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Football: Tim Lewis Fired???

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 13

Tim Lewis, defensive coordinator for the Steelers, was canned today (its ok if you missed it. All the sports pages are going gaga over the return of Joe Gibbs). This was a really bad idea in my opinion. The defense played well, its the offense that had problems. Honestly, I'd prefer Mularkey gone before Lewis (and I'm actually hoping Mularkey gets a head coaching gig somewhere, but I doubt that'll happen).Tim Lewis, defensive coordinator for the Steelers, was canned today (its ok if you missed it. All the sports pages are going gaga over the return of Joe Gibbs). This was a really bad idea in my opinion. The defense played well, its the offense that had problems. Honestly, I'd prefer Mularkey gone before Lewis (and I'm actually hoping Mularkey gets a head coaching gig somewhere, but I doubt that'll happen).

I wonder who will be the replacement? I'd really like to see Dick Lebeau jump in and take the job, but I doubt that'll happen...

Oh, am I the only person that thinks the entire ESPN football game announcers are complete retards? Seriously, they are the worst buncha idiots ever to call a game...

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ESPN Footbal Announcers (1)

DaytonCIM (100144) | more than 10 years ago | (#7903598)

All I have to say is ESPN hired Bob Davies and feature him on ESPN.com and on Saturday Game Day. Yea, here's a guy that given all the talent in the world barely mustered a couple of winning seasons at ND.

ESPN is good with humor and reporting the news. They suck with actual game commentary.

Of course, that doesn't rank as bad as hiring Pat Haden to do play by play for ND games on NBC. The guy is an ass. Oh and I hate him. ;)

Re:ESPN Footbal Announcers (1)

MagnetarJones (447059) | more than 10 years ago | (#7904296)

ESPN is good with humor and reporting the news. They suck with actual game commentary.

I like Joe Theisman (rhymes with Heisman) and the other dude (Patrick) but I can't stand that fat ass (McGuire)
(note: I used to like Madden, now I think hes just a blubber mouth fool)

I think most of the ESPN announcers do a great job on the NHL side.

Tim Lewis is the sacrificial lamb (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 10 years ago | (#7903893)

Someone had to go after a season like this years. I'd rather see Mularky get shit-canned instead, but there are people interested in him as a head coach. I think the Steelers have him still under contract, so if someone wants him, they may get something for him. Not sure. If they fire him, they'll get nothing.

-Ab

Newp! (1)

Nidhogg (161640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7904197)

Oh, am I the only person that thinks the entire ESPN football game announcers are complete retards? Seriously, they are the worst buncha idiots ever to call a game...

No you're not alone.

I hate listening to Theisman and Maguire. Listening to them talk you'd think they still play the game.

I've lost count of how many times I've watched a game on ESPN and ended up yelling at the TV "Then put on a uniform and get your ass down there and do it! Moron!"

It makes me feel better.

ESPN crew... (1)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | more than 10 years ago | (#7904646)

You're not wrong there. I've never played a single down of American Football in my life but I've watched it avidly (and covered games for a newspaper professionally) for the last 15 years and, without a doubt, the current ESPN trio is the worst commentating team I've ever seen.

Last Saturday's Titans-Ravens game (Or was it the later Seahawks-Packers contest?) that they commentated on was an excellent example. There were at least ten plays where they either missed something completely (a foul, etc) or miscalled the play. How can three people with that much experience not see what's going on? OK, maybe one guy can get it wrong, but all three of them at the same time? It's almost like if one of them makes a mistake the other two are scared to correct him.

Frankly, I'm fed up with the number of mistakes that commentators make. They're the first ones who talk about poor officiating ruining the game but they're far bigger culprits. An uncorrected mistake every once in a while is forgiveable (after all, they are only human) but when it's every other play of a single drive then it's beyond a joke.

What?!? (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7904859)

Pittsburgh had an offense? Where?

;)

Okay, and to post it for the third time this morning, yes, Joe Theismann sucks. Get him back with Joe Gibbs to get him "outta tha booooth".

I don't mind Maguire or the nameless guy who does the play-by-play. They're not good, but I've heard worse. Much worse. Like the cock monkey who sits in the booth with them. I think Theismann makes Maguire worse than he otherwise might be. I feel like Maguire is *my* voice in the booth, going "Joe, shut UP!"

We're coming to the end of an era, folks. Keith Jackson tried to retire, but I'm guessing they made it worth his while so there'd be a PROFESSIONAL in the booth for crap's sake.

Madden's getting (gotten?) too old, Al Michaels, although he's taking whatever Dick Clark's taking, is getting long in the tooth, Pat's gone, Musberger is good but underused....

What're we stuck with? Horrible local guys or Greg (yawn) Gumbel and that other blond white ex-quarterback with no clue. Which one is he?

Now, I actually just remembered Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth. That's a fine team, if we can just get Cris outta the booooth. Joe Buck is probably the best announcer working right now, for my money. And only because Costas doesn't do football.

And who do we have broadcasting the Supa Bow? CBS. Please, god, tell me I'm not going to have to listen to Gumby and Pokey that whole game. Please.

Re:What?!? (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 10 years ago | (#7905854)

nice obscure A. Sandler reference.

That'll be a dolla twenty-phive.

Re:What?!? (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7906166)

Why thankee Em. That's right nice of you to ack-nollege mah wunnerful re-fur-rense.

Em's guide to watching football (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 10 years ago | (#7905099)

Turn on tv
Use sunday ticket to find best game if bears aren't playing.
Turn sound off.
Turn on stereo or cd player.
Relax...until the Bears do something stupid.
Scream profanity-laced tirade at TV.
Cry into small tear-soaked pillow.

Re:Em's guide to watching football (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7905632)

Cry into small tear-soaked pillow.

If you buy a bigger pillow, it will not be as prone to soakage.

ESPN crew sucks (1)

leviramsey (248057) | more than 10 years ago | (#7909771)

Good broadcasting crews:

CBS:

  • Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf (the fact that Bonnie Bernstein is the sideline reporter doesn't hurt them... :oD )
  • Almost anyone and Solomon Wilcots

Fox:

  • Dick Stockton, Moose Johnson, Tony Siragusa (even though Stockton is lapsing into senility at times)
  • Anyone and Brian Baldinger

What is it about O-Linemen and DBs that makes them so uniformly above average color guys?

dude, who cares about american football? (1)

kiwipeso (467618) | more than 10 years ago | (#7912948)

Seriously, it's a wussy game where everyone just runs about with wimpy body armor on. Real men play Rugby, without body armor and no cheap forward passing.

Surprised about Lewis and the hatred for ESPN (1)

AssClown2520 (695423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7922228)

I've been a Steelers fan for a long time and this was a painful season. But I am pretty shocked at the firing of Tim Lewis. I don't think Timmy is running bad schemes; but these schemes don't work with the personnel on the field, particularly at cornerback. I do think that the safeties are playing better, but need more time in this system (ie Troy Palumula (sp) )

And I actually like the ESPN crew better than about any other TV game crew. Moose Johnson does a good job, as does Aikman. But can it get much worse than Collinsworth!

Lets talk about an area that needs a ton of improvement: TV pregame shows. I have totally given up watching any of these now. ESPN used to be decent until they got rid of Berhman and added Michael Irving. However, CBS is the absolute worst pre-game show that I can ever recall.

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