Re: Johnny Miller Master ThreadOkay, I know there are a million "Johnny Miller sucks" threads . . .
. . . but I'm sitting here watching The BMW and I swear he's getting worse. He's slurring his speech more than usual. He's going off on random tangents. And he's clearly bugging the crap out of the other announcers.
Roger Maltbie has been dismissive to Miller all day. And even Gary Koch and Dan Hicks seem frustrated.
The incident I just watched involved Maltbie telling a story about why Anthony Kim chokes up on his clubs. Miller interrupts and the following exchange occurs [paraphrased]: Miller: "You guys on the East Coast call it choking up. We call it choking down here out West. I think we are more accurate."
Maltbie [annoyed]: "Uhhhh, okay."
Hicks [to Miller]: "You've got rights to that 'choking' word, so we're going to stay out of it."
Miller: "Well, I'm not sure how to take that, but thank you."
[Miller goes off on a tangent about how older balls used to spin a lot more.]
[camera goes back to AK]
Maltbie [still annoyed]: Okay, there's a good look at Kim choking up or down or whatever you want to call it.
Many years ago, I used to like Miller. But for the past 5 or so (maybe longer), he's virtually unintelligible ... and more than virtually annoying. I swear, he sounds half-drunk sometimes. And even the other announcers seem to be getting increasingly fed up with him. (And it's not the good-natured ribbing like you see between buddies Gary McCord and David Feherty.)
Anyway, I know this issue is beating a dead horse, but Miller seems particularly bad today. It makes me want to mute the audio. Too bad I don't speak Spanish - I would use the SAP button.
Oh well, at least he hasn't said "Isn't that right Dottie?" a million times today.