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Rob D.
06-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Why on Earth ESPN continues to include Chris Berman among its U.S. Open golf coverage is beyond me. What a freaking moron.

FUBAR
06-18-2010, 02:01 PM
i like Berman when he does football, haven't seen his golf coverage, I don't think his type of swag would carry over though.

Robextend
06-18-2010, 02:25 PM
i like Berman when he does football, haven't seen his golf coverage, I don't think his type of swag would carry over though.

I never liked Berman with his football work either, he is overrated and mostly an annoyance to me.

Rob D.
06-18-2010, 03:34 PM
Check out the "Origin" section of this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You're_with_me,_leather

I own one of those T-shirts, by the way.

chaddurbin
06-18-2010, 04:52 PM
classic stuff. also check out the behind the scene stuff on MNF when he was the anchor, what a tool. espn seemingly exist in their own little world up there in bristol and alot of these overexposed anchor guys think they can do whatever they want...berman, stuart scott, tirico, salisbury, etc etc it's a very effed up situation.

tothrk
06-19-2010, 10:56 AM
Why on Earth ESPN continues to include Chris Berman among its U.S. Open golf coverage is beyond me. What a freaking moron.

I agree 100%. Who thought it was a good idea to put this idiot on t.v.? Worse yet, somebody still thinks it's a good idea. I tried to watch some golf but this fool makes me want to gouge my eyes out and plug my ears with them.

bijoem
06-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Why on Earth ESPN continues to include Chris Berman among its U.S. Open golf coverage is beyond me. What a freaking moron.

I agree. Just horrible.

He is really, really bad at golf coverage. really bad.

D. Bergin
06-19-2010, 11:53 AM
I like Berman and despise golf as a spectator sport...............so it's all good to me.

:D

Mikehealer
06-19-2010, 11:56 AM
Why on Earth ESPN continues to include Chris Berman among its U.S. Open golf coverage is beyond me. What a freaking moron.

I couldn't agree more, I almost feel embarrassed for him. The more he talks the more apparent it is how little he knows about the game and it's history.

HRBAKER
06-19-2010, 01:01 PM
Berman's schtick was funny for a small period of time, kind of like the first few times your kids fart in front of company but it ceased being entertaining years (and I mean years) ago.

nolemmings
06-19-2010, 04:54 PM
I can't stand Berman. Jeff is right;his oh so clever nickname schtick was amusing very briefly--more than twenty years ago. He has turned into a caricature, and is not just bad, but annoyingly bad. I won't watch his NFL pregame show, and usually hit the mute if he is actually "reporting" a sporting event.

Stu Scott and his uber-hip, look at me, I'm using all street lingo schtick grew tired some time ago as well. Some of these ESPN guys are just waaaaay too full of themselves.

HRBAKER
06-19-2010, 11:09 PM
I can't stand Berman. Jeff is right;his oh so clever nickname schtick was amusing very briefly--more than twenty years ago. He has turned into a caricature, and is not just bad, but annoyingly bad. I won't watch his NFL pregame show, and usually hit the mute if he is actually "reporting" a sporting event.

Stu Scott and his uber-hip, look at me, I'm using all street lingo schtick grew tired some time ago as well. Some of these ESPN guys are just waaaaay too full of themselves.

:D C'mon Todd. Don't be such a hater!

nolemmings
06-19-2010, 11:23 PM
I actually went on to "discuss" Tim McCarver and Thom Brenneman, since they were on, hurting my ears, while I made the last post, but decided to delete it. Earlier this week, I also deleted a lengthy post on that whiney Jeff Van Gundy and that nothing-to-add-but-I'll-talk-anyway Mark Jackson.
I'm going to try and be more positive--not so much a curmudgeon. ;)

I like Bert Blyleven and Dick Bremer of the Twins. I'm sure there are others. I'm really not a hater :)

HRBAKER
06-19-2010, 11:43 PM
Oh, I am with you. McCarver may well be the worst. Who on earth does he think he is fooling with that dye job anyway. :eek:

drc
06-19-2010, 11:52 PM
I thought Chris Berman's name game was somewhat amusing when I was in college, but that was 20 years ago and he's doing the same act! It's like with knock knock jokes-- the first three or four in a row may be amusing, but after that it starts to get old fast.

FUBAR
06-20-2010, 12:08 AM
i guess i don't see him enough to get sick of him, I hate Joe Buck, does that count for anything?

drc
06-20-2010, 12:11 AM
Dick Vitale acts like a 7 year old class clown.

FUBAR
06-20-2010, 12:17 AM
I never understood that Tony Kornheiser either... biggest idiot ever on Monday night football.

drc
06-20-2010, 12:19 AM
I agree. My dad thinks he is the worst. I don't think there should ever be three announcers. Two announcers can say all there is to be said, and there's nothing left but irrelevant stuff for the third. On MNF the third is often there to act like comic relief (See Dennis Miller).

HRBAKER
06-20-2010, 02:02 PM
To me the whole thing is that with the advent of ESPN and 24 hour sports and sports-dedicated channels the hosts/announcers/talking heads now consider themselves to be a part of the story and the entertainment. How else do you explain things like the ESPYs? Let's create a meaningless award so we can put ourselves on TV. Hey the sheep have lapped it up and the reporters have become the news. I have no use for any of them really.

drc
06-21-2010, 04:37 PM
I agree with you. ESPN considers the commentators to be their own act.

Sixtofan
06-21-2010, 07:26 PM
Kornheiser is horrible - it was great to Aaron Rodgers call him out for the buffoon he is

JasonL
07-15-2010, 09:01 PM
a bit of a cartoon character of himself, don't you think?
Lovable buffoon are the words that come to mind. You know, the off-base uncle that you always have to invite to family events...not quite Uncle Buck, but heading in that direction.

autograf
07-16-2010, 03:13 PM
But you gotta love those ESPN commercials. They have the best commercials.........Lebron James chair being taken, Tony Romo answering the phones at the front desk, Drew Brees trying to drive the RV through the front gate. Priceless........Berman doesn't bother me too much but I think by now I've learned to tune him out. I don't like Kornholer either whoever brought that one up. Erin Andrews, on the other hand.................

barrysloate
07-17-2010, 12:14 PM
My favorite ESPN commercial featured two people in the foreground chatting, and 7' 7" Gheorge Muresan standing behind them changing fluorescent light bulbs without a ladder (very tall people do come in handy sometimes).

HRBAKER
07-18-2010, 07:51 PM
I'll give you guys that. Whoever their ad agency is, they do brilliant work for the most part. Its the "talent" and the network's overall sense of self-importance that has worn on me.

boysblue
07-18-2010, 10:15 PM
hrbaker (and one or two others) have it nailed....berman's act got "tired" along time ago. i suppose he is tolerable doing football, but golf?! my goodness! a travesty.

pclpads
07-19-2010, 02:57 AM
If you're a sports fan - any sport - hell would have to be enduring a booth troika of Berman, McCarver and Joe Buck. They'd never STFU! I've often wondered how your old man could be Jack Buck and you could be the complete antithesis of his broadcasting excellence. I used to turn the volume down on Monday Nite Football, watch the video, and listen to Hank Stram and Jack Buck call the game on the radio. Simply the best! As for Berman, his high water mark was the Nutra-system ads.

mintacular
07-19-2010, 01:05 PM
I get sick and tired of Berman pulling for the Bills each year and making predictions that this COULD be their year, etc.. So whenever they start off 1-0or something he gets his panties in a bundle and then of course they end up with a losing season. Hardly objective journalism. Plus the back back back back back b back back back back back b back back back back back b back back back back back.... preceding a long fly ball

Jay Wolt
07-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Didn't Berman just win some NFL Broadcasting Hall Of Fame honor a week or 2 ago?

HRBAKER
07-19-2010, 06:40 PM
Didn't Berman just win some NFL Broadcasting Hall Of Fame honor a week or 2 ago?


He may have but that doesn't make him any less annoying. ESPN and the NFL sleep under the same sheets and he's been their kind of shill forever. WOuldn't surprise me.

autograf
07-20-2010, 10:26 AM
Are you saying they have 'bedroom eyes' for each other?