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[ClutchFans] Bill Worrell planning retirement, Craig Ackerman to take over road TV duties

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. raining threes

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    ^^^^
    This

    Thanks for the memories Bill

    Not bad for a soft tossing lefty
     
  2. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    Bill is great, but I'm excited to hear something new. Also, I wish Bill would bow out differently. Pulling a Clyde isn't really graceful. Why not retire completely after 20 games or so? Hand Ackerman the keys.
     
  3. ThatBoyNick

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    Damn this makes me really sad. I can't imagine watching a season of Rockets basketball without Bill commentating.

    He did a EXCELLENT job, Rockets legend in my eyes.

    Going into next season with Koby, Duncan and Worrell, feels bad man.
     
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    BigM Contributing Member

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    Bill is an absolute legend and was one of the best. I feel like he's been a part of my life forever and will miss his voice on the broadcast. Could he be a homer at times, sure but it's a home broadcast and he is a huge fan. I wouldn't expect anything less.
     
  5. texanskan

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    Lamar Redskin, Houston Cougar, Houston Rocket such a baller
     
  6. napalm06

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    It's the right time - but I will still miss Bill! His voice immediately brings me back to some of the key moments over the last 20 years.
     
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    Ugh not a fan of Ackerman, dude tries too hard and his "excitement" is so forced. I hope he tones it down for TV.
     
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    This is a sad day. Bill Worrell is a great Houston sports voice. COLD-BLOODED 3!!!!!
     
  9. JazzLakerHater

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    Bill is obviously a Rockets legend so he will be missed despite the issues I've had with him in recent years.


    But thank god we're getting a new PA announcer. I hated that old announcer's voice.
     
  10. Dr of Dunk

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    Bill's a Houston sports legend. Seems like a great guy, too. Good luck, Mr. Worrell.


    (please take Clyde with you... )
     
  11. alethios

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    I'm with you on that. Love Bill's commentary. He's been a staple of the Rockets for many years. I'm sad to see him go.
     
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    So cyberx is a legit source for the people who keep on questioning it.
     
  13. Kam

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    Confession. I did something I wasn't suppose to. I posted this on the sports broadcasting message board monday. Please don't shoot me source people.
     
  14. Jontro

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    I don't particularly love the breh, but he has been around for so long that I can't imagine not hearing him during Rockets games.

    OTOH, great news... now Drexler will have an opportunity to shine even more!
     
  15. DCkid

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    I was thinking...other than my immediate family, there's probably no one else I have heard speak more in my life than Bill Worrell. I'll miss him.
     
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    I wonder if Les gave him the don't bad mouth the organization resignation contract.
     
  17. Marteen

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    Yeah, the Rockets should hire the man they dumped for Pringles to do some home games for the organization. Come on, man. :grin:
     
  18. danoman

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    I will miss Bill. He taught us so much! Even how to hit on girls on live tv!
     
  19. Nook

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    I don't live in Houston and Bill Worrell is exceptional.
     
  20. Air Langhi

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    Not a fan of CA. America's team? That is ridiculous.
     

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