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Post#1 Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:25 am by Workforce250

He seems to be stuck on the old mindset of negativity on some players.
i.e.
finding fault with the Knicks players constantly irks me.
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Post#2 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:27 am by j4remi

That's been the book on him for a long time. Most fans on these boards HATE him. He's like a reverse homer.
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Post#3 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:28 am by vdfebduderocks

it's what makes him one of the best announcers in this league, to be honest.

He's not a homer like the guys in almost every other market, but he's objective. He truly cares about the team too and I know he badly wants to see the Knicks win a championship.
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Post#4 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:28 am by Marty McFly

he saves the dickriding for lebron and other stars.
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Post#5 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:29 am by falcindor

I think hes giving he opinion of the scrutinizing New Yorker.
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Post#6 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:31 am by KingzAndQueenz

dude is very objective (and one of the greatest commentators) but sometimes i cant stand him...

"OH AND JJ REDDICK WITH THE REVERSE LAYUP CRUSHING THE KNICKS HOPE OF WINNING THE GAME"
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Post#7 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:31 am by NYKinMIA

It seems to me he used to be more of a homer at first, but when he started doing national TV he changed completely. It can definitely be annoying, but thank gawd we got Clyde to cancel his ass out. #taped
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Post#8 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:33 am by dreamer3kx

Ever since they fired his bff DA he has been pretty negative.
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Post#9 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:33 am by Marty McFly

KingzAndQueenz wrote:dude is very objective (and one of the greatest commentators) but sometimes i cant stand him...

"OH AND JJ REDDICK WITH THE REVERSE LAYUP CRUSHING THE KNICKS HOPE OF WINNING THE GAME"

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Post#10 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:36 am by Thugger HBC

Breen is absolutely a Knicks fan, but he's also a rep announcer for the entire NBA.

He gets alot of flack on here, but I like the guy, all the way from the wfan radio play calling days.

He's one of the best, plain and simple.
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Post#11 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:39 am by runnyc

Being objective is one thing, but sometimes (not all the time, mind you, just once in a while) he goes out of his way to criticize. I hated it at first, then I got used to it because the team really was bad, but now he's back to annoying me on occasion now that the team is good again. Plus some of his catch phrases irk the hell outta me - "and just like that the lead is cut to..." or "you can sit on a guys head and they won't call a foul..." :lol:
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Post#12 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:40 am by DLTGWH

j4remi wrote:That's been the book on him for a long time. Most fans on these boards HATE him. He's like a reverse homer.


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Post#13 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:41 am by j4remi

I hate when he calls a shot a bad one or a good one...Clyde can do that...Clyde actually knows. Breen will say "bad shot" about a shot that was taken with 3 seconds left on the shot clock and few options for the shooter. I HATE that.
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Post#14 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:47 am by seren

Love the guy. Never got the hate with him. He is a true fan.
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Post#15 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:55 am by Workforce250

j4remi wrote:I hate when he calls a shot a bad one or a good one...Clyde can do that...Clyde actually knows. Breen will say "bad shot" about a shot that was taken with 3 seconds left on the shot clock and few options for the shooter. I HATE that.



this is another example
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Post#16 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:56 am by PornDoc

I have no problem with objective criticism. I do have a problem with Breen going out of his way to constantly critique certain players. Consistently mentioned how unselfish a player is playing (Melo, JR) is a backhanded compliment. It's like complimenting somebody every night for not being as stupid as you thought they were. Give it a rest. The more he harps on some of these misnomers, the more they become ingrained in truth. To me, that's as irresponsible as being a blatant homer.
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Post#17 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:58 am by aziankingz

Sure he can be harsh and actually exceeds his criticism on players, but he knows his basketball. But last night, I think he was the one who "WOOOed" loudly when the Knicks caught up in the last few minutes of the 4th.
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Post#18 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:59 am by munchies

i used to hate it before but since getting league pass and hearing all those commentators for away games kinda makes me glad he's not a huge homer. i do think he is a knick fan thou at heart
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Post#19 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:07 pm by Workforce250

PornDoc wrote:I have no problem with objective criticism. I do have a problem with Breen going out of his way to constantly critique certain players. Consistently mentioned how unselfish a player is playing (Melo, JR) is a backhanded compliment. It's like complimenting somebody every night for not being as stupid as you thought they were. Give it a rest. The more he harps on some of these misnomers, the more they become ingrained in truth. To me, that's as irresponsible as being a blatant homer.



a great example of what I'm saying
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Post#20 Re: Is it just me or is Breen overly negative
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:13 pm by Michael_Scott

People who hate Breen are crazy. Guy is an objective observer, and is the best PBP man in basketball. Only one close is Kevin Harlan.
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