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Post Subject: Mike Smith is an idiot Post ID: 153699by efingclippers » Mar 24, 2011 - 04:08 PM PST
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Griffin is Antonio Gates. Griffin is Larry Bird.

In LA we have some of the best, the most professional broadcast teams and then of course we then have the Clippers team.

I have virtually stopped watching games because of him, he rarely makes comments that relate to the game action. I don't want any more statistics related to Griffin's place in basketball history. Could they at least have a winning season (game) before all the overblown hyperbole.



                
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Post Subject: Re: Mike Smith is an idiot Post ID: 153705by Clippersfan86 » Mar 24, 2011 - 04:25 PM PST
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So you're not a Clippers fan? If Mike Smith is enough to make you stop watching the team then your ties to the Clippers would be pretty fickle. I think Mike is a great broadcaster. He's a homer who has a man-crush on Blake but does that mean he's an idiot or a bad broadcaster? No. From my observation of this post.. it sounds like you have a lot of negative feelings and bitterness towards the Clippers with comments like "Then of course we have the Clippers". Also you're using "they" rather than "we" which is typically not the way a fan would refer to their team. Yup.. I just gave you a free psychological profiling. Where should I bill you?

Something screams Lakers fan trying to troll CTB to me.

                
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Post Subject: Re: Mike Smith is an idiot Post ID: 153706by xldicelx » Mar 24, 2011 - 04:33 PM PST
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i thought I had it bad when I was upset about the clippers this guys is upset about the announcer.. wow

                
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Post ID: 153707by ClipThemOff » Mar 24, 2011 - 04:40 PM PST
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lol i agree with you that he is an idiot

now the Blake has the Clips going big again Mike Smith is turning into those cocky commentators that we hate hearing from others.

                
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Post ID: 153709by Clippersfan86 » Mar 24, 2011 - 04:44 PM PST
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Btw anyone who thinks Joel Myers and Stu Lance is better than Ralph and Mike needs get their ears checked. Nobody outside of LA would agree with this. We've had a few broadcaster threads on forums like Insidehoops and RealGM and the support and love for Ralph and Mike from non Clipper fans was insane. Basically everybody loves them and more than a few said they are hands down the best crew in the NBA. Even most Lakers fans would disagree with you...

                
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Post ID: 153710by KezmicClipper » Mar 24, 2011 - 04:51 PM PST
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I agree with cf86 - Ralph and Mike are the best announcers I've heard from any team. They always research the opposition well and give them respect when its due.

                
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Post ID: 153711by Clippersfan86 » Mar 24, 2011 - 05:00 PM PST
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If anything I think they are too friendly with other teams lol. They sometimes spend like a minute straight praising opposing players or coaches.

                
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Post ID: 153714by Clipswhit » Mar 24, 2011 - 05:26 PM PST
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Someone ban this troll. Mike is one of the best announcers in the league...

                
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Post ID: 153718by KezmicClipper » Mar 24, 2011 - 05:40 PM PST
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Oh by the way, this sentence is laughable

"In LA we have some of the best, the most professional broadcast teams and then of course we then have the Clippers team."

The Clippers announcers are a zillion times better than the Lakers announcers, who don't know their arse from their elbow.

On the odd occasion I've tuned in to a Lakers game, I've turned the sound off because of the grating homerism from the announcers. They are complete amateurs.

                
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Post ID: 153719by clipperstown » Mar 24, 2011 - 05:47 PM PST
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troll alert, troll alert!!!!!

                
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Post ID: 153720by Taylor » Mar 24, 2011 - 05:50 PM PST
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I've said for years Smith is an idiot. We need to replace him with someone of value to be alongside Ralph. I'd love to have Shatner as our color commentator.

                
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Post ID: 153722by ekker3 » Mar 24, 2011 - 06:05 PM PST
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mike smith always seems to find the little things going on that you'd normally miss. i find myself rewinding a lot and noticing certain plays/mistakes he points out. pretty smart dude.

that lawler/walton duo was epic. rory markas was the king of radio.

                
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Post ID: 153725by clipperAndrew » Mar 24, 2011 - 06:18 PM PST
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Clippersfan86 wrote:
KezmicClipper wrote:
I agree with cf86 - Ralph and Mike are the best announcers I've heard from any team. They always research the opposition well and give them respect when its due.

If anything I think they are too friendly with other teams lol. They sometimes spend like a minute straight praising opposing players or coaches.

I actually like that about Ralph. I love when he praises Kobe and others. He knows the sport and gives credit where credit is due. But like when the Lakers play the Clippers I watch Stu and Joels pregame show because I want to hear what they have to say about the clips.

                
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Post ID: 153726by clipperstown » Mar 24, 2011 - 06:19 PM PST
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mike smith is perfectly fine. sometimes we need to have some homerism going on with our team. if we dont do it, then who will? the answer to that, is mike smith. and he's a really smart commentator, so idk why you guys are complaining.

                
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Post ID: 153730by ClippersSince97 » Mar 24, 2011 - 06:59 PM PST
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mike smith is smart and makes great observations. he makes comparisons and doesn't claim blake to be the next bird, etc. and no matter our record, blake is a great individual player (one quality he has that makes him so great is that he is a team player). comparisons will be made to blake since he is a superstar. mike smith is a great commentator and ralph and mike have great chemistry together. they are better than 90% of color commentators throughout the league. i know due to league pass and i can't stand some homers who are majorly biased towards their teams.

i hope a championship is won while ralph and mike are still together.

                
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Post Subject: Re: Mike Smith is an idiot Post ID: 153731by BACON » Mar 24, 2011 - 07:58 PM PST
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So you're not a Clippers fan? If Mike Smith is enough to make you stop watching the team then your ties to the Clippers would be pretty fickle. I think Mike is a great broadcaster. He's a homer who has a man-crush on Blake but does that mean he's an idiot or a bad broadcaster? No. From my observation of this post.. it sounds like you have a lot of negative feelings and bitterness towards the Clippers with comments like "Then of course we have the Clippers". Also you're using "they" rather than "we" which is typically not the way a fan would refer to their team. Yup.. I just gave you a free psychological profiling. Where should I bill you?

Something screams Lakers fan trying to troll CTB to me. Very true my friend! LOL! Look at the screen name too... "effing clippers"? That should provide a little evidence!

                
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Post ID: 153733by ClipperB23 » Mar 24, 2011 - 08:43 PM PST
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STRAIGHT UP.

                
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Post ID: 153734by tense2 » Mar 24, 2011 - 09:10 PM PST
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yawn......

                
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Post ID: 153741by clipboard » Mar 24, 2011 - 11:43 PM PST
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Glenn Beck is going to replace Mike Smith if yawl keep saying chit about Mike, the Pillsbury Pope will sit next to Ralph, Oh gawd!

                
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Post ID: 153742by MrHill » Mar 25, 2011 - 12:56 AM PST
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I really disagree with Mike Smith being an idiot. He does and adds something to the telecasts that most other local analysts don't--actual insight. He breaks down plays better than any former player-turned-analyst I've ever heard...many of the other guys are masters of the obvious, they tell what already happened; Mike tells you what and WHY it happened. It's almost like he's a coach in the broadcast booth; hell, I think former coaches (like Hubie Brown and Mike Fratello, ironically enough both former partners with Ralph) make the better analysts.

I haven't watched a lot of out-of-market games (via League Pass and NBA TV) this season, but over the years, I've heard some pretty bad analysts--Clyde Drexler in Houston, Austin Carr in Cleveland, and Sean Elliott in San Antonio for example. If there's anything I don't like about the Ralph-Mike team, and it's a small nitpick, its often times they're apologists for the referees (even moreso this season). I expect them to be somewhat homerish for the Clippers, but in their subtle ways, they can also be critical of the team. I like my broadcasters to tell it like it is, and not insult my intelligence.

                
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Post ID: 153743by clipperboy24 » Mar 25, 2011 - 01:23 AM PST
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i have never been a Mike Smith fan but he has gotten better this year, imo.

I get tired of him rambling about non basketball things or one stupid play.

One thing that also has made Mike sound better this year is all the mistakes Ralph makes and how is he is constantly saying the wrong player's name.

                
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Post ID: 153747by efingclippers » Mar 25, 2011 - 02:03 AM PST
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"So you're not a Clippers fan? If Mike Smith is enough to make you stop watching the team..." Well I am a frustrated fan of the 13th place Clippers - wow, better than Minnesota and Sacramento. I was just curious. Smith should be explaining why with the "Superstar" the Clips are still so crummy. Why are Memphis and Portland in the playoffs? I listen to a game and it is all hype about the future. At least the broadcast shows replays. ABC on Sunday morning is the worst, a bad call is made and they don't even show a replay and Mark Jackson is stupider than Smith. Love Hubie.

                
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Post ID: 153748by Greenmonk94 » Mar 25, 2011 - 02:05 AM PST
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we all know that hes an idiot.. come on hes in it for the money!!!!

                
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Post Subject: Re: Mike Smith is an idiot Post ID: 153752by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Mar 25, 2011 - 02:49 AM PST
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Very true my friend! LOL! Look at the screen name too... "effing clippers"? That should provide a little evidence!

thank you for pointing that out. mike smith, while sometimes a little biased, is a very knowledgeable commentator. when ralph sometimes slips up, he is there professionally and subtly correcting him with his commentary. i like the guy. the on air banter between ralph and mike is hilarious. makes blowouts tolerable at times. the guy sounds like a troll. maybe he would rather have us stu lantz as a ralph's partner. LOL.

                
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Post ID: 153761by fashowclips » Mar 25, 2011 - 09:50 AM PST
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agreed with the post! so is ralph. oh thats his biggest shot as a clipper. **** up you say that every Fing game. im sick of bingo EVERY three. lets get real. i honestly havent watched a clip game in a while because these two idiots together are just outrageous. find new and announcers who actually tal about stats that matter and not on average "oh the heat take the longest shots in the leage out of all teams." wow

                
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Post ID: 153762by rollingkiwi92 » Mar 25, 2011 - 10:03 AM PST
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to say that you havent watched a clipper game because of the announcers is pretty sad. you could at least turn the volume off and play some music or something while you watch. ralph and mike may not be so informative (i think mike give pretty good info when hes not over exaggerating stuff ), theyre better than most of the other teams announcers. most of the other announcers put me to sleep or are way too biased. ralph and mike annouce pretty fair and thats rare in announcers. the only other announcers i like besides these guys is JVG and Mark Jackson.

                
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Post ID: 153766by toohipcliptoslip » Mar 25, 2011 - 10:46 AM PST
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Mike and Ralph are far and away the best non-national team in the US. If you wanted something that is right up there with jock itch --- Chick Hearn-- He was a great radio announcer but as a tv guy he was awful. I'm sure Ralph and Mike have to fawn over BG at least once every 30 sec per management.

If you don't like Mike THEN WHO? I vote for Sarah Palin or Charlie Sheen (or maybe Bishop Sheen)

                
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Post ID: 153767by lacsmoove » Mar 25, 2011 - 10:54 AM PST
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Mike's good. Seems like a cool cat as well. Let's worry about the players not the announcers.

                
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Post ID: 153770by youngkano » Mar 25, 2011 - 10:59 AM PST
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People saying they don't watch the Clippers on tv because of "Milph" is pretty sad. I have laker friends and friends of other team's who says our announcer are one of they best. They jab at each other and make it fun to watch and not just about basketball and stats. If that's what you prefer watch the Lakers game instead, boring announcer talking about just basektball and stats and nothing else. An instance that had me rolling was when the Spurs came to town. Mike said he and Eva Longoria were good friends. Ralph said no way, so Mike text Eva and the camera zoomed in and it showed her reading a text. Ralph said it's probably just someone else. So Mike said watch this and he text her again and told her to look up and smile or something and she did. It was classic, you don't see that with other announcers.

                
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Post ID: 153781by SDclipper » Mar 25, 2011 - 02:12 PM PST
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double post below....

                
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Post ID: 153782by SDclipper » Mar 25, 2011 - 02:12 PM PST
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Mike Smith is awesome and league-wide the only thing we have that is historically respected is our broadcast duo. Real talk.

                
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Post ID: 153796by journeyman » Mar 25, 2011 - 03:32 PM PST
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I don't think this thread was started in good faith. I'm placing it in the garbage bin.

                
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Post ID: 154126by toohipcliptoslip » Mar 26, 2011 - 05:34 PM PST
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I dug this post up because it's real important.

As we all know Ralph is sadly probably in his last year. I think we should decide who should replace he and Mike.

I vote for Ronald Regan and GW Bush. First Regan is better than Stu and "What'sHisName" even though Regan's dead for years. Second, I'd love to hear Ronnie say "bingo" Thirdly I'd like to watch "W" try to figure out what "Bingo" is.

Alternatively the Lone Ranger and Tonto

                
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