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    Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

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    This is the first that I've heard about this. What was the motivation, if any, behind this? I was at the meet, so I didn't hear the broadcast, and I hadn't heard any talk, good or bad, about the broadcast. But now he's off of the show? That sounds a little drastic.

    Personally, I liked Gable's commentary, as he is obviously very knowledgable about the sport. He has an Iowa slant, but that's to be expected.

    I looked in the posts, but didn't see anything on this. Please merge the topic, or delete this post, if this is a repeat.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    No real story, as far as I can tell. Gable claims IPTV told him to shove off, and that was the only side presented by the writer from the IC Press-Citizen.

    IPTV later rebutted that Gable's personal schedule, discussed before the broadcast schedule was even finalized, wouldn't have allowed him to do National Duals anyway.

    Meanwhile, an informal poll taken on message boards in the eastern third of the state find Jamie Pollard completely at fault for this, as well as global warming, Ronnie Harmon's fumblitis, the assassination of JFK and the lack of attendance at UI MBB games.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    I think Gable does more to promote himself and the University of Iowa than he does wrestling (whether he means to or not). He acts like he's this great ambassador to the sport, but deep down he's really just trying to steal some of the Cael thunder back.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    Basically the rumor is that some high-roller ISU fan was irked and pulled some strings at IPTV to get Gable out of things between Iowa/ISU (perhaps ISU wrestling announcing totally). It wouldn't surprise me, but he was fine in my opinion.

    I think there was some griping about his announcing during the meet on this board actually. I'll check.


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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    i hope to god that he is really done. i can't stand to listen to him call another meet. i would rather shove an icepick in my #$%#$^%@#$ then have to listen to another broadcast involving him.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    He does a nice job with the D3 meet as we all watch Wartburg mop the mat with the Iowa Conf... but he is reallllly annoying listening to him in the ISU Iowa meet.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    All I hear when I read it is..... "boo-hoo."



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    If anybody gets too bent out of shape about Gable's bias on the broadcast their panties are a little too tight. The guy is a legend. I'd be too bad if they didn't let him do the meet anymore.




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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    It is painful to listen to him because he is a terrible broadcaster. He may have supreme knowledge of the intricacies of the sport, but he cannot express it in a way that viewers can understand -- especially viewers who are not hardcore wrestling fans.

    The #1 complaint I hear from people regarding wrestling is that they don't go to the meets because they don't understand what's going on, especially with the rules and scoring. That's where concise explanations would do wonders for growing the fan base instead of repeatedly screaming "Look at this! Look at this! Look at this!" into the microphone.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    It is painful to listen to him because he is a terrible broadcaster. He may have supreme knowledge of the intricacies of the sport, but he cannot express it in a way that viewers can understand -- especially viewers who are not hardcore wrestling fans.

    The #1 complaint I hear from people regarding wrestling is that they don't go to the meets because they don't understand what's going on, especially with the rules and scoring. That's where concise explanations would do wonders for growing the fan base instead of repeatedly screaming "Look at this! Look at this! Look at this!" into the microphone.
    That is what my wife is for, explaining wrestling to me. (go ahead and pull my man card)



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    Good. Gable sucks as an announcer and he shouldn't be on the broadcast. Sorry, but an announcer should not be referring to one of the teams as "we". About time he steps out of the spotlight.


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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    That is what my wife is for, explaining wrestling to me. (go ahead and pull my man card)

    If she explains it, man card confiscated.
    If she demonstrates it, man card returned.



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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    That is what my wife is for, explaining wrestling to me. (go ahead and pull my man card)
    Some may think that makes you more of a man. It's a little scary who much alot of us know about to sweaty men rolling around together on a mat.




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    Re: Gable's commentary at the center of IPTV issue

    Good. As an announcer he's supposed to be unbiased and constantly referring to Iowa as "we" destroys all credibility he has as a supposed impartial observer. Granted it's wrestling on IPTV but if they are trying to present a professional broadcast he has to cut that crap out. Just look at the digs he takes at ISU in that article.



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