The Announcers Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by aroundgoes, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Crew Chief



    Denny didnt even try at Dover to get pass Chase
     
  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Wow
     
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  3. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Whoever replaces him will be a huge upgrade. Well, Michael Waltrip wouldn't be an upgrade, but anyone else would.
     
  4. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Maybe they are cancelling the show?
     
  5. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Watched the Homestead race on NBCSN. What I great change of pace, low key, not a lot of yapping from Jarrett or the Brit, in car views, team radio spots, no screaming, no repetitive nuances over and over, no hyped up yapping over the obvious, etc etc.and most of all no Rick Allen or Jeff Burton!!!!!!!

    Very enjoyable. :)
     
  6. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Agreed. I switched to Hot Pass halfway through and the difference was striking. Sometimes it was easy to forget Diffey and DJ were even there, interjecting only when needed. Flipped back over to NBC once or twice only to have my ears pierced by the shrill voices of Jeff and Steve. No thank you.

    I could watch Hot Pass each week. Dug the team radio too.
     
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  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Sums it up nicely. All NBCSN had to do was go thru the field and show some side by sides and it would have been perfect. How about next year NBCSN, ditch the gerbils will ya. I could only imagine what the gerbils sounded like. I spend most of my time trying to figure out which one is doing the screaming, Burton or Jr. while trying to ignore both of them. Gives me a damn headache. Like shut up and let me watch the damn race.
     
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  8. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    My wife has heard me say that (only a little more colorful) a bunch of times this year. :D
     
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  9. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Crew Chief

    can we kick out jeff burton
     
  10. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Crew Chief


    "Brady under center, A QB SNEAK BY BRADY AND IT'S A FIRST DOWN FOR THE PATRIOTS WITH 3:43 LEFT IN THE 1ST QUARTER! MAJOR IMPLICATIONS AS THE PATRIOTS DON'T AHVE TO PUNT NOW!"
     
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  11. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    What happened to Skoal?

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think Fox is going to call more races next year from the studio instead of shipping so many out to the tracks. It worked pretty good last year
    Virtual car. Curious to see that for next year, I used to do 3D assembly drawings, going to take a hoss to pull it off well.

     
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I wonder how much they are going to use him in the Rolex

     
  14. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    I really don't like most of the announcing at all. Sure don't need "Color" and all the ads putting "NASCAR NonStop" on, I can barely see the little quarter screen. Jerks!
    I like most of the drivers by themselves, but they don't need to talk or enhance the drama. for me. It seems like they pick sides too, Dale, Jeff not so much, but Burton was just a Truex Fanboy. Why? Not supposed to. Supposed to be impartial. Look at Logono and Truex and the "Bump-and-Run" nothing new but you'd a thought murder had been committed, not normal short track stuff.
    Just let me watch.
     
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  15. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

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  16. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    Well good, I think as Jeff matures as an announcer he will go back and see from a fan's perspective what he as an announcer should be doing ….. and it's not producing words for the Producer
     
  17. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I'm actually surprised by it. He and Rick both have been very vocal about him taking on a larger role at HMS, this definitely takes away from that.
     
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  18. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I don't see why. After the cars are sent to the track, it is to late for anyone to make changes.
    I think Jeff will have more say in the boardroom and be involved in decision making.
     
  19. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I think he said it affects how much he's able to be there physically which is mostly what Rick wants. At least that's what I gathered from the post race press conference that they did at the fall Dover race. I imagine its because of all of the production meetings and such that go on behind the scenes for FOX. The last couple of years, Jeff has taken a pretty lengthy vacation during the summer once the FOX coverage ends, so he's not even in the country for a month or so of the season.
     
  20. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Watermelon Smasher

    I always wondered why he would decide to poke Newman, he must have forgot over the Summer in 17'.

     
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Gordon is one of the better ones, I think he has improved every year. Can't say that about the band of gerbils at NBC.

     
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  22. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor


    ""That's because Jeff Gordon's in the booth," Keselowski said, according to the Charlotte Observer. "They need to get some people in the booth that aren't inbred to the sport and own teams and have internal knowledge because that's pretty crappy. But it is what it is.

    "It's not that I don't like Jeff Gordon in the booth. It's just that you need to have people in the booth that don't own teams or don't have commercial interest to the sport because they say things that are very -- biased would be the word."

    Gordon later apologized on Twitter, admitting he made a "mistake" in comparing Monday's penalty to what occurred at Las Vegas."

    - Jordan Bianchi

    ===

    I like DW and JG compared to the hyperbolic verbal-storm of the NBCSN booth...
     
  23. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I 100% agree with thhis as I have been saying this for a number of year. Whether it was Mikey when he had his team to Gordon or Junior now, broadcasters should not have a vested interest in current teams. You don't see Jerry Jones calling Cowboys games or Mark Cuban calling Mavericks games.
     
  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I guess I could care less about where the announcer comes from or what business they have. I have enjoyed the drivers recently calling the races in Xfinity many having teams they are employed by in the race, and in fact I welcome insider information that they provide sometimes. Some of them last year knew what preferred line the cars were needing to run, what was going to happen to the car as time went on, who was suffering loose, on and on. I can't stand on the other hand screaming about freaking points matter, I don't learn a thing about the sport. I shudder to think that NBC's gauges, fans length of involvement meters, and other shiny gizmo's show that Drama gerbiling is working.
     
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  25. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I think having an announcer with insight in the racing business is a good thing as long as they don't use the announcing position to promote their own business.
     
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  26. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    Jeff's not bad.

    Did anyone else find Jr annoying last year? Except for slide job slide job. That's was awesome.
     
  27. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    ^ Junior on his own is quite welcome in my books. Having to follow the ridiculous story lines
    that the produces have put together is another thing. All the announcers regardless of which station they work for follow the dictates of the producer.

    They need to replace the producer who likes squealing little girls.
     
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  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Hard to tell which was which between Jr and Burton when both were in full song. :D
     
  29. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Gordon has a little different story than Rick Hendrick it seems. The last time I heard Rick Hendrick talk about it he was saying he was ready for Gordon to take more of a role right now.

    Future role at Hendrick Motorsports
    There has been much speculation this past season whether Gordon may step away from his TV role and soon transition to a larger role in the front office of Hendrick Motorsports.

    Gordon said those discussions with team owner Rick Hendrick occurred before he retired and continue today but there remains no firm timetable.

    “I think that there may be that role in the future, I think it’s probably very likely,” Gordon said. “But it’s trying to find out when that timing is going to be right for Rick and myself.

    “Quite frankly, we had conversations before I retired about what the next few years after driving would look like and actually – he probably regrets it a little bit now – but I took his advice. He thought doing TV would be a good thing and I would probably do a good job at it.

    “Now, I’m enjoying it more than I even thought I would and that’s why I’m going to continue on. It’s been a pretty good balance. It gives me a great opportunity to work as well as spend time with my family.

    “Right now, I’m pretty happy with the way it is.”

    https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/jeff-gordon-fox-sports-deal/4321516/
     
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  30. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I would bet the farm that JG's contract has a clause that covers the need for him to leave and take over HMS under certain conditions. In my opinion there's no way he would burn the bridge to running HMS.
     
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  31. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I wonder if the 2 yr extension of his TV career has anything to do with the end of the #48 team
    and JJ's retirement??
     
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  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    He could be downplaying the connection, he caught a bunch of social media static from the harpies saying he was biased.
     
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  33. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Damned if I know. I barely know what day it is. :confused:
     
  34. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    Unfortunately the 48 team is still there as is un-retired Jimmie
     
  35. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Your right but he only has 2 yrs left on his contract and Jeff just signed for 2 yrs.
     
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  36. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Watermelon Smasher

    Could be coincidental, could mean something. And, not to derail things here, but I've long thought JJ has a lot of racing left to do (and he's said that himself), but the speed in his car has plummeted the last 2 years. If he doesn't have a resurgence here shortly, it could be a mind changer for him. Especially if he hates this new package on 1.5s, and it stays. It's a rather radical change to his driving style.
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yep JJ grew up in the single file aero era exclusively. I think Johnson's age and reflexes have more to do with it than anything. It's a battle of those.
     
  38. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    I guess I should have stipulated Jeff Gordon.
     
  39. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I'm curious to know why you think one thing has anything to do with the other. I can't think of a connection, but maybe I'm overlooking something.
     
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  40. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Is Jeff not still the 60% owner of #48 team with JJ under contract as his driver?
    I think this would cause a perceived conflict of interest among the teams.
     

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