Who is the Crisler Arena PA announcer?

Submitted by UMxWolverines on January 17th, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Who is the Crisler Arena PA announcer? They should definitely have him announce football games too! I love how excited he gets!

Comments

Sgt. Wolverine

January 17th, 2010 at 3:55 PM ^

I'm not a fan of partisan announcers who try to create a home atmosphere. The announcer should be purely informational, and the crowd should be able to provide the atmosphere on its own.

BeileinBuddy

January 17th, 2010 at 5:22 PM ^

I would love to see Mason get a one-game announcing stint at Crisler and all the wacky nicknames he'd make up for the starters.

"The small forward out of DEEETROIT, wearing the MAIZE AND BLUE NUMBAH THREEEEE, MAN-NYYYY freaky deaky FRESHHHHHH HAR-RISSSSSS!!"

and let's not forget "MICH-I-GAN BAS-KET-BALL!!"

loosekanen

January 17th, 2010 at 4:01 PM ^

Count me amongst those who find him beyond annoying. It falls in line with the false excitement of a turnover being brought to you by BELLE TIRE. Gross.

I know Carl Grapentine at one time did a classical radio show in... Illinois I think it was. I wouldn't be against throwing some money at him to move him to MI to do the basketball PA as well as the football PA. He's like butter.

MaizeNBlue

January 17th, 2010 at 4:41 PM ^

He's not THAT bad. I mean, sure there are some lame parts to his, you know, performance, but in general Michigan b-ball could do a whole lot worse.

Anyone else notice he changed the emphasis on Manny Harris to Manny now? (he dragged out the Harris before, I just thought the change was interesting)

Either way, thank goodness we're moaning about this and not a LOSS.

BlindRef

January 17th, 2010 at 4:55 PM ^

The new hockey guy is too Specs Howard for my taste too. It seems like only a matter of time before "Its a beautiful day for some foooootttballl" at Michigan Stadium as well.

Talpostal

January 17th, 2010 at 5:18 PM ^

As was previously said, his name is Bob and he's a really friendly guy. I agree that he's far cry from PA announcers like Budd Lynch, but I'm still ok with his announcing style.

BrayBray1

January 17th, 2010 at 5:26 PM ^

When the team is playing as bad as it WAS, you have to try and do something to get the crowd into it. The dude is just being a team player. Besides, it's basketball.