Fill in the blanks !! cohorts !! Kirby is the one that should be the side kick NOT the professional ex-cyclist / commentator who can talk about the race and riders.the delgados said:I merely stated that Carlton Kirby either answered the hypothetical question correctly, or his Eurosport employers doesn't give a rats **** if could name ten riders and their last result.tobydawq said:I merely stated that a presenter should have a deep knowledge on the subject he is paid to present on international broadcasts. That's hardly an unfair demand.
Like I said, to each their own. No one can make you like Kirby, but the vitriol directed toward him is borderline bizarre.
If you feel Kirby should have a "deep knowledge on the subject" then you might want to take it up with the head honchos at Eurosport. Clearly they disagree, otherwise he would not have a friggin job.
Kirby is there for a reason. That being his employers have decided he is good at his job. I'm sure they take feedback from people ranging from those who know next to nothing about the sport and those who know a lot and think he's the best. (I kid about the last part of the sentence.)
Going back to the "Deep knowledge" part, it has been stated on many occasions that it's the job of Kirby's cohort to fill in the blanks. The guy covers a wide variety of sports. His job is not to be a friggin genius in any one. It's the job of the Sean's and Magnus's of the world to fill in the blanks.
Take it easy on my man Carlton Kirby, will ya?
You guys are probably making him cry in his beer.
Carlton? You there?
I love ya, buddy.
Keep up the great work.