After reading your message three times I can only discern the following: I am out of my mind (no argument there), and you have stories that would blow my mind. Please elaborate!On the contrary it is more than deserved. Classic case of the Peter principle. If you think he’s good you are out of your damn mind. I have a few stories that would blow your mind if the amount b.s. and politics that goes on .... let’s just he knows he’s replaceable.
The guy is abysmal and a clown.
Links please!Flecha's 'Juan And Only' speil today was like a Through The Keyhole audition. Who lives in a house like this?
I agree with this, although he doesn’t do himself any favours with his opinions and biases at times. If he kept those under control then he has talent as you’ve said.I like Kirby. His job is to keep the conversation flowing. He's particularly good on long stages when nothing is happening. Too many other commentators try to force conversation about uninteresting cycling-related "talking points."
Yeah, just a few days after my post in Vuelta a Andalucia Stage 1, he repeated several times that 1) Andalucia has benefited due to the demise of Middle Eastern races; and that 2) this year most of the big names are in Algarve instead of Andalucia. Strange comments since IMHO there isn't much difference in quality between the 2 start lists but both are weaker than the UAE Tour.I agree with this, although he doesn’t do himself any favours with his opinions and biases at times. If he kept those under control then he has talent as you’ve said.
There are times when he stereotypes other nationalities, generalises and insults.
I do not speak Flemish, but I love listening to Michel Wuyts . It's like listening to someone like the late great Pavarotti lol!The quality of the announcers is curicial for me no matter which sport. Sometimes I'm actually watching some sporting event that I'm actually not very interested in just for the commentary lol. Sport broadcasts are for me what for other ppl might be listening to music, I enjoy having it on just as a smth like background noise.
That being said I do really like the german eurosport commentators. Just ex pro rider Jorg Ludewig isn't quite on the same level. If its an option I often switch to english commentary for various sports, not so with cycling on Eurosport.
Yeah, it's infuriating. I prefer to watch it live, otherwise I always seem to click on something here that inadvertently tells me what's happened. On previous days have put it on record for all afternoon to make sure but recording until 9 isn't possible todayHmm, we have a free channel to show the last 12 kms now that biathlon is over. Should we?
Nah, let's just show Watts Zap.
If anyone else has been awaiting coverage finally some of Algarve on!Yeah, it's infuriating. I prefer to watch it live, otherwise I always seem to click on something here that inadvertently tells me what's happened. On previous days have put it on record for all afternoon to make sure but recording until 9 isn't possible today
Schedule below... not sure how accurate it is as I usually watch on catch up via ES PlayerAnyone in the UK know when the 3 races are actually going to be on today on Eurosport channel? Yesterday announcement after the days races was proclaiming 'turn on to your home of cycling at 12, 2 and 4 for live coverage of all 3 races'. Just skiing on at moment and tv schedule showing Algarve at 3-4.30, UAE 4.30-5.30, Andalucia 8-9. The tv schedule has been incorrect all week! Grateful if anyone sees it on can post on here so I can watch it.
And he did a great job. So refreshing to have two ex-pros who actually know what they are talking about as opposed to Kirby's inane ramblings. Admittedly they missed a couple of things (like Vanmarcke and Van Aert being caught by the peloton) but would rather that than Kirby laughing to himself at his disgraceful 'jokes'.Today was Dan Lloyd's first lead commentary on Eurosport (as far as I can remember).
World indoors, but probably in SW London rather than Berlin.Declan Quigley was part of the UAE lockdown as he covers the RCS races on site, and Rob Hatch covers the Belgian races for the international market, but wonder where Carlton was yesterday? But as noted above, refreshing! I like listening to DL and good to hear him in the pilot's seat for once! I think he has done some GCN stuff as lead (rather than co comms) yeah? And they have palled up with Eurosport now.