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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Announcers

Basketball announcers can give a lot of insight into a game. They can make the viewing of a game a learning experience. Most just want to make it fun to watch which is truly their job. I prefer the announcers that see the little things...the pass that leads to the pass that leads to the basket type of thing. A lot just focus on the end of the play instead of what lead to the play.

Here are some of my favorites.
Jimmy Dykes
Jay Bilas
Steve Lavin
Fran Fraschilla

All of them are former coaches and bring a lot knowledge to the telecast. On the NBA side, I like the combo of Van Gundy and Mark Jackson. They bring insight and they have fun with it.

That also brings up of not always staring at the ball while watching a game. Watch away from the ball. Sometimes that is hard when watching on TV, but a lot of interesting things happen when people are trying to get open, the help side, the screening.

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