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PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#1 » by FireMorey » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:57 pm

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This is what she sounds like FYI:

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Post#2 » by Negrodamus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:02 pm

Oh boy, I'm sure the Sixers fan base will be accepting this hire with grace and enthusiasm.
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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#3 » by Stanford » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:05 pm

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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#4 » by FireMorey » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:08 pm

If she’s good, no fan is going to care. If she sucks, then fans are going to say she sucks, and woke types will say they’re only saying that because she’s a girl.
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Post#5 » by Negrodamus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:13 pm

FireMorey wrote:If she’s good, no fan is going to care. If she sucks, then fans are going to say she sucks, and woke types will say they’re only saying that because she’s a girl.


For the woke types out there, can you list 5 woman announcers that would be acceptable here?
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Post#6 » by 76ciology » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:27 pm

I already knew we’re gonna replace Zumoff with a female reporter was coming.

Alaa is a support. He needs an alpha. I hope Kate Scott can do that job.
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Post#7 » by Sixersftw » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:28 pm

This season is shaping up nicely.

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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#8 » by 76ciology » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:29 pm

FireMorey wrote:
Read on Twitter


This is what she sounds like FYI:



Yank em!
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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#9 » by Negrodamus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:36 pm

76ciology wrote:
FireMorey wrote:
Read on Twitter


This is what she sounds like FYI:



Yank em!


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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#10 » by FireMorey » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:46 pm

Negrodamus wrote:
FireMorey wrote:If she’s good, no fan is going to care. If she sucks, then fans are going to say she sucks, and woke types will say they’re only saying that because she’s a girl.


For the woke types out there, can you list 5 woman announcers that would be acceptable here?


I've only heard a handful PBP in the 4 major sports. They're meh. Not awful, but far from the best.

I think Doris Burke is probably the best female announcer I've heard, but she's not PBP she's an analyst obviously.
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Post#11 » by Iverson Armband » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:46 pm

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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#12 » by Negrodamus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:53 pm

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Negrodamus wrote:
FireMorey wrote:If she’s good, no fan is going to care. If she sucks, then fans are going to say she sucks, and woke types will say they’re only saying that because she’s a girl.


For the woke types out there, can you list 5 woman announcers that would be acceptable here?


I've only heard a handful PBP in the 4 major sports. They're meh. Not awful, but far from the best.

I think Doris Burke is probably the best female announcer I've heard, but she's not PBP she's an analyst obviously.


That kinda makes the point. She's clearly qualified as she has announced for the Olympics, Pac-12, NFL, etc, etc and is one of "a handful" to do it. I don't think her commentary is disqualifying; she'll likely say similar things to Zumoff. And that's usually how it is for the female PBP, they likely have to work harder to get to this stage and are largely disliked. I literally just saw a Twitter thread that said "as long as she's nothing like Doris Burke, I'm fine with it". So obviously there is an inherent dislike for a female announcer.

Perhaps they should have hired the Theranos CEO who is faking her comically deep voice to appease sensitivities.
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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#13 » by 76ciology » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:58 pm

Negrodamus wrote:
76ciology wrote:
FireMorey wrote:
Read on Twitter


This is what she sounds like FYI:



Yank em!




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Post#14 » by 76ciology » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:02 pm

Alaa does not sound like he knows so much about basketball. He’s all about duke and 80s basketball trivias that nobody cares about. He’s basically me trying to fill my 1000 word essay with some boring wikipedia facts.

And this one who replaces Zumoff does not sound like she knows basketball that much. Then both Alaa and Kate are more of secondary commentators than main guys.

I think Zumoff and Kate could survive. But Kate and Alaa would be a disaster.

Probably should have gone after ex-sixers like eric snow or someone.

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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#15 » by snoopdogg88 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:02 pm

She’s from Cali?

She’ll be gone in a year anyway for any west coast opening. They never want to stick around Philly very long.
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Post#16 » by Negrodamus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:10 pm

76ciology wrote:Alaa does not sound like he knows so much about basketball. He’s all about duke and 80s basketball trivias that nobody cares about. He’s basically me trying to fill my 1000 word essay with some boring wikipedia facts.

And this one who replaces Zumoff does not sound like she knows basketball that much. Then both Alaa and Kate are more of secondary commentators than main guys.

I think Zumoff and Kate could survive. But Kate and Alaa would be a disaster.

Probably should have gone after ex-sixers like eric snow or someone.

P.S. My favorite was malik rose.


Did Zumoff really show off his breadth of basketball knowledge during games? He definitely gave some Sixers tidbits ("Had a cup of coffee with the Sixers in '16"), but was largely reporting what was happening on the court and reflecting adequate emotion whenever something good, or bad, happened on the court. Alaa is supposed to be the basketball commentary guy and he's... fine at it. A bit of a homer at times, which I find off-putting.
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Post#17 » by XtremeDunkz » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:29 pm

Id be shocked if she's here more than one season.

I don't care that she's a woman. I'm open to giving her a shot.

BUT the person in this job NEEDS to be a Philly fan. A true Philly fan. It doesn't work otherwise.

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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#18 » by Sixersftw » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:33 pm

Listened to a few random calls and she honestly seems fine. negative: A few corny catchphrases. Positive: willingness to throw in a Mike Breen "Bang!" Also point for the mom at a party dance vibes.

She's gonna have a tough time because shes a woman and she's replacing a god.
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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#19 » by RoyceDa59 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:48 pm

Doris Burke is one of the best in the world. If she’s anything like Doris sign me up.
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Re: PBP announcer Kate Scott will replace Marc Zumoff 

Post#20 » by Skates » Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:38 pm

Hopefully a younger partner will get Alaa to stop talking basketball from back when he played. even though I was a fan of that era and all the way back to the 82-83 Championship team, Alaa's dated references are literally getting old.

And yeah, if she is good to great someone else will scoop her up in a year or two.

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