Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
a good color commentator knows when to step back and let the play-by-play guy make the call....strikes too much of homerism and upstages and ruins the playcall when your color guy telegraphs the successful play with "he's got it!" half a second before the TD catch and then whoops and hollers like that...all the memorable Niners radio soundbites from the past it was just Starkey...the past color commentators like Plummer and Wayne Walker knew it was better to be silent rather than have two guys yelling over each other which on second hearing sounds muddled and uprofessional.
but hey, this was the 1st Niners playoff win in nearly a decade so I'll cut Eric Davis some slack...this one time
Gad dam man how the hell can you say that "smacks of homerism?"
I'll tell you what smacks of homerism:
i live in Vikings territory where the radio commentators routinely make calls like the one eric davis just did, for four yard first down gains.
not a td catch to win the first playoff game in 10000 years against a record breaking (blah blah blah) team mind you....no, a FOUR YARD GAIN.
Eric davis kept it mild man. that was amazing. enjoy it