Rick Jeanneret is the first thing that comes to mind when people think of the Buffalo Sabres.
That’s the power a good announcer has. When you ask draft picks their first impression of the Sabres, Jenneret is their answer. I’m not sure how many hockey teams can say that, but I’m sure that’s something Buffalo is proud of.
So what do Sabres fans think of Jack Edwards? This spring he’s been the topic of many conversations when it comes to Bruins hockey. That may be a result of Boston’s dominant play, but it also has something to do with this.
Edwards’ YouTube library isn’t limited to just Patriots Day ramblings, either. From intentionally mocking Flyers fans to calling out Steve Ott, he pulls no punches when he’s in the broadcast booth. In fact, he’s got his own best of video out there already.
If any of this sounds familiar, well, you’ve been paying attention. When I see a video like this out there I know I’m not the only one thinking that Rick and Jack are in the same class of announcer. Both in their style and the debate they bring along with them, Jack Edwards and Rick Jenneret are by far two of the most interesting announcers in the league.
So here’s my question: as Sabres fans and/or Rick Jenneret fans, are you obligated to like Jack Edwards? Or, is part of what makes RJ so fun the fact that he is only biased towards the Sabres?
I think back to a game earlier this year when Rick scolded the Mellon Arena horn blower and wonder how I’d feel about it if I were rooting for the other side. That’s sort of how you have to look at Edwards if you ask me. If you like Rick, do you have to like Jack on mere principle?
So what do you think? Here, start with this: