Cap Allen Hopkins!

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by BenfromUSA, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. BenfromUSA

    BenfromUSA Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...for play by play of the US matches.

    Did anyone else think he did a pretty good job doing the superliga final last night?

    He doesn't have the smoothest voice, but the guy keeps it simple and concentrates on the game. He banters about a little with the commentator but that's a good thing because it's always centered around the action not cute anecdotes. He knows when to get excited... unlike dave o'brien... while not having an orgasm like rob stone.
     
  2. Abebe

    Abebe Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He is good whenever I have heard him, professional and knowledgable.
     
  3. HighburyForever

    HighburyForever Red Card

    Oct 15, 2006
    Wooloomooloo, New South Wales
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    ESPN's best play-by-play commentators are Derrick Rae and JP Dellacamara. No one else even comes close. Hopkins is decent but I wouldn't say he's great or anything.

    I don't understand why ESPN won't get Rae to do MLS games. The MLS season doesn't coincide with Champions League so there's no conflict.
     
  4. BenfromUSA

    BenfromUSA Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I'd prefer them. But if it was american only I'd hafto go with hopkins or JP.
     
  5. Abebe

    Abebe Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopkins + JP would be a nice combo. Wynalda is great.
     
  6. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    rae is the best, he has a great voice, and doesnt go off track.
     
  7. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    JP Dellacamera is good.

    But I think we just need to get Martin Tyler to come over from England. That man is teriffic.
     
  8. Abebe

    Abebe Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have heard of Martin Tyler in passing. I will have to pay attention who is broadcasting EPL games.
     
  9. HighburyForever

    HighburyForever Red Card

    Oct 15, 2006
    Wooloomooloo, New South Wales
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
    I think the main point was that ESPN already has great soccer commentators. They just don't know what to do with them....like hiring a baseball guy to be the lead commentator for the World Cup. :rolleyes:
     
  10. nicamex1935

    nicamex1935 Member+

    Jul 10, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I don't like Wynalda too much...
     
  11. Beazley17

    Beazley17 Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    South Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I say Bring Back Jack! For 2010, he is so great, especially the 2002 world cup, but maybe people think we would of almost loved any announcer doing the games since we got all the way to the quarters? Maybe not but Bring Back Jack!
     
  12. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    hopkins for forward!!
     
  13. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    Who is Jack
     
  14. Beazley17

    Beazley17 Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    South Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    You might recall him from the 2002 world cup and him saying

    "There throbbing Portugal" Jack Edwards!
     
  15. BenfromUSA

    BenfromUSA Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bring back ty keogh and that would cause some real hav-ock.
     
  16. Beazley17

    Beazley17 Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    South Florida
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Why? They were actually good, enthusiastic, and stayed on the topic. They know what they are talking about unlike DOB and Balboa. :mad:
     
  17. rpi-fan

    rpi-fan New Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Troy, NY
    ESPN needs to "climb the ladder" and get Ty back in the fold.
     
  18. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    haha, that Line is BURNED IN MY MEMORY. The line made very little sense ("throbbing Portugal?"), but I still think Jack Edwards is one of the best PBP commentators ESPN has had. He was a bit of a homer (calling Friedel the best or 2nd best keeper in the world), but he stayed on topic & he was enthusiastic.
     
  19. WALDO

    WALDO Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    BURBANK
    A bit of a homer is an understatement, don't you think?
     
  20. WALDO

    WALDO Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    BURBANK
    I heard John Madden wants the analysist job for soccer. He also said his favorite player is Gooch. He also has listed the All-Madden US Soccer Team.

    Here's the list!

    GK-Thornton
    DF-Gooch
    DF-DeMerit
    DF-Conrad
    DF-Favre
    MF-Mastroeni
    MF-Marsh
    MF-Mathis
    MF-Favre
    F-Jaqua
    F-Cooper
     
  21. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    C'mon, there is no way you can call Jack's support for Brad homer-ish for one reason.
    I very much doubt that Jack is a Martian. :)
     
  22. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Edge.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    I believe the exact line was "throbbiling." either way it certainly wasn't english.
     
  23. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Noone really knows for sure what he said. Has Jack come out and explained himself?
     
  24. JediMindTricks

    Jun 20, 2006
    Houston
    i'd like to see allen hopkins get more shine than his usual sideling reporting. he seems knowledgable of the sport and sounds like he actually enjoys soccer.
     
  25. WALDO

    WALDO Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    BURBANK
    Get out of fantasyland and come back down to earth. But your right, Jack's not a homer, because I doubt he's from England.
     

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