Purdue Announcers: Larrivee, Martin, Thompson (BTN)

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on November 4th, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Charissa Thompson

(Via AwfulAnnouncing)

Not really a surprise as they tend to get the BTN noon game.

I'll throw it out there that previous Larrivee/Martin broadcasts have drawn more ire from our fans than Ward/Bentley. I'm one to say that I'd rather have Pam Ward. Now that is a statement.



November 4th, 2009 at 11:15 AM ^

has got to start aging a little-retire for god sake. He was seriously like in the middle of his career when he called Jimmy King's gamewinning heroics against Iowa in 1994. (That ball clearly went off Fife - but we'll take it Ref) Has been calling Bulls games since 1987 I believe.


November 4th, 2009 at 11:10 AM ^

Thank goodness someone told me I could have their extra ticket this week.

On a side note, Michigan has never lost when I was in attendance. However, the list of teams I've seen are: Rice, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Ball State, and Miami(OH). So take that with a grain of salt.


November 4th, 2009 at 11:14 AM ^

Sure, it is annoying if they are bad, and I definitely appreciate a well-called game.

But on the whole, I'm so focused on the game that I don't really hear a lot of what the announcers are saying anyway. More frustrating to me is bad video editing/production, when you miss parts of plays or they show crappy interest pieces / shots instead of interesting replays.


November 4th, 2009 at 11:17 AM ^

Two words for you: Charissa Thompson

Even though I will be in attendance, you could give me 3 hours of Larrivee if it meant a combined 3 minutes of Charissa Thompson. I'd take that every time.


November 4th, 2009 at 11:48 AM ^

Chris Martin attempting to set the record for the number of times he can say the word "football" during a football broadcast.

Normal human being: "on defense"
Chris Martin: "on the defensive side of the FOOTBALL"
he tries to insert the word "football" any place he possisbly can. Good analyst, knows his stuff, but a terribly annoying speech pattern, IME

This is almost as annoying as Larivee's ability to pronounce names (second only to Pam Ward)

But, I agree with you, MH20, there is that silver lining...


November 4th, 2009 at 12:04 PM ^

As much as I would love to join watching the BTN broadcast, I'll be in the Big House infiltrating the Purdue section. Enjoy these asshats as they comment on not switching back to the play in time!


November 4th, 2009 at 12:25 PM ^

if michigan is winning, i am all "amen, brother!" and "hmm, a freshman walk-on, interesting" and "good point, pam"

if michigan is losing, i am all "obvious. shut up" and "who cares about east saint louis? shut up!" and "duh - just shut up"