News Radio WOAI KTKR AM Sports
SpursReport.com

Go Back   SpursReport.com > SpursReport Fan Forums > Spurs and NBA Fan Feedback

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-13-06, 01:23 AM
curiousspirit's Avatar
SpursReport Team Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: under the radar
Posts: 3,614
Elliott and Stockton are an Embarrassment of Riches

An article by Kelly Dwyer from SI.Com rates the television analysts for all NBA teams. Below is the excerpt for Sean Elliott and Dick Stockton. He gave them an "A" but I wouldn't read too much into it. He also rated some individual national analysts and gave both Hubie Brown and Bill Walton an "A+".
The link below is for the entire article.

Quote:
Dick Stockton, Sean Elliott
Having both Stockton and Elliott call Spurs games is an embarrassment of riches for a local telecast, and though Stockton muffs a name here or there (notably calling Shawn Marion "Sean Elliott" several times in a game last month), he can be excused for the fact that he has called around 18 trillion sporting events in his professional career. Elliott provides solid, steady insight. Seemingly, he's either played with or against half the guys on the court, and he manages to balance a solid sense of humor with keen observations, all without being too showy.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...es3/index.html
__________________
It is what it is -- Bruce Bowen
When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks.-- Bill Walton
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-06, 01:25 AM
RichB's Avatar
SpursReport Assistant Coach
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Antonio,Tx
Posts: 9,288

Sean has improved immensley this season - he toned down the jokes and puns and gave us more insight. He still has a way to go - but he's a solid B+ this season.

Not perfect, but very, very solid.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-06, 01:32 AM
coyotes_geek's Avatar
SpursReport Team Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 4,169

Quote:
Originally Posted by curiousspirit
He also rated some individual national analysts and gave both Hubie Brown and Bill Walton an "A+".
I've got no beef with that. No analyst knows the game better than Hubie and once you understand that Bill is there strictly to be full of B.S. then the fact that he is full of B.S. is pretty entertaining.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-13-06, 01:37 AM
curiousspirit's Avatar
SpursReport Team Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: under the radar
Posts: 3,614

I agree with that coyotes geek, though many people complained about Hubie and don't understand Bill Walton. I really enjoy Walton. Tonight, he all but announced the Pistons as the NBA Champs. All I could do was laugh.
__________________
It is what it is -- Bruce Bowen
When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks.-- Bill Walton
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-06, 01:56 AM
pjjrfan's Avatar
SpursReport Assistant Coach
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 9,999

Dick Stockton is a legend. How we got him is a mystery to me, cause I know the guy isn't hurting for a job. He is still on the TNT line-up and he is still a Top NFL announcer. And I can remember him calling games from way back. Sean is just a brilliant personality that fits in well as an anylyst with just about anyone. I like both of them but I am more impressed that Stockton joined the Spurs team.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-13-06, 05:31 AM
omax's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SA TX
Posts: 1,786

Apparently we have been pretty lucky with our broadcasters.

Our current guys get an A. But previous spurs broadcasters such as Hubie and Joel Meyers got an A as well.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-13-06, 06:14 AM
bnwhuxley's Avatar
SpursReport Team Captain
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 7,593

I'd give Hubie an A only. Walton gets an A+ * ducks under flying brick.
My favorite is Jim Barnett from the warriors for his knowledge. He knows every player's scouting report, knows what they do on offense and how to defend them. Every player. His assessment of fouls and no-calls is almost always spot on, and if he didn't see it properly or got it wrong on first look, he actually says so. Of course he knows the Warriors team very very well. To top it off he has great stories about his own playing days.

Warriors announcers got an A-
Quote:
Barnett is one of my favorite color analysts, though I readily admit he is hardly the most accessible one out there. He deals in minutiae, of elbows under shooting wrists, the difference between an ankle sprain and an ankle tweak, right-handers who only drive left and lefties who can't drive at all. Ain't too hip, but I can dig it. Fitzgerald is a fine play-by-play guy. His man-crush on Mike Dunleavy Jr. is a little unnerving, but he's only human.
For non-expert color commentary, Mike Breen is excellent.
__________________
Whatcha gonna do when Huxamania runs wild on you?!!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-13-06, 08:12 AM
Lord Deimos's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: being productive for a change
Posts: 1,893

Hubie is a very good commentator.

... for the Pistons.

*waits for Carnac to start overturning tables*
__________________
Are you:
A) Female?
B) Attending UTSA?
Then chances are good that YOU ALMOST FREAKING KILLED ME IN THE PARKING LOT
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-13-06, 09:10 AM
TheChillFactor's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: at your house when you leave
Posts: 874

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichB
Sean has improved immensley this season - he toned down the jokes and puns and gave us more insight. He still has a way to go - but he's a solid B+ this season.

Not perfect, but very, very solid.
edit- i have nothing nice to say, so i'll keep it to myself.
__________________
"...and with the hiring rate that Hallmark Institute has of this graduates, that's only more incentive for you want to do something here."

-Bruce Bowen
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-13-06, 09:11 AM
SpurInDallas's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,883

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Deimos
Hubie is a very good commentator.

... for the Pistons.

*waits for Carnac to start overturning tables*


Hubie in Game 5 of the Finals: "Oh no!"
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-13-06, 09:35 AM
GM5K's Avatar
SpursReport Team Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 678

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyotes_geek
I've got no beef with that. No analyst knows the game better than Hubie and once you understand that Bill is there strictly to be full of B.S. then the fact that he is full of B.S. is pretty entertaining.
waltons love and passion for the game is second to no one. ive never thought of his commentary as b.s. he has some hyperboles here and there,but i take him seriously a lot of the time.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-13-06, 10:35 AM
sahoopster's Avatar
SpursReport Team Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: The Hooping Spot
Posts: 964

Bill Land and Sean Elliot do most of the games, and I really enjoy there broadcasts. Sean is great imo, he is always cutting on the guys and I think that is hilarious and his insights into the game are great.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-13-06, 03:27 PM
Brooklyn Dave's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 2,244

Sean Elliot does a wonderful job on TV. He is funny, friendly, insightful and a Spur. I still haven't gotten over his line a while back about Jake Tsakalidis not being able to jump over a New Braunfels phone book.

Dick Stockton is OK but he is really starting to make a lot of errors. You can't take his word on the score. Always best to actually look at the screen to get it yourself. Sometimes I wonder why Sean never corrects him but I guess he doesn't want to come off as being too critical. Bill Land is certainly more reliable.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-13-06, 03:30 PM
MrDeeds's Avatar
SpursReport Team Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 940

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheChillFactor
edit- i have nothing nice to say, so i'll keep it to myself.
WTH does he know anyways?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-13-06, 03:51 PM
coyotes_geek's Avatar
SpursReport Team Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 4,169

Quote:
Originally Posted by GM5K
waltons love and passion for the game is second to no one. ive never thought of his commentary as b.s. he has some hyperboles here and there,but i take him seriously a lot of the time.
I love Walton's enthusiasm as well. As for the hyperboles, we should all just remember that Bill killed more than a few brain cells back in the day and his long term memory is shot, thus in Bill's mind "the history of the game" is limited to 10 minutes ago. That's why whatever Bill just saw was the best thing he's ever seen and why whoever he's watching is one of the 5 best in the game today. By my calculations there are about 37 players in Bill's top 5.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-13-06, 04:00 PM
MrDeeds's Avatar
SpursReport Team Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 940

My favorite Bill Walton hyperbole(these are both when Horry was a Laker):

"Robert Horry is the greatest inbound passer in the history of basketball!"

or...

"Robert Horry...such composure, so clutch, what a great leader, what a talent, blah, blah, blah, wouldn't you just love to play with Robert Horry?"

Tom Tolbert: What?! No! I'd rather play with Shaq or Kobe!

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-13-06, 07:45 PM
spurseye's Avatar
SpursReport Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 70

the best ever Walton Line...Spurs game about 10 years ago....after Carl Herrera, misses a free throw....."Granted your Carl Hererra, But C'mon your in the NBA"....i was rolling on the floor.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-13-06, 08:09 PM
Money4Nothing's Avatar
SpursReport Team Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Longview, TX
Posts: 3,283

[Walton] Money4Nothing has got to be the greatest poster in the history of the internet. Such poise, such precision, such overwhelming awesomeness and coolness. How can hot latina chicks keep their hands off him? I know I wish I was a hot latina.[/Walton]

Yea! LoL!
$
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-13-06, 10:23 PM
bossu's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,068

Some of the funniest Walton moments are when he directs his "legendary" hyperbole toward players' physiques. Just this past season, he and Mike Tirico were calling a game that featured the Miami Heat. At one point in the game, during clock stoppage, the camera was focused on a sweating Dwyane Wade and Walton had this to say (paraphrasing):

"Look at Dwyane Wade... those shoulders... the physique... sculpted by Michaelangelo, as if in a dream."

The best part was when Mike Tirico was literally stunned into silence for all of four seconds. His next words were something about a player "stepping to the line to shoot two". My description just doesn't do the moment justice.


Last edited by bossu; 04-13-06 at 10:26 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-14-06, 04:48 AM
SoutheastTexas's Avatar
SpursReport Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 136

[quote=Lord Deimos]Hubie is a very good commentator.

... for the Pistons.

Hubie is "very good" for the refs!

"Oh, oh. Great call. Oh, OH! Great call! OH!!! GREAT CALL!!!!"
I swear, the refs have to wipe his slobber off after every game. Nasuating.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.7.4 Copyright © 2000-2008 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0