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Ackermanisms

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mfastx, Feb 12, 2024.

  1. mfastx

    mfastx Member
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    Post all Ackermanisms here. Here's my favorite from last game:

    Ryan: How do you like your coffee Craig?

    Craig: Strong and black.

    *awkward long pause*

    Ryan: Chortles
     
  2. Bryant2108

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    I really don’t like Hollins. Not an Ackermanism, just wanted to mention that :D
     
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    When this rebuild is complete, I hope it comes with a new broadcast team.
     
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    Nothing is more interesting than clubbing baby seals.
     
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    OP is trying to be the consummate professional and you all are responding with way out references from the parking lot. reported.
     
  6. Ankara1923

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    Craig: " If Eric Gordon plays, he starts"
    Eric Gordon: "No improvement"
     
  7. napalm06

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    Old joke is old!
     
  8. mfastx

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    Still funny!

    I do miss the Drexler days, he was pure comedy.
     
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    I like how defensive he gets about his height. He's VERY sure that he's six feet tall!
     
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    Professional writer/editor here, and the one that makes me wince is when he uses the redundant, "tad bit," which happens several times a game.

    Ex: "It's a tad bit short."

    Why not add a few more to really sell it, like, "It's a wee little eensie-weensie tad bit short."
     
  11. don grahamleone

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    CA: Hey Quin Snyder, Sally Jessy Raphael called, she wants her glasses back.

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  12. Hank McDowell

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    While you're obviously correct, tons of people say it. It's kinda like "hot water heater." I can forgive that one!
     
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    Be careful. Quin is a lawyer, a better one than Stone.
     
  14. Kevooooo

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    I just don’t get the “beautiful Secaucus New Jersey” bit. Is it actually nice? Or is it a dump? Is it referenced in a movie? I do miss all the Stripes references from Bull.
     
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    It's not too egregious, I'll give you that. But to me, every time I hear it it's like having a tiny piece of brisket stuck between my teeth. :D

    I think the point is that Secaucus is just nondescript. And it's in Jersey, which is historically the butt of jokes.
     
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    It's def a dump lol, he's just being sarcastic. Kinda funny that the main ref center would be in a random spot like that.
     
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    Its not a cookie. Its not a cracker. Its Von Wafer.
     
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    Ackerman is better than Worrell though that's for sure.
     
  19. pippendagimp

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    hollins is trash and it seems ackerman has to compensate by adding color instead of just calling the games. i suspect if he had a competent broadcast guy sitting next to him then he'd be able to focus more on the play-by-play
     
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    I'm with you on this, though my ex-wife excuses "tad bit" because she "kind of likes it" -- I just think of that whenever I miss her, works great.
     
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