Originally posted by Travisty13:
I guess me being from Indiana (midwest) and now living in TX (south) is why it's more accepted? I don't know if that's completely true. I just think it's more "to each their own". I loved Davis's part in the call, others might not care for how Davis acted.
well, you can look @ it like this: by doing what he did, Eric Davis (despite his well-intentioned enthusiasm, and doing what any one of us would do seeing that TD in person):
1) undermined Ted Robinson's call with his "he's got it....got it!!" before the catch was even made
(he would have sounded dumb if that catch wasn't made)
2) then he muddled the rest of Ted Robinson's call with his whooping and hollering
even if he didn't intend to preempt Ted R. in the heat of the moment, Eric pretty much usurped the moment in his excitement and a professional broadcaster should know better since those soundbites will be there for posterity and you never want to sound like a complete n00b (not to mention drag your colleague down with you) when you listen to yourself 10, 20, 30 years from now.
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM ]