Hall-of-Fame announcer Joe Dean Sr. dies at 83

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  1. InstiGATOR1
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    I did not like his announcing as much as some, but he called a lot of games I watched and I am sorry to hear of his passing.

    Here is a link to the rest:

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...2/halloffame-announcer-joe-dean-sr-dies-at-83
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    He was fabulous. He broadcasted the "SEC Game Of The Week" on Saturdays with John Ferguson in the 70s and 80s. Joe was famous for his commentary after a long shot that drew nothing but net......"And they call it string music in the Southeastern Conference".
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    "string music"---RIP
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    more like "strang music" RIP, Mr. Dean.
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    He was instrumental in expanding the TV network for the SEC both as a broadcaster and as an organizer.
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    I just looked him up and if I knew before I forgot that he was from Indiana. So I guess "strang music" was an Indian accent.

    I also noticed on his wikipedia page that apparently recruiting hasn't changed that much since 1949:

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    I remember him on Jefferson Pilot with the SEC game of the week when that Saturday game plus I think one during the week was the norm.
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    loved his announcing. was an SEC guy thru and thru and loved basketball for sure.
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    did he also use the phase "banking board" for the backboard?
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    I think New Albany or Jeffersonville? Just across the river from Louisville.

    Joe Jr. was an assistant coach at UK under Joe B. Hall and is now back doing color in games. The acorn did not fall too far from the tree.
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    Or possibly family connections keep SEC basketball down by having less than the best analyst we could on some games and thus reducing the audience. I am pretty hard core and will watch the broadcast whomever they put on..

    Other people might just tune away when they hear babbling about about the "banking board." I know he is trying to get his own signature phrase, but how about something different from you father, not old fashion and something that would get into highlights. Joe Dean Sr made a name for himself because "strang music" was a tad old school, different from everyone else and fit nicely into highlights.
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    Hope Joe Dean hears string music for the rest of eternity.
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    Unique style, I was a fan.
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    Insti you are one unhappy dude.

    The SEC programs seem to be a well done as B1G or ACC.
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    Joe Dean was corny as hell, but he did know the game and on rare occasions it showed.

    I wish that Barry Booker would show a bit more attitude when broadcasting. He does know the game, but comes across to me as someone trying to be too nice.
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    New Albany (which also happens to be the hometown of Fuzzy Zoeller).
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    RIP, enjoyed him for many years
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    Why does not like Joe Dean SR as an analyst and liking his son less make me unhappy. Thinking it is possible that Joe "Banking Board" Dean JR would not be a basketball analyst if his father was not Joe Dean SR, makes me unhappy how? Do you think sports is not known for nepotism?
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    No one said the name Randall Leath better than Joe Dean.
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    No. You gripe on all subjects, so I think you must be one unhappy person.

    Your original statement was:
    Or possibly family connections keep SEC basketball down by having less than the best analyst we could on some games and thus reducing the audience. I am pretty hard core and will watch the broadcast whomever they put on..

    Other people might just tune away when they hear babbling about about the "banking board." I know he is trying to get his own signature phrase, but how about something different from you father, not old fashion and something that would get into highlights. Joe Dean Sr made a name for himself because "strang music" was a tad old school, different from everyone else and fit nicely into highlights​

    No SEC broadcast team is worth their salt in your book even thought they are as good as any. Most of the broadcast team members have a sports background one way or the other. Joe Joe Dean played basketball at LSU and he was good at his craft. The same genes that allowed Joe Joe Dean got passed along to his son who played college basketball and got into coaching which made him look at broadcasting. His day job is at a college.

    I think he is good. Banking board is a lot better term than calling a basketball a rock like the rock-headed Dick Vitalie got going. String music is as good as Al McGuires aircraft carrier.

    And the SEC ratings are improving more and more each year and that is why ESPN and CBS are willing to pay big bucks for SEC basketball.

    So do we want a bunch of totally disassociated guys calling SEC games or folks with SEC roots?

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