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    So what do you guys think so far? Myself, each individual is fine as a individual. All 3 guys together, IMO, was nothing short of a train wreck.

    Reggie seems to be fitting but trying a tad too hard IMO. I think that once he settles down and knows how far he can go he'll be fine.

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    What would be strange is hearing Reggie call out Boom Baby though I doubt that will ever happen.
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    ESPN radio in Florida is just ragging all over Reggie for rattling on about nothing but the Pacers for 3 hours.

    They suggest, poosibly with some merit, that if he wants to be a serious announcer that he shouldn't do Pacers games.

    At times he was "Mr. Obvious" in his comments.

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    If we're going to criticize him for saying something we already know, why not criticize every commentator? If you know the game, almost everything said will be something you know.

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    PT, do you listen to 790 the Ticket up there? I heard Joe Rose going off on Reg as I was getting to work.

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    ESPN radio in Florida is just ragging all over Reggie for rattling on about nothing but the Pacers for 3 hours.

    They suggest, poosibly with some merit, that if he wants to be a serious announcer that he shouldn't do Pacers games.

    At times he was "Mr. Obvious" in his comments.

    I thought that it was because they were constantly asking him questions about the Pacers.

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    PT, do you listen to 790 the Ticket up there? I heard Joe Rose going off on Reg as I was getting to work.
    Yes I heard 790, also Mike & Mike (760) weren't too thrilled with Reggie.

    I thought he was OK, but then again I'm a Pacers fan and probably didn't notice so much that was all he talked about.

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    I think he is a helluva lot better than Steve Kerr.
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    I like Steve Kerr, though he gets the same reputation for talking about the Spurs too much. Reality is that you talk about what you know, he was probably a little nervous and talked about what he knows - the Pacers. He did seem to be trying a little too hard but we'll see after a bit, if he's still there, how he's doing.

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    I thought Reggie did a fine job. I thought he was smooth, likeable and knowledgeable.
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    I thought Reggie did a fine job. I thought he was smooth, likeable and knowledgeable.
    Same here.

    With the Pacers playing, it almost felt like watching the Director's commentary on a DVD.

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    Reggie did really good IMO. I only noticed him make one mistake (he called Hulk a rookie). I like him in there. The small things he does wrong will go away after a while. Keep in mind, this is his first week.

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    considering the situation he was in, i thought he did well. he'll get better as the season goes on. how could he not talk alot about the pacers? kerr and albert made a lot of references to last season and he just so happened to be on the team. was he just supposed to act like he wasn't part if it?

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    ESPN radio in Florida is just ragging all over Reggie for rattling on about nothing but the Pacers for 3 hours.

    They suggest, poosibly with some merit, that if he wants to be a serious announcer that he shouldn't do Pacers games.

    At times he was "Mr. Obvious" in his comments.
    When I was watching, I found myself asking this question "Whose more biased: Tom Heinsohn announcing the Celtics or Reggie Miller announcing the Pacers?" I don't ever remember him being once critical of the Pacers.

    But I don't blame Reggie for that. I blame TNT. When I'm watching a nationally broadcast game, I expect completely unbiased announcers. It is simply too much to ask Reggie Miller to be completely unbiased about the Pacers at this point in time.

    I think Reggie will be fine broadcasting other teams, and even analyzing the Pacers from the studio (him picking the Pistons to win the East was completely for credibility, btw). But he should never be allowed to broadcast another Pacer game unless Al Albert & Quinn Buckner are his partners. IMO.
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    He said plenty bad in studio Tuesday. He brought up what he was talking about again last night, too. To compare him to Tommy is an insult.

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    TNT shouldn't have had Reggie's first game be a Pacers game, but they did it for the ratings. The only thing I don't like about Reggie doing games is I can't ff through it or I'll miss what he says.

    As for people complaining about Reggie talking about when he was a Pacer what about Doug Collins constantly talking about when he was a coach? It drives me absolutely insane. I thought about shotting myself the time he talked about how hard he tried to get Reggie.

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    He said plenty bad in studio Tuesday. He brought up what he was talking about again last night, too. To compare him to Tommy is an insult.
    He wasn't that bad, but for a national broadcast it wasn't good. He'll be fine in the studio, but when he's broadcasting a Pacers game, it's impossible to expect him to subconsciously not root for them. And that's absolutely inexcusable for a national broadcast.
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    I like how Reg did. and as the season goes on, he's only going to get better.

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    I thought he was pretty good. Although he definately needs to speak louder, he's so quite compared to the other two. My favorite part was when he said he gave Bill "The business"

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    TNT shouldn't have had Reggie's first game be a Pacers game, but they did it for the ratings. The only thing I don't like about Reggie doing games is I can't ff through it or I'll miss what he says.
    100% right. TNT did Reggie a disservice by having his first game be an Indiana game. It opens him up to such criticism. It didn't help that Marv was asking him Pacer questions every 5 minutes.

    Anyone who watched him on Lifetime knows that he's a very meticulous basketball analyst, and he showed that last night. While calling Pacer plays by name may make him look like a homer, he's imparting his knowledge to the viewing audience, which is exactly what he's supposed to do. Maybe the critics didn't notice that he picked up Shaq's improved FT form 3 quarters before Kerr did.

    Lastly, somebody above said Mike and Mike were some of the critics. Please. If Kenny and Charles have forgotten a thousand times more basketball knowledge than Mark Cuban will ever have, than Reggie has forgotten a trillion more than M&M. Look, they're great at football, but anyone who depends on Bill Walton to come in every week to explain basketball to them clearly doesn't know **** about the game.
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    I didn't notice anything he was doing to "cheer" for the Pacers. Perhaps people were put off that his former teammates were communicating with him during the broadcast (JO going into halftime and AJ presenting him the game ball) but that really wasn't Reggie's fault. Like others said, TNT decided to put him there and they can't expect the audience to not pick up on that. Reggie was in playoffs with just about this same team just months ago. You can't expect to sit him courtside and for both Reggie and the team to act as if they don't know each other. Perhaps by the end of the season this will be commonplace for both and he can be there without any interaction, but just a few games into the season is too soon to expect that given Reggie's history with the team.

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    You guys are kooky.

    I thought Reggie did a great job considering the circumstances. My only complaint would be when Shaq injured his ankle he said (paraphrasing), "That looks like a monther... like he'll be out for at least a month." That's not for a commentator to call.
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    "That looks like a monther... like he'll be out for at least a month." That's not for a commentator to call.
    Even if he got it right?

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    Who says it's not for them to call? Any idiot knows he's not giving a medical diagnosis, but when an 18 year pro, not to mention one who's HAD THAT INJURY gives an estimation, I listen. And read the other thread just posted, he was pretty close. Shaq's out 2-4 weeks.

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    I don't think it was a good plan for TNT to make his first game a Pacers game.

    I enjoyed it, but the rest of the world has probably already labeled him as a "homer" despite all other evidence that he won't be a homer.

    TNT has many more "hits" than "misses" - which is exacerbated by the fact that ESPN just plain sucks, but that one was probably a "miss" from a national viewpoint.
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