Originally Posted by shades1
one of my favorite stage commentaries ever has be this ;-
then watch 2/5 + 3/5
i know a lot of people slag phil liggett off for various reasons but you cannot say the man cannot commentate !!
I totally agree. I have a lot of admiration for someone who can speak for hours when nothing is happening, then pull you in both by the tone of voice and amazing use of simile when the race becomes animated.
Once, during a TTT, he said:
"Here they come under the 1 kilometre banner, mouth's like goldfish..."
I don't care what anyone says, but that's effing awesome.
That said, I wish he'd retire. He's way too closely associated with the Pharmstrong scandal. Listening to him now makes me feel icky.