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Peter_sixtyftsixin
01-17-2009, 02:10 PM
This may be something silly that I noticed last night, but it actually kind of upset me in a way. Reb last night kept saying things other than "Home Run" after Pacers 3's (He did say home run two or three times). Does anyone know if there was a reason for this?

Dr. Awesome
01-17-2009, 04:12 PM
I heard him say: "Danny Granger! TEAMPLAYER!"

I think it may be time to find a new announcer. -_-

Roaming Gnome
01-17-2009, 04:18 PM
yeah, I did notice this. Reb just needs to stick with Homerun. We remember last year with Quise for "threesie" and "Trey" Murphy.

No, he didn't say, "Danny Granger! TeamPlayer" He said, "Three Pointer".

As for Reb, he is a tradition in this franchise that goes clean back to the ABADays. He does a fine job. I know, he is not like the guy down in Orlando or Charlotte with the "echo" machine.

Sollozzo
01-17-2009, 04:22 PM
I love Reb Porter. He is a staple of the Pacers. It will be a sad day when he is no longer announcing games.

NashvilleKat
01-17-2009, 04:31 PM
I love Reb Porter. He is a staple of the Pacers. It will be a sad day when he is no longer announcing games.

Reb Porter is definately a strong PA announcer! I worked with Reb at WIFE Radio back in the late 60s, when he was a DJ and I was their sports director covering the Pacers. My air name was Ron Jackson. Anybody on here remember those days, with Reb Porter, Jay Reynolds, Ron Hoefer, and the WIFE Goodguys?

duke dynamite
01-17-2009, 05:05 PM
I kept yelling "HOMERUN" after he made his calls. Ms. Dukie and I were getting very upset.

Peter_sixtyftsixin
01-17-2009, 05:16 PM
I kept yelling "HOMERUN" after he made his calls.

I tried to say it with him, but most of the time it was just "Threeeee!!!" followed closely by my "Home Run!"

duke dynamite
01-17-2009, 05:17 PM
I tried to say it with him, but most of the time it was just "Threeeee!!!" followed closely by my "Home Run!"
I said it when it was supposed to happen, then after when the 'House silenced, out of anger I yelled "homerun!!!" As in like, "WTF SAY IT!"

Bball
01-17-2009, 06:23 PM
Well, there was that thread with a couple of people complaining about the 'Homerun' calls... and just before this game too.

Apparently Reb tried to please everyone and ended up pleasing no one.

-Bball

Roaming Gnome
01-17-2009, 06:29 PM
Well, there was that thread with a couple of people complaining about the 'Homerun' calls... and just before this game too.

Apparently Reb tried to please everyone and ended up pleasing no one.

-Bball

Funny thing... During the game, Shade and I were discussing if it was possible that the lack of "home run" was Digest related.

I'm currently reading "Loose Balls" and understand more then ever why it is called the "Home Run" ball. IMO, breaking this is like turning a blind eye to the history of this franchise.

Lord Helmet
01-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Keep the "Home Run" call, I love it!

We have one of the best PA's in the league.

I'm glad he isn't like all the rest: DWYANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iceman1
01-17-2009, 06:46 PM
Reb Porter is definately a strong PA announcer! I worked with Reb at WIFE Radio back in the late 60s, when he was a DJ and I was their sports director covering the Pacers. My air name was Ron Jackson. Anybody on here remember those days, with Reb Porter, Jay Reynolds, Ron Hoefer, and the WIFE Goodguys?

I am sorry to say that I do not remember the early Pacer days (late 60's). I was too young to remember the late 60's though I was going to games with my parents. My 1st memories were of the '72 team.
I have a question...did they record the game broadcasts back then? If so who would have those? The station or the team? I believe the station is long gone. I would love to hear some old game audio from back in the day. :)

ajbry
01-17-2009, 07:04 PM
I don't particularly like Reb Porter, think he's a bit outdated. The Nets PA announcer is probably my favorite and the Warriors my least favorite.

MrSparko
01-17-2009, 07:04 PM
I don't particularly like Reb Porter, think he's a bit outdated. The Nets PA announcer is probably my favorite and the Warriors my least favorite.

Doesn't that fit with the whole Conseco classic look though?

Noodle
01-17-2009, 07:43 PM
I was that guy that complained about the "Home Run" in a post game thread last year, and got lambasted. I still think it is goofy. Always have. I like Reb, but there's something about the old that makes the crowd seem cold. However, most seem to like it, so screw me and keep the Home Runs going. We need all the tradition we can get.

Unclebuck
01-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Funny thing... During the game, Shade and I were discussing if it was possible that the lack of "home run" was Digest related.

I'm currently reading "Loose Balls" and understand more then ever why it is called the "Home Run" ball. IMO, breaking this is like turning a blind eye to the history of this franchise.

Mark Boyle was on Dan Dakich show Wedneday and they were discusing things they didn't like that announcers said and Mark was pretty strong in his dislike of Homerun for a three pointer

duke dynamite
01-17-2009, 07:52 PM
Mark Boyle was on Dan Dakich show Wedneday and they were discusing things they didn't like that announcers said and Mark was pretty strong in his dislike of Homerun for a three pointer
Boo. That is why he is the radio announcer, and not the PA. I have a ton of respect for Mark, but "HomeRun" should stay.

wjs
01-17-2009, 08:13 PM
Reb Porter is definately a strong PA announcer! I worked with Reb at WIFE Radio back in the late 60s, when he was a DJ and I was their sports director covering the Pacers. My air name was Ron Jackson. Anybody on here remember those days, with Reb Porter, Jay Reynolds, Ron Hoefer, and the WIFE Goodguys?

Remember those days, and names, well. WIFE, Lucky 13, and the Window on the World on Meridian Street. Reb Porter, of course, was air-named Reb "The Rebel" Porter. His voice now sounds the same as then. My fave DJ was Joe Light. He was the best. When the British Invasion hit, Joe referred to the Rolling Stones as the Rolling Uglies. Now, the Stones, IMO, are the greatest band ever, but I still call them the Rolling Uglies. Thanks Joe.

maragin
01-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Count me in the "doesn't like 'Home Run!'" crowd. I find it annoying every time.

Dr. Goldfoot
01-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Reb Porter is definately a strong PA announcer! I worked with Reb at WIFE Radio back in the late 60s, when he was a DJ and I was their sports director covering the Pacers. My air name was Ron Jackson. Anybody on here remember those days, with Reb Porter, Jay Reynolds, Ron Hoefer, and the WIFE Goodguys?

My mom worked at WIFE back in those days.

idioteque
01-17-2009, 09:22 PM
Boo. That is why he is the radio announcer, and not the PA. I have a ton of respect for Mark, but "HomeRun" should stay.

I have a ton of respect for Reb Porter, but he should adhere to the phrase above your avatar when deciding what sort of phrases to use when he's announcing. :-p

Wyatt
01-17-2009, 09:28 PM
Reb Porter is definately a strong PA announcer! I worked with Reb at WIFE Radio back in the late 60s, when he was a DJ and I was their sports director covering the Pacers. My air name was Ron Jackson. Anybody on here remember those days, with Reb Porter, Jay Reynolds, Ron Hoefer, and the WIFE Goodguys?


Remember Reb's Pool Party in the summer?

Peter_sixtyftsixin
01-18-2009, 01:17 AM
I think Home Run is great. It's our thing, I always find it to be on the same level as an inside joke, in the sense that those in the community get it and it is meaningful to us. I much rather have a silly phrase that is unique to our community of fans than have something that is just generic sounding.

benjaminooo
01-18-2009, 02:14 PM
Count me in the "doesn't like 'Home Run!'" crowd. I find it annoying every time.

ditto. it makes me cringe. i understand the history, but it's just lame.. what doesn't make me cringe is.. BOOM BBAAABBBY!!!!! hahahahah

Peter_sixtyftsixin
01-18-2009, 02:21 PM
I've never been able to duplicate Boom Baby like Slick does it, probably because I can't make it all one word like he does.

hoopsforlife
01-18-2009, 02:25 PM
Count me in the "doesn't like 'Home Run!'" crowd. I find it annoying every time.

I agree with you. Its very annoying to me. :shrug:

duke dynamite
01-18-2009, 07:35 PM
I'm trying to understand why it is annoying. Many other arenas say/do things much more off the wall than we do when they hit a three.

Merz
01-18-2009, 07:58 PM
"Home Run" is alright by me. It is not nearly as annoying as the Miami or Detroit guys.

Hicks
01-18-2009, 10:12 PM
I like Home Run.

Big Smooth
01-18-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm trying to understand why it is annoying. Many other arenas say/do things much more off the wall than we do when they hit a three.

Me too.

But such is life.

I miss the flashing blue & gold lights that used to be on the basket for when we made a 3 pointer.......I believe in the MSA days?

ajbry
01-18-2009, 10:23 PM
I'm trying to understand why it is annoying. Many other arenas say/do things much more off the wall than we do when they hit a three.

It's not annoying. It just sounds old and more importantly, it's really corny.

duke dynamite
01-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Me too.

But such is life.

I miss the flashing blue & gold lights that used to be on the basket for when we made a 3 pointer.......I believe in the MSA days?
That would be great. And yes, once in CFH, they didn't have them up anymore.

It's not annoying. It just sounds old and more importantly, it's really corny.
Old? I doubt it. Corny? Heck no.

hoopsforlife
01-19-2009, 09:24 AM
If you were at a baseball game and someone hit a homerun, would it bother you if the announcer yelled "ssswwwwwiiiiiiiiissssssssshh" ?

Its just a personal preference thing I guess. :shrug:

NashvilleKat
01-19-2009, 09:48 AM
Remember those days, and names, well. WIFE, Lucky 13, and the Window on the World on Meridian Street. Reb Porter, of course, was air-named Reb "The Rebel" Porter. His voice now sounds the same as then. My fave DJ was Joe Light. He was the best. When the British Invasion hit, Joe referred to the Rolling Stones as the Rolling Uglies. Now, the Stones, IMO, are the greatest band ever, but I still call them the Rolling Uglies. Thanks Joe.

I started to add Joe Light's name, but I wasn't sure anyone would remember him. I spent many a day doing newscasts opposite Jay Reynolds and Reb Porter...and frequently we'd get flashed by girls or get mooned by guys. You're reading the news and look up and a large pair of breasts would be staring at you....it was hard to concentrate. ahhh, the good old days.

DocHolliday
01-19-2009, 09:58 AM
I think the whole pro sports scene in Indy is corny, but that's just life here. They do the wave at Colts games, for crying out loud! The revving race car back during the Pacers playoff runs was corny too, but it's "Hoosier". I'd take all the corny stuff over some "And 1" style announcer trying to act like he's cheering on a game at Rucker Park.

duke dynamite
01-19-2009, 11:17 AM
If you were at a baseball game and someone hit a homerun, would it bother you if the announcer yelled "ssswwwwwiiiiiiiiissssssssshh" ?

Its just a personal preference thing I guess. :shrug:
If it had some kind of sentimental meaning to it, then no.

Shade
01-19-2009, 01:13 PM
Funny thing... During the game, Shade and I were discussing if it was possible that the lack of "home run" was Digest related.

I'm currently reading "Loose Balls" and understand more then ever why it is called the "Home Run" ball. IMO, breaking this is like turning a blind eye to the history of this franchise.

Yup. Interesting timing, to say the least.

In fact, there have been a lot of "coincidences" lately concerning PD and "the real world." Not that I'm complaining, mind you. It's kinda cool. :cool:

Peter_sixtyftsixin
01-19-2009, 02:36 PM
I'd take all the corny stuff over some "And 1" style announcer trying to act like he's cheering on a game at Rucker Park.

I don't find it corny, and I love the Indycar noises in-game, but I completely agree with the "corny" over the "And 1" style announcer.

Los Angeles
01-19-2009, 05:36 PM
Maybe it should change to "TOUCHDOWN!"

Or GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! !!!!!!!!

QuickRelease
01-19-2009, 05:41 PM
How about using 'Boom Baby!'