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

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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:06 am

props to billymac for bringing unmolested back...
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby StudentOfTheGame on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:12 pm

Funny... I love Billy Mac. I think he's doing a great job.

The chemistry between Stu and Billy Mac is far better than with Stu and Joel, in my opinion.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby kray28 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:56 pm

I don't really listen to McDonald. Only Stu's insights are worth paying attention to.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:20 pm

kray28 wrote:I don't really listen to McDonald. Only Stu's insights are worth paying attention to.



Thank you. Over the years here reading so many people hating on Stu and wanting to get someone else. GTFO. I think for the Lakers with his histroy of knowledge as a player here and color commentator for all these years, he is as good in that position as Chick was at play by play.

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

Postby nthydro on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:26 pm

"MWP" and "YES SIR!" :disagree:
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby WilliamHaven on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:00 pm

nthydro wrote:"MWP" and "YES SIR!" :disagree:



yeah the 'yes sir' is annoying. i was watching the 81 point game when it was replayed a week or so ago, and billy mac had some nice 'yes sir's going on in that game too
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:39 pm

Stu certainly seems to like Billy Mac more than Joel
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:55 am

They called the 81 game together so there's chemistry :man9:
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby JGC on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:04 am

Man, I think Billy Mac is awful as a play by play. Just ... awkward. No grace. And his "cash, money" thing is just ... downright stupid.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby lakerfan2 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:58 am

Better than old man Joel Myers
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby revgen on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:31 pm

I'll take old and repetitive (Myers) over loud and annoying (MacDonald).

Although, I will admit that MacDonald's style fits what the Lakers were doing against the Suns. The problem is that he yells and screams on a routine postup play or a drive and kick. Myers and Chick knew how to choose the right moment to yell and when to keep it cool.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Weezy on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:54 pm

I'm used to Billy Mac at this point. I don't like him, I don't dislike him, he's just there and I'm used to it. Sunderland was better, Meyers was better, Spero was better (and Chick was of course the greatest of all time), but Billy Mac could be worse I guess, at least he's not one of these blind homer announcers out there that are shameless about it.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby GoldenKnight on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:03 pm

Sunderland was awesome, why did we let him go again?
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Finwë on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:10 pm

He's pretty annoying from time to time, no question. Stu is awesome though.

Most of the play-by-play duos in the league kinda suck. Even though there's much about the Heat I don't like, I have to say their play-by-play guys are IMO the best. Very classy, very respectful to opposing players, they aren't homers at all (like the clippers' guys or many others), just overall great commentators.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby ibeo on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:45 pm

JGC wrote:Man, I think Billy Mac is awful as a play by play. Just ... awkward. No grace. And his "cash, money" thing is just ... downright stupid.

this...love stu wish they'd find someone to replace billy he trys way too hard to come up with catch phrases...i can't stand him wish they'd get ireland for tv
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby DHL on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:31 pm

This guy has no idea what's happening on the court at all times.


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

Postby Tragic on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:45 pm

Spero and Stu Lantz would have been the GOAT
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby jOeyB7000 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:52 pm

Billy Mac isn't that great, but believe me guys it can be way worse. Those of you lucky enough to have league pass know what I'm talking about. If you guys listened to what other teams have for their "announcers" you'll realize that what we have here isn't that bad afterall.

That said, Joel Meyers > Billy Mac
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby DHL on Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:22 am

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

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:06 am

I still can't believe a franchise like the Lakers have two dumbos doing their play by play. The more i listen to them, the more dumber i feel. Ireland kows absolutely nothing about basketball. He's a nice guy and all but wow, he's just so bad. Myers was a million times better. And Mac? Just listen to the guy without watching the tv and see how little insight he provides. Are these Jim Buss moves also in an effort to save money?
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby SpencerHarrison on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:12 am

Gotta admit though, the presentation package and soundtrack is sharp. I get fired up at every commercial break, then they go indie film with the "win as one" promos. Damn.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:31 am

TIME wrote:Yeah I really like Ireland. He's quick, informative, engaged, and makes the game the star.


Don't know if serious?
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Lqv2015 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:07 am

I don't mind Ireland & enjoy his show but he asks some of the most annoying questions to the players.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:13 am

Stu has a great understanding of the game, and he's no homer, so he calls the games pretty fairly. But he gets into coaching mode too much for my tastes. You know when a guy who used to coach uses the same phrases over and over, and goes back to the same criticisms/suggestions ad nauseum? Gets to me after a while.

Joel sounded too much like a 1940's radio voice to me, so I'm glad he's gone. Billy Mac seems really nice, but his bball knowledge is limited.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby BigDan24 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:34 am

jOeyB7000 wrote:Billy Mac isn't that great, but believe me guys it can be way worse. Those of you lucky enough to have league pass know what I'm talking about. If you guys listened to what other teams have for their "announcers" you'll realize that what we have here isn't that bad afterall.

That said, Joel Meyers > Billy Mac


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I'm watching games from other Teams on League Pass quite often (at least partial) and there are quite a few that are way worse than our duo:

Boston
Milwaukee
Clippers
Utah
Portland
Denver

Just to name a few...
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