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guido
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Announcers

TSN has had Vic Rauter for years, playing the guy that is learning the game. Seems to work pretty good.
Sportsnet has Mike Harris doing the same role. But I don't think its an act. He really doesn't have a clue. How the hell he ever won the Olympic rep is beyond me.

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he did

yup, I guess he knew enough to beat Martin, Stoughton, etc.

So hit your Mute button.

I am just happy they televise more curling!

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And every time someone mentions the silver medal he whines about losing the gold because he was sick,

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rogers is a slow learner - scoreboard and rock counter too big and misplaced - worst possible spot on the screen - be nice to see it along right side (

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rogers is a slow learner - scoreboard and rock counter too big and misplaced - worst possible spot on the screen - be nice to see it along right side (


Love the way TSN's was for the Canada Cup.

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guido
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Actually Rogers had it right last year. Don't know why they changed.

http://www.curlingzone.com/showthre...order+by+lastpo

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Re: Announcers

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TSN has had Vic Rauter for years, playing the guy that is learning the game. Seems to work pretty good.
Sportsnet has Mike Harris doing the same role. But I don't think its an act. He really doesn't have a clue. How the hell he ever won the Olympic rep is beyond me.



You're comparing apples with oranges. Vic Rauter is a professional sportscaster with TSN. Mike Harris is a color commentator with Sportsnet.

Did you mean to say Rob Faulds?

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You're comparing apples with oranges. Vic Rauter is a professional sportscaster with TSN. Mike Harris is a color commentator with Sportsnet.

Did you mean to say Rob Faulds?

No.

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LOL, I'm finding it entertaining that Martin has to keep biting his tongue.

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i wonder what ben and mark really think ....

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In my opinion I think Sports Net has the better production with less announcer chatter, more curler and rink sounds with timely and experienced color commentary. Kevin and Mike do a real good job but old Russ is the Master.

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morris winning 7-2 and getting sucked in playing garbage everywhere

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koe misses 2 shots for 4 ...

these round robin games often dont mean anything - maybe they need to tweak something so that there is someexcitement. ...

if you have 3 wins and lose your next game by 5 points you lose a win from rr !???

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i wonder what ben and mark really think ....


They'd better come to terms with the fact that their skip is not God. Mark puts the broom down and suggests a play that may be a circus shot. Ben is just a poor sport.

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They'd better come to terms with the fact that their skip is not God. Mark puts the broom down and suggests a play that may be a circus shot. Ben is just a poor sport.



Losing makes cowards of us all!

Only womens team that takes losing with a grain of salt is Binia Feltscher!

Mike should change his name from McEwen to Meleschuk, he's turning into one volatile character!

I admit some teams take losing better than others.

Ken Watson, always a gentleman.
Don Duguid, didn't lose much but when he did - just shrug it off.
Reid Carruthers - showing more emotion when he wins, less when he loses.
Crystal Webster & Tracy Fleury - always pleasant win or lose.
Old Glenny - always a gentleman, win or lose.
Kevin Koe - often, can't tell difference between winning and losing
Jeff Stoughton - a showman when winning - invisible when losing.
Chelsea Carey - too easily despondent
Rachel Homan - a bit mealy-mouthed when getting their britches handed to her
Valerie Sweeting - developing into a great sports-woman

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And Harris continues to prove he's a dumb ass. Quite entertaining

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I happen to think he's a breathe of fresh air compared to Russ over at TSN. I want a commentator to offer colour---i.e. opinions---and not be everyone's best friend and therefore afraid to offend. Care to elaborate, I'd be interested in what he had to say that set you off.

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I prefer Mike over Russ myself. Russ has a tendency to ramble on and he also has this habit of tongue bathing top teams and you can tell who he is hoping for while watching a match

Anyway, I don't think it's any secret that Sportsnet has a far better commentary team. They play off each other better. He there are some awkward moments but in general they are just better. They aren't afraid to criticize and they explain things better.they also talk less

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I think Vic is an asset to broadcasts and plays his role perfectly. I'm not sold on Cheryl, if only because she half-laughs through so many of her comments as a method of emphasizing them. It grates. She is clearly smart enough, but someone has to tell her to just speak normally. Russ is an analytical star and catches all the strategy I would surely miss...though I do agree he can sometimes be too positive.

As for the Sportsnet broadcasts, I just can't get into them. I respect Martin, and I probably like Harris more than most. Maybe it's just the events that Sportsnet hosts. I care so much more about TSN's national/world championship events.

I have tried watching curling outside of Canada, but the commentary was altogether too simplified to be tolerable.

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Vic

Vic is there for 3 reasons

1 Dumb it down for the casual viewer

2 Play the role of Alex Trebek asking questions that may or may not be stupid to keep the other commentators engaged

3 Play the role of Count Dracula from Sesame Street being able to count. 1-2-3 for team world....aaaah Vic there's a red on the button...oh make that 1 team North America!

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