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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2016 10:31 pm
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Schiavone became the face and voice of a dying brand and he never could get that stench off of him.  Part of it was beyond his control, part of it was obviously his fault.  He admits he got lazy, and that certainly showed.  The hype and enthusiasm over silly stuff can actually be endearing, like how Don West is remembered fondly by some because he was usually sincere, but Tony came across as particularly disingenuous and even bored as he was over-hyping.  A really bad combo.  And although his job was to hype, I'm sure he personally made the choice to say "The greatest night in the history of our industry" on a routine basis.  He could've used different verbiage, especially after becoming a punchline.

But I enjoyed his work when he was the "serious" analyst standing next to the buffoon which was David Crockett.  That seems like another lifetime ago.

Last edited on Tue Aug 9th, 2016 10:32 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.