Blog Entry

Someone Fire Billy Packer

Posted on: April 7, 2008 8:14 am

I have been looking forward to this blog since Saturday night, but wish I had written it a couple weeks ago.  CBS's own Billy Packer is the worst college basketball announcer/analyst in the history of college basketball broadcasting.  The man is a complete and utter moron.  Every year the NCAA tournament comes around I get excited because it is the most exciting time of the year, the brackets get filled out and friendly wagers are made.  Then all of a sudden I realize that it isn't as great as it could be because CBS carries the tournament.  When will the contract expire and have ABC outbid CBS so that I can watch the game that I want since ABC has the ESPN networks at their disposal?  Yes, I know I can watch every game online.  I sure am glad I have a 52" laptop monitor just like my television.  Oh wait they don't make those? 

But not watching my favorite ACC teams play is not my biggest disapointment.  Billy Packer get's to call every marquee matchup.  When was the last time that fossil said something intelligent? Last week he said in an interview that the four coaches in this years Final Four are the best group to have ever assembled there.  Look back at the Final Fours of this decade, and I challenge you to not find at least 2 years where the coaches were far superior to this years group.  Aside from Roy Williams nobody has ever won a champioship (until this year).  Billy you have been calling the Final Four for 30 years (and torturing us with your stupidity along the way), please think before you say something and make yourself look less intelligent than we already knew that you were.

That brings me to the UNC vs Kansas game on Saturday.  With over 7 minutes left in the FIRST HALF Billy makes the observation that the game is over.  Sure UNC was down 28 points, but anybody with an ounce of basketball acumen knows that UNC is a streaky team and could erase that margin with the time left in the game.  And oh what do you know they got it down to 4 before they went cold again.  Even though they didn't come back and win, clearly the game was not over.  I knew it was over when the game was at 4 points and Billy told his enabler (Jim Nantz) that he didn't think that UNC was going to run out of steam.  Since there is no way that Billy can be right about anything that he ever says, UNC faltered and seemed to run our of steam.  So thank you Billy, thank you for announcing the championship game because it gives me another reason not to watch two teams I care nothing about.  Thank you for ruining every game I have ever watched that you have ad the pleasuer of a front row seat and a microphone.  Thank you for finally announcing that you are going to retire...oh wait that is just what I dreamed about last night.  Thanks for nothing Billy.  CBS please grow a set and realize you are employing someone that has no business doing the job that he is employed to do and fire the man.


Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2010 11:20 am

Someone Fire Clark Kellogg

What a disturbance during a great game to have Kellogg's biased commentary in the middle of poor officiating.  Get rid of this guy!

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2008 2:23 pm

Someone Fire Billy Packer

Somebody at CBS finally used their brain and listened to the 99% of us that couldn't stand him.  Thank goodness.

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2008 1:43 pm

Someone Fire Billy Packer

That is great.  Had I not boycotted the championship game, due to the fact that Billy was calling it, I definetely would have thrown that in there.  I am surprised that I didn't hear that comment come up on any of the sports talk shows I listen to.  Thanks for letting me know about it.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: April 10, 2008 11:03 pm

Someone Fire Billy Packer

Great write up.  I'm sort of surprised you left out his comment I've nominated for "dumbest comment of the year award" when he mentioned in the championship game, I believe it was right before the OT..."Kansas knows how to play big games in overtime.  Remember they were in that triple OT against 1957."


There isn't a single player or coach, or probably even athletics personal that is still at Kansas that would've been at that game.  Yet somehow Packer thought it relevant to mention that one game over 50 years meant that KU was built for playing in OT games this year.
And of course we know Packer; he thought it was such an intelligent observation that he continued to harp on it for several minutes.

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