Max Bretos should be MLS commentator!

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by BayVol, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Niot that his word is gospel by any means, but Jeff Brdaley also gave Dwight Burgess a good compliment in his last MLS.net article i believe.
     
  2. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is he still alive?

    If so, he is gold ... pure gold.
     
  3. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Max Bretos is a maroon.
     
  4. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is at least the second time you've said this and I still don't know what you mean.
     
  5. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    People who don't like Mad Max Bretos need to drink a beer and lighten up.

    I don't want a cheerleader giving me the game nor do I want a David Brinkley type.

    I want some guy who knows what he is talking about and says interesting and sometime funny stuff. If he screws up pronouncing Prekis last name - who cares?

    El Jefes choices ar egood to - but there is room in MLS broadcasts for Mad Max - if he's interested.

    But then again I liked Dennis Miller on MNF so what do I know?
     
  6. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    He went to the University of Chicago?

    Anyway, I'm officially throwing my hat in this ring as of next Sunday night versus the Revs. Should be webcast via the Fire site if you're not in the Aurora, IL area, and hopefully I won't suck.

    Later,
    COZ <-- maroon
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    It's a Warner Bros. cartoon reference. "What a maroon!".

    Max is okay, but he's not a panacea. BigSoccer is full of hatred of current players, coaches, and announcers. The list of un-(or barely)-capped players, possible coaches, and other announcers is always large. There's a never-ending "grass is greener on the other side of the fence" ism here.

    Max is not the next big thing. He's not awful, either. Everyone hated Phil Schoen. Everyone hates Jack and Ty. If Max were hired to do MLS games on ESPN, the Max hatred would kick in.

    I'm unimpressed by folks falling all over themselves to praise "the next big thing."

    Max can be fun. He can also be an ignorant stooge. Anybody remember US vs Tunisia in Birmingham. Oy vey!

    We have yet to find the Vin Scully or Madden/Summerall or Marv Albert of US Soccer broadcasting.
     
  8. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    With or without the drums?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Andy can obviously answer for himself, but I think he is quoting Bugs Bunny, who often said (about Elmer Fudd), "What a maroon." I have always assumed Bugs was deliberately mispronouncing the word "moron."
     
  10. doppelganger

    doppelganger Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    santa cruz, ca
    Re: Re: Max Bretos should be MLS commentator!

    he knows nothing of the MLS, constantly calling players on the ball incorrectly (I am focusing on the Quakes-Galaxy match)....it seems like he simply blurts out a name of a player who plays on the same side that the ball is on....for all we know, he does the same thing when he is calling and Argentian match of Brazilian match and we all have no idea who the players are anyway...

    he bugs.....
     
  11. Tejas

    Tejas Member+

    Jun 3, 2000
    Tejas
    Actually, I enjoy the play-by-play from both Jack and Max. What amazes me is how much flack Jack gets when he is trying to do his job with that mannequin with the voice box sitting next to him. Has the farce that is Ty Keough numbed us all so much that we are resigned to pick on the play by play guy out of frustration? What is unbelievable to me is that Jack, with only a few years of college soccer under his belt, appears to understand and be involved much more in the game than Cardboard Keough. Give Jack a break for a change and put Tommy Smyth in the booth with him for a change.

    However, Andy had it right when he pointed out that you put Max in the booth or whoever, and you are still going to have threads calling for their heads. Throw out any name and you can poke holes in them.
     
  12. feuerfex

    feuerfex Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Somebody needs to do rim-shots after the one-liners, don't they?
     
  13. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    Heh heh. No drums. This is kind of a funny story, though. It stemmed from a conversation I had with the Director of Marketing at the time with the Fire. I was complaining about the PBP guy on our local telecasts, he asked me if I thought I could do better, I said yes, he said "make me a tape."

    So, I did.

    The moral of the story is, if you can do better, prove it. Talk is cheap.

    Also, when someone posts many pictures of you halfway around the world, save them in case the site crashes! Andy, I need to e-mail you about that. And my Korea pics should be up on notabbott.com within a week or so.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  14. joe guy

    joe guy New Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    Portland, OR
    I would like to see someone bring in Martin Tyler, Guy Havord or Peter Brackley one summer to show their cousins how the pros call a game. We Yanks have much to learn in play-calling, and not only soccer, but the entire North American sporting world. Last winter the Montreal hockey sportscasters went on strike and the televised, unannounced games drew a 10% higher rating! To me, that in itself, speaks volumes.
     
  15. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guess none of you didn't notice how many factual errors Max had on Wednesday. He knows more about every other league in the world than he does about the MLS. He'd hafta pay a bit of attention to what's going on here before he'd be able to regularly call an MLS match.
     
  16. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    And Bretos singing "Hat-Trick Hero" after McBride's 3 goals wasn't contrived?

    [James Lipton]Charles Nelson Reilly would be a scrumtrilescent choice for play-by-play. The man is such a shining beacon that he makes Gandhi look like a child pornographer [/James Lipton]
     
  17. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I like Ty. I like Jack. I liked Schoen. I love Max.
    I guess I'm in the minority here.

    What I look for in an announcer above all things is enthusiasm and insight into the game. I can see what's happening on the tube, so I don't need someone to tell me about it.

    The best announcer for insight to me has been Giorgio Chinaglia. Second place goes to Tommy "onion bag" Smith.

    As for enthusiam, no one is better than Mad Max. He may not get everything right, but he's a lot of fun to listen to. Spontaneously creative and an infinite well of energy.

    This whole thing is so subjective. In the ned, we like who we like, and the majority opinion prevails.
     
  18. USRufnex

    USRufnex Red Card

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    Bingo. I get tired of hearing announcers on ABC/ESPN sound like they're descibing a trip to the museum... I want excitement and I get it when Max calls a game. He'd just need to do his MLS homework, that's all...
     
  19. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Actually, I think he'd be less likely to screw up any names. I LOVE his pronounciation.
     
  20. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Good point. When other commentators came to MLS do you all think that they knew all the players and stuff. Unlikely. Study up on MLS Max and I'll surely vote for ya!
     
  21. usbfc

    usbfc New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    New York City
    Don't worry. MLS is going to drop the ball on this issue, too. People have been calling for him for awhile... still nothing. And, he'll be washed up before MLS starts to listen.
     
  22. sanariot

    sanariot Member

    Nov 19, 2001
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I say we bump Veronica up to Pbp.
     
  23. soccer2002

    soccer2002 New Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Good "A-League" Announcers

    surfing the web on tuesday night, i heard the Rochester-NE Revs exhibition game. the rhino broadcasters were excellent. i think it was don stevenson and joe julino. has anybody heard them??? mls should give them a shot.
     
  24. soccer2002

    soccer2002 New Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Good "A-League" Broadcasters....

    surfing the web on tuesday night, i heard the Rochester-NE Revs exhibition game. the rhino broadcasters were excellent. i think it was don stevenson and joe julino. has anybody heard them??? mls should give them a shot.
     

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