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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. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    I'm depressed. I don't want Bill to go. I want Bill to stay and Calvin to join him.
     
  2. Bo6

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    what's ironic about this situation?
     
  3. Williamson

    Williamson JAMES HARDEN NUTSACK HUGGER
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    I'm assuming that's ironic because it's time for you to go too?
     
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  4. BHannes2BHonest

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    It would be entertaining to have DD call games..

    But Calvin and Bill were by far the best combo I have heard. Sux they can't just both do games again together for one last year
     
  5. rocketsballin

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    it was him or hubie that said "x player is one of the best..blocker of shots in the league"

    when u say sht like that u gotta go. kobe's one of the best maker of shots. paul is one of the best passers of assists. smfh bash my head before u say that ****
     
  6. underrated015

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    Thank you Bill for the great years. Craig will be fine. Him and Calvin would be awesome
     
  7. WhoMikeJames

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    I'm sure John Paul Stevenson is a class act and hard worker... BUT

    anyone else get exhausted of his style? Never dug the super deep raggedy voice and drawn out names that take 10 seconds to finish..
     
  8. DaDakota

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    I could easily do it, would be good at it....it is my degree and what I am professionally trained to do.

    And I would not mispronounce all the stuff that Harry Carey, errr, Bill Worrell has done over the last few years.

    DD
     
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    Not so sure I like Ackerman, I agree that his emotions seem forced and he's not going to learn the business from Clyde or Bullard so he better be ready for TV. We get at least one more year with Bill, so that's good. He can see there's no championship soon and Leslie will not reunite him with his friend so I'd leave too. Hell, I would've left after one year with Clyde.
     
  10. Jontro

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    But can you make up words/phrases that can become CF memes?
     
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    Bill is the Hakeem of sportscaster in Houston. Rockets games won't be the same after Bill Worrell. Real Rocket fans appreciate him and his tenure here
     
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    that's some cold blooded news man. corn bread will always be a favorite. even if it seems like he's lost 30 mph on his fastball, he still brings it.
     
  13. tochiee22

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    Going away party ??
    I bet 100 towards the tip jar that harden takes him to a strip club
     
  14. darksoul35

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    I love the dude. This sux
     
  15. Celebriduck

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    That's too bad, but it was going to happen eventually. Won't be the same.
     
  16. CCorn

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    He's retiring? Hide your mothers.
     
  17. theDude

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    Sorry if I missed it in there, but will Bill still be doing home games this year with a full-on retirement coming later?
     
  18. TMac'n

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    He should retire a Rocket!

    Good transition in for Craig!
     
  19. tiger0330

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    He should do well. I heard a radio broadcast he did solo one day and he was talking a mile a minute doing the play by play and the analysis. Play by play is a lot harder on radio so going to TV should be a breeze for him.
     
  20. sugrlndkid

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    Ill miss him too...really enjoyed his broadcasting...

    that being said...this still scares me

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