three technically four of us: Adam, Derek, Rick and Stephen. Since the 2006-07 season, Derek has not embraced FSN/ROOT and has listened to Mike Lange on the radio side every game. I (Adam) have stuck with the FSN/ROOT broadcasts because, really, it's given us the chance to get game information from both broadcasts. We picture Rick up in Toronto, naked, watching the games on mute while listening to Beck CDs. Stephen just draws sounds.
But my ROOT ways have changed. I have recently switched exclusively to Mike Lange and Phil Bourque on the radio side.
Getting synced up:
-If you use an old-fashioned radio or the iHeartRadio app, Lange is way behind the action. A quick fix for that is pausing your DVR to sync it up.
-If you don't have DVR, using the Pens' website radio feed has Lange leapfrogging the action and actually being 5 seconds ahead. Relatively speaking, Lange being ahead of the action isn't even that bad at all. What's interesting is that either ROOT or WXDX messes with their feeds, and it falls out of whack sometimes when it comes back from commercial breaks. A quick reload of the Internet radio feed remedies everything, and Lange goes back to being ahead of the action.
-Also, if you have $60, you can buy a Sports Sync Radio.
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