Thursday, March 12, 2009

MIKE THE COLOR MAN

Today, Mike is playing analyst for the Big East Championship. I haven't heard much of it but he has already pulled out "He broke the seal on that one." I'm an educated man but I admit I have never heard that term when calling a basketball game. This sort of seems like when ESPN let Chris Berman start calling baseball games because they wanted to keep their prize asset happy.

Any other thoughts on this bold experiment?

6 comments:

Rob Adams said...

Mike and Chris did this a couple of times and I always remember enjoying it - Chris on PBP and Mikey doing color. And of course there was that magical Mets/Phillies game a few years ago.

I have no problem with it. It's different to listen to.

First Time, Long Time said...

while part of me is irritated by Mike doing this because deep down I feel like he thinks he can master any profession. He'll pretend that he doesnt know much about how to be an analyst but you can tell he thinks he is an expert at this. Just like when he decides to talk politics or the economy, he always prefaces it with "i dont know much about this stuff" and the proceeds to rattle off a bunch of his theories that he presents as fact....BUT that being said, the one aspect where I thought Mike was good from the few minutes I listened was that he b/c this isnt his real job, he will say things that other analysts would never dare to, like when he was just yelling at the kid for throwing the behind the back pass or telling viewers who didnt see this game that they were lucky...that kind of stuff was actually amusing to me...

Anonymous said...

Fuck Mike. Fuck WFAN

Loki said...

Leave it up to Mike to suck the hype out of last night's game..

First Time, Long Time said...

loki...i was thinking the same thing. essentially because francesa left before OT started, he has to throw cold water on the game

Whatdoyouhave? said...

What is he saying? I'm def paying the price for staying up to watch that till the end - but it was worth it. Even though I can't listen today, FTLT sounds about right