But if that's what you and some others care for there are many good poetry slammers and theatre people who know absolutely nothing about cycling but who sure could be taught some basics and would probably do the job... Why Kirby?Oh, man. I know I'm fighting a losing battle here, and I know coming back here time and time again to defend me man Carlton is a masochistic exercise. I'm not going to win. I get it.
But with that said, I can't help defending my man Carlton from random abuse, especially after his brilliant performance in today's stage of the Volta. How many commentators do you know have come up with the phrase "drowning not waving" to determine whether a rider is in trouble? To ignore that off the cuff remark is akin to saying you don't appreciate the English language and the various ways words can be combined.
That doesn't make you a bad person, but you might fall into the "boring' level in terms of the criteria used to determine how interesting an individual might be. But that's just me! I don't hold a monopoly on making those determinations, and I might be wrong to suggest anything other than the possibility that you are the most interesting person on earth. Who knows?
I wish I had a note pad with me to write down the amount of times he used a clever metaphor as a segway before handing things off to his colleague. And this stuff is off the cuff, not scripted.
Speaking of scripts, of course every commentator has a list of information in front of them before going on air. To suggest my man CK doesn't is just silly. Even more silly is the suggestion that he doesn't like the sport. That is absurd.
P.S. If anyone is annoyed by the length and content of this message, blame the pandemic, not me. I happen to have a lot of time on my hands.