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Azinger is the new Miller


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#31 SadTrombone

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

 Jasonic, on 17 June 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

 SadTrombone, on 17 June 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

 nochct1, on 17 June 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

 AhoyPolloi, on 17 June 2017 - 05:25 PM, said:

It's been brutal listening to this Open Coverage.  Between Buck longing for Troy and his huge hands and Azinger's constant negative zingers...

Coverage of the US Open is much much better than the Masters. I wish all tournaments were this good.

False.

So very very false.

The US open might have better piped in bird sounds but that's it.

I think people are mistaking quantity for quality.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

 SadTrombone, on 17 June 2017 - 08:33 PM, said:

 Jasonic, on 17 June 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

 SadTrombone, on 17 June 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

 nochct1, on 17 June 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

 AhoyPolloi, on 17 June 2017 - 05:25 PM, said:

It's been brutal listening to this Open Coverage.  Between Buck longing for Troy and his huge hands and Azinger's constant negative zingers...

Coverage of the US Open is much much better than the Masters. I wish all tournaments were this good.

False.

So very very false.

The US open might have better piped in bird sounds but that's it.

I think people are mistaking quantity for quality.

My guess is that if CBS used this technology at the Masters you would love it. But it's FOX so you hate it.

What don't you like about the technology? We can see the ball flight on every single tee shot while also seeing there it lands. How is that a bad thing?

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

Fox uses more of the Pro Tracer but there are diminishing returns on that.  I like it but it's  not always super informative.

Azinger is okay.  Head and shoulders better than Greg Norman.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:09 PM

 nochct1, on 17 June 2017 - 09:11 PM, said:

My guess is that if CBS used this technology at the Masters you would love it. But it's FOX so you hate it.

What don't you like about the technology? We can see the ball flight on every single tee shot while also seeing there it lands. How is that a bad thing?
Can you first show me where I said I didn't like it?

Good luck in the quest to support your straw man.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:05 PM

 farmer, on 17 June 2017 - 08:04 PM, said:

Would you rather listen to the dulcet tones of Jim Nance?  I like Azinger and Miller.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:55 PM

I enjoy Paul and Johnny. Enjoy Joe Buck as well...I think the coverage has been fantastic by just about everyone, top to bottom. Except for the dresses that Holly Sonders has worn, including the one with the stain on the left thigh area today, it has been top notch. She needs to tone it all down a bit...she doesn't need to try so hard.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:04 AM

Zinger mumbling sucks and stupid try to be funny act ( this kale thing ? wtf )  but is harmless needs to be replaced but with who ( Johnny) Fox really has improved

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:19 AM

Zinger's the type of commentator you always think has the potential to pull it off but always says something a little too amusing. To himself, haha.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:25 AM

Zinger during a slo-mo replay of Koepka from the high grass, something to the effect of: "Okay, ya wanna see power? Yeah, he takes that iron back, with those big Popeye forearms .... and just lets it eat." I was like, "...what?".
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:33 AM

I find Azinger knowledgeable but ponderous. He speaks too often in expressions such as "pressure can bust a pipe" and so on. Seems like he is trying hard to add extra gravitas to the mix.

I miss Johnny. Blowhard yes, but sonehow not ponderous like Azinger. Remember when Johnny said something about Phil causing Ben Hogan to roll over in his grave? That was awesome.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:45 AM

For better or worse, there will never be another Miller. They broke the mold after making him.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:03 AM

I like azinger,  been on the BBC for a while when it's major time and he's really good. He's added something different to the new commentary team over here....and I've been watching the US open on Fox,  as sky is terrible just terrible!

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:20 AM

As a Brit Zinger is a complete waste of space. Seve judged him to a t.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:17 AM

 elwhippy, on 18 June 2017 - 03:20 AM, said:

As a Brit Zinger is a complete waste of space. Seve judged him to a t.

Unlike the poster above you, you would be called a pom, by some..............:(

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:42 AM

Can't wait to see what Holly will be wearing today.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:08 AM

What is truly strange is you can go to a board covering any other sports such as you favorite NFL or MLB team and you will not see this endless infatuation with broadcasters.  Half the topics on 'tour talk' at any given time is about how bad an announcer, FOX, NBC or the Golf Channel is.  

Truly puzzling.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:13 AM

I really don't get all this complaining about the announcers. If you find it offensive simply mute your TV. Enough information is provided on screen so you don't need the sound.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:20 AM

 Night train, on 17 June 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

Azinger has been there.........he was a feisty competitor till he had his bout with cancer.

Yes, and I know this thread is about his broadcasting which I also find a bit 'zingish' as do others. But in 1995, as my wife was recovering after her first year of breast cancer and we went to the Memorial Tournament, we went to watch Zinger play a practice round. She knew about his survival too, so he instantly became her favorite. We followed him for a practice round, and at the very end she stopped him to hopefully get his autograph, then told him about her first year of recovery. So he stopped and put everything aside, and they talked as if they had known each other forever. He was so kind and genuine. They talked about overcoming cancer and there was so much to live for. She was elated, and just thought he was super, which he was toward her that day, and me also actually. So now 22 years later both are doing well, and when I hear him broadcast, I do kind of snicker as well at some of the things he says, but will always remember how he encouraged my wife when he could have just blown the whole thing off as maybe some others would do.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

 playa, on 18 June 2017 - 02:45 AM, said:

For better or worse, there will never be another Miller. They broke the mold after making him.

Or maybe just scraped it off
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

 scruffynick, on 18 June 2017 - 03:03 AM, said:

I like azinger,  been on the BBC for a while when it's major time and he's really good. He's added something different to the new commentary team over here....and I've been watching the US open on Fox,  as sky is terrible just terrible!

You must live in the bizarro world. Everyone says sky is the best

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:33 AM

Love the Zinger, he adds some spice to the telecast.  Golf can be so boring on TV.   He probably did the best academy shows this year I saw plus he lives in the Bay area.

I saw Johnny at the PGA show this year, a more gracious gentleman you will never meet.  He signed everything people asked of him and spoke with everybody.  It was treat to meet him.   The same for Faldo at last years PGA Show.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:48 AM

zinger says whats on his mind and i respect that, and he has experience
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:53 AM

I can take or leave either... and only small doses at a time. If either did a better job of being able to distinguish opinion from something factual... yeah... that would be nice.

Edited by Dpavs, 18 June 2017 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:05 AM

I like them both. Especially Azinger.

Doing a golf telecast has to be much more difficult than say college basketball. 6-8 hours is a long time to find something interesting to say.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

Zinger. Miller.  Nance.  Whomever.  

None of them even remotely affect my viewing experience.  CBS commercial to shot ratio sure does.  I think fox puts on a good show.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

 dlygrisse, on 18 June 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:


....Doing a golf telecast has to be much more difficult than say college basketball. 6-8 hours is a long time to find something interesting to say.


Great point. I feel like the time element is something that gets overlooked when making comparisons.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:22 PM

 dlygrisse, on 18 June 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

I like them both. Especially Azinger.

Doing a golf telecast has to be much more difficult than say college basketball. 6-8 hours is a long time to find something interesting to say.

The flip side of the coin is that you'd think in 6-8 hours, Buck would find something interesting to say...

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:32 PM

Older generation thinks Paul Azinger is not politically correct, or says what he wants w/o caring about what people might think/feel. When really Azinger is just absolutely whiney as s***.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:59 AM

Faxon was Very Good, but I like Azinger, both know their golf, that's the most I want.  the problem is when the broadcaster becomes a bigger story than the event, sort of what we are talking about now.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:36 AM

 SadTrombone, on 17 June 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

 sheldonjhacker, on 17 June 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

 nosedive32, on 17 June 2017 - 05:57 PM, said:

I like Zinger and Johnny Miller. Maybe I'm weird
No you're not weird...I don't know Zinger, but I had lunch with Miller...one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.  Great golfer, father, family man !!!  #golflegend  :)

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