Syracuse Crunch Win Third Straight, Still Last in American Hockey League

Ryan Maloney@ImRyanMaloneyContributor IIJanuary 14, 2010

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on January 14, 2010 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Syracuse Crunch won their third consecutive game Wednesday night, 3-2 at Lowell. 

That marks the fifth straight game in which the club has earned a point.  They are now 3-0-1 on their current road swing, which concludes Friday night in Springfield, Mass.

As always, Chairman How's Glorious Army gave us Joe Brown's Jewel of the Game .  I remember when I produced games for the Crunch, I'd have to pick a highlight (whether it be a Syracuse goal, save or a fight won) and replay Bob McElligott's call of it in the post game as the Bradley's Jewel of the Game .  This is different:

(Ed. note: I have said I won't criticize Syracuse radio announcer Joe Brown, for fear of coming off as the bitter guy who is just angry he didn't get the job.  I did not say I would never post other people's criticisms of Joe Brown.  And honestly, I know that little prick young man at the ticket office never passed my resume upstairs.  Who leaves a demo and a resume with a ticket agent?  The same guy who has two thumbs... )

Joe Brown’s Jewel of the Game:

–”That should kill off the first period for the Lowell Devils.”

…But not the Syracuse Crunch, apparently. They still have to play.

Also, his excuse that he didn’t see the Devil’s first goal because he was “too busy” watching a scrap between two players is so bogus. If you can’t figure out the important things to pay attention to, then you need a new job. I wish I could only pay attention to 10 percent of my job, but if I did that I’d probably be in jail.

And please, for the love of all that is holy, stop getting so fucking excited when the OTHER TEAM has a scoring chance. If I’m doing something else and you throw a fit all of the sudden, I should be able to tell immediately by the sound of your voice which team you work for and who actually has the puck. 
That can’t happen when you make a big deal in the same tone no matter what. Voice control is a part of good broadcasting. Figure it out.




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