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Old 09-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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im only kidding.
he needs to be stopped
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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I was thinking the same thing. Makes the game sound like some kind of hyped up redneck wrestling show. Not a fan of it at all.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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He sure makes it sound exciting on the radio, but when you can see what's actually happening while he's calling it........well, lol.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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I love them! He tries so hard to be biased and over the top that you really have to be a sour lemon not enjoy them and have fun.
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i like him, he's funny
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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Yeah - it was interesting watching the live stream last night and hearing him call the fights.

The ENORMOUS RIGHTS, and JACKHAMMERING FISTS were a bit of an overstatement.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #7
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I like them ... makes me laugh. I'm a big Rob Kerr fan though, I think most things he does are awesome.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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Everything else he does for the broadcast I'm a fan of except for this (and when he turns into a cranky ass on overtime every so often).

His over excitedness is a little annoying, and his accuracy of judging the fights hits, misses, and outcome is usually off.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
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Annoying.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:55 PM   #10
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The worst part of the Fan960 broadcast. I like Kerr in other areas, but this is so gimmicky.

If you actually like his ringside announcer shtick, there's something wrong with you.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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I was a little embarrassed for him during Jaffray's fight, when he was so obviously making things up.

Settle down, Kerr.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #12
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hahahaha
like dont get me wrong i love rob kerr
but yesturday for the first time, i saw and heard the fight at the same time, and i was certain the me and mr kerr must be watching something completly different.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #13
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I like the intensity, but they're so one-sided. If you weren't actually watching the fight, you'd think the entire Flames roster were Ali's pounding the crap out of every opponent. That's the gimmick, I suppose. Having said that, I'd rather have him call them than not.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:22 PM   #14
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Yeah, it's getting pretty bad. Here's the Jaffray fight:



LOL at some of the comments on youtube (who have no idea this is Kerr's schtick).
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:34 PM   #15
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It's really horrible. I wish someone would make him stop. He doesn't even call the fight, he just screams nonsense into his mike.

Really embarrassing to have non Flames fans see that and assume the entire broadcast is that biased. Especially with a pro like Peter Mahr, who is probably one of the all time neutral callers (setting aside the Yeah Baby's that occur AFTER the game) calling the rest of it.

Just awful awful stuff.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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It's lame. makes the broadcast seem so bush league.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:40 PM   #17
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The I Like threads are lame.

The Kerr thing, I enjoy. If you take it for what it's worth. It's comedy and little else.

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Old 09-18-2009, 01:41 PM   #18
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I agree with all comments made thus far. The fight calls are embarassing.

"...AND JAFFARY KNOCKS HALEY DOWN!!!!"
Ummmmm, not really. They both lost their balance and fell down. haha.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:48 PM   #19
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Does anyone else do this? Is Kerr in the box with Maher and Rogers? I assume this is only done at home games.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:49 PM   #20
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Cringe inducing.
Not always a negative, ie: A cringe-inducing movie or commercial that is so bad it's actually good.
But Kerr's fight calls are of an embarrassingly low brow and inane form of cringe inducement.
I find it beyond strange he's allowed to do them, considering how professional the rest of the game broadcasts are, especially Peter M. with his classy play by play.
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