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Postby David » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:02 pm

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ugh. what a downgrade. zaidman is terrible.


i can't stand grote so i don't really care either way

i find his inflection and the way he exaggeratedly enunciates many words insanely grating.


i actually think i was confusing Zaidman and Dickerson from ESPN. is Dickerson the insanely meatbally dude that was one of the more irrationally anti-cutler guys out there? (i realize there's a lot of guys that fit that bill.)

i do know zaidman's voice annoys me.


yeah i think dickerson was meatbally on cutler

looking back, though, i'm not so sure it was wrong to be meatbally on cutler (even though i love him and i don't think he was put in a great position to succeed). he was polarizing and the jerkiness/smart ass-iness that we all love rubbed a lot of teammates the wrong way (while others loved him). that said, if he'd been good enough, nobody would care. urlacher was an horsefeathers too.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Flames24Rulz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:11 pm

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Flames24Rulz wrote:didn't see it posted anywhere else, but 670 is flipping Grote from Cubs pre/postgame to the Bears beat and moving Zaidman over to the Cubs. yuck.


ugh. what a downgrade. zaidman is terrible.


i can't stand grote so i don't really care either way

i find his inflection and the way he exaggeratedly enunciates many words insanely grating.


really? I actually liked Grote -- thought he was one of the few guys on 670 that could do that job well, and I thought he did. the way Zaidman talks makes Grote sound like a damn hero, in comparison.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby ConstableRabbit » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:08 pm

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Flames24Rulz wrote:didn't see it posted anywhere else, but 670 is flipping Grote from Cubs pre/postgame to the Bears beat and moving Zaidman over to the Cubs. yuck.


ugh. what a downgrade. zaidman is terrible.


i can't stand grote so i don't really care either way

i find his inflection and the way he exaggeratedly enunciates many words insanely grating.

Agree. He has an incredibly annoying manner of enunciation.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby David » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:13 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
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ugh. what a downgrade. zaidman is terrible.


i can't stand grote so i don't really care either way

i find his inflection and the way he exaggeratedly enunciates many words insanely grating.

Agree. He has an incredibly annoying manner of enunciation.


thank you. nobody ever agrees with me when i bring this up on here and it's so insanely glaring to me that i was starting to think i was taking crazy pills.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:15 pm

I mean, I hear what you're hearing, but it doesn't bother me at all.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Andy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:19 pm

I didn't mind Grote. He seemed to play pretty well off Coomer and (especially) Pat. Plus, the dude sold the crap out of that ad for Grossinger Auto Group.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby ConstableRabbit » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:40 pm

David wrote:
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i can't stand grote so i don't really care either way

i find his inflection and the way he exaggeratedly enunciates many words insanely grating.

Agree. He has an incredibly annoying manner of enunciation.


thank you. nobody ever agrees with me when i bring this up on here and it's so insanely glaring to me that i was starting to think i was taking crazy pills.

It's been mentioned but his promos are the worst. The way he says "Cubs" is like he's trying to talk while simultaneously making the sound Homer Simpson makes when eating chips in space. "The Chicago CUPS."

But I never mention this because I think I'm the only person who thinks Len's voice is annoying (even though I think he's a great broadcaster otherwise).
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:52 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
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ConstableRabbit wrote:Agree. He has an incredibly annoying manner of enunciation.


thank you. nobody ever agrees with me when i bring this up on here and it's so insanely glaring to me that i was starting to think i was taking crazy pills.

It's been mentioned but his promos are the worst. The way he says "Cubs" is like he's trying to talk while simultaneously making the sound Homer Simpson makes when eating chips in space. "The Chicago CUPS."

But I never mention this because I think I'm the only person who thinks Len's voice is annoying (even though I think he's a great broadcaster otherwise).
i have no idea what that first part means.
Len has a nerdy voice, but he's great.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:53 pm

I don't know who this grote guy is, so I'm listening to clips and the first one has him as a guest on a show where the host seems to be doing a Rush Limbaugh impression.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby David » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 pm

that's actually a decent description by constable
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:03 pm

Grote was just kinda there for me, didn’t really move the needle for me either way and I didn’t notice anything weird like that but now I probably will. I hope the new guy isn’t a bum as I have no idea who he is.
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Postby Flames24Rulz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Cubs fans who haven't heard of Zaidman at all are going to be in for a treat.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:14 pm

Flames24Rulz wrote:Cubs fans who haven't heard of Zaidman at all are going to be in for a treat.

Good or bad?
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Postby Flames24Rulz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Flames24Rulz wrote:Cubs fans who haven't heard of Zaidman at all are going to be in for a treat.

Good or bad?


the latter
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby David » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:22 pm

he's a goofy ginger

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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm

The best thing about Zaidman is that you can tell that Bernstein barely tolerates him.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby David » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:25 pm

i wonder how much the sox/bulls local tv situation is gonna suck without the cubs or even a good hawks team to prop them up
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Postby Wilson A2000 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:39 pm

David wrote:i wonder how much the sox/bulls local tv situation is gonna suck without the cubs or even a good hawks team to prop them up


Bulls don't draw good TV numbers?
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby David » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:39 pm

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David wrote:i wonder how much the sox/bulls local tv situation is gonna suck without the cubs or even a good hawks team to prop them up


Bulls don't draw good TV numbers?


i guess itll depend on if this really does end up being the quickest tank ever or not. i didn't mean to say it was a complete trash product without the cubs but
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:57 pm

I'm guessing the Bulls have pretty good TV numbers since they are able to keep filling the stadium. Still a dedicated sports network without the Cubs is going go be pretty lean for the market size at least.
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Re: Sports Media Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 pm

Arod is doing Sunday night baseball, Jessica Mendoza staying on with new unnamed play by play guy.
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Postby Banedon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:33 pm

I like that very much.
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Postby David » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:00 pm

oh that is solid
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