8th ave wrote:32 wrote:8th ave wrote:32 wrote:8th ave wrote:That's interesting cuz I noticed that there was a new guy on the road with JB a few games back. I know that Tim Roye took over road games for a little while, but I don't even know who the new guy is.
Anywho, Fitz was in Houston yesterday so I assume he'll be calling today's game too. Here's one thing about our broadcasters though: they are not biased. If they think the refs called a bad charge, they'll say so even if it was in the Warriors favor. JB is really insightful as well.
Bob Fitzgerald is the Warriors' play-by-play guy. He's REALLY good, despite local fans griping about homerism - take a listen to League Pass sometime and compare Bob's homer tendencies against San Antonio, the Clippers, the Heat... It's really quite tame, compared to these actual homers. Bob was the play-by-play man of the USA 2012 Olympic basketball team, so clearly he's got a great reputation.
The "other guy" was Glen Kuiper, who was called in as an emergency sub during Bob's family related absences. He's the A's play-by-play guy and he only has a job because his brother is an Emmy-award winning commentator for the Giants.
Fitz will be the voice of the Warriors for a LONG time. I see Jim having 5 more years, tops.
What!? Don't say that, man. I love JB. What makes you say that though? Just a guess or do you know something?
Just a guess, really. Jim is going on 69 and this season marks a quarter century he's provided color commentary for the Warriors.
You gotta believe these try-outs Tom Tolbert has been conducting with Roye on the radio side are in anticipation of Jim's fairwell tour. Barnett's also been on one-year contracts the past 5 seasons, making his departure seem like its gonna be any day now.
OhHH YEEaHHH. I remember now. I recall 2 (or more) seasons ago that Fitz got a 5-year deal or some **** and JB was only getting a year. I didn't get why that was happening but now it makes more sense. But fuk, man, that's gonna suck. I seriously will go to a Warriors game just to big him farewell. I really like him.
So Tim Roye is the leading candidate to replace JB?
Tom Tolbert is, from what I understand.
Roye will be doing radio til he's cold and gone, with that face.