In my opinion the Bobcats really need a more "professional" sounding PA announcer. This is the NBA!! There is no place in the NBA for a over the top circus "act". This is the kind of PA announcing you hear at arena football, indoor lacrosse, and indoor soccer games. The PA announcer should have enthusiasm in his voice but this "act" is way over the top. He actually has a good voice and would be a good PA announcer. I'm not sure if it's the Bobcats that require this act or if its just this guys style, but there is no place for that at an NBA game. It really makes it feel like a minor league event. Could you imagine going to an MLB, NFL, or even college basketball game and hearing this style of PA announcing?
our announcers should try to be more like the guys from major leauge when the team sucks at least that would go with the the mostly empty arena
is there anything good about our team?
i'll tell you one thing...at least our players are not controversial or bring a bad rep to the franchise (other than the fact that we are not winning)..
but...jesus, the PA sucks, the uniforms suck, the team sucks, LB sucks...
I enjoy it because its so bad >.>
I really don't like the PA guy. It's the NBA. Every team without a rabid fan base, basically everyone except for NY, Chicago, Lakers and the Warriors, has this showmanship thing. I have only been to the Bobcat's home games but you watch a game on tv and not only do they play the sound effects the announcers do the chant for the fans like "hey dummies, you're not saying it so i'll help you out"
I think it started with that guy in Detroit, who is obnoxious. It was cool because it was different that Championship season but man it's annoying. Simplify things for us. Easy on the sound, easy on the t-shirts (although i haven't gotten a t-shirt yet this year and i had 5 by this point last year), easy on having dancers, cheerleaders, a drum line, air rufus, regular rufus, tone, caroline, the guy in the blue and orange wig, last year they paid those fat guys to walk around and not really cheer. It's just too much. I do want entertainment value but good easy entertainment, not too much and too loud.
Back to the announcer, he tries way too hard. also, after a bad run of plays, don't throw out tshirts. It's like doing the wave at a football game when your team is on offense. The intros are weak, don't know if it's him or the way they are done this year. don't lead chants, don't make jokes. Not to sound like an old man, but could we turn it down a notch as well? it's more noticable when it's off if you have it cranked up during time outs. simple, wholesome, add to the excitement don't manufacture it.
LOL!!! One of my favs happened just this season at the Nuggets game, where, after a timeout and the players are getting ready to take the court out of the huddle, the guy yells for the crowd to "stand up and make some noise for your Charlotte Bobcats", which some fans did to their credit, only for the players to line up for Chauncey Billups' free throws that were coming since he was fouled before the timeout. That was comic gold!!!
The guy definitely has to go....or at least the histrionics. I went to a Wiz game when it was still called the MCI Center 4 years ago and their guy wasn't as obnoxious, but they did a lot of the same inane things we do here in terms of instructing the crowd when it's time to cheer and what to chant and how to use the inflated balloons at the end zone to "distract" the other team's FT shooter and throwing T-shirts, etc.
And yes, they do a lot of this stuff at MLB games as well.....at least in DC, Baltimore, and Houston.
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13