Gary “Dolph” Dolphin

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  1. throwittoblythe

    throwittoblythe Well-Known Member

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    I listened to the Iowa v NU broadcast on my drive home from Thanksgiving last week. I’ve never listened to Dolphin and Podolak before and I’m wondering:

    A) Are they always this bad?
    B) Is our broadcast as homerish as these guys?

    A few examples:

    1 - Everytime the NU defense blew up an Iowa play, Dolph would say “well, Nebraska guessed right on that one” but when Iowa’s defense made a stop, it was because they had schemed so well and “sniffed it out”

    2 - when offsetting personal fouls were called on Fant and the NU defender, they were flabbergasted because “Noah Fant would never do anything like that in his whole life” even though there was a video replay of it

    3 - in the post game, Dolph couldn’t even recall the score of the game. “That’s a final of Nebraska 28 and Iowa...21? No, that’s not right. Iowa 28? Let me see here...31! Nebraska 28, Iowa 31”

    I’m honestly curious as I’ve never listened to any radio broadcast for college football before.
     
  2. Clonefan94

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    Even if Heft and Walters are just as homerish (which they aren’t even close to that bad) Dolph and Podolak are terrible. They sound like it was their first time calling a game. Awkward pauses, forgetting the point they were trying to make. Maybe they were still hungover from Thanksgiving, but that was bad. Most high school games are called better
     
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  3. CyTwins

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    He's really bad and he's worse for basketball. We're spoiled with Walters
     
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  4. BCClone

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    Walters and Heft are homerish, you expect that from local broadcasters. Dolph and eddie are just awful broadcasters, you need to give the listeners a picture of what is going on, but keeping them informed is more important. They will start yammering and all of a sudden the kickoff that just happened, will turn into a punt from a 4th and 1. They miss plays, have no clue what is happening and get derailed nonstop.

    Funniest part ever (I listen in the combine when bored, not all but catch a half of bits and pieces): Dolph would go off on how the hawks had an uncanny ability to guess the coin flip. He would mention they were 92% correct on the flip. Iowa would always take the ball, whereas most defer. Dolph didn't know you could defer so he assumed whoever got the ball instantly won. There were other things that Dolph lets slip that he truly does not undetstand the game.
     
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  5. agcy68

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    This!!

    However, after listening to Dolph I think you can now understand why anyone that listens to them believes that uofi is the best team in the nation and just unlucky when they lose.
     
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  6. RedDog

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    Funny, I caught the tail end of the coin flip discussion and thought something wasn't adding up.
     
  7. Dopey

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    I think Gary has a good voice for radio and isn’t that bad. Him and Walters are of course homers. That’s the fun part of listening on the radio.

    Eddie always seems like a drunken confused mess though.
     
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  8. RedDog

    RedDog Well-Known Member

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    Title reminds me of Fred "the dorf" Dorfman from Fletch.
     
  9. HitItHard58

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    Dolph wasn't bad years ago but he gets worse every year. I tune in to a hawk football and basketball game at least once a season and he's noticeably going downhill.
     
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    Listening to Dolph's play by play is interesting.
     
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  11. BCClone

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    It was a small hill he started on. I think Eddie is drinking again and they probably finish a texas fifth of Black Jack during the game.
     
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    Ed always sounds like he's have in the bag. I sincerely wonder if he's watching the game half the time. Par for the course for a hawk fan though.
     
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    He is so, so bad on play by play. I don’t care if he’s a homer. But you can never tell what in the hell is going on. Is the ball on the 50 or the 5? No one knows! Does Iowa have the ball? No clue! Was the pass complete? Your guess is as good as mine!
     
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  14. BCClone

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    He is probably using his binoculars to try to look up the cheerleaders skirts when they get tossed up.
     
  15. Die4Cy

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    I would imagine there will be a change there in the next few years.

    Dolphin is a good guy, but he's increasingly having a difficult time keeping up. Podolak adds nothing to the broadcast, but he never really has. Just in terms of the product, Iowa fans really deserve better.
     
  16. BCClone

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    Iowa will be at a crossroads in about 10 years, their hardcore fanbase will be "aging" out. Why Eddie is still there, a connection to the codger base. They will have to figure out what their base is then.
     
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    He was drunk(er) then.
     
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    I actually like Dolph. He's a homer but he seems like a nice guy. Not as good as Walters, but I don't think he's too bad. Now Ed Podolak sounds like a guy they pulled out of the town bar.
     
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  19. BCClone

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    Thinking about who replaces Eddie, I just figured it out. Tim Dwight. Pretty similar all around. A player from the previous timeframe, who played pro, is very much into themselves and gets drunk and makes and *** out of himself while hitting on younger women.
     
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    His dulcet baritone in the Spahn and Rose commercial is topnotch.
     
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