1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Reason #59841275 I get sick listening to Bill Worrell

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by LSSLAMBAM, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. AroundTheWorld

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2000
    Messages:
    42,928
    Likes Received:
    9,719
    Bill is great. We are lucky to have him.
     
  2. dwhite

    dwhite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    442
    I am against banning OPs for giving opinions, but this is one case where it needs to be done. Worrell is an absolute legend and it freaked me out that he almost retired last year to the point of thinking of getting rid of the NBA ticket if forced to listen to Ackerman on a full time basis. Please close this thread on the chance that it may get back to Worrell.
     
    D-rock and Little Bit like this.
  3. RoxDaBeard

    RoxDaBeard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    134
    give the dude a break he's like 180 years old....
     
  4. Remlap

    Remlap Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,605
    Likes Received:
    8,308
    I like Bill even though he is a complete Homer. He gives compliments about other teams and players too.
    But sometimes his homerism defies logic.

    Not a fan of Craig. Not very easy on the ears.
    Calvin even more so. A GREAT player, but I'd rather listen to Rosie O'Donnell sing karaoke
    over a full game of Calvin doing commentary. Something about his voice grates on me.
    Don't like to see bad things happen to people, but was relieved when he was pulled from the
    air years ago after all of those skeletons came falling out of the closet.
    He has good insights as a player, and don't mind him in a 'spot' role at halftime
     
  5. Swapshop

    Swapshop Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    3,162
    Bill is amazing. "And the crowd wants D." Bill Worrell 2017.
     
  6. BigggReddd

    BigggReddd Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    4,038
    Likes Received:
    4,133
    "OG went O.M.G with that 4 point play"
     
  7. aroundtheblock2

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    1,755

    Are you sure he wasn't saying something like, "it seems like it was just last season that he was with OKC in the playoffs" as sort of way to describe how time has flown by...
     
  8. Mr. Space City

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    30,553
    Likes Received:
    35,480
    in an era where every sports commentator (except jvg) hates harden and the rockets, i welcome bill's homerism.

    it's funny to me when non-rockets fans get our feed and cry about how much of a homer he is lol.
     
    D-rock, Von Rafer and ramotadab like this.
  9. Downtown Sniper

    Downtown Sniper Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    5,307
    He wasn't, it was definitely the way LSSLAMBAM described it.

    I remember thinking as soon as he said it, that definitely isn't right Bill.

    I think Bull at least would realise he's wrong on some occasions but just goes with it.
     
  10. WhoMikeJames

    WhoMikeJames Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    12,690
    Likes Received:
    305
    i listened to the toronto broadcast tonight. man.. so many teams just blow our crew out of the water with actual insightful analysis and statistics on BOTH teams. the toronto guys were very complimentary of harden and the team.

    also bill said kyle went to toronto in free agency.. the fact that he doesn't remember we traded him to toronto for a 1st round pick that we used in the harden trade.. christ
     
    fiersdownbelow and LSSLAMBAM like this.
  11. dischead

    dischead Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    438
    Bill is the best commentator the Rockets have. I couldn't care less about his occasional mistakes. Road games are painful to listen without him.
     
  12. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    25,928
    Likes Received:
    18,395
    last nite due to a crappy laggy LP feed, i had to switch from the rockets broadcast to the knicks one after halftime. and the difference was stark. the knicks feed was professional, balanced, and above all informative. they went into depth about capela's childhood, things i had never heard in several years from our clowns. they discussed CP3's shooting numbers in previous seasons. as well as prince luc's. no silly hollow banter just to fill up the timeslot. meanwhile, in the first half worrell had mentioned that our next 4 games will be at home. i figured he probably meant we were in the middle of a 4-game homestand and not that the next actual 4 games were at home too. still i had to doublecheck. his fuk-ups are starting to get annoying every single game, and together with the clown crew on either side of him, the rockets broadcast is not befitting of a proud franchise and current conference leader such as ours.
     
  13. napalm06

    napalm06 Fertitta-McNair School of Management
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    22,244
    Likes Received:
    20,827
    There might be some other good local commentators, but there are also some far worse than Bill. I've been annoyed by broadcasters so much that I have to mute the TV. Dallas comes to mind, and then maybe Portland? Golden State? It's easy to forget since I see them so infrequently... But it's a huge mixed bag.

    Bill is a legend and I welcome him to stay as long as health permits. I'm quite sure we will all find ways to complain about whomever replaces him.

    One thing that tempers Bill and Bulls homerisn is their goofy nature. They don't take themselves too seriously. For that reason alone I prefer them over a slew of other broadcast crews.
     
  14. rockets13champs

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    8,982
    Likes Received:
    8,434
    Craig is boring at times tho. He sounds like he’s announcing a high school basketball game. If Craig improves his excitement to more of a bill level I’d have more fun hearing his calls
     
    Pen15clubber and Richie_Rich like this.
  15. kingkingston

    kingkingston Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    12,704
    Likes Received:
    6,016
    At least our commentary crew poke jokes at each other
     
  16. kingkingston

    kingkingston Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    12,704
    Likes Received:
    6,016
    Mike Breen is one of the best commentators in the whole comp
     
  17. theDude

    theDude Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    1,199
    Likes Received:
    532
    Man, that is confusing. I have no idea what it means, either. But I'm not sure if I should blame it on Bill or you.
     
    D-rock likes this.
  18. fiersdownbelow

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,896
    Likes Received:
    2,572
    This. I was listening to the Knicks feed too and their commentary was excellent. Like you said, I'd never heard any of that stuff about Capela before. They were totally on point throughout and put our dudes to shame.

    Not saying I hate our homers or that there aren't worse ones out there, but they could be better, much better in fact. Like our shitty crowds during the RS.
     
    pippendagimp and D-rock like this.
  19. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    60,248
    Likes Received:
    49,425
    @pippendagimp

    Yeah, no crew matches up with the Knicks. It’s unfair to compare anyone to them, as I’m sure Breen gets paid the big bucks. Most in his situation would quit doing local broadcasts.
     
    RocketWalta and D-rock like this.
  20. BigggReddd

    BigggReddd Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    4,038
    Likes Received:
    4,133
    Is it just me or have they sounded drunk the past few games? Especially last night. All 3 of them were all over the place
     
    Pen15clubber likes this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now