Bill Walton ???

Bill Walton ???

Postby lkrdynsty on Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:53 pm

So how do you guys deal with Bill Walton he is the most annoying announcer ever. I try to tune him out but then his annoying voice creeps in my head and it is always when he is talking about "such and such country being nestled between the flowing crystal waters of the such and such river next to the glowing ice capped mountains of what the hell ever" this is basketball not geography 101...lol at the other commentator he just gets real quiet and after Walton finishes he goes right back into basketball...Can someone tell him he dont care that urauguay has 3.3 million living there and 1.1 million on the internet and their the 2nd least corrupt country in south america...whoopty freakin do!!!!
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Re: Bill Walton ???

Postby kroublees on Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:57 pm

lkrdynsty wrote:So how do you guys deal with Bill Walton he is the most annoying announcer ever. I try to tune him out but then his annoying voice creeps in my head and it is always when he is talking about "such and such country being nestled between the flowing crystal waters of the such and such river next to the glowing ice capped mountains of what the hell ever" this is basketball not geography 101...lol at the other commentator he just gets real quiet and after Walton finishes he goes right back into basketball...Can someone tell him he dont care that urauguay has 3.3 million living there and 1.1 million on the internet and their the 2nd least corrupt country in south america...whoopty freakin do!!!!
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Postby Satan on Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:07 pm

Bill Walton has been the best basketball announcer since the day Chick died. Be happy you're getting exposed to a little something extra.
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Postby Weezy on Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:23 pm

If they didn't have Walton announcing these games, when the US is up by huge margins there would be silence, because every other announcer out there is boring and by the book. I may not always agree with or care about what Bill is talking about, but he's funny at least. It could be worse, it could be Mike Torico, or they could have Mark Jackson's robot voice going through the motions, or Reggie Miller totaly butchering sayings all night, 'when in Rome John'. Or, it could be John Barry. :scurred:
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Postby MadMax on Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:49 pm

please, anyone but Barry

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Postby Ras Algethi on Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:51 pm

I hate almost all of ESPN's commentators.
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Postby blakeruns on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:13 pm

MadMax wrote:please, anyone but Barry

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Postby killacam on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:17 pm

lol how can u hate him, dudes funny. jus like anyone else, hes not gonna be all into the game when the US is winning by 30+ points
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Postby temp5F on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:35 pm

killacam wrote:lol how can u hate him, dudes funny. jus like anyone else, hes not gonna be all into the game when the US is winning by 30+ points


He's as funny as cancer. He's not paid to be a jokester, but to be a proper announcer.

I've had the game muted since the first one I've watched. I can't stand his hyperbole and mania.
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Postby Satan on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:50 pm

temp5F wrote:He's not paid to be a jokester, but to be a proper announcer.


How do you know? You're not the one who hired him. I doubt ESPN was surprised when Bill started being Bill. They knew what they were getting and that's why they hired him.
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Postby Azndude2190 on Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:18 pm

A lot of you guys are taking this way to serious.For Christ sake he's a basketball commentator.Let's face it your watching the games for the sport itself.

Do we have to complain about everything these days?

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Postby HitEmUp on Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:07 pm

but he does get annoying every now and then
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Postby CaCHooKa Man on Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:38 pm

i prefer him being an analyst rather than part of a play by play announcing team. i really dont care about the beautiful beaches of puerto rico or how surfing is in mexico. and when he does have something to say about basketball its usually about how kobe is selfish then a few minutes later how kobe is amazing. he needs to make up his mind.
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Postby Chicano on Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:29 pm

My few cents on the guy:

i was too lazy to come up with new stuff.. soo yeah.. sorry.

OMG Bill Walton is at it again!

He's outta control!

lol

can't blame him though, the game isn't very interesting right now at all..

i love the facts and information/knowledge he's providing..

he just said something cool about guns...

i love bill!

so does luke!

lol

Haha dude just asked Bill if there's a place in the world he hasn't been,


Bill said, "well, New Zealand."

LOL

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Bill walton has always been a favorite of mine, the guy is so dammed smart, always has been.

for as much hate as the guy gets...

bill walton as you've never seen him before...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E9lMwBhHQbY

bill walton is the most dominant broadcaster in nba history!

"throw it down!"

"that was horrendous."

"what a pass."

man10

jam2

"Bill Walton is a man that'll touch your heart when you know the true essence of his entire life. He is Moses and Jimmy Hendrix rolled into one."

i wouldn't say it's useless... a lot of it is interesting imo and knowledge is power imo...

yeah but you can't blame him.
i mean c'mon the games are blowouts anyway...
what is there interesting going on in the game to talk about??
haha...

NOW, if it's a close competitive game and he's still doing it, THEN i agree with you...

but all of these games have been blowouts so far...

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Postby The Maverick on Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:32 pm

Bill Walton is my favourite announcer.
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Postby OCHO on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:23 pm

he's pretty funny i think - if you don't take him seriously with half the things he says..

i did find it annoying though, during the puerto rico game.. and he was talking about how new zealand "spanked" australia to qualify for the olympics.. when it was in fact the other way around! and the aussies didn't even have a full-strength side!!

other than that.. i think bill's ok... "throw it down big man... throw it down... "
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Postby Donn FaaM on Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:09 pm

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Postby KobeSystemtwofour on Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:19 pm

Donn FaaM wrote:"i was the first one to wear pony tails while playing"


:man10: WHO CARES?!?!? lol
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Postby Ras Algethi on Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:21 pm

You know, he actually doesn't bother me anymore. I've learned to drown him out while watching the games.
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Postby LawSin on Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:48 pm

i duno, i kinda hate watching a game where USA doing some sick plays and the announcer is going off on the andes or something.. he'll make like a 4 worded comment during the reply and then continues the tangent. i'd really rather have some generic announcer, anything as long as the talk focuses on basketball for once.
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Postby killacam on Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:58 pm

/\ joel myers is so boring....u kno ur boring when ur watching ur favorite team and u cant stay excited half the time cus some dude is talking in a monotone
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Postby Phat$haq on Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:45 am

I try to ignore the donkey faced redhead but some idiocy still trickles thru and makes my ears bleed.
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Postby CrazyLikeCatfish on Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:10 am

blakeruns wrote:
MadMax wrote:please, anyone but Barry

:hurl:
Let's not get started on that guy..
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Postby halekulani on Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:08 am

how can you not love bill walton?

his comments about the game are obviously exaggerated for emphasis. no he doesn't mean X player is the 'best' in the world, but that's his way of giving praise. he has a very positive perspective on all players and especially highlights those who aren't superstars by emphasizing their contributions. he's very similar to charles barkley who says some extreme stuff, but generally informs within that specific context/example and his comments are not made to fit all other circumstances.

his random points are entertaining because when there is a 30 point lead, what the hell are you supposed to talk about?
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Postby Phat$haq on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:01 am

halekulani wrote:how can you not love bill walton?

his random points are entertaining because when there is a 30 point lead, what the hell are you supposed to talk about?


The Lakers of the 80's had quite a few blow-outs but you never heard Chick ramble on and on like a lobotomized loonie.
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