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    Play by play

    If Gary Rima was ISU's play by play guy I would have to go to more games since I couldn't listen to the radio call. Maybe Pollard should hire him to boost ticket sales next year.



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    Re: Play by play

    Ka-boom...burn.

    Rima does suck



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    Re: Play by play

    Yes he is annoying in my opinion. You can definitely tell that he has a lot of passion and is a true fan, just a little nerdy.



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    Re: Play by play

    Rima isn't anymore annoying than Heft talking over Walters



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    Re: Play by play

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    Rima isn't anymore annoying than Heft talking over Walters
    Yes, he is. Thanks for listening though.



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    Re: Play by play

    I'm in the minority but he is an awesome broadcaster, he is just another fan that is lucky enough to have the job he does and it shows, his passion is amazing.



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    Re: Play by play

    I admire his passion but I honestly hate his voice and style. No biggie, I don't listen to UNI games.



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    Re: Play by play

    I agree that Rima has one of the worst play by play voices I have ever heard. I think it is the Chicago accent the bugs me.



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    Re: Play by play

    Rima has Chris Berman disease. I wouldn't like him even if he was our guy.




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    Re: Play by play

    Oh my God, I'm so glad you brought this up. I was out and about yesterday and I was listening and I couldn't believe how bad he was. I had never listened to him before and I ended up cutting my trip short so I could go home and watch the rest of the game on TV because I couldn't take his forced, "ka-boom" crap every 30 seconds. It's like everyone has said, he has passion, but he forces his catch phrases and I'm pretty sure I heard, "I love this team," four times in a matter of 30 minutes.

    I couldn't take that if I was a UNI fan (and thank God I'm not).


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    Re: Play by play

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    Rima isn't anymore annoying than Heft talking over Walters
    Why would you come on here and bash Heft? Dumb.



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    Re: Play by play

    I like Eric for basketball, but I'd rather have Ben Bruns as the color commentator for football. Ben is much more knowledgable and I don't think Eric brings much to football discussions. But back on point, Rima is terrible. I was driving across Iowa Friday and listened to the panther game for lack of a better thing to do. Rima lacks professionalism. I had to turn it off when I he pulled out "Oh, baby I love this team!" What a hack. Seriously if he makes statements like that then I hope when they have down years he says something like "Oh baby, is this team hard to watch!"



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    Re: Play by play

    You guys are a tough crowd. Gary isnt that bad. He's a friend of mine so I may be biased but I really enjoy listening to him. He brings alot of heart. His little sayings and such can become annoying if you're not a fan but thats just his style.
    I've given him crap about it and he said "thats what the fans like".
    Do you guys remember Bob Hogue from KWWL that did crapeye games back in the 80's?
    Gary Rima was his 'understudy' or whatever at the time and still broadcasts just like him, just with differrent 'sayings'....except for the 'oh baby'...that one is lame as hell.


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    Re: Play by play

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    He's a friend of mine so I may be biased...

    Bingo.



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    Re: Play by play

    I don't know if Rima is the best at his craft, but I sure respect his passion.


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