I'd just like to point out that Joe Theismann and John Riggins are 61. And they are always the first names mentioned when the discussion turns to replacing Sonny and Sam. The First Gibbs Era was a long, long, long time ago. Hiring those guys as broadcasters would mean more senior moments in a few years.
Is there no one who was on the team in the last 15 years that could qualify for the job? How about Phillip Daniels moving to the broadcast booth in a year or two? He might be pretty good at it.
Also, there is no law that says you need a three-man booth. I find the three man booth somewhat distracting in radio anyway since the play by play man has to do so much more.
Larry Michael and Phillip Daniels for 2012? Put Fred Smoot on the sidelines.
They need a 100% new radio booth that is only 2 guys. 3 is just too many. Find a play by play guy that can speak intelligently on what's happening with maybe a few general comments to get the color guy rolling.
Doesn't need to be an ex-player. But if they insist on that, then it doesn't need to be a HOFer. Just an ex-Skin who understands play calling and can explain how a play just happened based on assignments and certain packages.
I'd be fine with a Phillip Daniels. But they would need to pair him with somebody much better than Larry (who's below average IMO).
Smoot on the sidelines would be funny.
Last edited by Buford; January-3rd-2011 at 09:29 PM.
If Sonny and Sam decide to mail it in. I think Joe Theismann is pretty much a lock to take over, they may pair him with Doc Walker or Jon Riggins if they want a 3 man crew.
You folks honestly think Riggins would be a candidate for the job? The man who said Snyder (who would be his boss as an official member of the Redskins broadcast team) had a 'dark heart'. I think JT is a serious candidate, but they need to look younger if they want a long term team like we have had with Sonny and Sam.
DG wouldn't be too bad, young enough, beloved enough. I really can't think of anyone on the offensive side outside of JT though.
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When I had Sirius, my favorite color commentator was Ron Wolfley from the Cardinals. Nothing he says makes any sense, but he says it like a Pro Wrestler from the 1970s. He's awesome.
I love the idea of Smoot as a sideline reporter. I think he would be a bit much for a whole game, but I think it would be endlessly entertaining to give him one minute twice a quarter to say whatever the hell was on his mind - someone's ugly shoes, what the cheerleaders are wearing, how the team meal was, who is doing the best trash talking, etc.
With Sam and Sonny being a combined 314 years old and Larry Michael shilling Papa Johns every two seconds, the Skins' broadcast has lost its sense of fun.
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Jeff Bostic used to do a great job commentating preseason games. Doc would also be a great one. I still like Sonny and I think if he had a sharp partner, he would step it up a notch.
I agree with most, as many memories many of us have and as much as we love Sam, it is time to hang up the mic. I still love hearing Sonny, but as has been pointed out, it is not really hard-hitting broadcasting. I honestly would still like Sonny to be on the air, but replacing Sam with someone younger. Maybe Harvey, maybe someone like Charles Mann.
You guys are all full of ****, everyone knows Albert Connell still plays for the Redskins. Hell, that was a great catch he made there the other week.
Anybody hear anthing about our radio booth? I guess it is business as usual correct?
I have always felt that the insistence of keeping the group together is a direct reflection of how poorly managed this team is/was. It is a real shame. I also grew up turning off the TV and putting on Sonny/Sam/Frank, but jesus, enough is enough.
I almost feel lke keeping the group together, espcially Sam (god bless'em and I mean no disrespect) is an insult to my intelligence.
Snyder, to a fault, is being way too loyal.
Last edited by gortiz; March-19th-2012 at 03:34 PM.
I haven't been able to tolerate listening to the game on the radio for years now. It's an insult to my intelligence and these guys should have been forced into retirement long ago. Replace Sonny and Sam with Doc Walker already. It would be to nice actually have the color guys add something for once.
Sam needs to go. I'm honestly afraid he's going to die during a radio broadcast. He has no idea what's going on during the game and he's 77. Great commentator, but to old now. Sorry Sam.
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