Can you tell Marv Albert and Kevin Harlan apart just from their voices?

 
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Can you tell them apart without being told in advance who it is?
Yes, and I think it's odd that anyone would be confused.
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Yes, but I understand why some people can't.
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No.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Can you tell Marv Albert and Kevin Harlan apart just from their voices?

I'm curious if this confusion is specific to me only or if it's widespread...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject:

YES!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject:

Don't know about those two, but Mike Green's all about the BANG!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhTg7FHAFQE
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject:

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Don't know about those two, but Mike Green's all about the BANG!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhTg7FHAFQE


Yes, he's one heck of a defenseman for the Red Wings. Knows how to lay a hit on someone even when that someone is himself.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject:

Lol! I hear you. If I tune into a broadcast already in progress, I definitely have to listen for a little bit to figure out which one of them it is. Their voices/cadence/etc. are very similar.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject:

They sound nothing alike.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
They sound nothing alike.


Especially nowadays, Marv sounds pretty haggard.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject:

Marv Albert - - - - - ^- - - -^- - -^ - - ^- - - ^ ^ ^ //////////// ^ ^ ^ - - - - - -

Kevin Harlan - -^ ^ ^// /////////////////////////////////////^^


Marv keeps it fairly steady throughout the play until his usual interjection to cap off a score

Kevin builds it up early in the play then goes full throttle until there's a score or stoppage. You should hear his radio calls for football.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject:

To me Harlan sounds way deeper than Marv
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject:

It's like if you asked me to differentiate between two similar shades of green. I could do it if they are side by side. But if I saw them in isolation from each other, I wouldn't know there is a difference.

It's the exact same for Harlan and Marv to me. I am sure they sound different, and if I cared enough to acclimate myself to the difference, I could probably learn it quickly. But since I haven't done that, I can't really tell the difference.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject:

Gatekeeper wrote:
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Don't know about those two, but Mike Green's all about the BANG!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhTg7FHAFQE


Yes, he's one heck of a defenseman for the Red Wings. Knows how to lay a hit on someone even when that someone is himself.


I really flubbed that one ...

#bang
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:09 am    Post subject:

Marv has NY accent. Doesn't hit you over the head with it, but it's pretty apparent.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject:

They really sound nothing alike to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:12 am    Post subject:

YESSSSS, AND IT COUNTS!

For me, Marv is the second-best basketball announcer of my lifetime, behind, well, we all know who.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject:

I think Harlan was Influenced by Marv but I've never heard one and thought it was the other.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject:

Yes I can, but I've been listening to Marv my whole life, especially when I lived in NY and was a Knicks fan. Nice that I grew up listening to him during every Knicks game, but I am bummed I didn't grow up in SoCal because Chick was supposed to be the best.
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