I was at game 3 and even when we were up 3-0, 3-1, and 3-2 his announcing was excessive. It was to the point where it sounded like he was pleading with the crowd to make noise, even when we were already much louder than any game this season. It was total bush-league and embarassing and I do not recall hearing on TV announcers in even struggling markets beg the crowd to be loud.
I'm not seeing this one. Nothing seemed unusual about it (other than perhaps frequency). It sounded like pumped up announcing, not begging
. I mean, take the guy before a boxing match who yells "Let's get ready to RUMBLLLLLLLLE!!" Is that necessary? No. Is the crowd already excited and prepared to yell? Yes. So why do they do it? Atmosphere.
Just because we don't need to have Clarke saying, "Make Noise!" doesn't make it a terrible thing. Could you imagine him using his sedate voice, the kind that says, "Devils penalty number 23, David Clarkson. He receives two minutes. . ." to say, "Devils fans, NJ is in section 2, throwing out t-shirts. Raise your voice if you want a t-shirt"? They've had those videos of Danny DeVito, et al, forever, and those say the exact same things.
Edit: If Devils people really do listen to us here, they should have him do that low-key t-shirt announcement as a funny response to the complaining.
Edited by Devils Dose, 26 April 2012 - 02:35 PM.