was losing his edge. I think Espn noticed, and didn't want to begin stewardship of the MNF with ... well, that aspect included!




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    I am trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. It is pre-season for them as a new team as well...

    However, Joe sounds condescending to me (as usual), an and at times "Captain Obvious".

    Time will tell if this new team will work; but so far... It's Great!




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    Of all the people possible for ESPN to put on Monday Night Football it's Tirico, Theismann, and Kornheiser. Just doesn't seem right, but I'll be watching regardless.




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