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Old 03-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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Default ISU article about Chris Rongey

http://stories.illinoisstate.edu/mag...ox-radio-host/
Very interesting read, especially if you like broadcasting stories.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:30 PM
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All I am going to say is that I am not a fan of his work.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:41 PM
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Im no expert on this but if he wants to be a play by play announcer shouldnt he be doing some play by play to hone his skills? Like getting a minor league gig somewhere.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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Didn't Dave Wills go from that gig to Tampa Bay PBP?
Maybe Wills had a different background - I just remember him being the pregame host (and a damn good one).
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:05 PM
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Didn't Dave Wills go from that gig to Tampa Bay PBP?
Maybe Wills had a different background - I just remember him being the pregame host (and a damn good one).
I believe he did the kane county cougars.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:31 PM
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All I am going to say is that I am not a fan of his work.
+1. He has become a tough listen, in my opinion.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:44 PM
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+1. He has become a tough listen, in my opinion.
I just don't think he gets his fanbase. While I like Boers and Bernstein and I get the act of putting the meatballs down, Rongey sucks at it. Mostly because his domain is not the B & B show, and we he just tries to get all cavalier with the fans, it is the wrong place to do so.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:53 PM
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I just don't think he gets his fanbase. While I like Boers and Bernstein and I get the act of putting the meatballs down, Rongey sucks at it. Mostly because his domain is not the B & B show, and we he just tries to get all cavalier with the fans, it is the wrong place to do so.
Which is why the following quote is so absurd and false that it made me cringe:

“The best thing about Chris’ style: He is not quick on the trigger on anything,” Lamonica said. “He will let callers talk.”
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:14 PM
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I just don't think he gets his fanbase. While I like Boers and Bernstein and I get the act of putting the meatballs down, Rongey sucks at it. Mostly because his domain is not the B & B show, and we he just tries to get all cavalier with the fans, it is the wrong place to do so.
Also, he always takes this position of not being over-reactionary toward player and coach performance which in and of itself is good. However, he seems to use that as an excuse to avoid coming down on players or fairly considering the opinions expressed by critical callers.

Yes, sometimes callers bitch about stupid things, but other times callers' critiques have some wisdom -- they are noticing and criticizing patterned and chronic issues. I think his main flaw is that he has trouble differentiated between these two types of calls. He treats almost all complaining callers like their idiots, but many are not.

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:02 PM
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He does a pretty good job at what he does with the callers IMO. I could see him and Wills someday being the 2 guys in the booth.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:53 AM
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Yes, sometimes callers bitch about stupid things, but other times callers' critiques have some wisdom -- they are noticing and criticizing patterned and chronic issues. I think his main flaw is that he has trouble differentiated between these two types of calls. He treats almost all complaining callers like their idiots, but many are not.
Exactly. It's never a good hearing a knowledgeable fan cut off by an unknowledgeable host.

It would be nice to have a host befitting a Major League Baseball team in a major market. Thank goodness we have Chuck Garfien on TV. Garfien is great.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:17 PM
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I just don't think he gets his fanbase. While I like Boers and Bernstein and I get the act of putting the meatballs down, Rongey sucks at it. Mostly because his domain is not the B & B show, and we he just tries to get all cavalier with the fans, it is the wrong place to do so.
I ask this in all seriousness: Chris Rongey has a fan base?
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