Re: Larry Merchant vs Max Kellerman
You don't need reasons and entire arguments to prefer a commentator over another. I want to hear anything Larry has to say, and during matches, I can hear myself asking if Kellerman would be so kind as to shut his mouth.
It's true. If Larry Merchant asked a question, and Max in his place asked the same, I'd enjoy the former and be irritated about the latter. It's irrational. I'm simply a fan of Merchant, and Kellerman specifically annoys me to no end.
If Bernstein or Gil Clancy replaced Merchant I'd be sad to see him go, but I'd welcome either, whereas with Kellerman I'd rather have Lampley and Steward commentate by themselves than with Kellerman beside them.
It's just me preference. And I thinks I'm not alone.