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post #55 of 74
I'm more curious about how Norman will do. Talk about no filter. We're sure to hear some hot sports opinions from him. Should be interesting.
post #56 of 74
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I don't mind Buck. He's a good announcer. I'm worried about them using Gus Johnson. I'll be begging for Chris Berman if they bring him in to do the Thursday/Friday coverage.

 

But I will miss Hicks/Miller and the NBC team. I think they're the best golf team out there hands down. It's a shame but nowadays you go where the money goes.

You've got that right. It's all about the money.  I wonder if Johnny Miller will get picked up anywhere?  I know a lot of people hate him, but I think he's great for the game. 

post #57 of 74
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You've got that right. It's all about the money.  I wonder if Johnny Miller will get picked up anywhere?  I know a lot of people hate him, but I think he's great for the game. 

 

He's a straight shooter and calls it as it is, which a lot of people don't like. I think he'll stay at NBC.

post #58 of 74
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He's a straight shooter and calls it as it is, which a lot of people don't like. I think he'll stay at NBC.

Yea, I'm sure he will too.  I can't wait to see those ridiculously stupid Fox Sports animations. Let's watch this big, clunky robot hit a golf ball!!! Sweet Geezus.  

post #59 of 74
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C'mon, Buck is the premier announcer of this generation. I have no doubt he'll adapt well to golf. I know he'll put in the work.

 

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post #60 of 74

Good interview with Johnny Miller coming out of the booth after final US Open broadcast yesterday. You can tell how much this championship meant to him. 

 

http://golfweek.com/news/2014/jun/15/us-open-2014-johnny-miller-nbc-final-coverage/

post #61 of 74
Joe Buck sucks
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Joe Buck sucks

haha

post #63 of 74
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Joe Buck sucks

Yup. Glad I'm fan of an AFC team so I don't have to hear that every other week.
post #64 of 74
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Yup. Glad I'm fan of an AFC team so I don't have to hear that every other week.
Unfortunately Joe Buck calls the niners games every damn week.
post #65 of 74

I'm not a big fan of Joe and Troy announcing football games.

Or watching him work with McCarver calling baseball games.

 

But, being from St Lou, I grew up with Jack as the Cardinals announcer.

Jack was one of the greatest of all times, so St Louisian's accepted Joe as Jack's son.

 

Joe grew up spending most of his summers hanging out @ Old Warson CC  and became a very good golfer and knows golf.

I think he would be very entertaining as a golf announcer pending on who shares the booth with him.

Heaven forbid, they team him up with Randolph......

 

Club Rat

post #66 of 74

They are saying Joe Buck and Greg Norman are calling the shots next year. Joe Buck? Really?

post #67 of 74
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Lol.

The diversity of opinion on every topic really amazes me. Buck to me is a solid announcer, never been any controversy around him yet haters abound. I don't think we could get a consensus on anyone. That's what makes the world go round, I guess. But, I sure think the world would be a much better place if everyone just agreed with me. ;)
post #68 of 74
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Lol.

The diversity of opinion on every topic really amazes me. Buck to me is a solid announcer, never been any controversy around him yet haters abound. I don't think we could get a consensus on anyone. That's what makes the world go round, I guess. But, I sure think the world would be a much better place if everyone just agreed with me. ;)
McGwire Hug, Disgusting Act,Bachelorette watching lol
post #69 of 74

Looks like FOX has it's broadcast team for the U.S. Open.  I like Buck in other sports but not sure if he has a "golf" voice.  Norman never seems to like a shot he didn't hit, so that should be interesting.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Greg Norman and Joe Buck will call the U.S. Open when it moves to Fox next year.

 

The network signed a 12-year rights deal with the U.S. Golf Association in August to air the Open and its other championships. Fox said Wednesday that two-time British Open champion Norman would join Buck on its lead golf announcing team.

 

Buck is already Fox's top play-by-play voice for its NFL and Major League Baseball coverage. An avid golfer, he currently plays at a 3 handicap.

NBC's last U.S. Open will be at Pinehurst No. 2 in June.

post #70 of 74

I really like Buck on baseball, although most other serious seamheads don't. I think that might be due to his association with Tim McCarver, who was absolutely terrible during the final years of that pairing. I think he'll be fine.

 

Norman could simply be Johnny Miller with an Aussie accent.

post #71 of 74

I am not looking forward to Joe Buck.  I dislike his announcing style. I will give Norman the benefit of the doubt because I have not heard him announce.  He certainly is knowledgeable.

post #72 of 74
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I am not looking forward to Joe Buck.  I dislike his announcing style. I will give Norman the benefit of the doubt because I have not heard him announce.  He certainly is knowledgeable.

I think Norman will be interesting.  I like how Norman is on Big Break but he seems very critical of other pro's, especially Tiger.

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