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    Bermanisms

    I know Chris Berman is loud and annoying, but when I was younger, way back in the day, and used to stay up late to watch Baseball Tonight on ESPN before going to bed and having to get up early in the morning for school, I used to love some of the clever nicknames that Berman would throw out there for players.

    I think the one that sticks with me the most is Bert "Be Home" Blyleven. Some of my other favorites were:

    Roberto "Remember The" Alomar
    Albert "Winnie The" Pujols
    Mark Carreon "My Wayward Son"
    Eddie "Eat, Drink & Be" Murray


    I know it's not a Reds news related topic, nor is it relative that anything current, and there's no way to use stats to back up your arguments pro or con, but I thought it'd be a fun topic to throw out there. Aside from the Mr. Roboto theme, and Arthur "Take Me Home, Country" Rhodes, I was trying to come up with some Chris Berman like nicknames for current Reds players. Anybody got any?
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    Re: Bermanisms

    I've never been able to get past the following Chris Berman meltdown:

    Consider yourselves warned of the profanity. He comes across as an intolerable a** in this candid clip.
    Last edited by paintmered; 11-14-2010 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Boomer loves him some F-bombs, doesn't he? No more video here. Not to worry, it's still available at Youtube.

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    Re: Bermanisms

    Quote Originally Posted by Santo Alcala View Post
    I've never been able to get past the following Chris Berman meltdown:

    Consider yourselves warned of the profanity. He comes across as an intolerable a** in this candid clip.
    Holy crap, and then he picks up a beer and takes a drink!

    I've heard way worse stories about Berman. I have no love for the man, just his clever use of language... well, not like in that clip
    Last edited by paintmered; 11-14-2010 at 11:03 PM.
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    Re: Bermanisms

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I know Chris Berman is loud and annoying, but when I was younger, way back in the day, and used to stay up late to watch Baseball Tonight on ESPN before going to bed and having to get up early in the morning for school, I used to love some of the clever nicknames that Berman would throw out there for players.

    I think the one that sticks with me the most is Bert "Be Home" Blyleven. Some of my other favorites were:

    Roberto "Remember The" Alomar
    Albert "Winnie The" Pujols
    Mark Carreon "My Wayward Son"
    Eddie "Eat, Drink & Be" Murray


    I know it's not a Reds news related topic, nor is it relative that anything current, and there's no way to use stats to back up your arguments pro or con, but I thought it'd be a fun topic to throw out there. Aside from the Mr. Roboto theme, and Arthur "Take Me Home, Country" Rhodes, I was trying to come up with some Chris Berman like nicknames for current Reds players. Anybody got any?
    I enjoyed those. my favorites were Ken "Good evening Mr." Phelps, Kevin "Smallmouth" Bass, and Steve "Alto" Sax.
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    Re: Bermanisms

    Ryan "Now" Hanigan "Was an Irish Man"
    Brandon "Flathead or" Phillips
    Scott Rolen "on the River"

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    Yeah, at one point in time, I liked his nicknames too. I even had a day-to-day desk calendar with a different name on each day. One of my favorites has always been:

    Mike "let go of my" Gallego

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    Re: Bermanisms

    In game threads, we could say "You're with me, Leather!" every time a Reds defender makes a good play.
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    Re: Bermanisms

    My favorite all time Berman nickname was Eric "sleeping with" Bieniemy.

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    Re: Bermanisms

    Von "Purple" Hayes
    Tim "Purple" Raines
    Jay "Thurston B." Howell "III"
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    Re: Bermanisms

    like many, I remembered when that was fun, then it seemed like it became a crutch for him, if he couldn't give someone a nickname, he wasn't doing his job, even if there was no nick name to be given.

    Anyhoo, my favorite, though its not a nickname, was his John Carney bit any time he hit a game winning field goal.

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    Re: Bermanisms

    Mark "Eve of Destruction" McGwire. Turned out to be very prophetic.
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    Re: Bermanisms

    Orestes "Mentally" Destrada
    Chuck E. "Baby You Can Drive My" Carr
    John "All In All It's Just Another Brick In The" Vander Wal

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    Re: Bermanisms

    Chris "Please Retire" Berman
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    Re: Bermanisms

    Quote Originally Posted by Santo Alcala View Post
    I've never been able to get past the following Chris Berman meltdown:

    Consider yourselves warned of the profanity. He comes across as an intolerable a** in this candid clip.
    I had never seen that before.

    Aside from the profanity, his rant is totally justifiable if what he says happened did indeed take place. Big money spent by advertisers on that show and everyone on a set KNOWS that you make minimal movement when a desk personality is "live" because their focus needs to be on making contact with the viewer and the teleprompter...the ONLY time anyone moves on a set is in the instance of some sort of emergency.

    When I was younger I worked part time at a TV station in Columbus and there was a fire off the main studio during a newscast...nobody in the studio moved while we were live...nobody extinguished the fire during that time either. We did break earlier into commercials to get the fire contained.

    Anyway, if any of us would have moved around like he is describing, we would have been fired.

    BTW, I am not a fan of Berman and turn the channel when comes on but it has nothing to do ith this rant...it is because he is annoying to listen to.

    BTW, get rid of Stewart Scott too...he is nothing but a glorified groupie.
    Last edited by paintmered; 11-14-2010 at 11:03 PM.
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