Ask Sean Anything 2/17/12
Hello Front Row Sports Readers. I hope everyone had a good week and is ready for the weekend. I know I am. Had test after test this week… ugh. Anyways let’s start the weekend off right. Here are your answers to the questions you submitted to Ask Sean Anything.
The Man Behind the Mic Asks….
Who is the best TV announcing crew in each sport?
Hockey: Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk. These two are paired together for games on NBC. Doc is great because he knows his job well. He knows what needs to be said and knows what not to say because the viewer should already know. He brings excitement into his play by play calls as well. He never takes sides either. Eddie O on the other hand is just a hockey genius and can break down what a player did right or wrong on every play.
Baseball: Pat Hughes and Ron Santo. I know these guys were on the radio and not TV, but I had to put them on here. Pat Hughes is probably one of the best play by play men I have ever heard. He creates the clearest picture of the game for any listener. He’ll tell you the temperature, which way the wind is blowing, and even the players uniform colors. Every single game. He never is too down and is never to excited with the Cubs play. Now Ron Santo on the other hand was just a horrible color analyst. But that’s not the point. Ron was the comedic relief of Cubs baseball. The man loved the Cubs more than anyone else. He would tell hilarious stories and built strong on air chemistry with Pat Hughes for many years until his passing.
Football: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Joe Buck learned well from his late father, the great Jack Buck. I know a lot of people don’t like him but I have always been a fan of his. What he does best I think is his calls are all natural. I think a lot of announcers try to figure out what to say before the play has developed. Aikman seems like he knows what he’s talking about and definitely has good insight on games being a former QB.
Basketball: Dan Shulman and Hubie Brown. Shulman and Brown actually call and analyze the game in front of them. All other NBA announcers, most notably Jeff Van Gundy, go off on random things and are very annoying.
What do you think of the Northwest Herald calling for the firing of Joel Quenville?
I think Eric Olson, the writer of the article, is a complete idiot first off. Joe Stevenson should write every article in the sports section. Coach Q is not the problem. The problem is the defense and the goaltending. I can’t even begin to count how many soft goals the Hawks have allowed this year.
“The Man” asks…..
Favorite Barney Stinson quote from How I Met Your Mother?
“God, it’s me, Barney. What up? I know we don’t talk much, but I know a lot of girls call out your name because of me. Awesome.”
Which American figure was more preverted Jefferson Davis and his herpes or Abraham Lincoln and his use of prostitutes?
Abe Lincoln and his prostitutes. Any time you have to pay for sex that’s pretty pathetic. Pervert all the way.
Pixar Movie Lover asks…
Favorite Celebrity Couple?
These two love birds
Favorite Toy Story Character of All Time?
Hamm is my all time favorite. Classic One Liners!
Best Sexual Innuendo Disney Put In A Kids Movie?
The Little Mermaid wedding scene. How could the film makers not realize the priest clearly has an erection?