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Eric Wood is the new Bills color analyst - will replace Kelso

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2 hours ago, Irv said:

Did not like Kelso.  I felt like that, If you never played organized football, he used terms that made it hard to understand.  Tasker should be dragged behind a car by a chain. Murph should take some medicine for that chronic bronchitis.     Can't wait for Fitz to retire.  He will be legendary in the booth.

Really necessary?  Not funny if meant to be.

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4 hours ago, JoshAllenHasBigHands said:

This is the first time I plan on listening to the radio broadcast while I watch. Does anyone know if there is a delay if you do it this way? 

 

I suppose it might depend on your TV/radio, etc. but in the past when there's an analyst team I don't care for, I've tried to mute the TV and turn on WGR 550. The unfortunate thing is that WGR's transmission is faster than the TV, sometimes by a whole play. That was my experience though, give it a whirl yourself and see what happens.

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2 hours ago, Codyny13 said:

I’ve tried this before, didn’t work out, I’m in NYC so many times bars will have the game but no sound, tried wearing headphones but the radio broadcast was a solid 1 minute behind. Could be different if you’re in the buffalo area?

WGR broadcasts like a solid 5 minutes behind real time.  You can start to record the game on TV, pause it, and then start playing again when John Murphy comments on the kickoff or something like that to try and synch the 2 broadcasts.

 

I have tried that many times and it doesn't work either...I found myself slipping in and out of synch all the time and it was just a pain in the ass.

 

 

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THIS IS AN OUTRAGE....WGR IS BANNED FROM MY HOUSE

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Kelso:  Good knowledge, but seemed to try to cram too much information into each lull between plays.

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Cool, can he replace Tasker as well. I love Steve as a person but listening to him on OBL is like having a cat clawing at your ear.

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As long as Wood doesn't step on the play call and cheer as the play develops. I will miss Kelso and his technical analysis. 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE....WGR IS BANNED FROM MY HOUSE

 

 

...so now they're down to THREE listeners....uh oh.......would you reconsider?...................

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3 hours ago, billsredneck1 said:

they never touched on that...at least so far. i loved kelso . he was a wealth of knowledge in between plays. i hope eric can live up to that. pretty big shoes to fill imo.

my biggest question is how animated he will be....or boring, dry and obvious.  hope all goes well because when we get those awful generic national guys, i'd rather listen with the telly turned down.

I guess he is leaving to focus on his nascar team or something like that

 

2 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

Is this really still a thing??

I don’t think so. It was, but I thought he kind of set the record straight in that article on the Athletic a while back. I just meant that this should officially put it to bed. 

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5 hours ago, RiotAct said:

oh damn.  Kelso was awesome. 

He was a rambling windbag who had an annoying voice.

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I like the choice of Eric Wood. I'm surprised the Bills didn't play it safe and go with Tasker since he's leaving CBS.

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13 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

He was a rambling windbag who had an annoying voice.

no, that guy you described is doing the Play-by-Play for the Bills ;)

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2 hours ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

‘Woods’?!  Who the **** is ‘Woods’?!  Do you not read?  Can you not read?

 

Dang... usually will have this edited but you caught me. I still edited it.

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4 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

Awfully violent.

 

Yes fluff for brain.

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1 hour ago, blacklabel said:

 

I suppose it might depend on your TV/radio, etc. but in the past when there's an analyst team I don't care for, I've tried to mute the TV and turn on WGR 550. The unfortunate thing is that WGR's transmission is faster than the TV, sometimes by a whole play. That was my experience though, give it a whirl yourself and see what happens.

I've been syncing the broadcast to the radio for a few years now.  Best part when it's working well is hearing the crowd noise in the stadium. The salute to Ramsey last year was loud and clear. Too funny.

Ive got an app that will delay audio that works great when the radio is fast.  If the Tv is fast you gotta use a DVR delay on the tv.

Your distance to the radio station effects the delay,  and there are several stations from Olean to Dansville that have different timing. 

Sometimes they adjust the delay after the kickoff.  Fox and ESPN broadcasts will be different than cbs also. Also AM WGR will be different than 97 Rock or WCMF

 

 

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This whole thing matters little to me since I never listen to the radio feed (can’t stand Murph) but I’m happy for Wood because he seems like a good dude and the articles he has written for The Athletic have been insightful. I think he’ll do well. 

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6 hours ago, JoshAllenHasBigHands said:

This is the first time I plan on listening to the radio broadcast while I watch. Does anyone know if there is a delay if you do it this way? 

There is. It's a dealbreaker. You can't watch and listen at the same time.

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1 hour ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

Kelso:  Good knowledge, but seemed to try to cram too much information into each lull between plays.

 

...hard to deny IMO that he knew his stuff though....

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1 hour ago, HOUSE said:

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE....WGR IS BANNED FROM MY HOUSE

 

What are going to do wrap it in tinfoil?

 

You can’t ban radio waves!!?!?!

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Living outside of NYS, I have gotten to listen to the radio broadcast a lot over the past 10 years.  I really enjoy Kelso and I think he's improved a bunch over his time doing the color commentary.  I will miss him and I'm sad to see him go.

 

I'll reserve judgement on E. Wood until I hear him this fall, but I think he does have very big shoes (and helmet) to fill.  

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7 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Just said on WGR

how cool is that !

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sorry i didn't read every post but wanted to respond about fitz...i got screwed up trying to quote and lost it...but i bet fitz would be awesome.

i don't know if someone already mentioned this, but i'd like to find out if it's possible to get the radio and tv in sync.  been busy with the grill and drinking...

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I will not pass judgement on EWOOD as I have yet to hear him speak while analyzing a game. I can not really recall very many o lineman who have successfully transitioned into the booth.  I loved listening to Mark Kelso explain the plays and the formations and where players were being put in a certain position and why. He analyzed the game much like he played. Very smart not exciting. I liked him and think it is a mistake moving on from him. It smells more like a pr move to bridge the gap from the older Bill's fan generation to the newer. Which is going to happen I suppose. I totally disdain John Murphy's play by play and wish they would find someone more smooth and someone who doesnt seem like they are trying too hard to come up with the next great "quote". I did not mind him with Van as the color guy but I find t hard to listen to a Bill's game with him on the MIC.

 

 

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I’ve always thought EWood was really sharp on mic and on camera. Clearly a smart dude, plus he’s a center, so I’m sure will offer a lot of interesting insights. Good for him!

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