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    Don Criqui

    One of the sad realities of aging is when you see someone perform poorly who was once great. Today's game announcer for CBS, Don Criqui,
    used to be the #1 announcer back in the early 80's when NBC had the AFC games, and the major bowl games. He called the classic Jan. '82 Dolphins-Chargers playoff game(his call of the Harris-Nathan lateral touchdown is awesome), andf the first U. of Miami National Championship game against Nebraska, Jan. '84 in the old Orange Bowl stadium. At the time, I was just out of school, working at a small radio station hoping to one day call games for an NFL team, and Criqui was someone I enjoyed watching. Move forward to today's game, and he was brutal. Lost track of the game most of the time, and totally missed Reggie's TD catch even though the official had his hands up. Sad. Hopefully next year we improve, and we won't get stuck with these lame announcers that get assigned to the average or below average teams.
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    lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Can't believe he kept referring to Tannehill as 'Tanney-hill'
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    He was pretty bad. Some of his statements were just inaccurate such as "Miami traded up to #8 to draft Tannehill". No they didn't. He once announced Bush made a carry, but it was Miller. As you said, he totally missed the second Bush touchdown reception. There were many other shake your head type moments.

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    Tannehill 17
    The most baffling one was when Tannehill threw his first pass and he said "there's another deep ball." - it was our first throw and it was four yards
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    He doesn't even work for CBS full-time. CBS only has 7 announce crews. This week they happened to have 8 games (might happen once or twice a season) so they called him up for a one-time deal.

    Yes he has slipped and not what he once was, but he still has a great announcers voice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLQ View Post
    One of the sad realities of aging is
    looking in the mirror
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Can't believe he kept referring to Tannehill as 'Tanney-hill'
    I have never met anyone in my entire life named Tanny-Hill or Tana-hill, so to me its a simple mistake.

    In reality, what does it even matter?

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    Don also acted like once the Bills scored there first TD it was like 24 un-answered points.It seemed like he was out of football for too long.But I do remember dozens of games he did in the 80's....
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    It happens to all of us with age. I thought he did OK, all things considered.

    A couple of years ago Pat Summerall got called in to do a game after being in retirement and fighting off illness and he was clearly not what he once was.

    Sucks getting old.

    Ice up, Leodis.
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