The Announcers Thread

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

  1. LARRY

    LARRY Stages! Stages! We don't need no stinking stages!!

    You have that right.
  2. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    3 more races left ... almost out of opportunities to see Rootledge Wood on my screens.

    How will I ever make it through the winter?
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  3. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    YouTube re-watch...Rick Allen's enthusiasm heats my house December thru January
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  4. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Rutledge is like a cartoon character -- seeing him cowboy posing with the six-shooters was pure entertainment magic. :rolleyes:

    He's like a rodeo clown that helps divert negative energy away from NASCAR, sacrificing himself for the greater good.
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  5. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    the tony romo effect. Romo is a borderline prophet, now every network is looking for next romo.

    I’m campaigning for Ed soundhead to be the new guy in Fox’s booth. He commentates while playing wreckfest and nascar heat on YouTube.
  6. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Didn’t The Mormon Tabernacle Choir stab themselves in the eyes with knitting needles?
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  7. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Let's put Rutledge on this thing, saddle up partna.
  8. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Rick Allen is the worst thing to ever happen to NASCAR. He sounds like a WWE announcer and with the pushing of "playoff implications" he genuinely makes our sport look phony and over the top.

    If I was running the network, he would have been fired years ago.

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  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    “Not a lot of damage!” as Hamlin is bouncing across the infield, tearing up the splitter, was pretty good from Rick.
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    it's apparent to me that Rick Allen isn't a racing fan. He continues to phone it in every week
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  11. harkin

    harkin SoCal Race Fan

    Burton immediately went “uhhh.....”.
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  12. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Team Owner

    loved the lead being 1.8 seconds with 3 laps left and Rick Allen acting like it was going ot be a side by side finish
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I can't stand to listen to 4 opinions on every little thing. They aren't keeping track of the race which is why they are there in the first place.They didn't seem to know or thought it wasn't important which drivers needed to pit at Texas and which had already pitted, how important strategy was working out, but instead kept trying to make fake drama when there wasn't any. Totally missed what was happening, didn't have a clue. They had a a record number of leaders, but unless the viewers were keeping track, you didn't know if they had stayed out and would need to pit in so many laps or if they were good to the end. That was the real drama they missed IMO.
  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Shot his arrow too soon :D
  15. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I wish they had Ralph Shaheen, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett in the booth. Similar to TNT back in 2009. Ralph is one of the best in motorsports IMO at calling a race hands down.

    Dale Jr & Stevie are capable as peacock box guys like DJ & Kyle are now. Honestly I'm not sure on Burton at times, I don't care for him but slide him to Xfinity telecasts or something. Rick Allen should have stayed in Trucks.
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  16. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Glad you pointed it out. He's done his homework, but he doesn't seem to care. I was watching a special on NASCAR racing in the 70s, and he was one of the people speaking on behalf of that era.

    ****ting me?

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  17. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    Did anybody else think that NBC's booth coverage seemed considerably toned down today (Phoenix) and there wasn't as much screaming? I thought they talked more in conversational mode instead of like gerbils.

    Even Burton didn't seem to talk as much and when he did, he didn't yell. I know a lot of people have been complaining...maybe NBC/NASCAR are finally starting to listen. We can hope at least.
  18. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Team Owner

    Lap 15 next week, Hamlin leads

    "If reg race ended,now, DENNY HAMLIN WOULD bE YOUR CHAMPION"
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  19. LARRY

    LARRY Stages! Stages! We don't need no stinking stages!!

    He still rattled on too much and too repetitious.
    Had to watch the last 20 laps on mute.
  20. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Burton just needs one of those swirly plastic earpieces
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Sadler's quitting FOX
  22. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Damn, I like Hermie
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  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    yeah me too. He seemed to get along with the drivers more like a friend than a media person.
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  24. JerryF

    JerryF Car Chief

    I'm probably the only one, but I liked Glenn Jarrett. He wasn't the best speaker, but he didn't shout and seemed "down to earth" (a lot like his dad and brother.)
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  25. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    You're definitely not the only one! I loved listening to Glenn Jarrett. He was a GREAT pit reporter and I always enjoyed hearing him talk
  26. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Breath of fresh air from the overstuffed gerbils NBC booth / Waiting for Harvick.
  27. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Good, I still have a headache from the Gerbils. Man they were tough for me to ignore.
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  28. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    It was mentioned in the Cole Pearn thread that a tv booth job may be an option.
    That made me think of the current pack of screaming gerbils and how it may be
    time to give "putting these retired race industry guys in the booth" a rest.

    Are'nt there any more Paul Pages, or Barney Halls out there in this great big world?
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  29. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Waiting for Harvick and/or Knaus.
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  30. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I know I am going to enjoy the first part of the season.

  32. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I am interested in seeing how this goes. I have long been a believer that sometimes less is more. I'm not really sure when it became a contest to see how many talking heads you can assign to cover ONE sporting event.
  33. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Ray Dunlap doesn't care anymore.
  34. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Ray has done a pretty good job of making himself persona non grata around NASCAR, hasn't he? I always liked his work.

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