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Old 07-26-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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Hello Bulls,

I am not from Chicago but grew up in Seattle. I didn't have cable during the early 90s so NBA on NBC was my only NBA experience. I remember quit often the Bulls home introduction was shown to the TV audience.

Ray Clay's introducing the starting line up was awesome! His voice has that All American optimism that still marks my memory in watching the Bulls and NBA basketball in general.

Lucky for me I purchased the Ultimate Jordan 3 DVD set that included the 93 finals game in which MJ scored 55 points. Then I noticed that Jazz also used that same song in their own intro. (Or maybe the Bulls copied the Jazz?)

I was watching a Bulls game recently and notice the voice is new. Did Ray quit? How do Bulls fans feel about the new voice and Ray not being the PA anymore?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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Clay was awesome. The rumor is the Bulls fired Clay after he announced Jordan the Wizard, the same way he announced him as a Bull, in Michael's return to the UC. I dunno if that's true, but the current announcer is pretty standard in comparison.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFdqIES0Ud4&NR=1

This is his side job now. Can you feel the lost enthusiasm?
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^^ Thanks for the info. :)

And also if I remember clearly, Ray Clay announced MJ as a Wizard at his very last game against the Sixers in 2003. There was a 3 minute standing ovation.

I totally recognize Ray's voice in that youtube video above, but it's just not the same as the way he did the Bulls. Yep lost enthusiasm.

The newer voice sounds just standard as you said. very bland. It's not bad but not Ray Clay cool either.
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I hope Ray Clay comes back. That would be amazing. Could you just imagine?


ATTT GUARDDD..... FROM CHICAGOOOOO.... STANDING 6'3...... DERRICK ROOOOOOOOSEE!!!!

And I also hope they bring back the original Sirius song, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCR85u9QngQ

It would just feel so... right.
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Would be funny if he came back, and then we signed VC and started him. Just think about it..
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