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2022-12-09 1:19:36 PM  
Did he ask the douchebag "WHOSE HOUSE?!?!" after Baker pulled off that miracle?

I hope that he did.
 
2022-12-09 1:21:03 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Did he ask the douchebag "WHOSE HOUSE?!?!" after Baker pulled off that miracle?

I hope that he did.


Oh... I totally read that wrong.

Oops... I'd use the edit button BUT WE DON'T F*CKING HAVE ONE.

/I kid... Seeing all of my stupid mistakes has made me a better person.
/Has it though?
 
2022-12-09 1:23:58 PM  
Good lord what 10 year old designed that site layout?

Ok so I don't think we can put anything else on the page if we want people to actually be able to see the article boss

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2022-12-09 1:30:03 PM  
Al Michaels is an all timer.  That man will cut his number of "Who's House" in half starting at the next home game.
 
2022-12-09 1:33:02 PM  
Sorry Al.  You signed with the Devil and the shiatty Thursday Night games on a shiatty steaming platform.

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2022-12-09 2:02:29 PM  
Author is dead wrong. Screaming stuff at the fans is NOT "literally the job of the PA announcer". Hiring hype men as PA announcers is how you know your team is in a market they shouldn't be in. Those guys are FU*KING ANNOYING! Get over yourself, people aren't there for YOU to entertain. Shut the hell up.

(though the few times I've watched NBA games I've noticed the PA announcer, so maybe it is different there)

Author with a hot take is a clueless moran
 
2022-12-09 2:12:47 PM  
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2022-12-09 2:24:26 PM  
Al and I are from the same generation.  When I was a kid in the '60s, my dad and I went to baseball games in Cleveland and Pittsburgh all the time.   The ballpark announcer had pretty much one job: announce who was coming up to bat and who was coming in to pitch.   That was it.   Every so often the organist would play some walkup music, or play between innings.   The rest was just baseball.   1970's going to Giants games, pretty much the same deal at Candlestick.   Even though it was bad baseball by the time we moved there, it was great going to the park.   When the team did something exciting, we didn't need to be told to jump up and shout.   Amazingly, we figured that out on our own.  Yeah, that must stun younger fans.   I guess I'm showing my age.

Imagine jumping up and cheering without being told to and told what to yell.
 
2022-12-09 2:32:36 PM  
Did anyone else watch that game and think that Al's booth partner had terrible audio? They were right next to each other but dude sounded like he was underwater.
 
2022-12-09 2:34:22 PM  
Al Michaels has made it abundantly clear since day one that he regrets accepting the Thursday Night Football job. And he's at that age where he just doesn't give a fark who knows it.
 
2022-12-09 2:37:55 PM  
Sounds like Al Michaels has turned into mid-1990s Skip Caray.
 
2022-12-09 2:38:39 PM  

browneye: Al Michaels has made it abundantly clear since day one that he regrets accepting the Thursday Night Football job. And he's at that age where he just doesn't give a fark who knows it.


He seemed happier with being traded to NBC for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
 
2022-12-09 2:39:26 PM  
Oh, yeah, I'm 100% with Al on this one. That Rams PA announcer is the most annoying human being on the planet, and has been for a couple of years. I guess they decided they needed something to wake up the six home-team fans in the stadium.

/"THIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRD DOOOOOWWWWWWN!"
 
2022-12-09 2:41:07 PM  
There's a simple way to make TNF not the worst game of the week.

Have one on Wednesday.
 
2022-12-09 2:41:57 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Al and I are from the same generation.  When I was a kid in the '60s, my dad and I went to baseball games in Cleveland and Pittsburgh all the time.   The ballpark announcer had pretty much one job: announce who was coming up to bat and who was coming in to pitch.   That was it.   Every so often the organist would play some walkup music, or play between innings.   The rest was just baseball.   1970's going to Giants games, pretty much the same deal at Candlestick.   Even though it was bad baseball by the time we moved there, it was great going to the park.   When the team did something exciting, we didn't need to be told to jump up and shout.   Amazingly, we figured that out on our own.  Yeah, that must stun younger fans.   I guess I'm showing my age.

Imagine jumping up and cheering without being told to and told what to yell.


Camden Yards is still like that.  National's Park is not, and it sucks.
 
2022-12-09 2:45:12 PM  
Hopefully, the one million bucks per game Al gets will help to mollify him.
 
2022-12-09 2:55:24 PM  
Al Michaels is the greatest of all time at what he does and has been doing it since the 1970s. He gets a pass on being cranky every now and then, for goodness sake he was forced to work with Chris Collinsworth for many years which would sour anyone.
 
2022-12-09 2:55:28 PM  
Of all the things I understand less as I get older, paying people millions of dollars to describe to me what I'm watching with my own eyes is up there.
 
2022-12-09 3:13:48 PM  
The most exciting action at a Raiders game in LA is the fighting in the parking lot.
 
2022-12-09 3:19:12 PM  

bluorangefyre: Sounds like Al Michaels has turned into mid-1990s Skip Caray.


As a life long Braves fan, I take that as a compliment.
 
2022-12-09 3:27:02 PM  
Thursday Night Football really needs to go away.
 
2022-12-09 3:30:59 PM  
Al is one of the few announcers who was around when I was a kid, and I've always liked him. Hopefully he didn't sign on with Bezos for too many years.

It's Michaels and a local DJ, Michael Piccozi, who are the only two voices from my youth who are still around.
 
2022-12-09 3:53:47 PM  
Al sounded OK to me, calm and relaxed. I don't want the announcer constantly hyping the game. I can f**kin' see myself what's going on, it's not radio.

I barely noticed when he mentioned the in-house announcer. It was just something he said while they were waiting for the next snap.
 
2022-12-09 3:59:50 PM  
Al has been salty for a long time. Everyone has been too busy hating Collinsworth to notice.
 
2022-12-09 4:19:56 PM  
I hate Amazon's NFL games, that farking ticker is a hot mess. ESPN is a close second. It's not intuitive, your eyes don't just naturally goo where you want.
 
2022-12-09 4:27:51 PM  
Even before the Raiders moved to LA they had a big fanbase here. Once they got here, that fanbase grew like crazy. And their fans tend to be loud. Meanwhile the Rams left for Anaheim and then eventually St Louis. The Rams also had the reputation of never winning the big game. They always lost to the Vikings or the Cowboys in the playoffs. This has created a situation where from what I've seen, there ARE more Raiders fans here than Ram fans. In fact, I don't know anyone who claims to be a fan of the Rams, even when they won the SB. But I see Raider memorabilia almost daily. Rams fans won't cheer loudly because they don't want anyone to know they are Rams fans. They are taking a big enough risk just showing up to the game.
 
2022-12-09 4:29:28 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Good lord what 10 year old designed that site layout?

Ok so I don't think we can put anything else on the page if we want people to actually be able to see the article boss

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Know what is worse? That layout is used for almost every radio station I've ever seen - likely because most are owned by the same company lol.
 
2022-12-09 4:38:00 PM  

Birnone: Even before the Raiders moved to LA they had a big fanbase here. Once they got here, that fanbase grew like crazy. And their fans tend to be loud. Meanwhile the Rams left for Anaheim and then eventually St Louis. The Rams also had the reputation of never winning the big game. They always lost to the Vikings or the Cowboys in the playoffs. This has created a situation where from what I've seen, there ARE more Raiders fans here than Ram fans. In fact, I don't know anyone who claims to be a fan of the Rams, even when they won the SB. But I see Raider memorabilia almost daily. Rams fans won't cheer loudly because they don't want anyone to know they are Rams fans. They are taking a big enough risk just showing up to the game.


Very true, but if Stan was going to build SoFi he didn't want to be the second coolest guy in his own house. If the Raiders came back and the Chargers went to Vegas it would have been interesting to see how the last few years play out.
 
2022-12-09 4:55:17 PM  
And they should host all of the games here:

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2022-12-09 5:03:56 PM  
It is a different issue but still in the same neighborhood and that is the playing of music over your PA when you have a band there.

Outside of the last two or three minutes of the first half when the band is making itself good to go for the halftime festivities there is not a generally valid reason for bland and generic music to be played over the PA. Video package intros/Virginia Tech's one reason anybody knows they still exist notwithstanding, use your band.

Also, South Carolina? Techno music for your intro? Fold your program, you do not deserve to have one. You're a joke.
 
2022-12-09 5:06:40 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Al and I are from the same generation.  When I was a kid in the '60s, my dad and I went to baseball games in Cleveland and Pittsburgh all the time.   The ballpark announcer had pretty much one job: announce who was coming up to bat and who was coming in to pitch.   That was it.   Every so often the organist would play some walkup music, or play between innings.   The rest was just baseball.   1970's going to Giants games, pretty much the same deal at Candlestick.   Even though it was bad baseball by the time we moved there, it was great going to the park.   When the team did something exciting, we didn't need to be told to jump up and shout.   Amazingly, we figured that out on our own.  Yeah, that must stun younger fans.   I guess I'm showing my age.

Imagine jumping up and cheering without being told to and told what to yell.


That's the thing. In hockey at least the announcer doesn't even do the music. That's someone else. PA would do promotions though
 
2022-12-09 5:11:03 PM  

WoodyHayes: It is a different issue but still in the same neighborhood and that is the playing of music over your PA when you have a band there.

Outside of the last two or three minutes of the first half when the band is making itself good to go for the halftime festivities there is not a generally valid reason for bland and generic music to be played over the PA. Video package intros/Virginia Tech's one reason anybody knows they still exist notwithstanding, use your band.

Also, South Carolina? Techno music for your intro? Fold your program, you do not deserve to have one. You're a joke.


You should go to a Preds game. Being "music city" they often have live music, and legit bands. My last time there it was Kansas, lol. Okay enough except having "Carry on my Wayward Son" in my head for a week
 
2022-12-09 5:14:11 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Al and I are from the same generation.  When I was a kid in the '60s, my dad and I went to baseball games in Cleveland and Pittsburgh all the time.   The ballpark announcer had pretty much one job: announce who was coming up to bat and who was coming in to pitch.   That was it.   Every so often the organist would play some walkup music, or play between innings.   The rest was just baseball.   1970's going to Giants games, pretty much the same deal at Candlestick.   Even though it was bad baseball by the time we moved there, it was great going to the park.   When the team did something exciting, we didn't need to be told to jump up and shout.   Amazingly, we figured that out on our own.  Yeah, that must stun younger fans.   I guess I'm showing my age.

Imagine jumping up and cheering without being told to and told what to yell.


I hate the football stadium THIRD DOWN GET LOUD BS. I know what Fing down it is, and I will not try to disrupt the other team with that lame 12th man crap.
 
2022-12-09 5:21:10 PM  
The match-ups might not be the best, but you can get some fun surprises.  The ending of last nights game was a lot of fun.

I wish they'd distribute Sunday Night games more fairly.  I know my poor Detroit Lions are the Detroit Lions, but they can't even throw us a bone and give us one single Sunday Night game when the Cowboys and Tampa Bay Brady's each get three?
 
2022-12-09 5:29:49 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Al and I are from the same generation.  When I was a kid in the '60s, my dad and I went to baseball games in Cleveland and Pittsburgh all the time.   The ballpark announcer had pretty much one job: announce who was coming up to bat and who was coming in to pitch.   That was it.   Every so often the organist would play some walkup music, or play between innings.   The rest was just baseball.   1970's going to Giants games, pretty much the same deal at Candlestick.   Even though it was bad baseball by the time we moved there, it was great going to the park.   When the team did something exciting, we didn't need to be told to jump up and shout.   Amazingly, we figured that out on our own.  Yeah, that must stun younger fans.   I guess I'm showing my age.

Imagine jumping up and cheering without being told to and told what to yell.


I was watching a Cubs game maybe close to 2 decades ago where the guys in the booth were taking digs at Mets fans for that.

"The fans are making some noise here.  Aaaaaand they turned off the applause sign." as the park went silent in the middle of the at bat.
 
2022-12-09 5:33:24 PM  
I have 2 of these.

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2022-12-09 5:35:21 PM  

Klippoklondike: The match-ups might not be the best, but you can get some fun surprises.  The ending of last nights game was a lot of fun.

I wish they'd distribute Sunday Night games more fairly.  I know my poor Detroit Lions are the Detroit Lions, but they can't even throw us a bone and give us one single Sunday Night game when the Cowboys and Tampa Bay Brady's each get three?


Why should the rest of us suffer?
 
2022-12-09 5:35:59 PM  

knbwhite: I know what Fing down it is, and I will not try to disrupt the other team with that lame 12th man crap.


Really? Rare to see a person who's a big enough fan to pay to go on person, but doesn't understand the impact fan noise has.
 
2022-12-09 5:36:00 PM  
PA guys should do the bare minimum. Down and distance, then describe what happened in the play in the most minimalist fashion possible.
 
2022-12-09 5:50:46 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Birnone: Even before the Raiders moved to LA they had a big fanbase here. Once they got here, that fanbase grew like crazy. And their fans tend to be loud. Meanwhile the Rams left for Anaheim and then eventually St Louis. The Rams also had the reputation of never winning the big game. They always lost to the Vikings or the Cowboys in the playoffs. This has created a situation where from what I've seen, there ARE more Raiders fans here than Ram fans. In fact, I don't know anyone who claims to be a fan of the Rams, even when they won the SB. But I see Raider memorabilia almost daily. Rams fans won't cheer loudly because they don't want anyone to know they are Rams fans. They are taking a big enough risk just showing up to the game.

Very true, but if Stan was going to build SoFi he didn't want to be the second coolest guy in his own house. If the Raiders came back and the Chargers went to Vegas it would have been interesting to see how the last few years play out.


This isn't wrong at all, that section of LA is Raiders territory, and Al Davis claimed 'till the day he died that he had a stadium deal at that spot, but was forced to share.  He'd probably be pissed knowing Kronoke agreed to it, but be proud of his son for getting Las Vegas.  Trouble for Las Vegas is no one here is a Raider fan if they weren't already one, but the NFL doesn't care about that.
 
2022-12-09 6:18:11 PM  

jlee4677: Al Michaels is the greatest of all time at what he does and has been doing it since the 1970s. He gets a pass on being cranky every now and then, for goodness sake he was forced to work with Chris Collinsworth for many years which would sour anyone.


My favorite Al Michael's memory is from the early '90's when he was on the Howard Stern Show.  The other guest there was the guy who did the voices on 'Ren and Stimpy' (I forget his name).  The R&S guy did a  spot on impersonation on Al Michaels.  So during the interview, impersonation guy would interject things like, 'I like little girls', into the conversation.  Michaels was a pretty good sport about it but toward the end of the interview, Michaels had had enough
 
2022-12-09 6:31:33 PM  

Muta: jlee4677: Al Michaels is the greatest of all time at what he does and has been doing it since the 1970s. He gets a pass on being cranky every now and then, for goodness sake he was forced to work with Chris Collinsworth for many years which would sour anyone.

My favorite Al Michael's memory is from the early '90's when he was on the Howard Stern Show.  The other guest there was the guy who did the voices on 'Ren and Stimpy' (I forget his name).  The R&S guy did a  spot on impersonation on Al Michaels.  So during the interview, impersonation guy would interject things like, 'I like little girls', into the conversation.  Michaels was a pretty good sport about it but toward the end of the interview, Michaels had had enough


Sounds like his tenure with Dennis Miller.
 
2022-12-09 6:39:37 PM  

BlazeTrailer: WoodyHayes: It is a different issue but still in the same neighborhood and that is the playing of music over your PA when you have a band there.

Outside of the last two or three minutes of the first half when the band is making itself good to go for the halftime festivities there is not a generally valid reason for bland and generic music to be played over the PA. Video package intros/Virginia Tech's one reason anybody knows they still exist notwithstanding, use your band.

Also, South Carolina? Techno music for your intro? Fold your program, you do not deserve to have one. You're a joke.

You should go to a Preds game. Being "music city" they often have live music, and legit bands. My last time there it was Kansas, lol. Okay enough except having "Carry on my Wayward Son" in my head for a week


I'm a huge hockey guy but my games have been exclusively Ohio State hockey with the exception of one Blue Jackets game. It was fun in an "I'll give it a shot" sort of way but if I ever go to another one it'll probably one be when the Rangers come to town.

Did the Predators have a little setup off the ice, obviously, where the bands could play during intermissions? Mini-concert afterwards? I could see that working.
 
2022-12-09 7:12:55 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Sorry Al.  You signed with the Devil and the shiatty Thursday Night games on a shiatty steaming platform.

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He got a raise, he gets to sit at home on weekends, and he doesn't have to work with Cris Collinsworth anymore.  I'll take that crash anytime.
 
2022-12-09 7:34:02 PM  

youngandstupid: knbwhite: I know what Fing down it is, and I will not try to disrupt the other team with that lame 12th man crap.

Really? Rare to see a person who's a big enough fan to pay to go on person, but doesn't understand the impact fan noise has.


I understand it, I just think it's redacted. I think it used to be a rule that it was unsportsmanlike, but how do you enforce it. I quite enjoy when the Seahawks get a false start because they embrace that crap.
 
2022-12-09 7:43:46 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Thursday Night Football really needs to go away.


THIS.
 
2022-12-09 7:45:00 PM  

knbwhite: youngandstupid: knbwhite: I know what Fing down it is, and I will not try to disrupt the other team with that lame 12th man crap.

Really? Rare to see a person who's a big enough fan to pay to go on person, but doesn't understand the impact fan noise has.

I understand it, I just think it's redacted. I think it used to be a rule that it was unsportsmanlike, but how do you enforce it. I quite enjoy when the Seahawks get a false start because they embrace that crap.


Different strokes I suppose.
 
2022-12-09 7:45:24 PM  

browneye: Bith Set Me Up: Thursday Night Football really needs to go away.

THIS.


Other than the possible exception of Thanksgiving, there should be no Thursday games at all.
 
2022-12-09 7:47:02 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: There's a simple way to make TNF not the worst game of the week.

Have one on Wednesday.


That's not the kind of solution we need.
 
2022-12-09 7:50:00 PM  
The best Al Michaels line of the night, " First and goal for the Rams.  The Raiders haven't stopped a first and goal in about 14 years."
 
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