Bob Lobel and Local News Providers

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    I say bring on the porn star look alikes.�� Who needs a good news station when�we have BDC anyway ?

     
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    Lobel should have been put out to pasture years ago.�

     
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    I agree Lobel is just horrible, when he came on I turned the station.� Joyce on the other hand is wonderful.� Personally, all the news stations need to really provide us with in-depth news, more investigative reporting and stop with the foolish entertainment/celebrity nonsense.

     
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    For some reason, when I saw this story on Boston.com, the phrase "Lobel jumped the shark" popped into my head.
     
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    I will miss Scott Wahle; I hope another Boston station picks him up. I enjoyed him as the co-anchor for the 5-7 a.m. WBZ TV morning news (which is when I get most of my local news). At least I was able to catch him on the channel 38 9 p.m. news most of the time. But for WBZ to drop him completely tells me that the station values something other than experience, integrity and journalistic talent. Are we to be left with nothing but a bunch of constantly rotated "newbies"?
     
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    I have to disagree. I am 34 and a life long Massachusetts resident and a sports nut. Bob Lobel has been one of my favorite local newscaster along with Jack Williams for a long time. Lobel is funny in a cynical sort of way. I rember the big red Red Sox panic button he had a couple years ago.� And I 'll never forget him and the late Will McDonough on the Superdome floor brodcasting until early in the morning after the Patriots first Super Bowl win. He entertained me and informed me. If you are looking for more, �a local newscast is not what you should be watching. And Joyce has always been pleasant and energenic. I will miss both Lobel and Joyce. They have been apart of my entertainment and information for over 20 years.

     
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    Brydog - I completely agree.� This is truly the end of an era...

     
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    Definitely time for some fresh blood. Bob Lobel is terrible and should have lost his job ten years ago. His dry sarcasm has always rubbed me the wrong way. "Why can't we get players like that?" See ya Bob. I hope no other local station is dumb enough to pick you up.

    Joyce Kulhawik has always been a class act and will be missed. Scott Wahle I wish the best.

    Honestly haven't watched channel 4 due to Lobel in years.

     
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    I don't understand what all this hatred of Bob Lobel is about. Bob is one of the most genuine and respectable people on WBZ. He doesn't just know the sports, he KNOWS them, he knows the history, he knows the passion. You can't replace someone like that. We'll get a 20 something year old�tool bag from the midwest who knows nothing at all about the history and legacy of the red sox, celtics, etc. They will know nothing about the passion us Boston sports fans have, and how this city is different from all the others. You can't learn that stuff, you can't study it. You have to have lived it your whole life, and some recent college grad who sees this as a cool new job will have no clue what it means. Letting Bob go is a huge mistake. The top people for this network are clueless.

     
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    Sad day for Boston sports.� Just wait til you see wha t you get.� HAving moved out of the region,� you will miss him even if he has lost a step.� We have room for a sportscaster like him in Tampa.� When I lived there Bob was worth staying up for to watch the sports.� He outdid all the other sportcaster in his day.�� I enjoyed him on 38 during pat's 5th qtr.� Worth the trip to local sports bar just for that.� Thanks Bob for the memories.

     
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    Well, to each their own is all l can say. I understand your reasoning but a sportscaster has to have knowledge of sports in general since they report on ALL teams for ALL major sports.�To become a sportscaster one woudl have to be a bit obsessed with sports to begin with. �By having an outsider come to Boston, it gives them an opportunity to understand why Boston sports fans are so passionate for their teams.� Every new opportunity�creates a learning experience.� � Plus we get to initiate a new person to Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtic's Nation.� Same with meteorologists; think predicting weather in Florida is challenging?� Come to New England and we'll shake things up a bit.� ��

     
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    sdsguitar310

    What Bob knows and what he reports/how he reports it our 2 completely different things. I'm sure there are other more presentable, less sarcastic options that have local knowledge and understand the passion of the Boston sports fan.

     
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    Too bad for Boston. I moved from Boston about three years ago and can at least pick up the web casts. Bob Lobel may have slowed a bit over the past few years but he is still one of the best I have seen; that says a lot since I grew up in Chicago.� He is better than what they have in the windy city.� If you saw what they have for sports anchors in other parts of the country you would appreciate Bob Lobel much more. I enjoyed Joyce but did not really agree with her reviews much of the time.� I also did not like the way she would pander to and blatently kiss-up to the celebrities she interviewed.� I'm around a lot of celebrities to the point that I see them as normal people.� I don't have time for a lot of ego stroking. I don't see much discussion about Scott. He truly is a class act!� I greatly enjoyed his morning news and all that he trys to give back to Massachusetts.� He is a true professional. �

     
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    Amazing that somebody could go from Bob Lobel being hammered while reporting to a discussion of the macroeconomic implications of foreign trade with China.... I think the TV and media outlets have brought it on themselves. They keep talking up a recession and people stop spending and the economy suffers, and then they can't afford their overpriced talent because all their ad revenues shrink. As soon as the�press darling Obama gets elected, the recession will miraculously end and his decision to stay the course in Iraq will be viewed as 'gutsy' and in the best interest of the country. Just wait. As regards, Mssrs. Wahle, Kulhawik and Lobel, local news now is just a bunch of exploding cars, traffic jams, sports updates and people being busted for one hideous thing after another. There's no business news or reporting of anything that really matters. It's a half hour of crap. (or in the case of Fox 25, a full hour.) People are tuning out because it's becoming so predictable and bad. I DVR the thing and fast forward to�the weather, and could care less about the bright shiny things and sirens and flashing lights. You'd think their audience was 18 months old!As the 6 PM news generation dies, so will these shows. It'll be hard for them to go anywhere because as one person so well pointed out, the latest crop of eye candy is a full 25-30 years younger and paid about 1/2 as much. Well, with their history of healthy six or seven figure salaries, I'm sure they're well prepared for unemployment.

     
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    i agree with BryDog.� I'm also 34 and I feel like I've grown up with him and his reporting.� Sports Final was great and the Bird, Orr, Williams interview was awesome.� �Lobel Legend

     
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    Steve Burton might be the biggest clown I've seen doing sports on TV.� He can't hold Lobel's jock and none of the print guys respect him.�

     
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    It's sad to see them go, but local news in general is dying.� To be honest, they lost me back around the OJ trial.� Each station tried to beat the others with the days happenings and the nightly news ran from 4 to 7 pm straight and just rehashed the same stories ad nauseum.I can get all the local news / weather on the radio drive home and everything else online at my own convenience.

     
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    I knew Lobel was going to have a hard time getting back into sports after his shoulder injury.He will still be around.�

     
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    You must be pretty young. Len Berman began his career in Boston and, if I remember correctly, for the same channel that is now jettisoning Lobel.
     
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    I completely agree with dumping Lobel. He looks like he has some kind of health issue. He seems unprepared and full of ego and the people around him are clearly either afraid of him and embarresed by him or both. He is horrible to watch. He was good when Liz Walker was around but lost it after she left. Oh and his rudolph suit at Xmas?! How sad was that the last few years. Pathetic.
     
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    I can't believe Joyce was still around. Years ago, she gave me the impression of someone that was�always trying to justify her existence, and not doing a very good job of it. I found her airtime totally useless and a waste of good bandwidth. Oh well, to each, his own.

     
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    I'm with you, brydog. When the Sox won in 2004, all the TV reporters were out on the field trying to come up with something creative to say and getting people to the camera. Mike Lynch was like a lost puppy out there, and was useless. Lobel was most entertaining, the most professional, and the most fun. He got people to come over, had fun conversations with them, and added to the revelry. Other reporters were still doing the "How does it feel?" questions - puhhleeeze.
     
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    kittons, you said it!
    Bob Lobel should have been gone a long time ago. I have nothingpersonally against the man, but his appearance on this years Superbowlmade me feel embarrassed being a New Englander. He once was a greatsports reporter, but sometimes "great reporters" have to know, when tostop and go on to other pastures. I am glad he is out of the picture.
    Kulhawich on the other hand - I will miss. She has always been soprofessional - Just love the way, she is reporting.� She gives thefacts -� no padding.� I think WBZ is making a mistake lettingher go.

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