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Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread

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Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#1 » by fatlever » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:09 pm

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Eric Collins has been hired to do Hornets play-by-play on SportSouth.


What do we know about this guy?

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Collins has done Big East basketball, college football and baseball previously for Fox.
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Post#2 » by yosemiteben » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:13 pm

Will be interesting with a three person announcing team, those can be tricky.
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Post#3 » by countryboi » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:15 pm

who the hell is Eric Collins....i know uncle steve was old and crazy but at least him and Dell seemed to like each other.
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Post#4 » by yosemiteben » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:17 pm

After thinking about it, I don't think Dell or Stephanie would be very good at play by play, so I'm glad they're bringing in a third guy. The key will be getting Dell and Stephanie to work well together on air.
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Post#5 » by BlackOutBuzz » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:26 pm

I posted a bit more about him in the Stephanie thread, has some experience on the national stage.
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Re: Eric Collins Hornets New Play-By-Play Announcer 

Post#6 » by LamarMatic7 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:07 pm

yosemiteben wrote:Will be interesting with a three person announcing team, those can be tricky.

does anyone have a three man booth besides Dallas and Houston? both of those trios seem to have good chemistry, although Drexler, of course, is an awful announcer but that's besides the point in this case.
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Post#7 » by yosemiteben » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:25 pm

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yosemiteben wrote:Will be interesting with a three person announcing team, those can be tricky.

does anyone have a three man booth besides Dallas and Houston? both of those trios seem to have good chemistry, although Drexler, of course, is an awful announcer but that's besides the point in this case.

Don't know about team crews, but the national broadcasts typically have three (right? think so).
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Post#8 » by BlackOutBuzz » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:34 pm

From the article I linked in the Ready thread:

"Making up the first three-person NBA booth at the regional level, Curry expects challenges to present themselves as they find their rapport."
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Post#9 » by LamarMatic7 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:46 pm

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LamarMatic7 wrote:
yosemiteben wrote:Will be interesting with a three person announcing team, those can be tricky.

does anyone have a three man booth besides Dallas and Houston? both of those trios seem to have good chemistry, although Drexler, of course, is an awful announcer but that's besides the point in this case.

Don't know about team crews, but the national broadcasts typically have three (right? think so).

oh, yeah.... totally forgot about them ever existing.
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Post#10 » by DY_nasty » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:36 pm

all i know is that i'm gonna miss drunk steve and dell mid-blowout
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Post#11 » by LamarMatic7 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:26 pm

DY_nasty wrote:all i know is that i'm gonna miss drunk steve and dell mid-blowout

I just remembered that I have been collecting such clips of their dad jokes and Steve's Troy Wroten-like mispronunciations.

Does this board like Steve enough for me to put something together before the season starts? At times it seems like some of the guys here genuinely dislike Steve.
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Post#12 » by yosemiteben » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:33 pm

Hell yeah Lamar, I'd love it.
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Post#13 » by vorbis » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:06 pm

Steve wasn't perfect... far from it in fact, but he did have charm. and he did have a long history of representing the Charlotte NBA team on TV. he's as intertwined with Hornets history as playing Isley Brothers - Shout during 2nd half timeouts. yeah he would seem a bit drunk, and especially in the last few years, he'd get kind of out to sea during certain games, and you could tell Dell would try to reel him in. still, I'll miss hearing his "for THREEEE" calls a little bit. looking forward to a new voice though.
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Re: Eric Collins Hornets New Play-By-Play Announcer 

Post#14 » by fatlever » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:33 pm

LamarMatic7 wrote:
DY_nasty wrote:all i know is that i'm gonna miss drunk steve and dell mid-blowout

I just remembered that I have been collecting such clips of their dad jokes and Steve's Troy Wroten-like mispronunciations.

Does this board like Steve enough for me to put something together before the season starts? At times it seems like some of the guys here genuinely dislike Steve.


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Post#15 » by fatlever » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:34 pm

he shot that one from Belmont
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Post#16 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:56 pm

LamarMatic7 wrote:
DY_nasty wrote:all i know is that i'm gonna miss drunk steve and dell mid-blowout

I just remembered that I have been collecting such clips of their dad jokes and Steve's Troy Wroten-like mispronunciations.

Does this board like Steve enough for me to put something together before the season starts? At times it seems like some of the guys here genuinely dislike Steve.

hell yeah. I don't think anybody hates Steve. He could certainly flub up less often, etc but it could've been a lot worse. A lot of announcers show zero emotion over anything the opposing team does and are really monotonous. Steve was pretty good. But it'll be nice having Stephanie and Collins as new voices there. Interested to see how a trio will work.
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Post#17 » by InProblematique » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:04 am

Collins is very good, actually. He's a lot of fun to listen to and a great addition. Love hearing Ready is getting her shot, too. Should be a fun team. I'm sure Dell and Steph both had a say in who the third person would be, and I'm guessing Collins was able to muster up.

I'm gonna miss Steve, but I'm glad they've put together a very capable broadcast team moving forward.
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Post#18 » by JDR720 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:00 pm

thats going to be weird, 3 person teams are tricky.
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Post#19 » by Elden Payton » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:56 am

I'm just trying to figure out how he's related to Jordan.
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Post#20 » by JDR720 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:42 am

2 games in. thoughts on the new guy?

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