Three Cheers for Welsh and Shroff!
The TCU game was not the most-exciting game in Jayhawk history, but it also wasn’t the most-offensive commentated game we’ve had to tolerate either! In fact, the commentators did an excellent job!
How about a big Jayhawk shout out to Tim Welsh and Anish Shroff for doing the best commentating of a Jayhawk game in years… maybe decades!
I liked the overall nature of these guys. Their energy together worked well and they gave us a straight call of the game, while injecting quality knowledge WITHOUT tainting the game with biased judgments and unintellectual jabs at ref calls trying to support bogus knowledge.
How can we retain these guys for future games?
I don’t recall ever keeping my blood pressure so low for a Jayhawk game!
Three cheers, Welsh and Shroff!
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@drgnslayr have we ever had them before? Excellent job, it was all on game, nice change!
I don’t recall these two, especially don’t recall Welsh. He coached a long stint at Providence, and a bit at Iona and Hofstra.
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@drgnslayr Which one said (twice) that Tharpe penetrated and dished to Wiggins early in the game, when it was Ellis? He just kept applying his cue cards to the game whether they fit reality or not.
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One of them kept referring to Selden as Shelden; even the wife noticed that.
Ha… okay… I’m willing to forgive some of that stuff for not saying things like “Kansas doesn’t have any 3-point shooters” or “that should be at least a flagrant 1 for almost having contact with a flopping Marcus Smart!”
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@drgnslayr You could put Jay Bilas and any other clown with him and I’d listen just for Bilas. I also really like Gus Johnson just for his energy, but I haven’t heard him do a college bb game in I don’t know how long. Seems maybe I heard him doing college football for a network other than CBS, which would explain why I don’t remember him doing any tourney games last year.
I didn’t listen too intently to the announcers last night, as I was with family and we get a little loud, plus we have more intelligent hawk talk than we normally get from the broadcast. Good news is, with both last night’s and this Wednesday’s games on ESPNU, maybe we’ll get the same team and I can pay closer attention to them.
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I want ESPNU to hire John Riggins to broadcast a couple of KU games. I know he didn’t play basketball, but now that he is clean he is fun guy with a great sense of humor and understands what athletics are all about.
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@drgnslayr Regarding Welsh, I was impressed with him too. And Shroff set him up well, too.
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“I want ESPNU to hire John Riggins to broadcast a couple of KU games. I know he didn’t play basketball, but now that he is clean he is fun guy with a great sense of humor and understands what athletics are all about.”
Plus… I want to know the truth about him hauling kegs over his shoulder up the hill to “The Wheel.”
It might take an entire season of “The Diesel” just to clear up some of his folklore trail left behind…
I heard he still does some occasional NFL talk radio out of WestwoodOne in D.C.
If anyone in here knows when he’ll air next, let us all know and we’ll blast the lines with questions from his college days!