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Old 06-29-2006, 08:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: Pens' Announcer Mike Lange Fired!

Steigerwald has already stated he does not expect to be Lange. It's not easy to replace a legend and nor do I want or expect Steigy to act or talk like Lange. He has his own style. But in my opinion (and obviously FSN's), when one is slipping you need to bring in new blood. While Lange's sayings were nice and different, they can only last so long before you say to yourself "where has the play-by-play gone?". Your getting paid to call the game and have the catch phrases secondary. Problem with Lange in my opinion....he still had the catch phrases, but the play-by-play slipped considerably.

I enjoyed Mike Lange just as much as the next Penguin fan, but he's definately going downhill in the booth. Maybe he will do better in radio but I would rather watch the game in the dark at this point. If he's smart, he will take the radio job. Everybody hates to see a legend leave and some see why it's understandable and that it's the right move at this point in time in Lange's career.
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