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    Billy Packer out at CBS

    The Curmudgeon is gone! I've never seen an announcer suck the life out of the sport they announce like Packer did.

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    I was about to post this too. He long outlived his welcome. He became what seemed like tired old grouchy man. Not to mention his obvious bias towards the ACC. He was part of the best announcing team college basketball has had. He teamed along with Dick Enberg and Al McGuire for a few seasons while at NBC. I always laughed when McGuire would scold Packer for well......being Packer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I was about to post this too. He long outlived his welcome. He became what seemed like tired old grouchy man. Not to mention his obvious bias towards the ACC. He was part of the best announcing team college basketball has had. He teamed along with Dick Enberg and Al McGuire for a few seasons while at NBC. I always laughed when McGuire would scold Packer for well......being Packer.
    I would say that he was not the only announcer with an ACC bias (I'm talking about you Dick Vitale, Jay Bilas, most of ESPN...)

    BTW, Packer is being replaced with Clark Kellogg. Now, just as a side note, look at all of the ex-OSU guys who have become big in broadcasting. Herbstreit, Kellogg, Chris Carter is working steadily, Speilman does ESPN games,
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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I was about to post this too. He long outlived his welcome. He became what seemed like tired old grouchy man. Not to mention his obvious bias towards the ACC. He was part of the best announcing team college basketball has had. He teamed along with Dick Enberg and Al McGuire for a few seasons while at NBC. I always laughed when McGuire would scold Packer for well......being Packer.
    My thoughts exactly. I thought he was good with Enberg and McGuire on NBC.

    But that was long ago. He needed to go many years back. Somewhere along the line, he grew way too curmudgeonly.

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    He'll show up somewhere. ABC or ESPN would probably hire him.
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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    He'll show up somewhere. ABC or ESPN would probably hire him.
    He may go back to doing ACC games for Raycom full time. He was still doing a few games a year for them last season. I'm sure they would take him as a full time analyst. They couldn't get a better promoter for the ACC than him unless it was Vitale.
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    I wish they would drop Jim Nantz too. Nantz is too cheesy for me. He should stick to golf.
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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    He'll show up somewhere. ABC or ESPN would probably hire him.
    Please God no. I can see him and Dick Vitale right now in the same booth.
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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Give me Gus Johnson over Nantz anyday. Nantz is good for golf but he annoys me so much when he does a marque football or basketball game. Johnson may be a little excitable but I take that over Nantz anyday.

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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Yeah, a guy like Packer might lose a job here or there, but there will always be someone else to hire him. You haven't seen the last of Billy Packer.

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    Worst national announcer in any sport, and that includes Tim McCarver. Hard to believe Packer stayed employed as long as he did.
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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Worst national announcer in any sport, and that includes Tim McCarver. Hard to believe Packer stayed employed as long as he did.
    Even worse than Bryant (Insert your own nickname) Gumbel on the NFL Network?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Even worse than Bryant (Insert your own nickname) Gumbel on the NFL Network?
    Without a doubt. Packer is about the only announcer (McCarver the other), who I actually turned the sound off to watch. It takes a lot to get me to watch sports with no sound. Packer did it.
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    Re: Billy Packer out at CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Even worse than Bryant (Insert your own nickname) Gumbel on the NFL Network?
    The good news is Gumbel is gone too. He has already been replaced by Bob Papa who the play by play announcer for the Giants for next year.


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