BT call, Ryan mark

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CJApples87

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His call of the Ryan mark was genuinely superb and he often calls big moments like that well.

But his call of the game was like listening to someone commentate a funeral when the Eagles were coming back to win. He was so desperate for Melbourne to win.
 

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Meh, called it in the stands from the other end of the ground, blind Freddy could see it coming.
Nothing special about BT’s call, 30 seconds of excitement from 2 hours of melbourne barracking doesn’t make a good call.
 

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Meh, called it in the stands from the other end of the ground, blind Freddy could see it coming.
I actually like BT as a commentator (not so much as a roamer), but yeah, one of the things that made the mark so good I reckon was that pretty much everyone at the ground who was paying attention could see it unfolding. It was just a matter of whether JK was (1) awake to it and (2) got the timing & execution right, and it turned out to be yes & yes.

On the subject, can anyone point me to other commentary of the mark other than BT and the Cometti call? I'd like to make a compilation for YouTube.
 

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The running ability was noticed as well . The speed to run half the field and leap . This is in the dying minutes of the 4Th qtr .
Kudos to Jamie Cripps who ran over 16 km in this game , Simmo said Ryan has been mentored on Cripps work ethic and has bought in . We noticed last year Rioli was running 14+ ks a game .
Personally I think Mark Lecras probably took the running forwards game to the current levels . Josh Kennedy in his Coleman years was irrepressible with his running and of course he and Lecca have a mateship built on respect for hard work .
 

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It’s got to be one of the only marks in history where the player being marked over gets almost the same amount of hang time as the guy taking the mark😂 next time you watch the mark focus solely on Gawn and try not to laugh it’s impossible 😂😂
 

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Only decent call of the night. Bt is a ****** and should just retire.

I loved Simmo for calling him out when he got in Simmo's personal space.

Also during our team song, you can hear BT over the mic asking someone what Barrass's first name is. That was minutes before he had to interview him.
 

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BT primed himself for the big fly every time the ball went anywhere near Ryan, if you throw enough **** at the wall eventually it will stick.
 

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The commentary on Friday was flat out putrid but BT didn't make a meal of that great moment and was switched on early to the prospect. Fair play.
 

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BT is gradually earning my grudging respect. His awkward, half autistic ROAMING BRIAN thing tends to bring a few laughs and a few guaranteed super awkward moments every week; I kinda love how genuinely unscripted and weird it can get. Plus he's not that bad a caller really. You can do far worse than BT.
 

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I think when you see a player shaping up for something he does all the time in a situation that is perfectly set up for him its pretty easy to predict the action and potential result. But fair call to BT, his call reflected what everyone was anticipating in that moment so it made it even more exciting.
 

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Yep I could see it unfolding as Ryan was pushing down, and to his credit so did BT and he timed the call just right. He isn't the worst of the bunch (not a high bar) but his over-emphasised LLLLoyds and OOOOOrazios etc give me the drizzling sh1ts. But he did nail this one- and the sheed goal in the GF wasnt bad either.
 

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Eight of your ten posts are about BT and the Channel 7 commentary team.

G'day Brian, hope you're well mate.
To be fair I think BT if he was on big footy he’d set up an account called BTofficial and talk himself up with it, he’s not big on shame.

I don’t mind him, at least he sounds like he actually enjoys the game
 

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I dunno, I reckon BT was pretty flat compared to some of the other live calls of the mark. Admittedly we're talking radio vs television, but Papalia's call was far more entertaining.
 
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