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  • Did anyone else have to watch half the game on mute because Dan Fouts and Mr Charger unknown former player were either drooling over the Chargers mediocre plays like the immaculate reception reborn, having awkward silences for long periods of time, or having members of the Chargers FO and chefs from the stadium come in and talk. Not to mention, every 5 minutes they were begging for people to buy season tickets. I know they're not a great team but dang.... seems a bit desperate.

    I don't mind if everything you say is from a Chargers fan's point of View, but I live in LA not San Diego, and I was watching on CBS, not Charger channel. I hope that no one else had the unfortunate displeasure of these guys. Seemed like whoever the former charger was couldn't even string a complete sentence together, and every time they had a 4 yard run it was FANTASTIC and EPIC.


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  • Unfortunately, I had them for the whole game. I don't mind Fouts as an analyst on CBS, but he SUCKS as a play-by-play guy. He made so many errors, and yes, was a complete Chargers homer.

    When we were setting up for the FG at the end of the first half, he referenced the "Fail Mary". :roll: Also on that play, he said our center on the play was "Clent Grisham".
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  • yea I laughed about that. the other guy seemed to have a glass of bourbon and wasn't interested in talking at all... I think he must have had binoculars and been staring out the window the whole time.
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  • It's almost as bad as having to listen to Warren Moon
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  • Yup. Kept saying TJack to SJax (Williams).
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  • I thought the Seahawks crew was meh but watching replay on NFL live, holy hell did the Chargers staff suck. Referring to the Chargers RT as defensive end when the Chargers were on offense, blowing smoke up Teo's butt(non-factor, I forgot he was even on the Chargers team until I watched the NFL live replay), etc. Speaking of which, outside of Rivers, I didn't see San Diego accomplish much inspiring play from the looks of it and it got way worse than that once Seattle's depth was outclassing them.

    Sounded like a funeral procession with that crew commentary.
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  • Preseason live forced me to endure that wonderfully steaming load last night. Made me wish the 8th string fox broadcasters interns were available...
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  • When the chef came in and talked about the food was weird and awkward
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  • SeaChase wrote:When the chef came in and talked about the food was weird and awkward

    That was hilariously bad TV. The chef even said he choked. Trying to get fans to the games with pulled pork and chicken strips?
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  • Dan Fouts sounded drunk. He has always been a bit of a hack doing Pac-12 games, but this was epic bad. At least he lets us know who all played for Oregon.
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  • To their credit, they couldnt help but gush about Russell Wilson.
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  • The former Charger not named Fouts was most likely Hank Bauer, former RB for the Chargers. I think he was the guy who stated Matt Hasselbeck was the worse starting QB ever when the Seahawks played the Chargers in preseason in early 2000's.

    If it wasn't him that called Matt out for an interception he threw in pre-season, he was the guy who called the Seahawks one of the sorriest franchises back in the Air Coryell days and bemoaned the fact that the Chargers lost to them in a game that cost them playoff seeding (NFLN series on near miss champions).

    Hank Bauer is a former running back and kick returner who played his entire NFL career with the Chargers from 1977-82. Since 1998 he has been the color commentator for Chargers radio broadcasts.
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  • m0ng0 wrote:I read it earlier, it was billy ray somebody :-/



    Billy Ray Smith, former Chargers LB. That makes sense.
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  • Just watched the NFL Rewind replay, and I could not agree more. Wow. The part I liked the most was when going to a commercial and the cameraguy starts scanning the fans and there are 2 chargers fans, but 4 Seahawks fans right next to them and you can clearly hear a "GO HAWKS!" in the bunch. Kudos to the 12's in San Diego, but that broadcast crew was horrible.
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  • I commented about this in another thread. I saw the game on the NFL network. Maybe because I live in CA I am forced to watch the Chargers version. It was like amateur hour. They got so much wrong. Then when the chef guy came in slinging pulled pork I was laughing and getting mad because it lasted several minutes so you had no commentary on the action... and that might have been a blessing in retrospect. :pukeface:
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  • I had to endure their terrible homerism...

    They were both terrible as if 50% of the roster wasn't worth looking down at their roster sheet to get the names right for either team.

    Still happy I was able to watch the game when I'm away from home.
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  • I was also stuck with it.

    As we say over here, it was 'toss'.
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  • I was subjected to this too. I was frankly embarrassed for the franchise when they trotted their ill-prepared chef out. It was like a high school football game. Weak.
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  • God I forgot about the chef.

    I thought I was dreaming.
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  • One of the worst announcing performances ever. I don't mind Fouts doing color but he made so many mistakes and the other guy was a clown who should never be given a microphone again. Just brutal.
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  • Yeah I had to watch it with my son on the NFLN when it was live. Lets put this perspective on how horrible they were. He is 10, and he kept asking and I quote, "why these people who are talking so stupid?"

    Now of course I had to be like it's the San Diego broadcast. Hell, I even stuck up for Fouts at the start of the game, saying he was a great QB for them back in the late 70's-80's. After, what seemed like 10-15 mistakes and started agreeing with him. The clincher for me was when Wiggs went up to kick a FG (with the graphic that said Wiggs was kicking). That's when the two the those morons where like, no it's Houshka (spelling?) no Wiggs, no it's Houshka, no it's Wiggs and the ball was through the uprights by then. I told him flat out, this is what happens when you take to many shots to the head and drink too much.

    Side note, the chef thing was probably because after they went to the game play, right after Fouts and the other guy picked their food, they probably started to inhale it in front of him. He sounded more shocked than nervous the whole time. Yeah that was pretty strange, I wish we could have had the Hawks broadcast. Sure some people don't like it, but I love it. A lot of goofy interviews and a lot of homerism, if you don't like a preseason hawks broadcast, think of this horrible Chargers broadcast, almost nothing is worse than that.
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  • The worst part for you guys that had to endure it is that the Seahawks broadcast featured Brock Huard, whom I feel did an excellent job.
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  • I muted it and listened to the radio, which was 30 seconds in the future and hawk homers.
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  • Whenever Fouts does any commentary, i always picture him stroking his beard with every point he makes.
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  • drdiags wrote:The former Charger not named Fouts was most likely Hank Bauer, former RB for the Chargers. I think he was the guy who stated Matt Hasselbeck was the worse starting QB ever when the Seahawks played the Chargers in preseason in early 2000's.

    If it wasn't him that called Matt out for an interception he threw in pre-season, he was the guy who called the Seahawks one of the sorriest franchises back in the Air Coryell days and bemoaned the fact that the Chargers lost to them in a game that cost them playoff seeding (NFLN series on near miss champions).

    Hank Bauer is a former running back and kick returner who played his entire NFL career with the Chargers from 1977-82. Since 1998 he has been the color commentator for Chargers radio broadcasts.


    I used to live in Vegas, and we had to listen to these guys a lot. Hank Bauer is actually pretty funny; when the Chargers do something stupid, like a penalty or a turnover, the guy totally has a meltdown. It's really pretty entertaining. Their usual play by play guy has a high, whiny voice and every time they get a first down, he flips out like it's a TD and yells out "move those chains". It's actually more annoying than the Vikings horn every time they get a first down.
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  • RockHawk wrote:The worst part for you guys that had to endure it is that the Seahawks broadcast featured Brock Huard, whom I feel did an excellent job.


    I have to agree... I thought the Seahawks broadcast we got here in Boise was excellent... Completely professional and really called well... :th2thumbs:
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  • Yeah, I'm about an hour north of SD and it was really bad. Every other flag on the hawks was tagged as a "Cheap Shot" by Fouts and the old LB (who clearly took too many head shots in his career).

    But you see, along with the chicken fingers and sloppy pulled-pork sandwiches, this is all part of their master plan to get more people to fill seats... make the broadcast team so excruciatingly terrible that people have no choice but to go see the chargers live rather than endure watching that crap at home.
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  • I was very pleased by the commentating from Curt Menefee and Brock Huard. Remember those days of Kevin Calabro calling preseason games? Turrible.
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  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:God I forgot about the chef.

    I thought I was dreaming.



    Yeah , that was surreal. Went on forever. I did laugh my ass off though when the Chef lost it and said "I'm choking here"

    Boom goes the dynamite.
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  • My favourite bit was when Spanos left Fout's buddy hanging on a handshake.
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  • Luckily, I had my volume turned way too low to really hear them, or at least make it easy to block them out. I was watching while Skyping with my brother, who was also watching the game in a different state, and I had misplaced my headset. So I had to keep the volume down to make sure it wouldn't find its way to the laptop's mic. The chef coming on was kinda hilarious. We eventually commentated on the commentators, MST3K style.
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  • Ya man im sorry for what u guys had to deal with. Up here in Toronto we got brock and curt and was very suprized with having not worked together how well and professional it was. kind of sad I missed the trainwreck that was san degios team. But that Is only said in hindsight after getting a good one.
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