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Fouts is not a professional commentator

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We get that you played for them but there comes a point where you need to keep your allegiance and favoritism out of your broadcast. To go to the extreme and say "I Hope so" in regards to hoping the penalty is on the Ravens during a live broadcast is very unprofessional and immature.
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[quote name='BohBalmerOsbohs' timestamp='1353904052' post='1234278']
We get that you played for them but there comes a point where you need to keep your allegiance and favoritism out of your broadcast. To go to the extreme and say "I Hope so" in regards to hoping the penalty is on the Ravens during a live broadcast is very unprofessional and immature.

edit: someone fix my grammar in my title.
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I heard that too. My first thought was "Way to stay impartial, you hump!"

What a maroon.

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I noticed the "I hope so" too. Ridiculous but it is what it is. I'm used to biased commentaries. Sometimes it is best to just mute the television.
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Dan Fouts shook his pom-poms as hard as he could - it was unprofessional for a national broadcaster
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[quote name='Ravenseconbeast' timestamp='1353904592' post='1234296']
Is he that guy that kept making b.s. calls only to see slow replays to contradict his comments?
[/quote]yes exactly
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Yeah, it can be tough to listen to homers. It's frustrating when a guy forgets there are 2 teams playing and 2 fanbases watching.
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Are they general CBS announcers? I thought they were San Diego's home crew or something. The kind you hear during preseason.

And I'm not sure if it was him or Eagle, but I can't stand hearing some guy say "Flecko" 60 times a game.
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He [i]really[/i] wanted a late-hit-out-of-bounds penalty on pollard, but it was clean to any observer upon replay.

However, I believe a truly biased commentary is what's lacking in NFL video broadcasts. Let Dan Fouts root his Chargers as long as a die hard raven fan is his partner in the booth. As long as they can call a game as honestly as they can, let them display a basic human emotion like Hope.
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i heard the comment as well but it didn't bother me. it's meaningless. ravens win!

~Mili
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[quote name='Pino' timestamp='1353904870' post='1234309']
[b]He [i]really[/i] wanted a late-hit-out-of-bounds penalty on pollard[/b], but it was clean to any observer upon replay.
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I looked at my dad and we both bursted out laughing when he did that
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As a former sportscaster, I take offense when I hear professional sportscasters visibly take sides -- this includes former coaches and players being unapologetically biased when it comes to their former teams.

I'm extra-sensitive to these things when former players are assigned to their former teams' games. I wouldn't want Brian Billick spouting off non-stop love for Baltimore during Ravens' games -- and I've even criticized him for that during one telecast.

I hate Dan Fouts on commentary. Absolutely, positively hate him. He's almost on a Matt Millen level of bad, especially when he's rooting for his Chargers. I remember Fouts saying "we" in reference to the Chargers needing to get into field goal range for Nick Novak -- YOU DO NOT PLAY FOR THE TEAM ANYMORE, DAN.
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Ohhh. This is just another reason why I know hate Hines ward even more. He would pick the ravens to lose even if we were playing against the 2008 Detroit Lions
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[quote name='Mr. Irrelevant' timestamp='1353906073' post='1234338']
Ohhh. This is just another reason why I know hate Hines ward even more. He would pick the ravens to lose even if we were playing against the 2008 Detroit Lions
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Didnt we loose to them ?

[quote name='Pino' timestamp='1353904870' post='1234309']
He [i]really[/i] wanted a late-hit-out-of-bounds penalty on pollard, but it was clean to any observer upon replay.


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I dunno I thought it was pretty bad and we got away with a big one there.

That said there was a bad one on their D later in the game that shoulda got called as well but didnt.

All in all there was some bad calls (Pollard leading with the helmet ) but well officiated over all.
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I sometimes wish that NFL broadcasts were more like the MLB. Where each team gets a feed, and has their own team announcers.

I mean, of course, the O's have some pretty great announcers that are hilarious to listen to. But I feel like you get to know your own team so much better when you have announcers that actually know what the heck they are talking about (and don't just study the team for a week or so beforehand and read from a fact sheet.)
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he didn't really do it subtly either. he came right out and said it that he hoped the penalty was on the ravens. i'm glad it wasn't just me that noticed his lack of professionalism. No wonder there like the very last of the CBS lineups.
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[quote name='theFRANCHISE' timestamp='1353905801' post='1234332']
As a former sportscaster, I take offense when I hear professional sportscasters visibly take sides -- this includes former coaches and players being unapologetically biased when it comes to their former teams.

I'm extra-sensitive to these things when former players are assigned to their former teams' games. I wouldn't want Brian Billick spouting off non-stop love for Baltimore during Ravens' games -- and I've even criticized him for that during one telecast.

I hate Dan Fouts on commentary. Absolutely, positively hate him. He's almost on a Matt Millen level of bad, especially when he's rooting for his Chargers. I remember Fouts saying "we" in reference to the Chargers needing to get into field goal range for Nick Novak -- YOU DO NOT PLAY FOR THE TEAM ANYMORE, DAN.
[/quote]Then you must REALLY hate watching the CBS, FOX, and NBC pregame shows. Those dudes are homers to a fault. Watching Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy hate on the Ravens before the NE and Pit games was almost enough to make me sick.

As for the commentary. It was by far the worst I've ever had the displeasure of listening to. They pronounced our punter's name as 'crook' and repeatedly said that "Michael Oher" recovered Flacco's fumble in the 4th quarter when it was clearly KO wearing #72. I think they even said Yanda was playing left guard at one point. If these jokers are going to be paid to prepare and broadcast nationally televised sports events they need to act like it. And for the love of all that is holy, keep your Charger biased at home. I know you need to compensate for the fact that the game was BLACKED OUT in San Diego but that is no excuse for making the Ravens TV markets listen to your biased dribble for what became something like 4 hours of game.

i hate having to listen to Gumbel any given Sunday but I'll take that sad excuse for a broadcaster over these two jokers any day of the week and be thankful.

That is all.
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[quote name='BMORElegacy' timestamp='1353907387' post='1234366']
Then you must REALLY hate watching the CBS, FOX, and NBC pregame shows. Those dudes are homers to a fault. Watching Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy hate on the Ravens before the NE and Pit games was almost enough to make me sick.

As for the commentary. It was by far the worst I've ever had the displeasure of listening to. They pronounced our punter's name as 'crook' and repeatedly said that "Michael Oher" recovered Flacco's fumble in the 4th quarter when it was clearly KO wearing #72. I think they even said Yanda was playing left guard at one point. If these jokers are going to be paid to prepare and broadcast nationally televised sports events they need to act like it. And for the love of all that is holy, keep your Charger biased at home. I know you need to compensate for the fact that the game was BLACKED OUT in San Diego but that is no excuse for making the Ravens TV markets listen to your biased dribble for what became something like 4 hours of game.

i hate having to listen to Gumbel any given Sunday but I'll take that sad excuse for a broadcaster over these two jokers any day of the week and be thankful.

That is all.
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Have Fireman Ed broadcast! He can't be biased against us bc we gave his team half of our players
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[quote name='Mr. Irrelevant' timestamp='1353907812' post='1234373']
Have Fireman Ed broadcast! He can't be biased against us bc we gave his team half of our players
[/quote]HAHAHA I wish I could listen to Sandusky. That man knows how to call a game.
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[quote name='K-Dog' timestamp='1353906650' post='1234351']
Didnt we loose to them ?



I dunno I thought it was pretty bad and we got away with a big one there.

That said there was a bad one on their D later in the game that shoulda got called as well but didnt.

All in all there was some bad calls (Pollard leading with the helmet ) but well officiated over all.
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We didn't play them in 2008. We did play them in 2009, but we beat them 48-3.

The Pollard one upset me when watching the replay because Fouts clamored about Danario Alexander being out of bounds when he was in bounds before and after the hit was delivered. It wasn't even close.
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This forum overreacts to everything.

Dan Fouts homerism showed today, but he is an excellent color guy.
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Don't they have another commentator who used to play for the Steelers who calls games for CBS?
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could be worse. We could have cal ripken calling another Orioles game saying Adrian Beltre is better than Brooks Robinson.... rofl


fouts is the anti cal ripken when it comes to commentary .
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[quote name='tctony' timestamp='1353909120' post='1234385']
This forum overreacts to everything.

Dan Fouts homerism showed today, but he is an excellent color guy.
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hes garbage
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[quote name='BMORElegacy' timestamp='1353907387' post='1234366']
Then you must REALLY hate watching the CBS, FOX, and NBC pregame shows. Those dudes are homers to a fault. Watching Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy hate on the Ravens before the NE and Pit games was almost enough to make me sick.
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I literally sleep through the CBS and FOX pregame shows; I work nights, so I sleep through most mornings anyway, but I make it a point to set my alarm to 15 minutes prior to Ravens kickoff every Sunday.

But to answer your question, yes, I hate those pregame shows.

Again, I used to be a sportscaster so I would study these professionals all the time. Dan Fouts, even before this game, had been atrocious. He and Steve Tasker are like the black sheep of CBS' football color commentators.
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I generally like pregame shows because I don't mind bias in those "neutral" settings. During a live game, however, it's the worst, and Fouts was really bad today. The "I hope so" line summed it all up. An interesting thing to note is that often in shows during the week before a game, somebody calling a particular game will refrain from picking it. I've seen this on shows like Playbook, for example. What I get really tired of, though, is the constant talk of Dallas by Michael Irvin on the NFL Network. I know that the most popular teams get the most airtime, but that's the only case where an individual analyst dictates which team is talked about on a show that is meant to cover every team. If you replaced anyone else on the cast, the amount of time dedicated to each team would stay the same, but if you removed Irvin, the amount of time dedicated to Dallas would drop in half.
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[quote name='tctony' timestamp='1353909120' post='1234385']
This forum overreacts to everything.

Dan Fouts homerism showed today, but he is an excellent color guy.
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Is it wrong to expect impartial commentators on a nationally televised game?
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