Thursday, November 10, 2005

Broadcasters Piss Me Off - Marv Albert Edition

I...can't...stand...listening...to...this...sexual...deviant. He pauses for months between every word, especially when saying someone's name. I swear he said Michael once back in 1998, and still hasn't gotten around to saying Jordan yet. Then he says little annoying things that don't mean anything like "...with the step." Him being exposed as a freak was the perfect oppurtunity to rid the world of these annoying things, but of course in sports (and apparently even sports broadcasting), there are never any consequences to your actions. Maybe NBC should give OJ his job back.

Also, there's another annoying thing Marv Albert does that is not exclusive to him. Whenever talking about the time on the game clock vs. the shot clock, or the height of one player vs. another, or the play clock and the game clock, broadcasters always use the word differential. "There's a two second differential between the shot clock and the game clock." What's wrong with the word difference? It says exactly the same thing, and doesn't make you sound like an annoying douchebag who thinks he's in a Calculus class.

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Fixer said...

Don't get me started on Marv. After growing up and living in New York, I've had to put up with him for 35 years. He used to call the Rangers games in the '70s.

John Howard said...

Hockey AND Marv Albert at the same time? That's enough to make you want to throw the TV out the window.

Fixer said...

Amen, pal.

Shakespeare's Sister said...

LOL! This is my favorite "Broadcasters Piss Me Off" rant yet! :-)

Albert's pauses are only slighly less annoying than ANY baseball announcer who uses the phrase "90 feet away" to describe how close a team is from another run.

John Howard said...

I don't know, I'm not sure Albert's pauses are LESS annoying than anything, but that is pretty annoying as well. It also annoys me when it's a championship basketball or football game and they say at halftime that the leading team is 30/24/20 minutes away from the championship. Well, so is the trailing team if they take the lead. Almost all broadcasters don't even think about what they say. Either that, or they're just stupid.

Toast said...

Dude... I agree that Marv Albert is annoying, but seriously: Wearing womens' underwear is not comparable to chopping your wife's head off.

Toast said...

ANY baseball announcer who uses the phrase "90 feet away" to describe how close a team is from another run.

Baseball commentators are generally insane with the way they project the future with their comments. How about "And the tying run comes to the plate"? Really, how stupid is that? If the Jets are down seven and they get the ball, the announcers don't say "And the tying touchdown takes to the field". (No, not just because they're the Jets, either.)