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MustangJimmy
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posted June 23, 2000 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangJimmy   Click Here to Email MustangJimmy     Edit/Delete Message
Dennis Miller in the Monday Night Football booth. What do you think? I don't really care who's in the booth, I watch football for the game not the jokes or witty insight that might be said by the announcers. Dennis Miller is no idiot and will be fine. Any comments?

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McMurphy
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posted June 24, 2000 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for McMurphy   Click Here to Email McMurphy     Edit/Delete Message
Ah, who cares, right? The problem with MNF is not the announcers. People love football. But if the games are blowouts on Sunday you change to the other games. On Monday you're kind of stuck - so if the game is a stinker - you stop watching. Dennis Miller may or may not help the ratings - but I don't think you need to put a jock or sports analyst in there. Who cares if the person is funny as long as they know something about the game - and Dennis Miller has proven that he does.

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posted June 25, 2000 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigcheese   Click Here to Email bigcheese     Edit/Delete Message
I hate this move. Just put a stupid jock in the booth! We watch it for the game, not to hear some guy telling jokes when the game becomes a blowout. 'Well the score is 35-0, let's see what's in the news today.' And his stupid references, more obscure than Bob Costas, 'crazy legs murphy would have taken avoided that tackle easier than mensa person would get around the multiplication tables, cha, cha' - turn down the sound, listen to Hank Stram on CBS Radio.

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jetsfan
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posted June 25, 2000 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jetsfan   Click Here to Email jetsfan     Edit/Delete Message
It doesn't matter. Dennis Miller is a funny guy. His HBO show is great. Rush Limbaugh should shut his fat mouth about Dennis Miller saying the F word a lot like it should mean something. This is football, if there was ever a sport created for the F word it was football.

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jollyjoe
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posted June 26, 2000 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jollyjoe   Click Here to Email jollyjoe     Edit/Delete Message
Oh, no, what will we do if Dennis Miller isn't as good as BOOMER ESIASON! Come on, people, you choose who would be better.

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yer daddy
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posted June 26, 2000 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yer daddy   Click Here to Email yer daddy     Edit/Delete Message
Boomer?!! Who cares about Boomer? If anyone deserved to go away it was Dan Dierdork!! If i never have to hear another word uttered by that man then i don't need a heaven. I don't care if Boomer was an idiot, at least he didn't have that pompous annoying know-it-all attitude that Dierdorf used in spouting off about whatever. Give me John Madden any day of the week. Oh yeah and hopefully Dennis will do fine. If anything, two people in the booth are enough.

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kcchief
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posted June 26, 2000 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcchief   Click Here to Email kcchief     Edit/Delete Message
He'll be fine. The real problem is going to be Al Michaels trying to match wits and jokes with Miller. Michaels should know just to do the play by play and insert only funny stuff that is guaranteed to hit. If it becomes and improvisation exorcise, it could get ugly. Fouts will be called the dumb one who only knows about football. I just want to see the game but all talk radio in Kansas City is talking about this move - ABC got what they wanted, people to talk.

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indiedan
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posted June 27, 2000 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
There's a pretty good discussion on this over at www.ifilmpro.com - the general concensus (sp) seems to be give the guy a shot. Who cares? It's just football commentary, etc. I agree. I watch for the game not necessarily for the comedy.

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jollyjoe
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posted July 02, 2000 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jollyjoe   Click Here to Email jollyjoe     Edit/Delete Message
yer daddy, you are so right about Dan Dierdorf. God I hate that arrogant son of a bitch. He and Bill Walton can blow me, man. They both try to be so scholarly. It's football and basketball, morons. You're not teaching philosophy. Only Costas can pull off that high brow shit - because with him it isn't really a gimmick. Miller will be fine because although it was a gimmick at first to be "bizarre reference guy" - he's grown into it and now understands the references he throws out.

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AJWhitt
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posted July 06, 2000 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJWhitt     Edit/Delete Message
I like Dennis Miller rants with the best of them BUTTTTT I don't want him ranting all over my football! If he goes off the subject with his obscure comparisons it will take away from my viewing pleasure of the games.

Go Broncos!

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UpLate
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posted July 06, 2000 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for UpLate   Click Here to Email UpLate     Edit/Delete Message
This problem with MNF isn't with the announcers. It's the exploding helmets and other vulgar audio/visual effects that cheapen the entire sport.

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kcchief
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posted July 07, 2000 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcchief   Click Here to Email kcchief     Edit/Delete Message
Broncos! Ahh. John didn't tell me there would be Broncos fans on these boards!

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kcchief
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posted July 12, 2000 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcchief   Click Here to Email kcchief     Edit/Delete Message
Anybody read the SI article on Dennis Miller. Who cares about purists? They're commentators. He'll be fine but it will seem like he's there promoting his new comedy of ABC (he doesn't have a show, I know) but it will feel like a celebrity just stopped by to say hello.

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jetsfan
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posted July 17, 2000 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jetsfan   Click Here to Email jetsfan     Edit/Delete Message
DM is going to be in the booth on Monday July 31, the first game. He says he's not going to be the court jester and always be cracking jokes. We'll see. As soon as his first odd reference is uttered we'll know his fate.

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indiedan
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posted July 18, 2000 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
ABC is moving game time of the July 31st game up to 4:00 Pacific because of opening night of the Republican convention. Are you going to have to hear Dennis Miller rant about that?

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