Usually I don't watch these pressers, but your comment Avail prompted me to go take a look/listen. I'm no expert on body language but I didn't get the impression that Urban "hated" being there as much as it appeared (as it sometimes does during his interviews that I've seen) that he was preoccupied, especially realizing he and his team are only halfway through camp with tons of work yet to be completed. Certainly he'd rather be elsewhere, though I don't think I saw someone ready to hang things up just yet - just someone who has a lot on his mind and a lot of boxes to check before he feels confident taking his charges into battle. Also, he's not used to the facial hair, as numerous times he subconsciously reached up while listening to a question or composing his thoughts. Bottom line, I saw a lot of intensity and concern about matters at hand, but not much else (hope I'm right).
Welp. Noting the mostly video content of this post, what was intended to be a subtle nod to Ramzy's column yesterday either turned out to be, a) too subtle; or, b) not actually humorous. My money is on "b."
Let the downvoting resume.
I will wait for the interview transcriptions.
Good luck, Braxton.
That graphic, tho...
I like Keels overall, but there are two things about his game calls that bug me (only one of which is actually on him):
1) He has a great voice and he knows it; between plays - and especially during pre-recorded commercial copy - you can actually hear him listening to his own voice and modulating it to sound like Barry White or something. That's annoying, but when it comes to actually calling play-by-play he's dialed in on the action and it's pretty good listening from my point of view.
2) I think I've complained about this before: not sure who is responsible for spotting during football broadcasts, but it seems like there are frequently two-three revisions on where the ball is actually marked between the end of one play and the start of the next. If I'm listening instead of at the game or watching, it's maddening to initially believe it's third and four when - by the time the next play starts - it's really third and six. I don't blame Keels for this, but it's an issue that has been around for years...and I don't hear (or at least notice) it nearly as often with other football broadcast teams.
Bonus pet peeve, not related to the game itself: during pre-game pre-recorded interviews (I especially notice this with basketball), it seems apparent the mic is on a tabletop stand rather than being held - so, whenever Keels asks a question and the coach or whoever starts talking, there are soft clunking sounds and the first few words by the coach are off-mic until Keels properly places the mic. And the same thing happens when the interviewee finishes a comment and it's time for Keels to ask another question. Just hold the damn mic in your hand and point it back and forth.
Rant over. I like Keels, really. But as a former radio guy myself these minor things bug me.
"I’m tired of talking about it, no offense."
A very appropriate and accurate double entendre.
A boom, I think...
This yellow upside down block W looks like an M that's splayed out like somebody lost their footing on the ice up there.
Very well done. Thank you for sharing.
Assistant Coordinator, or Assistant to the Coordinator? In all seriousness, much deserved - both the title and the salary bump.
A bit wordy, but I like the concept.
In former Soviet Union, LeBron trades Cavs.
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo