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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 07:25am
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 07:28am
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 07:38am
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Look who got fire!!!
Maybe they couldn't fire him for age and lack of knowledge, and they made up another reason, which seems rather weak.
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 07:52am
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Maybe they couldn't fire him for age and lack of knowledge, and they made up another reason, which seems rather weak.
The article doesn't say why he was fired. It says he was criticized for his on-air remarks but it doesn't say who leveled the criticism. I think he was probably already on his way out the door.
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He still has his game show - "Are You Smarter Than Billy Packer?" It's on TLN (The Loser Network).
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 09:10am
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Hopefully these firings come in threes. So, who is next? I'm hoping for Jay Bilas and Tim McCarver.
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 09:18am
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Wow!! don't know what the season is going to be like now that Packer is gone. Especially, the talk about how horrible he is. I guess I have to adjust the volume back on my televsion (stop using close caption).
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 09:23am
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Wow!! don't know what the season is going to be like now that Packer is gone. Especially, the talk about how horrible he is. I guess I have to adjust the volume back on my televsion (stop using close caption).
Unfortunately we get him on RAYCOM for all the big ACC games but at least I won't have to listen to him after the ACC tourney.
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 09:59am
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Wow!! don't know what the season is going to be like now that Packer is gone. Especially, the talk about how horrible he is.
I imagine we'll find someone else!
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 10:02am
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Gottlieb is still the worst, buthe doesn't tend to do live broadcasts.
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 10:14am
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The article doesn't say why he was fired. It says he was criticized for his on-air remarks but it doesn't say who leveled the criticism. I think he was probably already on his way out the door.
The article says that some people saw the comment "The game is over" as an indication to quit watching (change channels). I'd say that while all his other faults didn't matter, the bottom line (losing viewers) was the bottom line.
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 11:14am
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The collective basketball IQ of the CBS basketball crew just multiplied by a large number!!!
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 01:01pm
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The article says that some people saw the comment "The game is over" as an indication to quit watching (change channels). I'd say that while all his other faults didn't matter, the bottom line (losing viewers) was the bottom line.
Maybe they fired him b/c his dumb a$$ was wrong about the UNC/KU game considering UNC came back to within 4 points. It was just another example of Packer not knowing what he was talking about.
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Old Mon Jul 14, 2008, 01:25pm
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How about?

"This career is over."

or for you Dallas Cowboy/MNF fans:

"Turn out the lights, the party's over"

Red Auerbach just lit another cigar

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