The most obvious scenario this creates is, if you want to carry the Saints games, you have to pick up the Hornets as well. This is a major coup.
Can we dare hope that somehow, someway Gerry V takes over SportsTalk on WWL now that the Hornets are on WWL? Reduce Deke to a Kristian Garic type role---sub host or weekend host. I could handle SportsTalk on WWL if it was V and Bobby. Plus could you imagine "Bobby from Atlanta" calling V on SportsTalk? ( You long timers on this message board will remember the posts that "Bobby from Atlanta" used to make on this board. Those were classic!)
That's not happening.
kc2000:yeah sure ya have...you'd wet your pants.
The gauntlet has been thrown down!
The V man with the ice burn!
From Coullion63 on http://www.nolasportskrewe.com/showthread.php?t=1665
Gerry, Bob and Gil are no longer with the Hornets. I would assume that Fox Sports net will hire the TV broadcasters.
I don't know too much about the situation but I can promise you this, V will be back on the New Orleans sports media scene soon.
Just guessing but, could Bob, Gil, GV be on the FSNOLA team. With GV and Gill rotating between sideline reporting and color commentary.
For the record, I really like this move, but I don't see how John D. fits into this picture.
On a side note, isn't Jim Henderson retired from WWL TV. Could he be our TV play by play guy?
But to make it perfectly clear -- when it comes to basketball, you know your stuff. But as a person, I can't stand you.
What do ya know...diaper's still dry... :)
Diaper's dry? Guess it Depends.
Hopefully Gil is nowhere within a five hundred mile radius of a Hornets game. Pleasant enough guy but oh... man... awful on commentary.
Wasn't V the one who predicted the Saints would lose in the Superbowl? I think I recall him saying some non complimentary things about the Saints and Benson also.
If so do you think Benson forgot and will give him a job with the Hornets? Don't think so!!
Jim Henderson once implored Benson to sell the Saints in an editorial. That blew over and he Henderson stayed as play by play announcer. I would be surprised if V is blackballed
and yes I know wikiedia can be wrong... case in point... it lists Jordy Hultberg as the sideline reporter... Jordy hasn't been Hornets sideline reporter for like 2 or 3 seasons... as we all know it's been Victor Howell
and they already list Bob, Gil & Jordy as the broadcast team for this coming season... that's yet TBA
but I'm inclined to believe it since I know it was an Albert... and I now remember my 1st reaction to seeing him was "well at least it's another Steve"... that was the horrid season before CP3's arrival... as well as Hurricane Katrina's
as for Kenny Albert... you know that name from Fox NFL Sunday... he's on their # 2 announce team w/ Darryl "Moose" Johnson and Tony "Goose" Saragusa
It was Steve Albert during the 2004-2005 season. Marv's brother.
Kc2000: I love you! I always will.
this is really surprising and fantastic news. not just important for the broadcasts but for coverage on WWL in general... huge, huge news.
Any chance V-man gets his own show on WWL?