Anonymous
Two years ago

Fox Sports Commentary Team for NBL Season

According to Boti these are the names we can expect to see broadcasting the games this season.

"Mr Mushroom, who is usually in the dark and surrounded by manure, tells us we can expect to see and hear Matt Russell, John Casey and Lachy Reid in anchor roles, with "expert" commentary from Corey Williams, Shane Heal, James Harvey, Tommy Greer, Brad Rosen, Cam Tragardh, Steve Carfino and Shawn Redhage on NBL games.

He's such a good sauce on Fox, he’s got Warren Smith and Ben Waterworth calling WNBL games, with names such as Lauren Jackson, Erin Phillips and Rachael Sporn being thrown about for the expert roles."

http://botinagy.com/blog/sources-tell-me-10/

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Brad Rosen...shudder

Corey Williams...gulp

Good to see Casey back!

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Sounds like Williams is a regular this year, rather than the intermittent appearances of a couple of years ago. Even those were far too much of him...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Interesting that most of the experts made careers of being villains

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KET  
Two years ago

Lachy Reid no longer with Channel 10?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Those source/sauce jokes just get funnier and funnier, said no one ever.

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SilentNinja  
Two years ago

so true, those sauce 'jokes' are absolutely terrible

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Reality  
Two years ago

Greer expert comments....

Not an inspiring list is it! Hopefully a few of them improve on last seasons performance.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

WABBAP!

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Greer go skrrrra pap pap ka ka ka

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Redhage? :| He's the most boring NBL player (personality wise) of all time. ARGH!

Horrible list, just horrible!

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Aussie  
Two years ago

Bill Woods did some games last season.

Not returning? That's a shame.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bill Woods always has been a terrible basketball commentator. The NBL should not be persisting with him.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LOL at wanting Bill Woods back... wtf.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hopefully there are some Casey and Carfino teamups just for old times sake.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow someone attacking Redhage you don't see that on the forum much!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No courtside announcing for Lachy then?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Yeah we need guys with really 'out there' personalities!"

*watches Homicide run around the court promoting his twitter handle*

"Is Redhage available?"

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Where's Brad Robbins when you need him?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yes we do want personalities. But Fox go from one extreme to the other. Homocide who is out of control, then Redhage who has no personality and the most boring person on the planet.

Pathetic appointments. This plus the uniforms are still pathetic despite the LK era.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

" then Redhage who has no personality and the most boring person on the planet."

No, you are.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Surprised Heal is on the list despite ongoing court controversy.

I agree with most others, the 'experts' are terrible. I personally don't mind Harvey but would mute the others.

Realistically on the flipside, who is potentially out there who could do a reasonable job? Bradtke is a name that pops up for me. Did D-Mac ever gig commentating a crack? If so and he wasn't terrible, I wouldn't mind seeing him either.

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Wookiee  
Two years ago

Where's Brad Robbins when you need him?

Don't. Even. Joke. About. That...

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Woody  
Two years ago

Back in Australia after many years guys. Man why the Homicide hate on here. I am so hyped he is back on the Mic. I wanna see Heal, Carfino and Homicide calling a game together,

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You pay peanuts you get monkeys.

/thread

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Back in Australia after many years guys. Man why the Homicide hate on here. I am so hyped he is back on the Mic."

Because he talked a whole lot of nonsense while commentating.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LK has a crush on Homocide - he would get courtside seats at United games sitting next to him.

Otherwise this makes no sense.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I don't mind it. They all have different styles and I like it.

Heal - Will be the face again.

Harvey - not bad but ok

Greer - to much Nbl/melbourne for me

Homocide - Yeah baby

Rosen - Love his knowledge. Best in game caller from ball stance

Carfino - Just does what he does

Redhage - NFI

Tragargh - in small doses

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Heal - We will all want to punch him in the face. Again.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

OMFG

listen to all the haters.

Why do we care who is calling? As long as they know the game I am fine with it.

I actually watch the game and listen to what they have to say and don't care who does it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The problem is they don't analyse the game at all. The commentators are pathetic, especially the ex-ballers who don't seem to know anything about the sport they've played their whole life? It's shocking.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"The problem is they don't analyse the game at all. The commentators are pathetic, especially the ex-ballers who don't seem to know anything about the sport they've played their whole life? It's shocking."

Are you kidding me? Heal, Carfino, Harvey, Rosen etc etc have been around for 25+ years and they don't know the game - please

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oh, I have just realised. Unless you have played for Adelaide or Perth you are not liked as a commentator

LOL

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Are you kidding me? Heal, Carfino, Harvey, Rosen etc etc have been around for 25+ years and they don't know the game - please"

Rosen, Harvey - yes, they aren't bad.

Carfino - kind of

Heal - no. has no idea.

Anymore?

In general they are poor.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

One saving grace is that Joyce isn't a commentator. PHEW!

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Dr  
Two years ago

It's like being in a time warp. Roll out the same people ALL the time.
Good to see some gender diversity there too. Ah NBL, you'd be mistaken to believe it's still 1999.

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Reality  
Two years ago

LK is also boys with Greer.

I get some of these guys are finding there feet as commentators but a few have been around for a long time and still aren;t great.

They can market a sport all they like but the shop window to new fans is TV so getting the commentators right is very important.

Just because your an ex player or coach doesn't make you a great commentator....be great if they could get a few ex coaches with personality..like Van Gundy does in the USA who actually provide insight into the game.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Why don't they get the likes of Michelle Timms or Robyn Maher, they were commentators with another who's name escapes me right now for a couple of WNBL games and I think from memory they also called some junior national games, ok not TV but they at least knew the game well enough and also were slightly entertaining in their commentary.

I agree with the DR.......great to see gender diversity ( insert eye roll) come on Fox sport at least make it appear that your interested in the women's sport, they are after all paying you to do a job, regardless of size of job it's still money in the bank or fox sport

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tommy Greer and Santamaria have been fantastic.

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Ben  
Two years ago

Please please please have Abbey Gelmi on sideline commentary again.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Really? I don't rate her. Is it because we have barely any women when we finally get one she seems hotter than she really is?

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Ben  
Two years ago

She's obviously attractive but I think she's fairly astute for an 'outsider' who's come on board. Does a good job on Fox Sports 500 too.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oh for the clueless Timms is in China right now.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Really? I don't rate her. Is it because we have barely any women when we finally get one she seems hotter than she really is?
Is it possibly that 'be attractive' isn't actually the job description?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well I don't think anyone likes watching moles on their TV, especially during sports.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Moron ^

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

You're the moron. TV is an escape from reality, where we like watching good looking people.

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Flip  
Two years ago

John Casey Bingo is BACK!!

With the No Preferred left hand off the window for nothing but oxygen

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

"Well, I don't think anyone likes watching moles on their TV, especially during sports."

Sweet mother of Moses I think that's the dumbest thing I've ever seen on this forum.

Kid, go to pornhub if you need to get a tingle in your dingle. This is sports commentary, not a god damn Swedish art film. There's a reason why the government doesn't let you near school playgrounds anymore....

And besides, people hire you regardless of your looks - else you'd be ringing the giant bells of Notre Dame Cathedral....

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

John Casey bingo was back when he started commentating against last season :)

Although if you want to get really hammered (pun intended) have a drinking game for everytime Heal says "trifecta"... :/

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Or mentions Brendan Joyce for a coaching vacancy.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Casey's pretty to look at though. That damn silver fox.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

John does look like a stable breadwinner.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

He's got sturdy hips too, good for childbearing.

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Fool  
Two years ago

I remember when homicide interviewed me at half time.

I could see in his eyes that he could see in my eyes that neither of us was enjoying this.

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Fool  
Two years ago

I remember when homicide interviewed me at half time.

I could see in his eyes that he could see in my eyes that neither of us was enjoying this.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

sounds like my wedding night.

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Anono  
Two years ago

Anything gotta be better then what it's been in the past.

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Anon  
Two years ago

Heal will be the face of things no doubt

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bowtie  
Last year

Round 15 with 4 to go, who's most likely to be in the commentary team for the finals?
Homicide is a definite with the contract he signed and Heal also.
I'd like to see Harvey in there....especially for the GF games.

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