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    Bill Raftery

    Did anyone else find him intolerable during the Gonzaga-St Johns game last night. The NY/NJ and Big East Bias was ridiculous. The "Johnies" must have been title favorites and no one told me. Even after getting killed they talked about how good they are going to be in the future.

    FYI Bill. They do play basketball west of the hudson.



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    the worst part of march madness is the CBS announcers. Dick Vitale and Rafferty both drive me nuts. Its like shut up already.



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    Nicely done.

    He is actually one of my favorite color guys. Sure he's got his catch phrases and is east coast through and through but entertaining none the less.



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    I only dislike when he announces the opening defense of the game.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzG8unaA6cQ&feature=related]YouTube - Raftery: "In the Agressive Man-to-Man Defense"[/ame]


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    Unfortunately, for me, I can NOT and will NOT listen to ANY of Dukie V's bullchit! He absolutely ruins the game for me! I'd take 10 Bill Rafferty's over 1 Dukie V.



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    Raftery drives me nuts. Somebody from CBS needs to Old Yeller him.




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    Re: Bill Raftery

    Raf must be a big drinker, those guys are always talking about it like that anyway.



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    Bill Raftery = awesome.

    "Send it in Jerome!"



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    Thing after Raftery is, he has developed a half-dozen signature comments, and he finds a way to use all of them. So he's "reliable" that way, but if you don't like his shtick (or if it seems tired) you're going to hate him.

    The little KISS.

    I don't mind him as much as others.



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Raf must be a big drinker, those guys are always talking about it like that anyway.
    According to Verne Lunqvist: "All this time later there's never been a last call he's obeyed, but he's up every Sunday morning, shaved, showered and shined," said Lundqvist. "He knows where mass is and what time."


    Good article on Raftery:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...ery/index.html



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Thing after Raftery is, he has developed a half-dozen signature comments, and he finds a way to use all of them. So he's "reliable" that way, but if you don't like his shtick (or if it seems tired) you're going to hate him.

    The little KISS.

    I don't mind him as much as others.
    At times it sounds like he is really constipated and trying to grunt one out.


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    Re: Bill Raftery

    I actually like him, but I can see how he could annoy people. Always sounds like he is saying something dirty.



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    How can you not like Rafftery? He's by far my favorite announcer in college basketball. The Sean McDonough, Rafttery, Jay Bilas team is the college basketball announcing trio in the game today. As for his supposed Big East bias, he was giving Gonzaga plenty of compliments too, going on and on about how they're such a good passing team, and how well coached they are. To even compare him to Dick Vitale is ridiculous, he's so much better than Vitale.



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    Re: Bill Raftery

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Did anyone else find him intolerable during the Gonzaga-St Johns game last night. The NY/NJ and Big East Bias was ridiculous. The "Johnies" must have been title favorites and no one told me. Even after getting killed they talked about how good they are going to be in the future.

    FYI Bill. They do play basketball west of the hudson.
    I like him, and actually find him to know the game as well as anyone if you listen past some of the catch phrases and stories (which I find funny).



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