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Old 11-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Redskins broadcast team

Let me start by stating that I no longer live in the Redskins radio broadcast area. I did grow up with Frank (gone) Sonny, and Sam and occasionally hear snippets of the current incarnation. IMO they are no where near their glory days. That said, even Sam's dementia doesn't drop them below the majority of local broadcasters. I listen to a lot traveling and wanted to get other's opinions on the worst, best and who should supplant the current Redskin lineup.

My worst is the Panthers. They are quiet during the play and then discuss it as if the radio (non-viewing) audience could believe what they saw. Sample from the Colts-Panthers game:
"Wow, did you see that."
"Was he in?"
"I think so. Um, don't know. Is there a replay? Look at the screen."
"Yeah, I don't know. Worst case they still can stop them."
"I think we got it. What did the ref signal?"
"Ummmmm..."
Play by play guy "The interception stands and the Panthers just have to kneel on the 20 yard line. No review is under way."

Best is the Broncos. Brian Griese is great at offering commentary and his partner (don't remember his name) tells the action without offering references nobody cares about.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:18 PM   #2
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I was in the car and listened a good bit to the Coyboys game and I have to say the current broadcast team is terrible. They need to get rid of Sam Huff ASAP because he's the terrible and mis-speaks all the time, it really brings the whole broadcast down. I guess other cities broadcast teams might be worse but I find it hard to believe.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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Yeah Huff is just brutal to listen to. He's lost his mind and forgets things. It's kind of sad that they keep letting him do the games. The main issue I have with Larry Michael is his god awful voice. It's beyond annoying. I still like Sonny but the other two are just un listenable. Frank Herzog was awesome. Can't tell you about the other cities.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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Sonny & Sam are awful and should have retired years ago.

I stick with the national feeds whenever possible. Something about the "hometown" radio crews sitting their openly rooting for their team just irks me.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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I like Sonny, but Huff is really unbearable. You can hear the frustration in Sonny and the other guy's voice when Huff blurts some incredibly wrong statement out. In the SF game Huff was raving about how the defense was playing the best he'd seen in years, until Sonny pointed out that Huff was talking about SF's defense not ours.

Usually on Sirius you get all 3 feeds, I rarely listen to the Skins it is just too awful.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #6
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Sonny & Sam are a comedy team! I know what yall are saying, they should've hung it up years ago. Still, their presence means something to me, I'll be sad when they're gone, they're part of old DC.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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Sonny & Sam are awful and should have retired years ago.

I stick with the national feeds whenever possible. Something about the "hometown" radio crews sitting their openly rooting for their team just irks me.
I dont mind the hometown radio crew openly rooting for their team because they are employed by that team so I expect them to be biased but the national feeds are best.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:41 PM   #8
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Sonny & Sam are a comedy team! I know what yall are saying, they should've hung it up years ago. Still, their presence means something to me, I'll be sad when they're gone, they're part of old DC.

This is exactly how i feel. You cant take Sonny and especially Sam as serious color guys.

Redskins Nation is probably the worst Redskins show out there, but i think Larry Micheals is a damn fine play by play guy. I think hes one of the best in radio when it comes to calling a game and painting a picture of whatís happening. I dont mind Sam and Sonny (and even like their antics) but you have to take it for what it is. They are funny and entertaining, not serious and insightful.

Monday night football is a good comparison to Larry, Sonny and Sam. I thought Denis Miller was horrible. I thought Tony Kornhizer was somehow even worse. And I didnít think either of them knew much about football, but some people think they are entertaining and funny and thatís why ESPN decided that 2 people talking wasnít enough and put them in the booth.

Currently I think Jaws is okay and I kind of like Gurdon, but they can both be pretty damn annoying at times. I see Sonny and Sam the same way but rarely if ever annoying. Sonny can lay some insightful stuff every now and then. Sam is pretty crazy (senile) but will usually make you laugh a few times each game (normally at his expense). But best of all neither of them talk too much (unlike Miller, Kornhizer, Jaws, and Gurdon). Either way both Larry Micheals and Mike Tirico do a great job of putting up with their color guys for 4 hours each Sunday/Monday while calling a damn fine game.

I just donít get people who try and take Sam and Sonny serious, it would be like critiquing Tony Kornhizer for going off topic and making jokes; thatís whats heís there to do.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
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LOVE the whole team..
Larry is a good play by play man and a terrific Redskin homer..Sonny is still great and ..Sam...
His dementia labored outbursts actually make me laugh out loud often as Sonny and Larry frequently tease him.
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This is exactly how i feel. You cant take Sonny and especially Sam as serious color guys.

Redskins Nation is probably the worst Redskins show out there, but i think Larry Micheals is a damn fine play by play guy. I think hes one of the best in radio when it comes to calling a game and painting a picture of whatís happening. I dont mind Sam and Sonny (and even like their antics) but you have to take it for what it is. They are funny and entertaining, not serious and insightful.

Monday night football is a good comparison to Larry, Sonny and Sam. I thought Denis Miller was horrible. I thought Tony Kornhizer was somehow even worse. And I didnít think either of them knew much about football, but some people think they are entertaining and funny and thatís why ESPN decided that 2 people talking wasnít enough and put them in the booth.

Currently I think Jaws is okay and I kind of like Gurdon, but they can both be pretty damn annoying at times. I see Sonny and Sam the same way but rarely if ever annoying. Sonny can lay some insightful stuff every now and then. Sam is pretty crazy (senile) but will usually make you laugh a few times each game (normally at his expense). But best of all neither of them talk too much (unlike Miller, Kornhizer, Jaws, and Gurdon). Either way both Larry Micheals and Mike Tirico do a great job of putting up with their respective idiots for 4 hours each Sunday/Monday while calling a damn fine game.

I just donít get people who try and take Sam and Sonny serious, it would be like critiquing Tony Kornhizer for going off topic and making jokes; thatís whats heís there to do.
I used to be a Kornheiser fan until he went to MNF. Dude was such a crybaby when people criticized him, it was pretty pathetic.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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It's the same here in OKC for anything NFL, They are complete IDIOTS when it comes to Pro football.. The other day one of the local radio "stars" didn't even know who Nnamdi was???
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:05 PM   #12
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I used to be a Kornheiser fan until he went to MNF. Dude was such a crybaby when people criticized him, it was pretty pathetic.

The dude thinks everthing he says is funny and insightful and would talk over people all the time, could you imagine working with someone like that?

I liked him on PTI, but even to this day i still resent him for making MNF unbearable for me for 2 years. The next time Tony is out on PTI and Bob Ryan or the other guy is in pay attention and decide if its a better a show without him. I honestly think it is.

I like Around the Horn better and even Sports Nation now. I thought Max Kellerman was 10x better in Around then Horn then Tony Reali, however i like Tony Reali now. SS can you tell us if Max Kellerman left on his own or did he just really want to persue boxing or something?
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #13
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I like Sonny, Larry is a play-by-play guy...there are dozens of them who are all the same.

Sam HAS TO GO. The old curmudgeony clueless act is played out. Now he just sounds sad and pathetic. he makes it unlistenable in my opinion.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #14
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Sorry but I have to say it , the Skins have ..THE worst broadcast team ....you just can't listen to them.A few weeks ago I was picking up the Mrs from Dullas airport and had some time to kill so I turned on the Redskins against Miami.........Holy $%&#......,Sonny was pissed off at every dumb thing Sam said(which was alot) and Larry Micheals(what a Homer) .....is an idiot for feeding Sam!All Sam was talking ablout is .".the draw play" he must have said the Skins should run it ...or Miami should run it 50 times ...NO BS
The Giants have Bob Poppa and Carl Banks and oh hell yeh they will say what they think.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:24 PM   #15
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I listened to my first game by them yesterday and posted this in scuds studs because i didnt know where else to put it
"This has got nothing to do with the players in game,but I had to give a smackdown to the radio broadcast.Ive read a lot of complaints about it but I heard it for the first time on satellite radio yesterday.OH MY GAWD! How is Huff still employed? That guy is so bad its way beyond funny.Him and Jurgenson bickering with eath other sounded like 2 drunk fools in a bar.I feel for the people that listen to that every week "

Sonny wasnt so bad and the other guy was fine,but Huff is just unbelievably bad
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