Burke Calls Shots With The Best

Burke Calls Shots With The Best

There are 19 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 9, 2008, titled Burke Calls Shots With The Best. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

I n a man's world, ESPN color commentator Doris Burke is just bad. We're talking bad as in good.

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Carol Anne

Seattle, WA

#1 Feb 9, 2008
Desmond, using "bad" to mean "good" is so 20th century!
Southwest Florida Husky

Fort Myers, FL

#2 Feb 9, 2008
Burke is the anti-Vitale.

And I mean that in a really good way. She's calm and informative, and shouldn't have to overcome gender.

Salem, CT

#3 Feb 10, 2008
She might know and understand a lot about the game,but does she have to tell us evevrything she know every second of the game. That's 2 games in a row where I found myself begging her to take a breath. Let me enjoy the game a little

Norwalk, CT

#5 Feb 10, 2008
All you need to know about SpartyOn is that he stated Dick Vitale is 100 times better than Doris Burke. That pretty much ruins any credibility he had.

Jay Bilas and Bill Raftery are better, but that's not to say Doris Burke is bad. She's very good. Stacey Dales deserves some props too; she's following in Doris Burke's footsteps nicely.

East Lansing, MI

#7 Feb 10, 2008
Stacey Dales no comment Mark in Connecticut

Kingston, NJ

#8 Feb 11, 2008
Doris knows her stuff. I am more interesting in her insights than any other commentator - male or female.

Palm Coast, FL

#10 Feb 12, 2008
Fire Doris Now

East Lansing, MI

#12 Feb 12, 2008
I thought this message board was used for serious matters not lil love notes. Anyways, I challenge Mr. Conner to defend this garbage and explain why he wrote it. Please, espn get the hint doris sucks she should be fired today!

San Ramon, CA

#13 May 8, 2008
Please lets find a way to get Doris Burke off of NBA games!!!! She is killing the game for me. Ive never been more pissed watching a game, its so bad I watched the entire 2nd half on mute because everytime i hear her talk it ruins the game for me. Maybe regular season games, but not playoff games!!!!

San Jose, CA

#14 Apr 24, 2010
Burke is it "know it all" type person that talks way too much. She's really really really really really ANNOYING. So annoying, she just passed Bill Walton on my list of worst commentator of all time. Yes, she knows a lot but SHUT UP for 1min so I can enjoy the game. She should be let go by ESPN. Thumbs down.
Big East Fan

Somerset, MA

#15 Feb 13, 2011
I agree with some out there that think she should SHUT UP, take a breath or whatever. She is the Joe Morgan of basketball. With her, as with Joe, I turn the sound off so I can enjoy the game.
Steady J

Cartersville, GA

#16 Mar 6, 2011
She's horrible. When I first thought she was bad, I had to make sure I wasn't in any way being sexist. I wasn't. There are so many women equally as knowledgable without being so terrible to listen to. I remember watching Tennesee vs VCU at the beginning of the season. VCU was giving Tennesee a real good game, and all she did was talk about Bruce Pearl, and his suspension, and all these other background stories. She tries way too hard, and her voice is so weird. She might be a great person, but she's absolutely a terrible commentator.

South Lake Tahoe, CA

#17 Mar 9, 2011
she yaks way too much. i tried to watch a st johns game with cris mullin, she couldn't shut up had to turn on the music and watch the game. stick to the womens game maybe dick vitale could go with her. bob knight,brent,raf and bilas are the best.

Garland, TX

#18 May 7, 2011
Doris Burke is AWFUL.
She comes across as a bull-dyke trying to sound manly.
He voice is bad, her delivery is bad, she is BAD!
Get rid of this cancer that kills any broadcast that she's on!

Scottsdale, AZ

#19 May 15, 2011
In a man's world any idiot that thinks Burke is "bad"...is a fruitcake who deserves to have his ass kicked!

Chicago, IL

#20 Jun 9, 2011
Burke stinks. Worse than that, she suffers from "phony announcers voice"--you know, that certain way of talking and tone that, for some reason, makes tv producers give people jobs as voice talent....even when they have no talent to say anything entertaining or informative. Or when they WON'T shut up and keep talking too much. You hear people like this on tv and radio stations all over the country.
The ABC finals crew is VERY mediocre.
Van Gundy needs to change his Depends.
The TNT crew with Marv Albert is MUCH better.
Why aren't THEY doing the finals?
Fred Swan

United States

#21 Apr 6, 2014
Hector wrote:
Burke is it "know it all" type person that talks way too much. She's really really really really really ANNOYING. So annoying, she just passed Bill Walton on my list of worst commentator of all time. Yes, she knows a lot but SHUT UP for 1min so I can enjoy the game. She should be let go by ESPN. Thumbs down.
Doris Burke drives people crazy she does not know how to shut up she must have never heard that song...you talk too much
Fred Swan

United States

#22 Apr 6, 2014
Please get her off so we can enjoy the game I actually turn the sound off...it is not a question of gender of knowledge it is a question of a commentator who is irritating as hell...

Ardsley, NY

#23 Apr 12, 2014
None of this matters.

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