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Bill Walton needs his own thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by NBDefektor, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    Whatever your opinion of him, can we all agree he did make the game much more entertaining? I couldn't decide if he just had a "don't give a ****" attitude toward everything he said in the first half or if he was just high for the entire game. Either way, a lot of the time I couldn't stop laughing at the sheer ridiculousness of it all. Way to go Bill!
     
  2. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    His line at the end about where the buffalo roam on the farm was classic Walton
     
  3. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    He was worthless and made the game almost unwatchable.
     
  4. BuffLife

    BuffLife New Member

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    He sounded drunk
     
  5. neil29fp

    neil29fp Club Member Club Member

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    Bill Walton is awesome. He knows so much about the game of basketball and actually provides unique commentary. It is a trip to listen to him.
     
  6. COTransplant

    COTransplant Club Member Club Member

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    I had to mute it. That **** was unbearable. He used every single thing he saw in the game as a segue to ramble on about his playing days, and recite where every single one of his playing buddies went to school. I think Dave Pasch was about to lose it :rofl:
     
  7. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    "At first Stanford was the Indians, but they decided that wasn't cool enough. So they became the Cardinals."
     
  8. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I liked how the play-by-play guy asked, "Have you been listening to 'Sugar Magnolia' backwards again?"
     
  9. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    His response to the effect of something like "It's better forwards" was good too.
     
  10. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    I'm usually a bundle of nerves during road games, but Walton had me rolling in the aisles to the point that I was finally able to enjoy a road game from start to finish. I probably wouldn't want him doing every CU game, but it was a welcome change of pace.
     
  11. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    I understand why some people absolutely hate him, but I love the guy. Makes me laugh and I love the energy he brings.
     
  12. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    He's a funny guy. I love when he starts his " make a shot" rant.
     
  13. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This. I love him. Always have. He was worth the price of NBA League Pass back in the early 2000s when he was calling Clippers games. Not sure I'd enjoy him calling all of CU's games, but I love him when the Buffs aren't involved.
     
  14. NBDefektor

    NBDefektor Well-Known Member

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    Im the same. His take on boulder, Eugene, Berkeley, etc. was hilarious. And his references to old-time greats reminded me of just grabbing a beer with someone who simply loves the game and cherishes its history. He knows how he sounds and I think he's just having fun. Can't wait for his next telecast for us next year!
     
  15. eggers

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    Can we start calling XJ "Carbon Nano Tube" now?
     
  16. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    Best exchange (paraphrased):

    Walton: "Stanford raised $1 billion in one year. It's awesome for their alumni to contribute."

    other guy: "Did you contribute, you went to the law school here."

    Walton: "Unfortunately no, but I wish I had, that would've been awesome!"

    :wtf:
     
  17. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    My favorite is probably, " that was the greatest pass in the history of western civilization." I about died when he said that, that was back in the Nba on NBC days.
     
  18. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    I enjoyed him for the most part, but he did lose me for a bit when when he said Andre Roberson cant be the best defender in the league because the Buffs were in sixth place. "How can you be the best at anything when you are in sixth place? Im a believer that the best players are on the best teams." I know stuff like that just comes with listening to Bill Walton, but I took offense to that one.
     
  19. neil29fp

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    That was in response to the quote from Tad Boyle saying Dre was the best defender in the nation.
     
  20. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    I love him. I don't agree with him on everything, but he is so damn entertaining. My dad on the other hand hates him. I'm not really sure why. Different strokes I guess.
     
  21. whatthebuff

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    I love him too and I'm disappointed this was his first and probably only Buff game. I hope he comes to Boulder soon.
     
  22. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I'm sure he shares that sentiment.
     
  23. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Just look for a big bus with smoke coming out the back window!
     
  24. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I think he just said "they decided that wasn't cool", as in it was wrong to have an Indian as a mascot.

    I really came away with the feeling that about all he really knew about CU was that the mascot was a buffalo and that Scott Wedman had played there....
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Bill Walton is very insightful
     
  27. SCB

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    He dropped to much acid at dead shows.
     
  28. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    And the 7th or 8th best tourist place in the US is Carhenge!

    Loved his explanation of Where the Buffalo Roam vs the Tree.

    He and the excitement of the game kept me awake past my bedtime!
     
  29. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    So people would rather have Ernie Kent announcing games?
     
  30. BuffHerd

    BuffHerd Club Member Club Member

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    I agree, constant dribble from his mouth, but I loved this Bill Walton quote last night.

    "That is a MAN's play, and in this game, men are made in the paint! Buffaloes - Home on the Range...."
    Bill Walton commentary on Spencer Dinwiddie's dunk on Josh Huestis @ Stanford. Feb. 27, 2013
     

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