I was going to make a similar comment. I recall when he began calling SANFL, even the early days of AFL, he was a great caller. Suddenly he developed this annoying voice he puts on, and he's nowhere near as good a caller as he used to be.
Sypmtomatic of the game really .. more about theatre than substance.
He and Den just don't work well together. They keep trying to be funny with random banter that interrupts the field of play, just call the freakin' game! Can anyone remember how well Dennis and Bruce worked together in 2001 and prior under the old 7 contract? Also, I don't listen to radio but I know Dennis calls a Saturday afternoon game on one of the station. Is he better working with someone else?
Also, I reckon Bruce is a better tennis commentator these days then he is at football.
After putting up with the same shit in Round 1 I now sincerely hope Channel 7 commentators (especially Taylor, Darcy, and McAveney) suffer unforeseen accidents in the throat region.
I turned it off at three quarter time. Carlton completing controlling the game, Fremantle had failed to SCORE for most of one quarter, Clarke kicks a goal and McAveney shot out more body fluid than when Cyril Rioli plays a 7 possession game.
McAveney's sole quality now is that he isn't Brian Taylor.