Jack & Ty Do Abbott & Costello

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by Cascarino's Pizzeria, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    J: "Who's participating in his first full international today."

    T: "I don't know. Who's participating in his first full international today?"

    J: "Exactly. That's what I've been trying to tell you!"

    T: "Who?"

    J: "Right. By the way - I don't know is in goal today."
  2. jackistheman

    jackistheman New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    What on earth are you talking about? Is Jack's wit and insight too much for you to take? Or is your life so pathetic that you must take time out of your day to lambast the job performance of a good, decent human being, who at least has the self-respect, not to mention the civilized manners, not to mock the vocational skills of a fellow human being?
  3. copaantl98

    copaantl98 Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Once again, I would like to say, Jack and Ty rule.
  4. jackistheman

    jackistheman New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Amen, my brother. Amen.
  5. copaantl98

    copaantl98 Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    I think you might be the first and only one to agree with me on that.
  6. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    Jackistheman..um its called the "Who's on first" routine that A&C did decades ago..you never heard it?
  7. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Classic stuff.

    Who is on first (real player needed)
  8. jackistheman

    jackistheman New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    I have no time for a sense of humor, as my mission in life, to which I devote all of my time and energy, is to defend Jack Edwards from the libelous emitions that spew forth from the foaming mouths of the pathetic mass that lack the integrity to affect positive change and instead choose to sit on their overpriced leather easychairs, open up their bottle of Zima, take a sip, and speak harshly about an honest, decent man who never did anyone any harm.
  9. GoFireGo

    GoFireGo New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    you really climbed the ladder with that statement, mine eyes have seen the glory!
  10. copaantl98

    copaantl98 Member

    Apr 9, 2002
  11. Warren Van Orden

    Feb 29, 2000
    Richmond CA
    Is it not the case that when one chooses to step across the line from being a relatively unknown citizen to being a public figure or celebrity of some sort, that the rules of the game change greatly.

    Do you object to posts where the vocational skills of a professional athlete are mocked, or movie stars, or politicians. When people mock the behavior of, say, Mike Tyson, is that pathetic?

    (I am sure Jack is a decent person, unlike Mike Tyson. But they both are "fellow human beings" as you put it)

    Is the word 'mock' key to your post? Do you have any problem when, rather than being silly, a poster goes into specific details regarding what they believe are shortcomings in how Jack does his job?

    Or do you think Jack is particularly good? If that is the case, perhaps you could spend the time spelling out in serious terms what it is about him that particularly appeals to you, within the universe of Soccer announcers you have listened to before.
  12. dcaddick

    dcaddick New Member

    Jul 10, 2001
    On the Bandwagon
    BY Golly. Ijistthink that Jack be not so good with the soccer talk during games, that's all.
  13. Richth76

    Richth76 New Member

    Jul 22, 1999
    Washington, D.C.
    Although everyone on here complains about the two. My mother, who knows very little about soccer, said she "enjoyed" watching the All-star game becuase of the commentators. (This should not be an opening to make fun of my poor old mother.) Of course to her nothing compares to Joe Morgan.

  14. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like Jack and his enthusiasm, but his use of language and his unending chatter are horrible. And every good move is the best he has ever seen.
  15. jackistheman

    jackistheman New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Only a member of the pathetic mass would hide behind such a cowardly excuse to lambaste a decent human being. Incidentally, I believe this is the first time on bigsoccer that Jack Edwards has been referred to as a "celebrity." Be still my heart.

    My mission is to defend Jack Edwards from the harsh invective launched at him as a sadistic means of healing the inner wounds of self-deficiency of the pathetic mass. My mission is not to defend professional athletes, movie stars, or politicians in such circumstances. And comparing Mike Tyson, a convicted felon, to Jack Edwards, a decent human being, is pathetic.

    At no point did I write the words "fellow human beings." The concept of constructive criticism is not one of constructing facts to create unwarranted criticism.

    If said poster were constructive, and, dare I say it, moderately original, in his criticism, I would certainly approach the issue with an open mind. However, such posts occur with a regularity similar to that of the changing of the Pope, so I am not holding my breath.

    An unscientific study indicates that most bigsoccer posters yearn for an announcer in the Martin Tyler mold (namely, British) who will launch into poetry readings at every turn and touch on the ball. If I want flowery description and vivid imagery, I'll read Hawthorne. If I want to watch a soccer game and hear the play-by-play announcer call the game in a vernacular prose that does not make me feel that I am at a Greenwich Village Starbucks during open mic night, I'll listen to Jack Edwards call the MLS match I watch every Saturday at 4:00 on ESPN2.
  16. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome to Bigsoccer, Jack. We were wondering when you'd show up.
  17. copaantl98

    copaantl98 Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    I will always want to hear Jack and Ty. As if I wasn't prouder already rooting for the US, they make me feel ten times prouder. They are not afraid to say anything. When Cobi was trapped in the corner by two defenders during the All-Star game, Ty said something like that had the two defenders been Mexican, Cobi would have been knocked to the turf. That was hilarious and true. Last year, during a Metrostars and Galaxy game, Jack came straight out and said American football was boring because it stopped too much. "Mine eyes have seen the glory" and "The Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave are headed to the quarterfinals", was gold. It was a great call. No, it was not rehearsed. It was pure emotion and passion. Had Pablo Ramirez on Univision said that instead, I bet everyone would be complimenting on what a great call that was and what passion and emotion he showed. But because it's Jack, people are saying it's rehearsed. This is being completely biased towards Jack. The calls by the Spanish announcers after a goal is great. But for once, I would actually like to hear the crowd noise after an exciting goal. With Jack and Ty, I can actually hear the crowd noise after a goal. Plus, don't even begin with me on having European commentators. They don't show any emotion. Look at Mike Hill. Listening to Mike Hill is like watching golf. He shows no emotion on any goals. Also, I don't get why people make fun of it when Jack said that Ajax is the New York Yankees of Dutch soccer. Well how else is he suppose to explain the difference between a club and country for those who are unfamiliar with it? People ask me all the time about the difference of club and country. Also, "full international" is the correct term to use. Youth and Olympic games don't count as caps. So Jack is using the right term. These two are the right commentators.
  18. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Jack means well but he is as CORNY as they come. He didn't rehearse the "my eyes have seen the glory" line?? Come on! He wrote that one a couple of years ago while taking a dump. I'm sure he ran out of the bathroom with his pants around his ankles telling his wife - "I did it, I finally did it!"

    The Al Michaels call during the '80 olympics was genuine. I find it hard to believe that Jack has many original thoughts - at least where announcing soccer is concerned.
  19. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
  20. fork q

    fork q New Member

    Apr 10, 2001
    Silverdale WA.
    Well good for you. It's nice to see that you have a hobby; ahimm ahimm anyways moving along.

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