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    I Must Be the Only One

    Hey All....New here...lifelong Reds fan...out of the burbs...grew up in Englewood, Ohio....

    Need to vent about Thom Brennaman. I'm really starting to think i'm the only one who can't stand the guy!!!

    Marty doesn't bother me...I know a lot of people give him grief...but Thom is AWFUL!!! I've never heard a broadcaster be so negative toward the team that is PAYING HIM!!! Seems to me, he talks more about how great the other team is!

    I can't even listen to the games he's calling....he's nothing but negative....all my opinion of course. But the sooner he's gone, the better.

    Ok, rant over. Pile on....still happy to be here!

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    Hilarious. Thom honestly should be treated like a local Icon if you ask me. This is an A+++ type of announcer that has decided to put his reputation in jeopardy to call games for our lowly Reds. The fact that anyone would even think about talking down on Thom is beyond ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    Hilarious. Thom honestly should be treated like a local Icon if you ask me. This is an A+++ type of announcer that has decided to put his reputation in jeopardy to call games for our lowly Reds. The fact that anyone would even think about talking down on Thom is beyond ridiculous.
    reputation in jeopardy? hahaha. thanks, needed a good laugh on a monday morning.

    he did Dbacks games before the Reds, this is a step up for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    Hilarious. Thom honestly should be treated like a local Icon if you ask me. This is an A+++ type of announcer that has decided to put his reputation in jeopardy to call games for our lowly Reds. The fact that anyone would even think about talking down on Thom is beyond ridiculous.
    Hmmmm. . . .I may be mistaken, but the number of plusses and the bolded words scream sarcasm to me.
    Last edited by marcshoe; 08-26-2013 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Hmmmm. . . .I may be mistaken, but the number of plusses and the bolded words scream sarcasm to me.
    This is a man that has called National Championship College Football games. Countless NFL playoff and College BCS games, countless MLB playoff games and he came home in 2007 when the Reds were on of the worst teams around and it had been like that for some time and Thom came home and commited the majority of his summer to watch that garbage. When it comes to sports in this town, there is not one person I respect more than Thom. I just hope the Reds are able to keep him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    This is a man that has called National Championship College Football games. Countless NFL playoff and College BCS games, countless MLB playoff games and he came home in 2007 when the Reds were on of the worst teams around and it had been like that for some time and Thom came home and commited the majority of his summer to watch that garbage. When it comes to sports in this town, there is not one person I respect more than Thom. I just hope the Reds are able to keep him.
    Thom stated numerous times that he came back to Cincinnati because he wanted to to raise his family there and also to have his kids be around their grandparents while growing up. Lets get up off the kneelers in front of the Thom shrine and look at the whole picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    This is a man that has called National Championship College Football games. Countless NFL playoff and College BCS games, countless MLB playoff games and he came home in 2007 when the Reds were on of the worst teams around and it had been like that for some time and Thom came home and commited the majority of his summer to watch that garbage. When it comes to sports in this town, there is not one person I respect more than Thom. I just hope the Reds are able to keep him.
    He's a crappy baseball announcer, as for football apples and hand grenades

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    This is a man that has called National Championship College Football games. Countless NFL playoff and College BCS games, countless MLB playoff games and he came home in 2007 when the Reds were on of the worst teams around and it had been like that for some time and Thom came home and commited the majority of his summer to watch that garbage. When it comes to sports in this town, there is not one person I respect more than Thom. I just hope the Reds are able to keep him.
    You act like he's being enslaved!! I'm sure you he's paid quite well and had every choice in the world to not be "commited the majority of his summer to watch that garbage"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    Hilarious. Thom honestly should be treated like a local Icon if you ask me. This is an A+++ type of announcer that has decided to put his reputation in jeopardy to call games for our lowly Reds. The fact that anyone would even think about talking down on Thom is beyond ridiculous.
    He should be paying the reds for the privilege to announce for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    Hilarious. Thom honestly should be treated like a local Icon if you ask me. This is an A+++ type of announcer that has decided to put his reputation in jeopardy to call games for our lowly Reds. The fact that anyone would even think about talking down on Thom is beyond ridiculous.
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Thom is the worst broadcaster i have ever heard doing reds games. Welsh is constantly correcting him in a subtle way that Thom does even realize it's happening. He's actually better on national broadcasts where he doesn't
    try to ingratiate himself to the home team as he does when he's doing the Reds games. Aalthough marty is not my favorite (his ego has been out of control for many years) he is 5x better that his offspring.

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    You are not the only one, Thom is brutal.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    I like Thom. He tells it like it is instead of sugarcoating it. Can't stand Marty though.
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    I don't mind an announcer telling it like it is, and they lose all respect for me if they refuse to criticize the team that pays them, when they deserve it. Thom, however, I find to be very opinionated, and nearly universally incorrect in his opinions. My understanding is that he was recently diagnosed with "Cowherd's Disease", so I don't really blame him for this, but it is a sad thing to witness.

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    I like Thom and Marty. Personally, I don't get too riled up over announcers and the only guy I don't like to listen to is Chris Berman.


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