Posted by
Message
Patches
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2005
304 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Was that the same John Ferguson that had 2 families in 2 different cities?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
mikecno
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Feb 2011
815 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
I like Chris. My favorite of all time was John Ferguson


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Icansee4miles
LSU Fan
Trolling the Tickfaw
Member since Jan 2007
22013 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Idk why you think that’s unpopular. I miss the passion and enthusiasm Jim offered.


BillyBoy22
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Mar 2018
622 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
I like Blair...why can't we like both of them?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
01
LSU5508
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
2295 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

Jim was a fan. Chris is still new to Baton Rouge. Jim was calling straight from the heart with his excitement and passion for the Tigers. Anytime we had a big win in football or a walk off in baseball, I always had to go and find Hawthorne’s call for those particular plays because they were always special.


This is spot on. Maybe Chris gets here one day but this is exactly what he is lacking. He is accurate but has almost zero emotion in his voice. To this day I still love going back and listening to some of Jim's calls where I have never thought to go back to listen to any of Blair's.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Madking
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2016
15867 posts
 Online 

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
I actually thought about Hawthorne after the game Saturday. I’d have loved to hear him call that one.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
RUGAROO
TCU Fan
NE LA
Member since Sep 2018
116 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

but his "big calls" just don't get me excited like Hawthorne's did


This x 1,000. He needs to be more of a homer, IMO. But thats his style and I guess we are stuck with it


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Genestealer55
LSU Fan
ARLINGTON
Member since May 2017
3123 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Blair seems like a “professional” radio guy who is gonna call it by the book. He has that sports radio “voice”. Hawthorne was the quintessential homer who called LSU games with a passion that Blair really hasn’t captured....albeit often flawed. I miss the guy to an extent..he was all LSU.


Shiftyplus1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Drew Brees is My Co-Pilot
Member since Oct 2005
9941 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
I like Blair more mainly because he doesn't let Doug Moreau interject nearly as much as Hawthorne did. Mreau gets on my last nerve.o


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
EPORE
LSU Fan
BATON ROUGE
Member since Mar 2005
531 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Agree


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Cubssfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2003
710 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
At least we didn’t end up with LYN “pucker up and kiss that baby goodbye” ROLLINS.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Four Leaf Tayback
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1374 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

I’ve gotten blasted for saying this.

Blair sounds too sterile and rehearsed



That’s actually a great way to describe it


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
ShortyRob
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2008
70703 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

put a tiger 6 on it

Yeah.

I really don't mind him otherwise but that is complete nonsense to me


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Jenar Boy
LSU Fan
Elsewhere
Member since Aug 2013
9682 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Jim was the best. I grew up listening to him when I young and couldn’t go to games.

I like Chris, but after listening to Jim most of my life, he just doesn’t stack up


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
Ironhead985
Louisiana
Member since Jun 2013
6652 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
I miss Jim


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Mayhawman
LSU Fan
Somewhere in the middle of SEC West
Member since Dec 2009
8841 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

Thanks for listening guys. I feel better now.
Read with Irma Thomas "You don't miss a good thing till it's gone".
It wasn't so long ago rantards were watching LSU sports, volume down, radio tuned to Jim, just to catch him in a mistake and have something to post about next day.

Good times.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
HubbaBubba
Oklahoma Fan
Denton County, TX
Member since Oct 2010
28283 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Listening to Jim Hawthorne in my head always makes me think about camping out during hunting season and listening to LSU football games on the radio while sitting around the campfire and drinking Jim Beam with the guys.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
OchoDedos
Texas Fan
Tejas
Member since Oct 2014
11984 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

Just due to nostalgia Jim will always be the voice of the Tigers for me.


Jim had an impossible job following Ferguson, Hill, and Moreau who are the GOAT. Period


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
roux
LSU Fan
Tiger Territory
Member since Dec 2006
1188 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
Hawthorne was horrible. I could barely listen to him. Luckily he had Doug Moreau to correct his stupidity.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
djrunner
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2010
3977 posts

re: Unpopular opinion: Jim Hawthorn > Chris Blair
quote:

I'd much rather know what happened than have a broadcaster excitedly get the call wrong 2-3 times



Not me.
To me the two best ever in their respective sports were Harry Caray and Buddy D. It's about the experience not who gets it right every time. It's like in life, the guys that are never wrong are usually boring as shite.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
first pageprev pagePage 6 of 9next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram