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Monday, May 26, 2008

Bob Cole is enjoying a comeback season at CBC

Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star: "But as Cole showed again on Saturday night during the opener of the Stanley Cup final, he's enjoying a bit of a revival a year after most had written him off. Sure, there was plenty of evidence that Cole's not the play-by-play guy he used to be – regularly failing to identify players and missing the obvious from time to time – but there's also enough to indicate he's still one of the best in the game."

Here is the full article from the Toronto Star.

I will admit it. I get razzed sometimes because I still think Bob Cole is great. For me, it isn't a big game if Bob Cole isn't calling the game. While I understand he gets criticized for being partial to certain teams or misidentifying the players from time-to-time, his voice makes the game that much more meaningful. Let's enjoy his last few seasons at CBC instead of calling for his retirement.

Ballhype: hype it up!


Andrew M said...

While I am always hesitant to disagree with Mr. Pollock, I think it is time for Bob to go. It took him upwards of 2-3 minutes to realize that the Detroit goal had been disallowed due to Holmstrom's interference. While the viewing public clearly saw the referee wave his arms indicating no goal, Bob was not so quick on the up-take. He had a great career, a legendary one, and now he is tarnishing it by staying around longer than his skills allow.

Anonymous said...

That is ironic since we just received an email from Bob Cole calling for the retirement of Andrew M from the Illegal Curve writer roster.

Andrew M said...

Wow! I have just been zinged. Well done anonymous illegal curve commentator.