Think we'll need a couple of successful years before there's even the chance of a better option becoming available.
I saw Zach Lowe tweet that he likes Rautins commentary. I think the bigger problem is stupid Rod Black.
The biggest problem of all though is snuffaluffagous on hockey night in Canada
Leo is pompous, arrogant, and full of himself. I can't stand him and have wanted him gone for YEARS. So I signed the petition.
He gets a 10/10 on the douche factor.
I'd rather have a giant Homer with zero basketball knowledge than the turbo douche that is Leo.
"They're going to have to rename the whole conference after us: Toronto Raptors 2014-2015 Northern Conference Champions" ~ ezzbee Dec. 2014
"I guess I got a little carried away there" ~ ezzbee Apr. 2015
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
Ok, no offence, but this is a pretty horrible and ignorant statement.
Would you say this to Leo Rautins if you met him? Do you know him?
So a few of you don't like the way he call games, he's too repetitive...... he seems like he thinks he knows it all. Well tough shit. Here's some advice;
1. Realize he has more in his Basketball mind than you can even understand. So lets stop pretending that there could even be a comparison there.
2. He is there to provide good analysis for the average Joe, who, make up about 80% of the audience. Nobody cares about the Fanatics, period, and they shouldn't. You wanna hear about win shares, and some other stupid shit you can get that online.
3. If you arer able to recite all his comments, you should get the fuck out of the house and stop watching every single game religiously. There is more to life.
Leo is not the problem here, not if you're talking this harshly about him. If you are, than you're the problem. its one thing to not prefer a guy as a commentator, thats fine, but this crap, on this forum that I'm reading is uninformed, ignorant and immature drivel
And a petition????? Beyond ridiculous, its delusional, and its more than a little disturbing.
Last edited by Nilanka; Fri Mar 21st, 2014 at 08:18 AM.
Can't stand Leo, but as others have mentioned it's not worth going so far as trying to put someone out of a job.
The thing I can't stand about Leo, is that he doesn't "call" the game, he critiques it which makes him sound like a know it all.
I think there is a difference between analyzing and critiqueing, but at the end of the day he has to find a way to do it in a less annoying way. I can listen to the analysts from other teams, and I find it a much more enjoyable experience than listening to Leo. To actually create such a negative reaction from people is a pretty clear indication that he is doing something wrong.
Yes. I think the Bulls broadcast team is the worst when it comes to bias. They not only try to elevate their team, but consistently nitpick every move the opponents make, and even make things personal.
The last Bulls game against the Raps, when Lowry took a charge against a noah pick, Stacey King said if he was in Noah's shoes, he wouldve knocked Lowry's teeth on the floor.
Plus it's human nature to find things annoying the longer you've had to deal with it.
Leo's been here since day 1. After 18 years of basketball, of course he's going to sound repetitive to us die hards.
People find Rod Black annoying, Matt Devlin annoying, Chuck Swirsky annoying, Jack Armstrong annoying. Everybody hates everybody, so let's start a petition to can them all!
while normally i hate petitions and the type of people that get them started i hate leo more than both combined so i'm going to go ahead and sign this
wait i have to put my name in for this? no way i'm ready for that kind of commitment.
I just saw where you're sending this petition to..
Leo Rautins "
If you want Leo to get fired, you should consider sending this petition to his employer.
Last edited by rocwell; Fri Mar 21st, 2014 at 10:04 AM.
Your second point: I don't think anyone ever expects color commentators to start talking about advanced analytics. One of my fav color guys is the immortal Hubie Brown. I've watched, played, and coached basketball my whole life and this guys still manages to teach me things with his analysis. And this is national television so I don't think they need to dumb down for the average person is an excuse.
And to your third: I don't need to watch every single Raptor's game to be able to recite his comments. All I have to do is watch 25%-50% of the games from the the last 18 years and his comments will be ingrained nicely, thank you very much.
Eh follow my TWITTER!
only petition i'd sign is BRING BACK CHUCK! onion's baby onion's! or knowing most raptors fans would he get booed as well?
Again, while I don't think going after a mans job is right, I agree with the feeling towards Rautins. He in my judgement does not entertain well at all.
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