Best Sportscaster in Iowa

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  1. dexterhawk

    dexterhawk Well-Known Member

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  2. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to Dolphin this year.

    Who decides these things? Isn’t it a peers voting thing? Doesn’t matter, was just wondering, was thinking it was this way.
     
  3. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    I've got to say there are very few things about Iowa I enjoy, but I have a hard time disliking Dolph. I just think he has a uniquely "everyman" way about explaining the game.
     
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  4. intrepid27

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    I'm pretty sure that a "Thank you for your years of service" award since you will be leaving soon. Yes I'm biased but Dolph is a terrible announcer.

    If hawks are behind he will go 10 minutes without mentioning score.

    I once herd him say "The Hawks will start this drive in the Red Zone" after they returned a kickoff to the 16 yard line. Their OWN 16 yard line. Eddie had to inform him it is only the Red Zone at your opponents 20.

    During a Northwestern MBB game Bobby Hanson had to correct him the the opponent was playing zone and not man-to-man. This was 25 seconds into the shot clock.

    And so on...
     
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  5. dexterhawk

    dexterhawk Well-Known Member

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    Peers I believe. I think a lot of them didn't like how the whole "King Kong" thing went down....
     
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  6. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    He may be a nice guy. But he’s terrible at play by play. You can never tell what has happened in a game. Big iowa play? No idea.
     
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  7. BCClone

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    I think that is one thing 99% of everyone can agree on, he got a raw deal. They were fishing for something. It was definitely not aimed in an inappropriate way.
     
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  8. laminak

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    I hope University of Iowa recognizes Dolph's award at an upcoming Iowa Hawkeye Men's Basketball game. Fran, Marge, and Gary will want to help celebrate it.
     
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  9. dexterhawk

    dexterhawk Well-Known Member

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    My beef with the whole thing is I think you have to consider intent. I think it's reasonable to assume his intent wasn't to disparage the kid racially....he meant it as a compliment. In hindsight the reference was inappropriate but a simple apology should have been sufficient.
     
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  10. cycloner29

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    Barta and Fran probably had to approve the tweet before he sent it.
     
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  11. BCClone

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    The best is still his lack of knowledge with coin flips. This happened several years ago. Iowa would always take the ball whereas 90% or more teams defer and then Iowa would take the ball. I heard dolph talk about how amazingly great Iowa was at winning the coin toss. Quoted they were winning like 92% of it or so. After a couple games, think Eddie caught a moment of so sobriety, and mentioned the deferring that most teams do. You could hear the gears turning in Gary’s head to this new knowledge. He then stopped using his ninety some percent and would look to see if they deferred
     
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  12. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    He's a little haughty for my tastes, but I can see why Iowa fans like him a lot.
     
  13. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Dude is Yeti in the press box
     
  14. discydisc

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    Easy there buddy boy
     
  15. mj4cy

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    I appreciate Dolph. He's a homer for his team which he should be. Good for him.
     
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    I think Dolphin's a professional, his style is easy on the ears. Much better than that drunken fool Zabel, half the time you couldn't tell what was going on. He needs a better sidekick though, Podolak is a mess.
     
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  17. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    There is a sensationalist aspect to his reporting style that can only come from years of having to try to make Iowa football sound interesting to listeners.
     
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  18. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    All other things aside, he is absolutely terrible at calling games. Terrible. So bad that I listen for a laugh.
     
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  19. spierceisu

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    I have nothing against Dolph as a person or the comments he makes, but I struggle to know what is happening when he is calling a game.
     
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    Jim Z and Eddie have been on more floors than Johnson's Wax.
     
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