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Anonymous
Two years ago

#38422

Dumb commentary this round

"He can not, and will not be able to..."
"For all the people watching at home..."
"The reason that he's not playing tonight, is because I spoke to the coach before the game and..."

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Anonymous
Two years ago
05:49 9 Nov 15

Reply #562840

re: Dumb commentary this round

very cliche the commentary. Haven't been able to watch a game for a while but are they starting to comment about offensive plays and defensive set ups yet at all or is Dwayne Russell still trying to be the brian taylor of the nbl? lol. Rucker i think does a great job and i like homicide being on the commentary also.


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Opt
Two years ago
06:35 9 Nov 15

Reply #562843

re: Dumb commentary this round

Yeh it's the same stuff each game, my cringeworthy one is .... Anything you can do I can do better!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
06:41 9 Nov 15

Reply #562845

re: Dumb commentary this round

I am here with homicide. Homicide is a legend. Homicide is giving us his expeers thoughts. Fuck me. If you need to say his name so much maybe he isn't as big a name as you think?


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Stu
Two years ago
06:50 9 Nov 15

Reply #562847

re: Dumb commentary this round

Found Williams ear splittingly frustrating Saturday night as a Sixers fan. Talked a whole lot about what Sydney had to do to hold its lead in the last quarter, not what Adelaide needed to do to get over the line. Also referred to Sydney as "we" a bit. A cardinal sin in sports commentary when you're going into both markets

Also the continual referring to him as homicide by Casey. Do I really need to try to explain to my young basketball mad kids that nickname?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
07:01 9 Nov 15

Reply #562851

re: Dumb commentary this round

You whinges, atleast there is commentary to complain about. Im sure literally none of you could do a better job.


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Train
Two years ago
09:04 9 Nov 15

Reply #562866

re: Dumb commentary this round

Homicides dribbling on the court is rivalled only by his dribbling in the commentary. He's grown on me a lil but I can handle him only in small doses. Why the hell Rucker isn't getting more gigs is puzzling, he is brilliant. He should be doing every game.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:11 9 Nov 15

Reply #562867

re: Dumb commentary this round

Both Williams and Russell terrible. Can't listen to Russell when he does the AFL let alone NBL.
What happened to Anthony Hudson?


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paul
Two years ago
09:52 9 Nov 15

Reply #562883

re: Dumb commentary this round

I thought Williams was perfect for Saturday, crazy commentary on a crazy game, but I'm with those who say only in small doses.


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NBL Fan
Two years ago
09:54 9 Nov 15

Reply #562884

re: Dumb commentary this round

I hope this thread is a joke...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:00 9 Nov 15

Reply #562886

re: Dumb commentary this round

That courtside commentary guy in the Melbourne United game v NZ seemed like an awkward fan boy. I thought Fox Sports was trying to run a professional operation here. No more of him, please!


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Anon
Two years ago
10:07 9 Nov 15

Reply #562890

re: Dumb commentary this round

Does anyone know what happened to Anthony Hudson? I think I've only heard him once or twice!


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Mark-e-Mark
Two years ago
11:41 9 Nov 15

Reply #562932

re: Dumb commentary this round

I liked some of Coreys comments, like "Julian Khazzouh is eating Daniel Johnsons face". And "Ant man"/The mosquito.

Dwayne russell needs to stop kissing Corey's ass all the time, though. It is looking... well.... a little gay, frankly.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:45 9 Nov 15

Reply #562933

re: Dumb commentary this round

@NBL fan this thread has to be a joke surely .


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Luuuc
Two years ago
11:55 9 Nov 15

Reply #562938

re: Dumb commentary this round

Based on those first 3 examples alone, the NBL may as well shut up shop I reckon. Don't see how it can recover from that type of shame.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:01 9 Nov 15

Reply #562941

re: Dumb commentary this round

I doubt the commentators care what we think on our little forum


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:24 9 Nov 15

Reply #562945

re: Dumb commentary this round

Murray Walker was one of the most famous commentators in the world. His stuff ups are a thing of legend. If we are that judgmental about things maybe its time to take a breath and just enjoy the games, no one is forcing you to watch them.


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Slammin'08
Two years ago
12:44 9 Nov 15

Reply #562949

re: Dumb commentary this round

I think Corey Williams is a good colour guy. A bit like Stacey King for the Chicago Bulls. Problem is he needs a good straight play caller to go with him. A bit less "have you heard I am here with Corey "Homicide" Williams" and a bit more calling the game. Seriously the commentators name shouldn't be said more than all the players on the court combined!


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
12:51 9 Nov 15

Reply #562953

re: Dumb commentary this round

Homicide adds some excitement to the commentary which has probably never been seen before in the NBL. The problem is, if you actually listen to what he is saying, there is little substance.


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Vodka 63
Two years ago
13:09 9 Nov 15

Reply #562957

re: Dumb commentary this round

Chris Goulding is to Dwayne Russell what Cyril Rioli is to Bruce McAvaney


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Isaac
Two years ago
13:20 9 Nov 15

Reply #562960

re: Dumb commentary this round

OP's three examples are about as petty as it gets.

The non-basketball commentary I've heard has been quite solid.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:47 9 Nov 15

Reply #562986

re: Dumb commentary this round

This one deserves a run.

Dwayne Russell- Homicide knows all about South Chicago because he is from the Bronx.


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AngusH
Two years ago
15:04 9 Nov 15

Reply #562991

re: Dumb commentary this round

Dwayne Russell has some odd statements at times (like the Chicago/Bronx statement, as well as his 'I'll take your word for it' comment re: Beirut), but in general I've been pretty happy with just about everyone...... except CJ.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:20 9 Nov 15

Reply #562996

re: Dumb commentary this round

Homicide says multiple times "they need to give the ball to Al Harrington to win". They give the ball to Al Harrington twice for two bad shots and they lose the game. Very funny stuff.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
17:03 9 Nov 15

Reply #563014

re: Dumb commentary this round

Guess we can just go ahead and mute the tv or go back to just following live stats with no coverage? C'mon pretty petty things people find to ruin their NBL experience! Basketball fans just need to chill and enjoy the positive stuff that is happening.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
19:48 9 Nov 15

Reply #563048

re: Dumb commentary this round

Commentary has been great I reckon.

Williams is exciting.

The only thing i do get annoyed with is one of the commentators always says "X puts up the shot and it just rims out" - when the shot hit the front of the rim. Petty complaint on my part though really

Greer is also very good. Rucker superb. If anything our own MZ commentators need to up their game.


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paul
Two years ago
20:27 9 Nov 15

Reply #563058

re: Dumb commentary this round

Twas nice to have Mulls back last week.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:34 9 Nov 15

Reply #563063

re: Dumb commentary this round

Mulls?


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koberulz
Two years ago
20:40 9 Nov 15

Reply #563065

re: Dumb commentary this round

Andrew Mulligan. The play-by-play guy in New Zealand.

And yes, it very much was. Wasn't a fan of the guy they had filling in.


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Jez
Two years ago
16:46 10 Nov 15

Reply #563206

re: Dumb commentary this round

I don't find Dwayne Russell too bad and he generally has a good command of the more minimalist approach to commentary. Some commentators tend to over-commentate each possession as though it's a radio broadcast, which can become grating, especially if they're not totally familiar with basketball terminology.

He could tone down some of his excitement and exaggeration sometimes. It can sound a little patronising to be told constantly that a team down 20 is 'still in it' after scoring a couple of consecutive baskets.

Also there are a couple of 'facts' he keeps repeating that have gone uncorrected, like saying Jawai is the first Indigenous player to play in the NBL (Danny Morseu was playing back in the 70s/80s.) Perhaps he got this 'fact' confused with Jawai being the first Indigenous man to play in the NBA. He's also said a few times that Stephen Holt played with Kickert in college even though Kickert finished college almost a decade ago.

But overall I haven't minded the commentary. I hope they keep rotating the commentators every now and then for some variety.



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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:05 10 Nov 15

Reply #563225

re: Dumb commentary this round

Had to laugh when H Williams commented about the offensive player running forwards and hitting the defensive player running backwards in the chest. That is a charge Homicide. Always has been and always will be.


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Lindsay
Two years ago
05:45 11 Nov 15

Reply #563296

re: Dumb commentary this round

I generally haven't minded Homicide, although he really started grating on me in the 36ers/Kings game. Agree with @Slammin08 that he needs to be paired with more of a straight play caller. Heck, for most of the second half it felt like he became the play-by-play commentator (although admittedly it was an exciting game). His 'street talk' e.g 'alright Ant Man, whadaya got?' on every Sixers possession, 'Ant Man Ant Man Ant Man' etc. is cool in moderation but in this game it went over the top and made me want to press mute. I miss Steve Carfino's colour commentary, and that's coming from a Wildcats fan.

I like Brad Robbins as the special comments guy. Obviously he doesn't have the 'flair' of Homicide but he can articulate his thoughts much more clearly for one. Also he really compliments the play-by-play rather than overpowering it simply by timing his comments well and keeping them concise, and he doesn't constantly repeat himself the way Homicide tends to do.


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