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Anyone Else Wanted Cris Collinsworth To Shut Up?

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The game was crazy in an awesome way, but Cris Collingsworth is such a Raven Hater I got a headache listening to him pointing out supposed un-called penalties from our defense, or anything else he could say against the Ravens.

He even went as far to say that he was sure Pittsburgh was going to get revenge come November for what happened in week one ???.

That was irritating, I think that if commentators are going to be that bias then they should not be allowed to call a prime time game.

GO RAVENS!
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I wasn't hearing bias. I was just hearing poor commentary.

That's not a slight on you or anyone else, of course. I think it's just that football fans (not just our fanbase) have some sort of inferiority complex when the national media slights their team in any way, shape, or form. So as a result, they become more sensitive to negative comments than small praise.
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He really is, he's always taking underhanded shots at players. The big one I noticed was when LaQuan Williams got his first down catch. He started off by saying that he had been hearing from people around the team that they are excited about him, which is a true and nice comment. But he followed it up by saying that LaQuan might be better than Torrey or Doss.
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i dunno i cant stand Collingsworth. I remember when he was commentating on a ravens steelers game I actually muted my tv because I couldnt stand listening to him.
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[quote name='theFRANCHISE' timestamp='1317695666' post='815271']
I wasn't hearing bias. I was just hearing poor commentary.

That's not a slight on you or anyone else, of course. I think it's just that football fans (not just our fanbase) have some sort of inferiority complex when the national media slights their team in any way, shape, or form. So as a result, they become more sensitive to negative comments than small praise.
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That's a good point.
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I cant stand dude.. I hate that we have him next week... When we faced Philly... Dude was talking about Philly the whole game.. His Vick love (in our house) ...
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[quote name='tonyg6996' timestamp='1317696051' post='815278']
That's a good point.
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He makes them [i]ALL THE TIME[/i]. Its so irritating.
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I think my problem with Cris Collinsworth is how he comes across. He reminds me of the likeable uncle who's a nice enough guy but tries too hard to sound smart, which in turn, makes him sound stupid.

It irks me that Collinsworth can never sound truly serious and into the moment. It's like he's just kicking back and drinking a beer while watching the game.

I prefer my commentators to either be passionate [i]or[/i] professional -- maybe even both (see: Gus Johnson on a good day, Brian Billick, Al Michaels in his prime, etc.)
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I actually did not like Collinsworth for a long stretch of time, but after having to hear him for years playing Madden I guess I got used to him and even kind of started to like his goofy voice and obvious one liners. Kind of like a younger Madden.
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[quote name='rlh445' timestamp='1317697070' post='815299']I actually did not like Collinsworth for a long stretch of time, but after having to hear him for years playing Madden I guess I got used to him and even kind of started to like his goofy voice and obvious one liners. [b]Kind of like a younger Madden[/b].[/quote]

Haha he kinda reminds me of Madden a bit. He says some interesting things then out of nowhere he pulls a comment out that leaves you saying, "Did he just say that?" lol.
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[quote name='CorvusCorax' timestamp='1317697367' post='815300']

Haha he kinda reminds me of Madden a bit. He says some interesting things then out of nowhere he pulls a comment out that leaves you saying, "Did he just say that?" lol.
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'Well that's why you send all those guys, to plug up the holes..well that time there WERE no holes,'.
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[quote name='D_UP' timestamp='1317697638' post='815303']
More like Al to shut up, I can't stand that guy.
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My favorite line last night was when Al jokingly suggested that Joe McKnight play Center and snap the ball....
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I was surprised to hear him highly praise Flacco.

Although, Flacco didn't really give Cris much to praise him about. But right from the beginning I could tell Cris really wanted to point out how this was Flacco's team.
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I usually like collingworth but I didn't really like him last night. I generally ALWAYS hate jon gruden but he's always up everyones [profanity deleted]
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Chris was pretty fair last night, he surprised me on how much insight he had on the team actually, it's as if he read our fan site lol. When he talked about Laquan Williams and that some people think that he's better than our other rookie WR, well it's true! lol i've read that on this site atleast 444545 times. And when he spoke about Torrey Williams and his struggles in the preseason, and how he silenced critics last week... it was true.

I find Cris to be a pretty fair commentator. He picked on the Jets too, it went both ways. I think my favorite quote from him last night was when he said that Ray Lewis must be calling the plays, lol because we were running so much.
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If they could somehow get Gus Johnson and John Madden to be in the booth together, that would be great entertainment.
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[quote name='theFRANCHISE' timestamp='1317695666' post='815271']
I wasn't hearing bias. I was just hearing poor commentary.

That's not a slight on you or anyone else, of course. I think it's just that football fans (not just our fanbase) have some sort of inferiority complex when the national media slights their team in any way, shape, or form. So as a result, they become more sensitive to negative comments than small praise.
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Case and point. If youre watching MNF and youre a Colts fan, youre telling the announcing crew to stuff it.
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I actually like Collingsworth. He's the only one who saw that in 2008, Holmes didn't score on that play when they came to Baltimore. On Football Night in America post game or whatever, he even drew a line showing the ball never cross the plane. Seeing as he's the only guy to see that garbage for what it was, he's alright with me. Haha
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[quote name='ravenwildman' timestamp='1317695486' post='815268']
The game was crazy in an awesome way, but Cris Collingsworth is such a Raven Hater I got a headache listening to him pointing out supposed un-called penalties from our defense, or anything else he could say against the Ravens.

He even went as far to say that he was sure Pittsburgh was going to get revenge come November for what happened in week one ???.

That was irritating, I think that if commentators are going to be that bias then they should not be allowed to call a prime time game.

GO RAVENS!
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Couldnt agree more, usually i dont have a problem with him but man, he was being so biased.
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I'm fine with them, but they were defending the jets way to much. I remember one time they were talking how depleted the jets oline was but Nick Mangold was the only starter out. With one of the punts too, they acted like that changed the balance of the game.
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These threads are always funny to me, no offense to the OP. We can bash our own team all we want, point out the flaws and problems, but when someone else does it, its wrong, and they shouldn't be commentating, etc etc. I don't understand that...

But anyway, i don't mind him. My friend finds him really annoying on Madden, but im used to him now.
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[quote name='J-man' timestamp='1317700297' post='815331']
If they could somehow get Gus Johnson and [b]John Madden[/b] to be in the booth together, that would be great entertainment.
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Now heres a guy!
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I didn't hate Collinsworth too much last night. He did have some good one-liners against the Jets. But I did the same thing Counts did when he announced that one Steelers game we played ugh. I usually can't stand him, but he wasn't too bad last night. He almost looks like he's starting to get a little slow when you watch his movements. Like he may have brain damage of some sort.
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Collinsworth can go either way. Sometimes it is just amusing to listen to the 2 of them and the silly things they say. I had to laugh that when Holmes made one catch he was suddenly a "Ravens' killer" again lol
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