Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown April 4th (Nuggets vs. Grizzlies)

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown April 4th (Nuggets vs. Grizzlies)

My key takeaway from breaking down all these Jon Barry broadcasts is you don’t have to wait long for him to say something that is ignorant, flat out wrong, head-scratching, or weird.  I started out worrying that I wouldn’t have enough clips to put together posts on each broadcast, but brother, let me tell you,…

Fire Jon Barry – Broadcast Breakdown January 8th (Suns vs. Timberwolves)

Fire Jon Barry – Broadcast Breakdown January 8th (Suns vs. Timberwolves)

We’re back with another Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown.  I am so glad I combed through the archives to find and break this broadcast down, as it features some Jon Barry gems, and perhaps my favorite ESPN broadcasting gimmick of all tim – a leading candidate for the unintentional Jon Barry comedy in the history…

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown March 17th (Clippers Vs. Nuggets)

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown March 17th (Clippers Vs. Nuggets)

This broadcast featured the absolute worst thing I have heard Jon Barry say yet, taking a bigoted shot at an NBA legend.  A brutally ugly game between the Clippers, who were on a SEGABABA and also playing shorthanded in the Denver altitude, and the struggling Nuggets, featured a ton of Jon Barry Mouth Gems.  The…

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown January 15th (Spurs vs. Jazz)

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown January 15th (Spurs vs. Jazz)

This broadcast was relatively innocuous from JB perspective, but, like a band putting out a bad record that ends up with a great tune, he managed to fit a few truly spectacular gems into an otherwise, for him, middling performance. Jon Barry gets right into it, talking about Richard Jefferson. “How about Richard Jefferson? Left…

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown January 31st (Warriors vs. Jazz)

Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown January 31st (Warriors vs. Jazz)

This broadcast is must-watch TV for the Fire Jon Barry movement.  JB uses the entire arsenal of horrendous analysis.  He is pretty much on fire throughout the broadcast, on a spectacular run of annoying that put Phil Simms and Reggie Miller on notice.  JB is the king.  The broadcast features head-scratching analysis of “screen and…

Fire Jon Barry February 7th Broadcast Breakdown (Blazers vs. Pacers)

Fire Jon Barry February 7th Broadcast Breakdown (Blazers vs. Pacers)

Jon Barry was in rare form on this night, hitting on all of the things that he does that are super annoying, multiple times. Doing this breakdown, I learned that Mike Tirico doesn’t like Jon Barry one bit. Mike Tirico, we here at FJB are on your side! Aight, let’s get right down to it,…

Fire Jon Barry Storify March 7th Broadcast Analysis

Fire Jon Barry Storify March 7th Broadcast Analysis

We had some technical issues with being able to break down video tonight, so are letting the people do the talking.  This is what Twitter looks like, more or less, each time Jon Barry broadcasts. The big news of tonight is clearly the Fuckin F Bomb Jon Barry dropped on air, but good to see…

Fire Jon Barry March 5th Broadcast Breakdown (Hawks Vs. Blazers)

Fire Jon Barry March 5th Broadcast Breakdown (Hawks Vs. Blazers)

Back with another Fire Jon Barry Broadcast breakdown, getting my Rust Cohle Storage Shed on. (Getting a lot of “you have too much time on your hands” or “you are obsessed” comments on the Fire Jon Barry efforts, but whatevs, once I get on a case, can’t let go until it’s finished.) The night started…

Fire Jon Barry February 23rd Broadcast Breakdown (Rockets Vs. Suns)

Fire Jon Barry February 23rd Broadcast Breakdown (Rockets Vs. Suns)

We are back with another Fire Jon Barry Broadcast Breakdown installment, evaluating the February 23rd Jon Barry telecast of the Houston Rockets vs. the Phoenix Suns. Jon Barry is in playoff form here, showing us why he scores low in all the criteria we can use to objectively analyze announcers. First of all, he consistently…

Fire Jon Barry February 28th Broadcast Breakdown (Pelicans Vs. Suns)

Fire Jon Barry February 28th Broadcast Breakdown (Pelicans Vs. Suns)

I posted the criteria I think should be used to judge whether an announcer is good or whether they are Jon Barry, and I’ll be using those criteria to evaluate Jon Barry during his telecasts. The first one I am going to break down is the exciting Pelicans/Suns matchup from Friday night, which Jon Barry,…