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    Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    I like Armstrong generally as a broadcaster, but every game he must feel the need to come up with some monumentally terrible pun on some player's name. If he cut this out, he becomes way more watchable for me. (Yesterday he used Chris Caesar's name and morphed it into an "Et Tu Brute" joke.) He turns himself into a "one-schtick" pony when he does this. (How's that for a bad pun?)

    If he does that again, I say we send him to the "pun-itentary."

    I say weird, but still way better than Mac McCausland.


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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Yeah, the dork coefficient is pretty high with him. Annoys me more every time.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    I think he's goofy, but I like him. He has fun.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    WOW!!!!!



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    I think he's goofy, but I like him. He has fun.
    I agree, he's goofy in a charming, unassuming way. He doesn't take himself too seriously, and he really does have an extensive knowledge of the Big 12 / Big 8. How can you not like him?

    Beats the crap out of Dick Vitale, or Steve Lavin.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    WOW!!!!!
    lol, I was going to post something similar. Sometimes it seems like his reactions are phony, but maybe he just has fun and gets into the games.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    WOW!!!!!
    Yep, that's what immediately think of when I hear Armstrong's name or voice.
    Now that phrase is stuck in my head...



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    He does a sports radio show in KC once a week and I really like him on that. He knows a lot about basketball, especially in the Big 12.

    When he's announcing he gets on my nerves a little bit but I'd rather have him than a lot of others out there.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    I like Jon Sunvold better than Armstrong anyday, but Sunvold only does Mizzou games now. Sunvold brought the knowledge of playing the game.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Just to follow up, I do like Armstrong as a play by play guy, I wasn't making fun of him. Like someone else said, better than having Duke Vitale there. He is very knowledgeable and seems to be very fair when calling games. He'll also call it like he sees it and doesn't seem to mind letting people know when a team is just plain stinking it up.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    The worst joke he ever told, "There is Hubalek plauge in Hilton tonight."


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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    We need Mark Matthew back.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    The Rahshon Clark Kent is a little annoying too.

    With that said, I love this guy. He at least has a passion for ISU sports.



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    The Rahshon Clark Kent is a little annoying too.

    With that said, I love this guy. He at least has a passion for ISU sports.
    I have not heard the rashon clark kent cliche, but I think that guys like Armstrong, Splittorf etc have so much time to fill that when the game gets a little draggy, they think that they have to come up with these witticisms to keep the broadcast going and people watching.

    Boys the games are the reason you have a job! Just broadcast the action...comment on it intelligently... and let the baskets er chips fall where they may!!



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    Re: Dave Armstrong: Witty or Weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by PlymouthCy View Post
    The worst joke he ever told, "There is Hubalek plauge in Hilton tonight."
    I remember that, I thought it was clever!



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