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Announcer Idiocy

Just thought I'd start a thread for this, because it's so amusing.

CSU/Murray State, early in the 2nd half.

TC foul, replay shows screener sticking his leg out and tripping the defender. Foul called. Announcer, watching the replay, says "I think that's no harm no foul."

Shortly after, on a shooting foul where the defender clips the shooter's elbow, he calls it a "nickle and dime" foul.
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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:39pm
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Bill Rafferty is the "nickle and dimer"
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Just thought I'd start a thread for this, because it's so amusing.

CSU/Murray State, early in the 2nd half.

TC foul, replay shows screener sticking his leg out and tripping the defender. Foul called. Announcer, watching the replay, says "I think that's no harm no foul."

Shortly after, on a shooting foul where the defender clips the shooter's elbow, he calls it a "nickle and dime" foul.
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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:41pm
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bill rafferty is the "nickle and dimer"
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I think the announcers should say who they bet on prior to Vegas closing the window. THAT would clear up a lot.
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Just thought I'd start a thread for this, because it's so amusing.

CSU/Murray State, early in the 2nd half.

TC foul, replay shows screener sticking his leg out and tripping the defender. Foul called. Announcer, watching the replay, says "I think that's no harm no foul."

Shortly after, on a shooting foul where the defender clips the shooter's elbow, he calls it a "nickle and dime" foul.
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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:44pm
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Saw that. Saving it for some particular forum members.
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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:47pm
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Bill Rafferty is the "nickle and dimer"
He was also the "no harm" guy, and I knew it was him. Wait for "the kiss" in this one, too.

Funny side note: first commercial I just saw, Etrade, "don't get nickle and dimed...."
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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:11pm
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I think the announcers should say who they bet on prior to Vegas closing the window. THAT would clear up a lot.
Hehe that'd make for some interesting reading, wouldn't it?
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I'm still a fan of the Flagrant 1 vs. Flagrant 2 debates that have been occurring all afternoon.
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Believe it or not, many years ago (actually, there should be about 100 "manys") I broadcast HS basketball (and even a few small college games) on a local radio station back in Illinois (Aurora). Although I don't remember too much about it, (at my age, I have trouble remembering what happened before lunch) I know I got some very nice comments from listeners and especially from a guy who identified himself as an official. He said I actually gave the proper names to the fouls I described and that was rare in those days. I think most of my "accuracy" was because the guy I worked with on the air was a former official who had retired. I wish I would have stuck with it. Maybe if I had, I'd be as famous as Bent Hamburger.

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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 09:25pm
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In the Indiana - NM St game a NM St player drives and does a 'funny looking' move per the announcer and is fouled. 8 min or so left in the 1H

No travel was the correct call...what was even more shocking was this explanation by the announcer and I paraphrase "Now lets see here...well he does a jump stop and lands with one foot. Now that foot is the pivot foot and you can move the pivot foot provided you are passing or shooting."

For an announcer I gotta give him some credit for knowing the rule even if the explanation is a bit clumsy (didn't care for the whole 'move pivot foot' phrase), but gotta give them credit when they get something more right than wrong....
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Old Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:41pm
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Just thought I'd start a thread for this, because it's so amusing.

CSU/Murray State, early in the 2nd half.

TC foul, replay shows screener sticking his leg out and tripping the defender. Foul called. Announcer, watching the replay, says "I think that's no harm no foul."

Shortly after, on a shooting foul where the defender clips the shooter's elbow, he calls it a "nickle and dime" foul.
I heard that too, knew it would get posted here.

He said "I think that's no harm no foul" as the slow-mo showed Canaan falling to the ground, unable to defend his guy. LOL
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I'm still a fan of the Flagrant 1 vs. Flagrant 2 debates that have been occurring all afternoon.
Or the no-calls after review.
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Radio call of today's Bama/Creighton game, end of the game...

"They called a foul, and the official ran off the court! The official had his hand up, and then ran off the court! He had his hand up!"

After 10-20 seconds...

"Oh, he was signaling a three-point attempt."
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Credit where credit is due...

Clark Kellogg for knowing the rule regarding what constitutes a backcourt violation for a dribbler near the end of the Creighton/Alabama game.
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