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    Pete Taylor

    After watching and listening some games recently, I got to thinking how lucky we were to have such a great play-by-play announcer in Pete Taylor. Lets face it, there are very few out there that actually do a great (or even good) job of doing play-by-play.

    Even a lot of the NFL guys are not as gifted as he was. Don't even get me started on Walters or the immaculate haircut (Dolphin)

    I realize that this is a totally random and stupid post.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Having a great announcer makes game so much more enjoyable. I absolutely love listening to Marty Brennaman call the Reds.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    After watching and listening some games recently, I got to thinking how lucky we were to have such a great play-by-play announcer in Pete Taylor. Lets face it, there are very few out there that actually do a great (or even good) job of doing play-by-play.

    Even a lot of the NFL guys are not as gifted as he was. Don't even get me started on Walters or the immaculate haircut (Dolphin)

    I realize that this is a totally random and stupid post.

    pete was iowa state!!! he loved and represented our university better than anyone i can remember!! he is sorely missed

    but, why the hard feelings for john? i think he eventually will become a beloved figure much like pete. i think he does a great job broadcasting, and is very passionate about the cyclones...what more can you ask of a guy?



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    I shouldn't be too hard on Walters, the thing I don't like about him is that he gets excited just about every play. It makes me think a big play is occurring when it ends up being a 2 yard gain or loss.

    In reality I think Pete was so good it set the bar so high that it will be difficult to ever have someone that good at it again. Walters is heads and shoulders above what WHO has on staff. You do actually know what is going with John.

    I am double spoiled because I am a Cardinals fan, and grew up listening to Jack Buck, and later Joe Buck and Mike Shannon. Joe still does the occasional STL game. IMO Jack was one if not the best broadcaster ever.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    I feel John has gotten better every year. Just got to take him as he is. I'm glad he's the guy that replaced Pete.

    Then again, I wish he didn't have to be replaced.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Pete was the best.

    John does his best.

    Love em both!



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    To this day I still accidentally say " Pete and Eric" when referring to the radio broadcasts.

    Whenever I listen to The Tribute to Pete it chokes me up...all the time. I started listening to Pete and Eric when I was 7, what a horrible spring that was for ISU when Pete passed away.

    Here's a nice website for Pete. CyclonesCentral.com :: Sounds


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    Re: Pete Taylor

    I wasn't a state fan until I came to ISU in 1996, Pete Taylor really made ISU sports something special for me.

    I still get choked up when I listen to his memorable calls, especially the ones I witnessed in person.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
    To this day I still accidentally say " Pete and Eric" when referring to the radio broadcasts.

    Whenever I listen to The Tribute to Pete it chokes me up...all the time. I started listening to Pete and Eric when I was 7, what a horrible spring that was for ISU when Pete passed away.

    Here's a nice website for Pete. CyclonesCentral.com :: Sounds
    I am right with with the "Pete and Eric" when referring to radio broadcasts. When I was young I would listen to every away game radio broadcast. Lots of great memories. Correct me if I am wrong but I remember a team from 84-85 maybe that was in a preseason NIT tourney and won at Purdue when they were ranked #2. Like I said I could be wrong but that sticks in my memory of Pete.

    I wish we would reanme the tourney we host to the Pete Taylor Classic or somthing. As long as his family is behind it.

    It seems like nothing good has happened to us since he passed.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Pete

    John

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    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
    Let my Fred's Four Horsemen ride: Georges, Hogue, Nader, and McKay.

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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by akclone View Post
    I am right with with the "Pete and Eric" when referring to radio broadcasts. When I was young I would listen to every away game radio broadcast. Lots of great memories. Correct me if I am wrong but I remember a team from 84-85 maybe that was in a preseason NIT tourney and won at Purdue when they were ranked #2. Like I said I could be wrong but that sticks in my memory of Pete.

    I wish we would reanme the tourney we host to the Pete Taylor Classic or somthing. As long as his family is behind it.

    It seems like nothing good has happened to us since he passed.
    You are correct...Purdue as #2 and the Grayer/Thompkins team beat them.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Pete was the voice of ISU for me growing up. John Walters does a great job, and he doesn't have to, and can't, replace Pete.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    I got to high-five Pete after ISU beat KU at Allen Fieldhouse for the first time in 17 years. One of my highlights of being a Cyclone fan. He was a fan for sure, but always told it like it was without covering up poor play or over-glorifying good play. Won't ever be another Pete.



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    Re: Pete Taylor

    The main broadcast guy in Nebraska football last year quit (or was told to go) two games before the end of the season.


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
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    Re: Pete Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by akclone View Post
    I am right with with the "Pete and Eric" when referring to radio broadcasts. When I was young I would listen to every away game radio broadcast. Lots of great memories. Correct me if I am wrong but I remember a team from 84-85 maybe that was in a preseason NIT tourney and won at Purdue when they were ranked #2. Like I said I could be wrong but that sticks in my memory of Pete.

    I wish we would reanme the tourney we host to the Pete Taylor Classic or somthing. As long as his family is behind it.

    It seems like nothing good has happened to us since he passed.
    I remember that game vividly to this day. It was a real late game during the weekday and I had to listen to it in the dark in my room with the sound turned way down so my folks wouldn't know I was still up.

    Another one of my favorite memories is when Alex Gifford kicked the game winning field goal against Iowa. I was in my grandparents backyard listening to Pete and Eric, I set up the kick just like Pete was saying and kicked the ball through the goal posts along with Alex Gifford. My grandparents thought it was hilarious that a nine year old would get that emotional after an Iowa State win.


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