Mike Smith Out, Bruce Bowen In

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Oct 9, 2017 1:52pm
nuraman00
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Rhy1244 wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

I have been kind of surprised by Ralph's lack of empathy for Mike Smith being let go.

Ralph has always followed the company line.  He didn't say anything when Sterling refused to pay for that guys cancer payments.

 

"That guy" was Kim Hughes.

 

CorkScrew wrote:

Firemillen wrote:

We need Kareem or Ewing as an AC.  Our bigs need help.

Or Kim Hughes, he did an improbable job with Kaman. But I guess that's out since the cancer treatment incident...

Oct 10, 2017 7:51pm
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I don't think Ralph said a thing about Mike since the split, which is pretty telling. Or if he did I missed it as I haven't watched preseason. He did say how something about how much Clippers fans were going to love Bowen, who most have us have probably heard since he's done national games. I just don't see him as a guy who's going to be here long term. I think Mike was ok with them not being best of friends off the court, I wonder if there ever was an incident that Ralph could never get over.

Oct 11, 2017 8:19pm
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"I'd like to have a word with Sweet Jo's blow hole husband" slapping Ralph hard on the back after he had just started chewing a bite of steak

Oct 12, 2017 8:49am
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I'm just surprised they didn't do any kind of fond memories / tribute video during the first broadcast, highlighting the pair's best and funniest moments.

 

That would have helped quell some of the speculation.

Oct 13, 2017 8:55am
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tail end of the Kings game last night Ralph mentioned "fifteen year broadcast partner...Seattle...". Was hard to distinguish exactly what he said as was using my tv speakers due to the speaker bar being out and a generally bad audio, muddled mix from the Clipper broadcast producers. Not sure if he was talking about Walton or Smith. Whatever.

in more interesting news that Tyrone Wallace kid was showing some moxie and feel around the hoop. 6'5" SG who can bring the ball up. May be an offensive diamond in the rough, but since tonight is the last preseason game and Doc is the coach we'll probably never find out.

Nice shooting night from Wes (4-4 3pt). If he can just board and drain threes with limited ball handling he'll be a weapon. Teo is awesome to watch. This will be a fun year.

Oct 13, 2017 9:04am
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Wes had a good pre-season.  And yes, Teo is the real deal.

Oct 13, 2017 9:13am
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clipsentuboca wrote:

tail end of the Kings game last night Ralph mentioned "fifteen year broadcast partner...Seattle...". Was hard to distinguish exactly what he said as was using my tv speakers due to the speaker bar being out and a generally bad audio, muddled mix from the Clipper broadcast producers. Not sure if he was talking about Walton or Smith. Whatever.

in more interesting news that Tyrone Wallace kid was showing some moxie and feel around the hoop. 6'5" SG who can bring the ball up. May be an offensive diamond in the rough, but since tonight is the last preseason game and Doc is the coach we'll probably never find out.

Nice shooting night from Wes (4-4 3pt). If he can just board and drain threes with limited ball handling he'll be a weapon. Teo is awesome to watch. This will be a fun year.

yeah give Wallace the remaining two way contract. Telecast is boring without Smith. He made Rall h better. Bowen is okay but a definite downgrade.

Oct 13, 2017 10:32am
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I wonder how many people are going to listen to the Radio Broadcast with their TV, if they don't like the new combination of TV broadcasters.

 

There's a few articles on how to do it.

 

Since I still like using a physical radio (as opposed to a radio stream), I will see how I can do it that way, sometime.

Oct 14, 2017 6:36pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

I wonder how many people are going to listen to the Radio Broadcast with their TV, if they don't like the new combination of TV broadcasters.

 

There's a few articles on how to do it.

 

Since I still like using a physical radio (as opposed to a radio stream), I will see how I can do it that way, sometime.

 

They're probably going to think ratings will go down because Chris Paul left, but I think the broadcasting change will factor in. Ralph and Bruce may have more national credibility, but they're a boring pair to listen to. If preseason is any indication, Bruce is nowhere near into the games as Mike was. We'll see if it's just the low stakes of preseason, but I'm skeptical

Oct 16, 2017 10:42am
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Hitnrun24 wrote:

They're probably going to think ratings will go down because Chris Paul left, but I think the broadcasting change will factor in. Ralph and Bruce may have more national credibility, but they're a boring pair to listen to. If preseason is any indication, Bruce is nowhere near into the games as Mike was. We'll see if it's just the low stakes of preseason, but I'm skeptical

 

I agree with this. Bowen is borning. I even heard a few times when he said "we" referring to the something the Clippers did in relation to a player they brought in and it felt so weird to me. I'm not sure I love this change right now. 

Oct 16, 2017 10:48am
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I'm going to look for an app that will noise cancel Bowen's voice pitch in real time.

 

So that way it will only be Lawler talking.

 

The second option would be to listen to the radio broadcast while watching TV, at times.

Oct 16, 2017 11:44am
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nuraman00 wrote:

I'm going to look for an app that will noise cancel Bowen's voice pitch in real time.

 

So that way it will only be Lawler talking.

 

The second option would be to listen to the radio broadcast while watching TV, at times.

 

The third option would be for the app to noise cancel Bowen and simultaneously retransmit it in Mike Smith's voice pitch, while randomly adding words like "Flyin' Lion" after a Griffin score.