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    PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    I have to say, I'm loving them. He doesn't do it too often, and only when really deserved.

    First game - "Mr Jarvis, meet Mr Taylor"

    Today - "[So and so] is hearing the bells of Iowa State thanks to...."

    Don't recall any others.

    I don't know, but I find it pretty funny.



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    Editorial comments like those have no place at a college game, and maybe not at any level.

    Down, distance, spot, carrier, tackler, and the occasional 'get loud'. That's it.



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    I guess I missed that at the the Kent State game. I agree, they have no place. Save all of that for the radio and tv guys.


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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    I think the comments are a good idea. If we can't "editorialize" on our own field for our own fans, who can?


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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    Big time YEA - It's our home field! No PA announcer I know of to date has ever won an Edward R. Murrow award. I loved it.


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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    Love it too.



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    surprisingly...I haven't heard him do it yet.



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    I thought I heard him say "bells of Iowa State" today but wasn't sure. I like it.


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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    I found it pretty hilarious!



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    I thought I heard him say "bells of Iowa State" today but wasn't sure. I like it.

    I thought I caught that one too, and thought it was pretty funny.



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    It caught me by surprise but I thought it was funny. Mrs. yCy


    Last edited by yCy; 10-04-2008 at 10:29 PM.

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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    You can bet that from now on I'm going to pay more attention to what he's saying. If there's a zinger in there, I want to hear it!


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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Editorial comments like those have no place at a college game, and maybe not at any level.

    Down, distance, spot, carrier, tackler, and the occasional 'get loud'. That's it.
    Ok Grandpa....can we be anymore boring?!?!



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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    the bells of iowa state he used in the sdsu game too


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    Re: PA Announcer ad libs -yeah or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Ok Grandpa....can we be anymore boring?!?!
    As someone who has spent about two decades in the PA and radio fields, I think I'm qualified to give my opinion on the matter.

    Comments like "That's gonna leave a mark" and "He'll feel that tomorrow" are idiotic, and sound incredibly bush league when made over a public address system.



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