- Mar 13, 2013
Can any or all of you give us a refresher on previous Voice of the Dome prior to Veley?? Both Bball and Football.
From that article:
Sad to see references to successful programs from the past. If they were still around, and successful, Syracuse would be even closer to the top of the overall standings.He also broadcast SU boxing, gymnastics and wrestling when the university’s teams were "among the best in the nation," he says.
Yep. Carl just announced what needed to be announced. He didn't try to get cute.That's because Eilenberg tried to emulate Bob Sheppard and not Dr Seuss.
As I've probably said in many posts in the past, I absolutely loved Carl Eilenberg. His crisp, understated delivery was just perfect.
Mike Veley is just too over the top for me. It drives me insane when he reads off player stats during the starting lineups. Dude…. SHUT UP. Name, position, hometown. Keep it simple.
This is classic revisionist history. When Carl was around nobody was singing his praises. Now he's being talked about like the second coming of John Condon or Bob Shepard. What am I missing? Wasn't he the guy who said "May the Forth be with you" when he announced Forth's name?
They'e supposed to be PA announcers providing fans important information, not the focus of the event. If Carl Eilenberg didn't get much attention it's because he was doing his job well.I was singing his praises.
Don't remember the Forth thing. Do remember that Boeheim lost his mind in 2004 or 2005 (against West Virginia, I think) when Carl announced at the half that SU had held the opponent to a record-low shooting percentage or point total or something. Boeheim didn't want the PA to say things that would unnecessarily motivate the opponent. Oddly, Veley does this kind of crap regularly, often during live action.
They'e supposed to be PA announcers providing fans important information, not the focus of the event. If Carl Eilenberg didn't get much attention it's because he was doing his job well.
And, by the way, it strikes me that part of his job should be to tell the crowd that Syracuse had just held an opponent to a record low half. If the other team needs the PA announcer's halftime comments to get motivated, they've got much bigger problems than being behind at the half. [/quote]