How to get a hold of our broadcast team?

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by TurboNed, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. TurboNed

    TurboNed Well-Known Member

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    I've been watching our team on TV for years now and I am used to both Bolerjack and Harpring, and really when compared to other teams announcers they do stand out in a positive way.

    But what bugs me is how they butcher either first or last names, or even both when it comes to players from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro or Serbia... especially Harpring.
    Other teams announcers do it too, but I tend to use our team's stream through NBA League Pass.
    And since I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina (but been here in the states since 2001), this is a big deal for me, especially now that Bojan Bogdanovic is on our team and have to put up with this nonsense every single game.
    At first Craig was getting Bojan's name right but I guess sitting next to Harpring was not helping :D (keep in mind that I loved watching Harpring playing for us).

    Thank God Nemanja Bjelica or few others are not our team, because it's a massacre when it comes to him.

    Maybe they should learn a thing or two from Dan Roberts when it comes to pronouncing player's names correctly...

    Since I do not use twitter, last season I tried contacting our PR team via email, but since I got no response or this issue with Bolerjack & Harpring did not get better since then, I guess they did not take me seriously and I am not the only Jazz fan from this region.

    So my question is, how to get a hold of either one of them and set them straight?

    Because if I do, maybe Boler will add straight-ability to one of his book pages :D
     
  2. Hekate

    Hekate Well-Known Member

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    Good luck.
     
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  3. somebody

    somebody Well-Known Member

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    Last year I created a thread complaining that the pre/post/half-time show was being held directly next to a ledge and that kids were always jumping and being lifted up next to it to be seen by the cameras (if you had watched for it, you would have seen some close calls).
    This year they are no longer next to the ledge. Therefore, they listened to me. There's no other possibility. They will listen to you too, my friend. You and Boyden Bogdanowitz.
     
  4. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I regularly run into Boler and Harpring in the car park at Best Buy.
     
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  5. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    There’s a best buy in Doveton ?
     
  6. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    No idea i normally dont get past the truck stops on the Hume hwy, best hookers and drugs around.
     
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  7. SCS

    SCS Well-Known Member

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    I know you said that you don't use Twitter but honestly that might be the best way. Some form of social media.
     
  8. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    If you reach Boler, please teach him what a skip pass is, also.
     
  9. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    It's Don-Cheech. Luka Don-Cheech. I've heard announcers calling him Don-Kitch, Don-Chick. From the horses mouth(Luka himself), It's Don-Cheech. Most reporters have caught on but they call him Don-Chitch, which I'm sure is fine with Luka. But don't call him Don-Kitch or Don-Chick. Capisce?
     
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    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Does TurboNed got turbos in his garage? Work on turbos? Sell turbos?
     
  11. Release the Kraken

    Release the Kraken Well-Known Member

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    I got no problem with the play by play guys, most of the broadcasters butcher names on occasion. I mean yeah I'd like to see them get a little more animated on bad calls though - Stu Lantz and Tommy Heinson go nutso.

    Gotta say, I have more problem with the Jazz hiring Michael Smith than anything. Yeah, he managed to beat the rap, but what he did was wrong IMO and cost him the color job with the Clippers a few years back https://www.deseret.com/2010/1/7/20...former-byu-starter-charged-with-stealing-735k.
     
  12. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Run into them harder, emmk?
     
  13. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Please do this. It’s an unfortunate obsession of mine.
     
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  14. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    Those are the Boston guys, right? They are HARDLY models for good broadcasting, braugh.
     
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  15. Release the Kraken

    Release the Kraken Well-Known Member

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    Tommy Heinson is, Stu Lantz is Lakers.
     
  16. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I don’t know why, but whenever I think of Mike Smith, I never remember what he looks like but I envision the guy who played Kramer in the Jerry pilot:

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  17. TurboNed

    TurboNed Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, both my brother and I used to be involved in car shows and drag racing but got out the game about 10 years ago or so. Ad yeah, I had a built '96 Ford Probe GT with over 550whp with Garrett GT35R turbo and my brother had a '94 Mustang GT.


    @SCS I use FB for socia media, but had to reason to use twitter... maybe I'll be forced to start usinf it if this new email I sent few days ago to all three members of our PR team does not work.
     
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  18. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Thought this was gonna be an Eenie thread.
     
  19. Truth

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    TurboNed, I suggest you make a Youtube video in which you explicitly and clearly tell us the proper pronunciation of the player's names from the countries for which you best know. Put a link in here.
     
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  20. TurboNed

    TurboNed Well-Known Member

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    I thought about it but since I already sent that email, here is a quick copy/paste part from it. Hope it helps...



    This is how they should pronounce Bojan Bogdanovic's name:
    https://forvo.com/word/bojan_bogdanović



    And for the rest of players from those countries:

    Alen Smailagic (Golden State Warriors)
    AL-en Smile-ah-GEECH

    Ante Zizic (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    https://forvo.com/word/ante_žižić

    Boban Marjanovic (Dallas Mavericks)
    https://forvo.com/word/boban_marjanović

    Dario Saric (Phoenix Suns)
    https://forvo.com/word/dario_šarić

    Djanan Musa (Brooklyn Nets)
    JOHN-on MOO-suh

    Dragan Bender (Milwaukee Bucks)
    https://forvo.com/word/dragan_bender

    Goran Dragic (Miami Heat)
    https://forvo.com/word/goran_dragić

    Ivica Zubac (Los Angeles Clippers)
    https://forvo.com/word/ivica_zubac

    Jusuf Nurkic (Portland Trail Blazers)
    YOU-suff NUR-kitch

    Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
    https://forvo.com/word/luka_dončić

    Luka Samanic (San Antonio Spurs)
    LUK-ah Sha-mon-ich

    Mario Hezonja (Portland Trail Blazers)
    https://forvo.com/word/mario_hezonja

    Marko Guduric (Memphis Grizzlies)
    Marco Goo-durr-ich

    Nemanja Bjelica (Sacramento Kings)
    https://forvo.com/word/nemanja_bjelica

    Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
    https://forvo.com/word/nikola_jokić

    Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic)
    https://forvo.com/word/nikola_vučević

    Vlatko Cancar (Denver Nuggets)
    (VLAT-koh CHAN-char)

    Sent from my SM-G975U using JazzFanz mobile app
     
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