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    Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Does everyone else get goosebumps whenever they play the opening montage and announce the starting line-ups? It gets me every time.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Or perhaps better stated: Whomever your team is, does the opening montage and player intros get your blood boiling and your pulse racing?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    I think that it depends entirely upon the quality of you PA announcer. There are some who are very good (UK and Chicago Bulls circa Jordan era) and some who are REEAAALLY cheesy.
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    As Blimpie mentioned, 90's era Bulls intros did it to me everytime. Especially that second 3 peat with Jordan and Pippen and Rodman. There was such an aura and awe that you believed every game out they were going to win.

    And I am a UK fan, but somehow it's not quite the same thing for me as the Bulls.

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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    As Blimpie mentioned, 90's era Bulls intros did it to me everytime. Especially that second 3 peat with Jordan and Pippen and Rodman. There was such an aura and awe that you believed every game out they were going to win.

    And I am a UK fan, but somehow it's not quite the same thing for me as the Bulls.
    I think with the UK PA announcer, it is really a combination of the video montage and music more than his technique, per se....
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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Ray Clay is the man you're talking about from the Bulls' era.

    That was a fun time.
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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
    Or perhaps better stated: Whomever your team is, does the opening montage and player intros get your blood boiling and your pulse racing?
    That's more like it. Not being a UK fan, their intro really doesn't do much for me.

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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    WilyMoROCKS,

    Seems like we have the same favorite teams. Reds, UK, and Bengals. Do you watch NBA?

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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    There's a few things that get my blood pumping,

    Growing up a UC fan, in it's hey day, there was little better then hearing the PA "Ladies and Gentleman, here come the Cats," as UC players jogged onto the court.

    The Bengals opening thing is uber-cheesy, but seeing the Bengal maul the opponents flag is still exciting in its completely over the top manner.
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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig
    WilyMoROCKS,

    Seems like we have the same favorite teams. Reds, UK, and Bengals. Do you watch NBA?

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    Since moving to Cleveland for law school, I've begun cheering for the Cavs. They're easy to root for. They're much-improved this year, and LeBron is one of the top-five talents in the NBA (ceiling-wise probably #1).

    A buddy of mine has season-ticket floor seats, which doesn't hurt.

    However, my interest in the NBA pales in comparison to my passion for the Reds, Bengals, and esp. UK.

    I was always a big Michael Jordan fan. Getting to travel w/ my dad to Washington D.C. to see him in his final season w/ the Wizards was a special experience. They were playing the T-Mac/Yao led Rockets. Jordan, at like 42, ended up with 35 as the game went into overtime with the Wizards emerging victorious. Jordan threw down a thunderous dunk in overtime which I found absolutely incredible considering his age and the number of minutes that he logged that game. Amazing. I'll never forget it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    The Cavs are okay, but i'm a Pacers fan so there goes our streak.

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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Ohhh yeah, I hate the Pacers. Ron Artest is the biggest thug in the NBA (and that's really saying something!).
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Iverson?

    Artest just has a lack of intelligence and a bad temper problem, I wouldn't exactly say he's the worst in the NBA, IMO. He's one of my favorite players though, so I'm a little biased.

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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig
    Iverson?

    Artest just has a lack of intelligence and a bad temper problem, I wouldn't exactly say he's the worst in the NBA, IMO. He's one of my favorite players though, so I'm a little biased.
    I'm not a big Pacers fan (T'Wolves supporter) but Artest is no thug. I like his game a lot, although he needs a little help in the understanding of how society works.

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    Re: Question about UK "starting intro" and player introductions

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread
    I'm not a big Pacers fan (T'Wolves supporter) but Artest is no thug. I like his game a lot, although he needs a little help in the understanding of how society works.
    Perhaps he isn't a thug when compared to Latrell Sprewell.

    Any professional athlete that runs into the stands with fists flying b/c he got hit with a paper cup is a thug.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"



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