LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

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Postby XXIV on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:51 am

I use to enjoy watching Joel and Stu, but with Joel gone Stu seems more smug than ever.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:54 am

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Doc Brown wrote:Compared to other announcers around the league. I'm happy with these two.


Are you serious? Bill Macdonald only knows how to shout. He's the Ralph Lawler of the Lakers broadcasting crew


I'm sticking to my original statement. Having NBALP and not being able to get FOX Sports West, I get to hear the other announcers every Laker away game. They are awful and I have had to mute some on occasions because of how bad they are. I haven't had to do that yet, for these two.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:00 am

Glad to hear Stu is staying on.

Broadcasts just wouldn't be the same without him.

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby LAKEROC on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:22 am

I loved Bill MacDonald.....at the halftime show. Move Spero up to do TV with Mycheal, put Joel back on the radio with Mycheal, where he had incredible chemistry. When the time is ready for Stu to retire, bring up MT to do the color commentating, and broadcast that both in radio and tv formats.

Secondly, please get rid of A. Martinez and "The Coach" Dave Miller at the postgame show. I have had more fun watching paint dry on walls than listening to these guys.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby jbiggs on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
24K GOLD wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:Compared to other announcers around the league. I'm happy with these two.


Are you serious? Bill Macdonald only knows how to shout. He's the Ralph Lawler of the Lakers broadcasting crew


I'm sticking to my original statement. Having NBALP and not being able to get FOX Sports West, I get to hear the other announcers every Laker away game. They are awful and I have had to mute some on occasions because of how bad they are. I haven't had to do that yet, for these two.


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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby KB24 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:00 am

LAKEROC wrote:I have had more fun watching paint dry on walls than listening to these guys.

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby GoldenKnight on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:10 am

Billy Mac isn't that bad actually. Not as bad as I thought he would be, he has a natural flow to his commentary and compliments Stu very well. Joel & Stu always seemed kind of tense.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:14 am

i dont think i can survive any more fresh snow from the outside even if it comes with cash, money from pau gasol while im looking out
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby BigDan24 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:46 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:i dont think i can survive any more fresh snow from the outside even if it comes with cash, money from pau gasol while im looking out


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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby revgen on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:50 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:i dont think i can survive any more fresh snow from the outside even if it comes with cash, money from pau gasol while im looking out

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:34 am

jbiggs wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:I'm sticking to my original statement. Having NBALP and not being able to get FOX Sports West, I get to hear the other announcers every Laker away game. They are awful and I have had to mute some on occasions because of how bad they are. I haven't had to do that yet, for these two.


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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby gcclaker on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:13 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:i dont think i can survive any more fresh snow from the outside even if it comes with cash, money from pau gasol while im looking out

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Weezy on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:17 am

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby GoldHammish on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:22 am

gcclaker wrote:
CaCHooKa Man wrote:i dont think i can survive any more fresh snow from the outside even if it comes with cash, money from pau gasol while im looking out

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Weezy on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:15 am

We were molested in this deal, and fresh snow'd in the face.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:25 am

I dont get the hate unless people really haven't had to listen to a lot of other announcers. I think they work very good together and enjoy them. They aren't homers and call it like it is. It is what it is.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby gcclaker on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:29 am

Yes, McDonald is a bit dorky and Lantz has to keep him in line but anyone listen to Lawler and Smith especially the latter? They both explode on EVERY play and thinks each one was the best they've ever seen. Both act more as cheerleaders instead of broadcasters though I Lawler doesn't bug me as much. The reason I watched the Laker-Clipper tussle instead of the ESPN version is a chance to hear the disappointment in their voices after the loss.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Weezy on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:06 pm

I love Stu, but we deserve better than Billy Mac, and I'm sure there are a lot of qualified announcers out there that would like the job. Hell, Ireland is better than Billy Mac.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby gcclaker on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:10 pm

Weezy wrote:I love Stu, but we deserve better than Billy Mac, and I'm sure there are a lot of qualified announcers out there that would like the job. Hell, Ireland is better than Billy Mac.

McDonald is more of a host than a play by play announcer. I don't recall hearing that he has any experience in the field.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Lakerjones on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:20 pm

gcclaker wrote:
Weezy wrote:I love Stu, but we deserve better than Billy Mac, and I'm sure there are a lot of qualified announcers out there that would like the job. Hell, Ireland is better than Billy Mac.

McDonald is more of a host than a play by play announcer. I don't recall hearing that he has any experience in the field.


Yep, Ireland isn't bad on the radio. Play by play isn't the right gig for Billy Mac I'm afraid. Damn, wish we had Spero.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Psychobroker on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:25 pm

:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: and I was going to shoot myself if I heard "fresh snow" out of his mouth again
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby TIME on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:36 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:I dont get the hate unless people really haven't had to listen to a lot of other announcers. I think they work very good together and enjoy them. They aren't homers and call it like it is. It is what it is.


I can't help but compare everyone to Chick. No one is as good, but some guys really stand out as lame in that comparison. I don't mind the tone of Billy Mac's voice, but his catch phrases are an obvious attempt to carve out a few Chickisms for himself and when he says them it's like someone stabs an ice pick in my ear. :announce:
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:39 pm

Listen to Austin Carr for a whole season....then come back to me on annoying one liners.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:43 pm

I'd rather listen to Joel and Stu, but I can't complain either way because, after an eight-year exile, I'm going to be returning to the Southland.

Soon, I will be able to watch all the games.

No more crappy streams for me! :jam2:
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby LakerFan1235 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:47 pm

Ehh not the greatest news, I wish Ireland did it with stu rather than Billy mac.
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