OT: Which is worse: Andi Petrillo (TSN) or Colby Armstrong (HC)

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by heybuddyhowyadoing, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Messages:
    4,365
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Home Inspector
    Location:
    Toronto
    I used to tune-in to both Hockey Central and Leafs Lunch. I would download each podcast if I missed the show. Now I can't stand either one. Andi Petrillo is really flat as a broadcaster, and Colby Armstrong is a not so funny co-host of Hockey Central. I can understand why TSN might have Andi doing the show, but I cannot for the life of me understand why HC has Colby Armstrong. He has never completed a sentence to this date. He just sort of laughs at all the others' jokes.

    Both are bad, and I know most of you will agree with me.

    Which one is worse to you?

    Just curious.
     
  2. WTFMAN99

    WTFMAN99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24,444
    Likes Received:
    2,334
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    AC
    Both don't add anything. Nothing is inherently "wrong" with Andi but she's bland to me.
     
  3. Vintage93

    Vintage93 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,860
    Likes Received:
    284
    Trophy Points:
    125
    Location:
    Toronto
    It's Andi Petrillo. She is uninformed about all things hockey and she is constantly called out by her co-workers. Craig and Gord constantly challenge her on relatively basic hockey facts and clearly don't have a high level of respect for her. She makes Leaf's Lunch a joke.
     
  4. Schenn

    Schenn In Rod We Trust Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    32,440
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Huron County
    Seems like to random media members to rate.
     
    AreBe and WildWolfdog like this.
  5. Bullseye

    Bullseye Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6,929
    Likes Received:
    366
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Occupation:
    The Boss
    Location:
    Niagara
    I like her. She's there to be a host not an expert. That should be obvious.
     
    zaqq, FerrisRox, AreBe and 8 others like this.
  6. Jozay

    Jozay Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    8,794
    Likes Received:
    3,942
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Toronto
    dont listen to sports radio like that anymore. I'll occasionally listen on my drive to work in the morning.

    Never heard leafs lunch and have only seen Armstrong when im watching the game on sportsnet. He doesnt bring much, but I dont feel like he hurts the broadcasts, from what I've seen.
     
  7. DarkKnight

    DarkKnight Opinions

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    10,939
    Likes Received:
    8,544
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Luge
    Location:
    Ontario
    I don't mind either, kind of a dumb thread/comparison to be honest. Andi is there to set the table, she does her job.
     
    diceman934, AreBe and The Magic Man like this.
  8. Warden of the North

    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    39,431
    Likes Received:
    8,441
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Muskoka
    As much as I think Andi Petrillo is "meh" as host of Leafs Lunch, Mike Weaver is AWFUL.

    He adds no interesting perspective whatsoever. Nothing. He has the most generic, bland opinions one could possibly have.
     
    hockeywiz542 and diceman934 like this.
  9. Bullseye

    Bullseye Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6,929
    Likes Received:
    366
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Occupation:
    The Boss
    Location:
    Niagara
    @dreamweaver is there to provide experienced tidbits of info. but he is likable because he does struggle to put sentences together without fumbling through them. He's not a jerk and he's a guy who's been through many concussions and is trying to find a place post hockey. I cut him slack for that but your point is accurate. I really like the way that Button, Dreger, Miller, and Mackenzie enjoy making fun of Andi and it's all good-natured.
     
  10. diceman934

    diceman934 Help is on the way.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    15,913
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Location:
    NHL player factory
    I agree.

    I happen to like Colby on HC as he has some Insite as a former player and is willing to share it. He makes fun of himself as well.

    It is the host of HC that I find hard to take as he thinks he knows more then the former Players and asks the stupidest questions.
     
  11. GardinerTheForward

    GardinerTheForward Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Occupation:
    NHL Defenceman
    Location:
    Toronto (NHL Season)
    i like the mixed gender dynamic andi brings
     
  12. GardinerTheForward

    GardinerTheForward Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Occupation:
    NHL Defenceman
    Location:
    Toronto (NHL Season)
    OMG I HATE MILLARD
     
  13. firstemperor

    firstemperor Registered User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    8,524
    Likes Received:
    1,289
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Andi is the host, she's not supposed to contribute much. But the entire show is for entertainment anyways, it's not like Button (besides the draft) or Jeff O'Neil provide anything substantive most of the time.

    I could probably live without Colby. I liked Mike Johnson a fair bit as a play-by-play/analyst type.
     
  14. Warden of the North

    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    39,431
    Likes Received:
    8,441
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Muskoka
    My biggest problem with Petrillo is that she lacks some knowledge of the CBA and rules of the league which I consider important if you're going to host a hockey show.

    Im not talking about over specific minutiae of the inner workings, at times Poulin or Button have to explain very basic concepts of how things work to her, because she gets them flat out wrong.

    I also dont like how the show dumbs down conversation. I cant remember the specific phrasing, but on yesterdays show she asked Weaver how he would classify the Leafs team. He described them as having fire power.

    Wooooo, thats some crazy depth of conversation there.
     
    iSophagus likes this.
  15. Warden of the North

    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    39,431
    Likes Received:
    8,441
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Muskoka
    Johnson is really good. I also like Greg Gilbert when he does Leafs Lunch.
     
    JayDog17 and firstemperor like this.
  16. The Iceman

    The Iceman Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Leafs lunch is great. Anytime you get Bob McKenzie for a segment you have gold!
     
    AreBe and The Magic Man like this.
  17. ErnieLeafs

    ErnieLeafs Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    11,221
    Likes Received:
    801
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    Windsor, Ont.
    Nothing wrong with Petrillo. She does her job as host, lets the hockey guys talk, chimes in when she feels the need.
     
    zaqq, AreBe and iSophagus like this.
  18. WWB

    WWB Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Ontario
    This should be a who's worse Romanuk or Millen thread. I vote Romanuk but it's damn close. Andi and Colby are alright...nothing special or anything...there's def way worse on these two networks.
     
    ToMaLe and The Magic Man like this.
  19. 93LEAFS

    93LEAFS Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    23,769
    Likes Received:
    7,256
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Toronto
    She is there to do more than set the table, if you want to talk about someone who did that job properly, just remember how Hayes did it.
     
  20. TootooTrain

    TootooTrain Southern Hospitality

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    35,133
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Andi has a great voice. Energetic.
    Colby is a little bit more low key. He's got a comedic style.

    Both are decent, but neither adda a whole lot of substance.
    I'd pick Andi for tv and Colby for radio.
     
  21. Drytoast

    Drytoast Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,809
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    I find if the question is right Colby will give you decent player insight. Like what it was like playing for the Leafs during the time he did. He has some pretty decent experiences. Like he played with Crosby, played with Price...he got hit by a waffle when he was here. Contracts and how taxes in various states absolutely plays a roll.

    Andi was the most entertaining last year when she was dealing with a co host who was rude as hell to her on the air live. It was like listening to an episode of springer. Very rarely does radio get real like that but when it does it's amazing. Her job is to ask the dumb question and spell it out for obvious over zealous leaf fans.

    Maclean is the one I find the most annoying. He always interrupts great conversation with these really, REALLY bad jokes that take forever to get too. But the pay off is when Kyper calls him out on it by treating him like a person with dementia. But if Kyper isn't there Maclean is off the chain and then it's a **** show.
     
  22. Phion Keneuf

    Phion Keneuf Bang Bang

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    31,133
    Likes Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    145
    Location:
    Vaughan, Ontario
    Andi is awesome. Leave her alone.
     
    Welsh Maple Leaf likes this.
  23. Sittler 27

    Sittler 27 Best fans Anywhere

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    937
    Likes Received:
    181
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Andi is good, pretty and she can sing
     
  24. Pickle Juice

    Pickle Juice Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    i don't care for the woman

    i like armstrong because one he used to be a leaf... and sometimes he talks about his time in toronto

    it's like if toskala went on the show
    lol
     
  25. Tall Morty

    Tall Morty I’ll spot a clown and pennywise him Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    95
    Oh man, I would pay so much just to hear him go on and insist that he's still an NHL calibre starter :laugh::popcorn:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"