Matt Lepay's 10 annoying phrases to avoid

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#1 Post by radiodj2 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:22 am

I wonder if the only reason these "cliches" bother broadcasters is because we are broadcasters. Perhaps the average fan doesn't notice or care. I wonder if most only wait to hear "Score!" and the rest is just chatter.

But, sometimes these "catch phrases" can help. For 9 years now, my broadcast partner and I have developed several zingers that we're known by:

During a football game, the pass was "too far tall." And this past season a hockey player took a pass and "on a crooked puck -- score!"

One that comes to mind is this year's ACHA hockey playoffs when a defenceman was trying to get out of his own zone and I said: "Here comes Ellis, he's met by Francis, Ellis is not afraid of Francis."
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#2 Post by radiorat » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:23 pm

Yeah the average fan doesn't know or care.

I'm in my fourth year of high school football play-by-play (yes maybe you could say I'm a "young broadcaster" (that was a joke based on this list, for all who might not catch it)

back to my point. My spotter this year is a "football fan", former player. After every game I usually sit down and think my way through the nights broadcast and often I say "man I can't believe I said that" or "I screwed up that play" and my spotter who is less than a foot from me all night doesn't even notice those screw ups or cliches.

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