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Tommy Williamsen

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So what's with the sound on CBS?
« on: August 08, 2020, 06:21:18 PM »
Over the last few weeks watching CBS's telecasts of golf has been horrendously hard. There is so much background noise I can barely hear the announcers. It doesn't happen on either GOLF CHANNEL or ESPN. I have to turn off the sound. What gives? Don't they know?
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Joe Bausch

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 07:28:58 PM »
I wish I could help you, TDub.  I have Comcast cable here in SE PA and the sound is fine.  And I'm old school and have a roof antenna and the OTA CBS broadcast of the tournament sounds fine as well.
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Tommy Williamsen

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 07:37:15 PM »
Interesting. Maybe it is my provider.
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Joe Bausch

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 08:22:24 PM »
Got a neighbor with the same provider?
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Tommy Williamsen

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 08:37:11 PM »
I changed a sound setting on the cable box. Voila. Great sound. Glad I asked.
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Bernie Bell

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 08:41:05 AM »
At Harding, it sounds to me like those infernal urban dirt bikers are somewhere within range of the microphones.  What I remember from living at Lake Merced for a while a long time ago was the gun club that seemed to get started pretty early on weekend mornings.  Don't know if that's still there, perhaps shut down for tournaments on TV.

John Crowley

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 09:48:09 AM »
Watch on mute to avoid all the hackneyed cliches. Especially from lead announcer.

Kalen Braley

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 11:52:33 AM »
While I like CBS telecasts in general, can Ian Baker Finch possibly be any further up the players backsides kissing that booty?

I get it that he wants to curry favor with the players, but the turning point for me was how he vehemently defended John Rahm at Jacks tourney and insisted it wasn't a penalty and he would never so something like that and would have self reported, yada, yada, yada...





Kevin_Reilly

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2020, 01:18:22 PM »
What I remember from living at Lake Merced for a while a long time ago was the gun club that seemed to get started pretty early on weekend mornings.  Don't know if that's still there, perhaps shut down for tournaments on TV.


The Pacific Rod and Gun Club closed in 2015.  The SFPD still has a pistol range out there.


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Tim Martin

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2023, 04:34:26 PM »
Having Trevor Immelman and Jim Nantz together in the booth is the biggest problem with the sound on CBS as itís painful to listen to. I miss Nick Faldo compared to the current lineup. Please tell me how Immelman got the big seat because he could make an onion cry. Sorry for the OT rant but I feel better now. ;D
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Erik J. Barzeski

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2023, 05:36:43 PM »
Jim Nance
???

Also, many feel Immelman is an upgrade to Nick Faldo, who was really offering very little the last several years.
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Tim Martin

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2023, 05:57:05 PM »
Jim Nance
???

Also, many feel Immelman is an upgrade to Nick Faldo, who was really offering very little the last several years.


If youíre a fan of Jim Nantz I wonít argue with you. Regardless of whether itís golf, college basketball or the NFL he has never impressed me with his commentary.
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Steve Sayre

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2023, 07:03:16 PM »
Not surprised there is some debate about the "new guy" (seems inevitable) but the critique of Nance is way off in my judgement.  He is the gold standard for content and presentation stye, operates at a whole different level. Still the hardest working and best prepared with a prodigious memory to boot.


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Rick Sides

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2023, 07:51:04 PM »
Jim Nantz and Trevor both seem too fake and rehearsed. Renner and Pepper are the only redeeming thing

Erik J. Barzeski

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2023, 09:04:48 PM »
If youíre a fan of Jim Nance I wonít argue with you.
I don't know who that is.

Not surprised there is some debate about the "new guy" (seems inevitable) but the critique of Nance is way off in my judgement.  He is the gold standard for content and presentation stye, operates at a whole different level. Still the hardest working and best prepared with a prodigious memory to boot.And one of the nicest humans you could ever meet.
Yeah, to all of that.
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Tim Martin

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2023, 09:26:06 PM »
If youíre a fan of Jim Nance I wonít argue with you.
I don't know who that is.

Not surprised there is some debate about the "new guy" (seems inevitable) but the critique of Nance is way off in my judgement.  He is the gold standard for content and presentation stye, operates at a whole different level. Still the hardest working and best prepared with a prodigious memory to boot.And one of the nicest humans you could ever meet.
Yeah, to all of that.


I corrected the spelling of Jimís last name. Sorry for the error.

Matthew Rose

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2023, 09:31:34 PM »
Jim Nantz can be good if he's just being natural, but I could do without all the carefully rehearsed and contrived catch-phrases, especially at the Masters.

I think his NFL broadcasts are more tolerable, or at least they were until Tony Romo started drinking too much caffeine.

Golf commentary suffers from the same thing most other sports commentary does - too much talking and too little space.
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Jeff Evagues

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2023, 10:41:02 PM »
If youíre a fan of Jim Nance I wonít argue with you.
I don't know who that is.

Not surprised there is some debate about the "new guy" (seems inevitable) but the critique of Nance is way off in my judgement.  He is the gold standard for content and presentation stye, operates at a whole different level. Still the hardest working and best prepared with a prodigious memory to boot.And one of the nicest humans you could ever meet.
Yeah, to all of that.
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astavrides

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2023, 07:55:16 AM »
Nobilo is the one who I find annoying. The bad news is that he never says anything very insightful or funny. The good ones is that if you don't listen carefully, with his accent and his mumbling, you really can't understand too much of what he's saying.
otoh, I enjoy Colt Knost.

Jim_Coleman

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2023, 08:26:46 AM »
   Totally agree on Nobilo. He almost never says anything not obvious or insipid. His accent gives him fake gravitas. Colt Knost is great fun and offers interesting commentary. Nantzís sanctimony, fake self deprecation and sincerity gets old fast.

Kalen Braley

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2023, 11:09:28 AM »
While I don't know if we can call any of them great at what they do, at least Nantz is the least annoying of the bunch, and occasionally has some good moments.

P.S.  Agreed on Trevor getting the new top spot, he's as wooden and fake as they come.  Must have some good dirt on one or more of the CBS Sports Execs

Mark Kiely

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2023, 11:32:59 AM »
I, too, have been scratching my head a bit about Immelman landing this role, but then yesterday I stumped myself with the question, "Who would you want to see instead?"


I really can't think of many recently retired players who would fit the position very well. Prerequisites seem to include having won a major and/or having a distinctive accent. Any suggestions? Poach Darren Clarke from the Champions Tour?
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Kalen Braley

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2023, 11:42:37 AM »
I, too, have been scratching my head a bit about Immelman landing this role, but then yesterday I stumped myself with the question, "Who would you want to see instead?"

I really can't think of many recently retired players who would fit the position very well. Prerequisites seem to include having won a major and/or having a distinctive accent. Any suggestions? Poach Darren Clarke from the Champions Tour?


Mark,

That's a great question, between NBC (Azinger & Hicks) and CBS (Jim & Trevor), it almost has me pining for Johnny Miller, and I couldn't stand the guy!  ;D

Carl Rogers

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2023, 02:18:15 PM »
Watch on mute to avoid all the hackneyed cliches. Especially from lead announcer.
+1
When will all the commentaters realize the game is many times more interesting than they are?
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astavrides

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Re: So what's with the sound on CBS?
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2023, 06:04:12 PM »
   Totally agree on Nobilo. He almost never says anything not obvious or insipid. His accent gives him fake gravitas. Colt Knost is great fun and offers interesting commentary. Nantzís sanctimony, fake self deprecation and sincerity gets old fast.


I like Nantz, but thanks on the other two.
Btw, Dottie gets like 1/3 of the shot calls totally wrong. Maybe it's the difference between knowing what kind of shots she can play vs. what a man can play. Hopefully, Colt will replace her as lead on-course commentator soon, but I'm not holding my breath on that. (John Wood on NBC is really good too). And it's kind of bizarre that they have Mark Immelman on the telecast without a pedigree known to Americans. Argues for the Immelmans have dirt on CBS theory that the earlier poster had. ;-)

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