2009 TDF Liggettisms

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Jul 3, 2009
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Parrot23 said:
"dig into the suitcase of courage" and then "turn himself inside out".

Yeah, I had to laugh the other day with Phil said "in cycling terminology, he has to turn himself inside out." I had no idea that was cycling terminology! :)
 
Jun 13, 2009
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rickibobbi said:
The best stage to watch so far was when Contador attacked, Liggett was wrong wrong wrong, funny wrong, watchable wrong, so not sure what to think, bad Liggett is good television?

It's a bit like the days when Muddle Talker (Murray Walker) was commentating Formula One lol
 
Jun 16, 2009
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I've had to do it, I now adopted the "Suitcase of Courage" (as seen on BikeSnob NYC) as my avatar.

Now I know where to look when I need to dig deep into something while I'm a riding up a 'truly ferocious grade'.
 
Jul 4, 2009
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Phil described the group that went back to help out Drugstrong as "the workers going back to the queen bee to return him to the field".
 
Apr 10, 2009
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last night phil said:

"they have covered 90kms in the first hour, and 45 kms in the second hour."

was classic phil losing his mind.... but makes for great listening!
 
Jul 13, 2009
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I Particularly enjoyed today that one of them thought the Garmin rider was Wiggins for half the climb and the other thought it was Vandevelde
 
Jul 7, 2009
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Parrot23 said:
Sherwen:

"dig into the suitcase of courage" and then "turn himself inside out".

Sounds like a chest of drawers. :D

Don't forget "Unpack something special".
 
May 15, 2009
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I love the way if there's an attack they carry on finishing whatever inane fact they've started before mentioning it.
 
Apr 9, 2009
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RhodriM said:
I love the way if there's an attack they carry on finishing whatever inane fact they've started before mentioning it.

That drives me nuts! Phil droning on about some tidbit of history while a rider goes on an attack on a climb.
 
Jun 30, 2009
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John Stevenson said:
It wasn't a prologue. Stones, glass houses and all that. :D

Officially it wasn't a prologue but we know what it was. A short individual time trial at the start of a three week stage race? That's a prologue by any other name!
 
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And here I thought it was DIM.

the light at the end of the tunnel is decidedly dim..

(i will explain breifly.. dim is my initials.. used to have a sign over my desk saying the light at the end of the tunnel is dim.. breif enough.. :D)
 
Jun 16, 2009
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I don't think Phil mentioned that LA was the worst of the gc favourites at verbier. He probably got an erection after stage 3 when Lance got 40 secs on AC. He probably got some cuum out for once...
 
May 15, 2009
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Kennf1 said:
That drives me nuts! Phil droning on about some tidbit of history while a rider goes on an attack on a climb.

They did it last week when Contador attacked and yesterday when Wiggins was having a go, and I'm sure lots of other times too.

They spend hours having nothing to say except 'look at that lovely vineyard', then when something actually exciting happens they miss it :rolleyes:
 
Jul 4, 2009
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Sherwin excelled himself last night.

"Jens Voigt is trying to asphxiate the rest of the riders" I was watching for the pillow case!
 
Jul 18, 2009
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I just love Sherwin reading the touristy bits from the press releases, trying to make it sound like he actually does have an unparalleled knowledge of 11th century chateaux.

On saturday we had a 10 minute session on famous cheeses of the region, including "the comte cheese, which is in fact a hard cheese" before telling us how many litres of cow's milk it takes to produce each wheel. Love it.

And yesterday, the "heads of state were out in force" !!!:eek:
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Phil just went:

'And tomorrow we have an undulating stage where I doubt the big riders will do anything'

Contrast with Harmon saying the other day it was going to be an absolute brute - proved by the profile.
 
Jul 17, 2009
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Leave "Phil the till" alone he is class , okay like most other UCI qualfied commies he know ****** all about cycing but him and Paul swearing make a great double act........................
All you have to do is listen to him and then watch / cringe l/ augh as the opposite happens,,,,,,,,,,
Will he ever get to say " itsa curtains for karpets"
Alberto albeto give us your shirto
 
Mar 13, 2009
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I think Paul must be getting sick of correcting Phil all the time.

Confused Moinard for Kern even though the former had been at the front for 150kms.

To quote Paul himself, Phil is pedalling hectagons!
 
Jun 16, 2009
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There was a perfect moment where you could see Karpets cracking and dropping off the Pellizotti group, but Phil missed the cue and didn't give us "it's curtains for Karpets", biggest disappointment of the Tour this year (and that's saying something).
 
Jul 7, 2009
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Referring to AC just prior to the TT - "circling like a caged lion, waiting to get into the start house".
 
May 15, 2009
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God he loves Lance doesn't he? :)



I know it's a pedantic thing, but the way they kept calling them 'camel packs' was making me smile too.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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unsheath said:
I think Paul must be getting sick of correcting Phil all the time.

It's getting ridiculous, isn't it? The mistakes are too many to count.

The other day the camera showed Columbia rider number 75 getting up off the road. Phil said, "Number 75 is Michael Rogers." I thought to myself, "He doesn't look like Michael Rogers." That's because it was Kim Kirchen. Phil's even starting to make mistakes when the rider's number is visible.