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#50048 - 02/19/08 01:55 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Brian Longo]
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This is certainly a hot issue. I myself although Stone annoys me will continue to watch the telecasts. Sometimes with announcers you just have to accept them for who they are and like I said there is always the mute button.
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#50049 - 02/19/08 02:02 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Scott Gannon]
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Stone has the makings of being a good telecaster for bowling. He's excitable, doesn't make assumptions on stuff he doesn't know, is a little controvercial, has a sense of humor and works to learn the game and its intricacies. He's got a long ways to go but the potential is there.

Just the fact that we're talking about him like we are now shows that he can bring excitement and passion to the sport that was lacking for so long, and we have new people joining the site and talking about being new to bowling all the time.
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#50050 - 02/19/08 02:04 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Scott Gannon]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Gannon
Sometimes with announcers you just have to accept them for who they are and like I said there is always the mute button.

I had a picture of Joe Theismann on my mute button when Sunday Night Football was on. I also mute the Monday Night telecast as well - I don't even tune in.

Originally Posted By: Lefty
He's being self deprecating and having fun with "hambone". He's knows it's a joke. I know it's a joke. Lots of other people know it's a joke. He's not making fun of bowling or bowlers. At this point, he's making fun of himself. The other week he ever said "What did I do?!"

I don't understand the need to be self-deprecating on national TV. If it's "such a joke", he doesn't need to be there. Just call the matches. If you get giddy, that's all the better, but there's no need to poke fun at yourself and act as if you're not taking yourself seriously. In the long run, in my eyes, at least, that means you're not taking your job seriously, which means you really don't care to be there. Call it a "cascading effect", if you will.
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#50051 - 02/19/08 02:11 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Brian Longo]
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He is taking his job seriously. He's in the entertainment business and he's helping to entertain the viewers. Oh, I forgot.

There's NO laughing in bowling!!

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#50053 - 02/19/08 02:28 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Lefty]
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Originally Posted By: Lefty
. I know, we're all going to bowling hell.


You blasphemous, heathens.

The Bowling Gods have spoken!!!
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#50054 - 02/19/08 02:42 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Dennis Michael]
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Like it or not it is a different day and age. Like Eraser said it is so much about catch phrases and the attention they can get and bring to a sport. Rob Stone is not my cup of tea but if it is perceived he is disrespecting the sport I do not think it is intentional.

In my opinion bowling in a Six Flags parking lot damages the integrity of the sport much more than an obnoxious announcer or some goofy catch phrase.
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#50061 - 02/19/08 04:02 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Scott Gannon]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Gannon
Has anyone heard the phrase "Hambone" referred to in their leagues wne someone gets a four bagger?


Every time I get a turkey I'm thinking come on hambone ... I havent gotten it yet though durn-it!

I dont understand why so many people so uptight about a word - at the end of the day it has zero affect on them.

Seems there are more and more hambone signs - heck now shirts on ESPN every weeek. Its obviously catching on, either that or they are handing out signs just to tick off those who crying about it.

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#50062 - 02/19/08 04:03 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Scott Gannon]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Gannon

In my opinion bowling in a Six Flags parking lot damages the integrity of the sport much more than an obnoxious announcer or some goofy catch phrase.


Not to mention the fact that they didn't even fill the 30 person metal bleacher behind them.

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#50063 - 02/19/08 04:10 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: Lefty]
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Originally Posted By: Lefty
Not to mention the fact that they didn't even fill the 30 person metal bleacher behind them.


I have a lot of friends in the St. Louis area. That weekend, it was extremely hot. One of my buddies is on staff for Ebonite and he had to go. He said that it was miserable. He had tickets for other people but no one wanted to sit outside in the heat.
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#50065 - 02/19/08 04:34 PM Re: You think Pete likes Stone? [Re: General Pounder]
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Just seems like it was not well thought out. In the summer in a humid city in a parking lot. The impresion it left was that bowlings popularity is so bad you can not even fill one set of bleachers for an event.
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