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Re: Dipsy-Doo! The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#141 » by Snidely FC » Sat Jan 6, 2018 12:55 pm

after Lamb blew by KCP en route to monster dunk vs LA: "Lamb risking eternal damnation by abusing the Pope!"
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Re: Dipsy-Doo! The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#142 » by fatlever » Tue Feb 9, 2021 6:53 pm

The onslaught of lamelo ball highlights plastered all over social media and ESPN every night has brought our local hero Eric Collins to the National spotlight. He is getting a ton of recognition now for his enthusiastic legendary play calls.

The Wider NBA audience is beginning to understand what we Hornets fans have known, that Eric Collins is phenomenal at what he does. It would be a shame if this new national attention landed him a bigger gig away from the Hornets. We can't lose both Stephanie ready and Eric Collins.

Let's sign him to a lifetime contract with no opt-out clause

On a similar note, we also need to hang on to Ashley.

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Re: Dipsy-Doo! The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#143 » by fatlever » Tue Feb 9, 2021 6:57 pm

I would give up Dell before I gave up Eric or Ashley.

They can have Gerald Henderson. I wish Rex was still around doing some post game commentary for our games, but he's got bigger fish to fry these days, mainly old turtles in Kentucky.

Brendan Haywood would be a solid Dell Curry replacement if Dell ever decided to retire. That is after we made a call to Stephanie ready to see if she wanted to come back to be full-time color commentary.

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Post#144 » by Rich4114 » Tue Feb 9, 2021 7:54 pm

Oh man I am with you 1000% on all of that fats.
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Post#145 » by DY_nasty » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:50 pm

HUM DIDDLY DEE.
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Post#146 » by countryboi » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:02 am

fatlever wrote:The onslaught of lamelo ball highlights plastered all over social media and ESPN every night has brought our local hero Eric Collins to the National spotlight. He is getting a ton of recognition now for his enthusiastic legendary play calls.

The Wider NBA audience is beginning to understand what we Hornets fans have known, that Eric Collins is phenomenal at what he does. It would be a shame if this new national attention landed him a bigger gig away from the Hornets. We can't lose both Stephanie ready and Eric Collins.

Let's sign him to a lifetime contract with no opt-out clause

On a similar note, we also need to hang on to Ashley.

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YouTube is in love with Eric Collins and it warms my cold jaded heart.
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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#147 » by Diop » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:44 am

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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#148 » by geraldwallace » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:24 am

Funny how Eric Collins has gone from extremely hated to one of the most beloved commentators in the league
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Post#150 » by BigSlam » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:27 pm

geraldwallace wrote:Funny how Eric Collins has gone from extremely hated to one of the most beloved commentators in the league

I never hated Eric, not even in the slightest. I loved him from the start.

That might be because I hated Steve Martin so much though, so anyone other than him was always going to be a massive upgrade in my mind.

The fact that Eric is so engaged, energetic, accurate, well researched and fun is just gravy.
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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#151 » by SWedd523 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:33 pm

Eric Collins slams a fat line of Peruvian Marching Powder and double fists two Bangs before every game

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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#152 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:13 pm

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geraldwallace wrote:Funny how Eric Collins has gone from extremely hated to one of the most beloved commentators in the league

I never hated Eric, not even in the slightest. I loved him from the start.

That might be because I hated Steve Martin so much though, so anyone other than him was always going to be a massive upgrade in my mind.

The fact that Eric is so engaged, energetic, accurate, well researched and fun is just gravy.


You hated Steve Martin? I can’t remember, were you an OG Hornets fan or did you start with the Bobcats?
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Post#153 » by BigSlam » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:39 pm

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geraldwallace wrote:Funny how Eric Collins has gone from extremely hated to one of the most beloved commentators in the league

I never hated Eric, not even in the slightest. I loved him from the start.

That might be because I hated Steve Martin so much though, so anyone other than him was always going to be a massive upgrade in my mind.

The fact that Eric is so engaged, energetic, accurate, well researched and fun is just gravy.


You hated Steve Martin? I can’t remember, were you an OG Hornets fan or did you start with the Bobcats?

I’m a circa 2003 Bobcats guy.

I know you OG Hornets dudes love Martin, and maybe he was good back in the day, but my only experience of Martin was that he was a buffoon who continually got players names wrong (from our team), team names wrong, stats wrong, scores wrong, plays wrong and generally seemed really distracted when calling games - and his solution was just to laugh things off.

IMO he brought zero value as a commentator.
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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#154 » by DY_nasty » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:15 am

I liked Steve Martin. He was okay. But he went downhill pretty fast when he started getting towards the end of his career...
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Post#155 » by countryboi » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:32 pm

geraldwallace wrote:Funny how Eric Collins has gone from extremely hated to one of the most beloved commentators in the league


I dont think anyone hate collins, I think everyone just like the nostalgia of uncle steve
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Post#156 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:14 am

countryboi wrote:
geraldwallace wrote:Funny how Eric Collins has gone from extremely hated to one of the most beloved commentators in the league


I dont think anyone hate collins, I think everyone just like the nostalgia of uncle steve

EC's style at the very beginning was jarring. After the first month or two, basically everyone was on board.
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Post#157 » by BigSlam » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:35 am

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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#158 » by -Ian- » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:17 pm

That gif is hypnotic. :lol:
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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#159 » by CuseMayne » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:35 pm

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Hahahaha. What an absolute legend!
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Re: Dipsy-Doo!: The Eric Collins Thread 

Post#160 » by Braggins » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:53 pm

People think Mitch is building this team around LaMelo, but hes actually building around Eric Collins.

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