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Jack Edwards - Still Awesome? Or Not So Much?

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by The Long Tater, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. The Long Tater

    The Long Tater Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    There has been some criticism of Jack in the past couple of game threads. Complaints seem to be that he has gotten names wrong, missed key events (Marchand's head injury), and been over the top with outrage about stuff that didn't warrant it (the Whalers retired numbers). Has he really declined or is just the same old Jack? He does love the game. He does love the Bruins, and he is generally well prepared. IMO we should appreciate what we have and enjoy. We could do a lot worse. Curious what others think.
  2. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

    He seems very unprepared this year. He’s always had a hokey quality that grated on certain people that I never minded, but he’s miss calling key game elements this year.
  3. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie Set Adrift on Memory Bliss SoSH Member

    This is just a throw-shit-at-the-wall guess, but he was tripped up from game 1 on Marchand's name switch back and he seems like he's never been able to recover and get back his momentum. I agree that this is the first year I've noticed him getting things wrong. He's been anachronistic and over the top at times, but this year has just been more noticeable for him missing things.
  4. MuppetAsteriskTalk

    MuppetAsteriskTalk lurker

    I've never liked him. Not even in a "he's a clown but he's our clown" kind of way.
  5. The Long Tater

    The Long Tater Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Historically, preparation has been said to be one of Jack’s strengths. Sad if people think it has declined.
  6. lexrageorge

    lexrageorge Member SoSH Member

    Edwards was a really good announcer in his prime, and brought a fair amount of hockey knowledge to the broadcast. He nearly always got the name of the opposing player correct. Most complaints came from folks that never heard hockey telecasts in other markets. Or never listened to Joe Morgan on Sunday night baseball.

    I haven’t watched enough this season to notice a decline, but it will be a shame if true.
  7. The Long Tater

    The Long Tater Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    From last night's game thread:
    Listen to the end:
  8. wilked

    wilked Member SoSH Member

    Right around this time Calgary tied it, then the Bs scored right after. Jack goes off on this big thing about how the Flames have only led for X number of minutes, before Andy calmly tells them the Flames were not in the lead, but had tied it.

    Not a big deal, but stood out to me because it was so detailed a thing, fully prepared, and blatantly wrong

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