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Welcome to the 33rd installment of Love it ? or Hate it ?..as usual we take a subject and tell you whether we love it or hate it.

We want you to feel free to throw in your 2-cents.

Humor us..tell us which subjects you love and which ones you hate.

The panel this week consists of Harry Callahan, i B4 e, Curly Lambeau, KPKahder and rstowe.

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Ok, let's start off with the one thing nobody can avoid. Which sports announcer do you love to listen to? Which one do you hate? It can be past or present.

 

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 rstowe

Announcer love to listen to: Phil Rizzuto. I grew up watching Yankees games on WPIX-11 out of NY. He called a pretty good game and then he'd go off on a tangent or wish someone a Happy Birthday and if it was a home game, he'd leave the booth after the 7th inning because of traffic.

Aannounce hate to listen to: tie: Joe Morgan and Joe Theisman. How these guys got jobs in a booth is beyond me. How Morgan still has a job is an answer only Norman Einstein can figure out. The man doesn't even remember the key stats to his own career. And the only thing I hate LT (the real LT - Lawrence Taylor) for is by breaking Theisman's leg, he created one of the worst football announcers in history.

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  KP

Commentator I like to listen to : a tie, between Jerry Remy and Al Michaels. I like Al Michaels voice. Its very sexy. Now, mind you I didn't say I always like what comes out of his mouth, but I like listening to his voice. Jerry Remy takes the cake as the all time best though. He just cracks me up. Too bad you guys cant watch NESN to see him in action. Him and Don Orsillo have to be the best broadcasting team ever. Although I did like Ken Harrelson too.

Commentator I cant stand to listen to : Marv Albert. I just wanna rip that wig off his head and stuff it in his big fat mouth.

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 Harry

Sports announcer i love: Brad Sham..longtime Cowboys radio announcer..if you live in Dallas and tune into a Cowboys game on the radio if you happen to be out and about and have no TV to see it..this guy is like the John Madden of the airwaves..i tune into the Cowboys game for score updates on other teams. He is just an easy on the ears..familiar voice.

One i hate: Ron Jaworski..everyone seems to love him..i don't get it ?..he annoys the crap out of me..he gets all excited for his turn to talk and he looks like he is going to drool while he speaks sometimes.

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 i B4 e

There are so many announcers I love to listen to. But I gotta agree with Harry on this one and say Brad Sham. The guy is top notch and he blows away any of the high priced schmucks they have in most of the booths

 There are so many announcers I hate to listen to. I think Theisman is at the top of that list. The guy makes less sense than Emmitt Smith. Plus he used to be a Deadskin so he doubly sucks

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  Curly

Announcer whom I love: Oh, that's easy. Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker. It's too bad baseball is entirely over-run with steroids, diluted by over-expansion and ruined by big-market greed, otherwise I might listen to him sometimes. But, we'll always have Major League and the Bud Light commercials. Huh-larious!

Announcer I hate: I have to pick just one, eh? ...and it can be past guys too, eh? Well, then I think I'd have to go with Theisman. I remember reading a Dr. Z breakdown of exactly WHY he was so bad, and it made a lot of sense, but my reaction to him is more guttural. When I hear his voice, it triggers some evil switch inside of me. You know... you're not supposed to actually "hate" people on TV, even though we use that expression "oh, I hate this show" or "I hate this commercial." But, I've got to say, I came close to actually hating Joe Theisman. ...which is not healthy, obviously. I'm getting angry again just thinking about him. Let's move on.

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Now let's move on to the one thing everyone loves to comment about. Which professional sport would you love to see as part of the Olympics? Which Olympic sport do you hate so much you want to see it banished forever?

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  KP

 

sport to be in olympics. stock car racing. Wouldn't THAT be a hoot? I can just see team Fiji now. I wouldnt mind seeing frisbee in there either. Well not in the car, but as a team sport. Kind of like Frisbee football. Wait now... how about flag football ? that could be fun ...

Sport to be banished. Whats that one where they cross country ski for a while and then shoot something ? See? its so stupid, I dont even know what its called.

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  Curly

Olympic sport to add: Computer solitaire. Gold medal, here I come!

But seriously, folks. Allow me to break from the program here and do my "drop" answer first. I think they should drop 90% of the sports. The same principle is at work that killed the NHL and baseball: overexpansion. They diluted the product to the point where nobody cares about half the crap they're doing.

So, for this answer, I'll say drop them all, and then I'll treat my next entry as if that had already been done.

Olympic sport to add: Okay, so right now we've got no Olympic sports whatsoever. Now add in basic athletic contests like running, jumping, throwing, maybe some swimming, lifting, fighting, and I think that's about it. And you can have a couple sub-categories for each of those, like long-distance running vs. sprinting, and a relay race too, along with hurdles. But you get the idea. When considering a sport for inclusion, think to yourself: could this skill ever mean the difference between life and death if I were forced to survive in the wild? Sprinting? Absolutely. Jumping? Sure. Javelin? You'd better believe it. Those are good sports, where it's worth something to be the best in the world at them. Who's the fastest, the strongest, and who can jump the highest and throw the farthest? That's what the Olympics SHOULD be about. Maybe we can keep a couple team sports just for the fun of it, like basketball, hockey, and soccer (just because the whole rest of the world would be really bummed if we chucked it). But, if Poland really wants water-polo, then they can do that on their own time. Sorry, Poland, but them's the breaks.

Whittle it down to about 50-60 events, tops, and then it'll become real again. A gold medal will be the most prized achievement in sports. But when Carl Lewis gets the same medal that the ping-pong players get... there's just something wrong there. And who would disagree with that? Seriously, other than the mothers of the guys who do the luge, who would object to what I'm saying? ...oh yeah, practically every female on the planet who just can't get enough of ice-dancing and gymnastics. Right, I forgot about them. Okay, never mind. The Olympics have fallen, and they can't get up. Sad but true.

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 Harry

Sport i would like to see in the olympics: Topless roller derby.

Banished: Rowing race...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Ib: WAKE UP HARRY!!! 

Harry: Huh? Wha? Why'd you wake me up you mangy mutt?! I was dreaming about me, Jessica Biel, Tina Fey, and an ice cream scooper

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 i B4 e

I would love to see dodgeball in the Olympics. Of course, every team would have to have a token fat kid though.

One sport that needs to go away, other than all the stupid ones is men's beach volleyball. Come on, volleyball is something to be played with friends while drinking beer and barbecuing. They can keep women's beach volleyball though.

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 rstowe

Pro sport to be in Olympics: Pro Wrestling! It's more of a sport than Ice Dancing! But seriously, football. It's just another sport the US could win a gold in. Love to see American NFL players taking on some tiny little island country where their entire starting line weighs less than our Center.

Olympic sport to be removed: anything that has a judge. If the sport ain't won by scoring points, timed or knocking someone out it's not a damn sport.

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I think I will now ask about athletes and movies. Which athlete have you loved in movies? Which athlete in a move have you hated so much they should give you back the ticket price and the two hours you wasted of your life?

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 i B4 e

Which athlete should have been a movie star? I gotta agree with Harry and say Jim Brown. The guy rocked the house in The Dirty Dozen

An athlete that still owes me 2 hours of my life would be Hulk Hogan in Rocky. Wait, I said athlete right? Not some pumped up on steroids d0uch3 bag. Whatever, he still sucked.

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Harry? How'd did you know what I was going to say?

Ib: Because I can see inside your head. And quit thinking about that ice cream scooper

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 rstowe

Favorite athlete in Movies: tie: Andre the Giant and the Rock. Princess Bride was great and the Rock just has that natural screen presence that most other athletes turned actors are missing. After all, pro wrestling is just actors with athletic ability.

Hated athlete in Movies: never seen any Shaq movie and I can't think of any other athletes that were bad in movies.

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  Curly

Athletes in movies? Well, call me crazy, but I loved Wilt Chamberlain in Conan: the Destroyer. Wilt, riding a horse alongside the Governator and being entrusted with guarding the chastity a beautiful young virgin? Now THAT'S comedy! "Hmm... Let's see, I've got this virgin here and I need to make sure that she stays that way... who can I call to help me with this? Is Wilt available? Perfect!" Why not just hide her backstage at one of those shows where a bunch of 80's and 90's heavy metal bands all tour together? What could possibly go wrong?

Hate: hmm... Boy, I don't know if I really hate any acting performances from athletes, because I'd never be surprised when they suck at it. What does a guy expect, really? I mean, of course Jordan was bad in Space Jam. Of course LT was bad in Any Given Sunday. There's a reason these guys were players and not actors. Yeah, I got nothin' here.

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 Harry

Athlete i love in a movie: Jim Brown.."The Dirty Dozen" baby..he looked like a heavyweight prize fighter..you look up cool in the dictionary and it has Jim Brown's picture.

Hate: Brett Fahverer.."There's Something About Mary"
"What's Brett Favre doing here ?"
"I'm down here to play the Dolphins sunday you dumbass"
THUD..don't quit your day job man.
and will someone give this guy a can of shaving cream and a razor..i bet he has salt and pepper whiskers on his ass.
(The above comment is not intended to enrage my pal Curly Lambeau)

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  KP

Athlete I love in movies. hmm.. Gotta go with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Just thinking about it makes me want to go watch one of his movies right this very......ok, Im back. Yeah, it's that good.

Athlete I want to poke my eyes out after seeing him/her on any screen - Brian Bosworth. Oh God, you think he sucked with the Seahawks? try watching him act ! Ugh !

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Ok, how many subject was that? Three? Are you sure?

Well, rats. How about this one? What do yo love about fantasy sports leagues? What do you hate about them?

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 Harry

What do i love about FF: Trading like a million times til you get your perfect lineup.

What do i hate about it: Having someone in front of you steal the guy you wanted off waivers.

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 i B4 e

Fantasy sports? I love everything about it, well almost everything. I love being in a league with my friends. I love the way I watch games completely different now. I start paying attention to stats I've never given much thought to before.

What do I hate about fantasy sports? I hate it when people pay the entry fee then don't bother to show up for the draft and then ignore their team and the league for the entire season.

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  KP

What do I love about Fantasy Sports. Hmm.. since I only play one, and have only played it one time so far, I have to say I love the group of people I play with. Always interesting lighthearted and fun all season. As I get better at it, and start opening cans o'whoopass on them, Im sure the fun will come to a screeching halt. It tends to do that when they start plotting your demise.

What I hate. LDT that underperforming pathetic excuse for a running back.

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 rstowe

love about fantasy leagues: you can showcase your overall knowledge of the individual sport by drafting some dude in the last round that makes a run for MVP or dropping someone just before they hit a bad streak or adding someone just before they get hot. And the bragging rights of dominating co-workers is always a good thing.

hate about fantasy leagues: This is the reason I stopped doing fantasy sports - just don't have the time necessary any more to truly compete. In most of my leagues, we're all hardcore sports guys and gals, so you really have to put the time in to win.

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  Curly

Love about fantasy leagues? I love believing in a guy when everybody thinks he's no good and then being right and rubbing it in everybody's face. In my first couple leagues, Dan Marino was my guy. Everybody thought he was finished and laughed at me for sticking by him, but I believed, damn it! And Dan always came through in the end. It was beautiful!

I also love how it makes me pay attention to the rest of the league, and not just the Packers. When I'm in a fantasy league, I have to know a little bit at least about every back-up tight end and every team's O-line situation. That's a good thing.

Hate about fantasy leagues? People who brag when they win but then tell everybody that it's a waste of time when they lose. Like, when they win, it's "I'm the best ever" but when they lose, it's "boy I wish I had as much time to waste on my team as you do." Somebody in the league my family does is like this. Absolutely killed all the fun of it. I almost quit. I only stayed when I figured out how to really piss them off. I'd win and then send out an e-mail saying "Did I win? Somebody please tell me, because I'm WAAAAY too busy to go over and check the standings. In fact, I don't even have any more time to write anything else here. Busy busy busy!"

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Stay tuned for further episodes. It is rumoured that a special guest will make an appearance on a future show.

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Well that's it folks..we hope you liked it..if not..as always..we could give a crap.

 

 

 

 

                                    This has been an Asylum-3 production.

                                                       Est. 5/ 5/ 09

                             

                    

             All panel members were at least 18 years old at the time of production.

                 Any panel member resembling a real person is merely coincidental.

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