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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The local Sports Talk station here in Indy has frequent "expert commentary" segments with none other than Rick Venturi! Thought the Group would be interested in this....

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Rick Venturi!

The local Sports Talk station here in Indy has frequent "expert commentary" segments with none other than Rick Venturi! Thought the Group would be interested in this.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Re: Rick Venturi!

He did a few shows here. He was absolutely fantastic on the radio. He was very entertaining, witty, humorous and knows his X's and O's.

I've always thought he had a future in broadcasting if he wanted it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Reminds me of Matt Millen. You listen to him and think "This guy really know's his stuff."
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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Reminds me of Matt Millen. You listen to him and think "This guy really know's his stuff."
Just about any ex-GM or coach knows their stuff.

They play at a much higher level than all of us do.

Some confuse lack of success with not knowing X's and O's, and what went right and what went wrong.
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Re: Rick Venturi!

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Some confuse lack of success with not knowing X's and O's, and what went right and what went wrong.
great statement.
You know who I thought was brilliant on the air?
The late Hank Stram.
I know, on that Super Bowl III film, he looked like a dipstick.
"65 Toss Power Trap 65 Toss Power Trap!"
Also, one of his players, whom I've met, was not enamored.

But when he was doing those national broadcasts on Westwood One, where
you can flesh out the conversation, and talk to a deeper, more intelligent audience, he really shined. He caught not only Xs and Os, but mental dealings, and just a lot of fascinating insight on the sidelines, and some great stories too.
Whats even more amazing is that the same grating voice you hear on NFL Films, translated fantasticly on am-radio. (I'm a 30 year radio voice myself,
and I like the way I sound on am- radio better) I thought Stram sounded
great on am radio, where you need to be a little larger than life.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Re: Rick Venturi!

I was a huge fan of Pat Kerwin and Tim Ryan, they both had insight from different perspectives. Tim has moved on but I do still listen to Pat.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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Rick always seemed like a cerebral guy. As my old PE coach use to say though, it's hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by Turkeys.
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Probably my all-time least favorite ooach, right behind carl smith
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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Re: Rick Venturi!

I remember someone on this board used the sceen-name fireventuri.
always got a kick out of that!
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