Phil's still around? I did not know that. Guy said he would retire the second he learned that Lance was taking PED's. I remember thinking that was a really dumb thing to say.I'm watching the last NBC coverage in the U.S. I love Phil's voice and excitement. He's a good guy. I'm wondering how he's feeling about being corrected (almost always appropriately) by Bob Roll about 15 times per broadcast. I've come to appreciate Bob Roll--seemed like a big goofball at first, but he adds insight and accuracy. But it is not the same pinball ride of a conversation like Phil and Paul used to have.
I went to school at Davidson and Duke. A not very well thought out online name that I use most places.Phil's still around? I did not know that. Guy said he would retire the second he learned that Lance was taking PED's. I remember thinking that was a really dumb thing to say.
I loved Phil's commentary back in the day. Calls like "Here they come under the 1 km to go banner, mouths like goldfish" always made a stage even more exciting, and will always stick in my memory. He was one of a few commentators who drew me into the sport. His off-the-cuff commentary was top stuff, and the chemistry with Paul was genuine, even when one pissed the other off.
Is Chris Horner part of these broadcasts? If so, in what capacity? If I was Phil, I'd feel better being corrected by Horner rather than the goofball Roll.
p.s. Are you really the son of David Duke?
I haven't seen him do that, but I don't usually get to watch the entire broadcast. I usually get in about 90 minutes in. I think this may be a one-off or at least special arrangement with Blythe. For all I know, he is doing double duty.Is it true that he'll randomly interview the riders during the racing, despite not actually being allowed?
And I thought Blythe was with Eurosport...
Oh lord, is someone still employing Liggett? Always thought that guy was a chancer and should have laid on his sword after the Armstrong thing.Seems good ol' Bob knows how to deal with these missteps in a polite and tactful manner.
Kudos, Bob. No need to bark at the guy and tell him he's a useless piece of stool.
We're not talking the Cuban Missile Crisis here, after all. But yeah, maybe time some people need to be put out to pasture.
And I'm definitely not referring to my man Carlton Kirby.
Well compared to what came afterwards (Kirby & the pedo) or instead (Liggett) Duffield was quite likable wasn't he!?Life is a continuous learning experience. Just last week I learned that people like the ES Recipe Guy. Today I learn that people actually liked David Duffield.
I only said I preferred him to Liggett who should have retired to his South African game farm a long, long time ago.Life is a continuous learning experience. Just last week I learned that people like the ES Recipe Guy. Today I learn that people actually liked David Duffield.
Thank you for the heads up. I have never heard of David Duffield until now and intend to look him up.Oh lord, is someone still employing Liggett? Always thought that guy was a chancer and should have laid on his sword after the Armstrong thing.
Thankfully back in the day I had Eurosport so got David Duffield instead. Yer man Kirby bases his style on him a lot.
I suppose a chancer is a kind of a bluffer. He really tried to be this great cycling authority and thought he could get away with his Armstrong crap but he couldn't.Thank you for the heads up. I have never heard of David Duffield until now and intend to look him up.
p.s. What does chancer mean? Is that a take on Kimmage's reference to LA being a cancer on the sport?
p.p.s. I agree he should have folded up his tent after swearing he would quit the game if it turned out that Armstrong was doping. Sometimes ego gets the best of us.
They tried to enthuse about Indurain whereas what was in Duffield's baguette and how it came to be there was often more interesting than the racing.In the 90's Liggett and Sherwin in the World Cycling Productions-era were far superior to Duffield. The only good thing about Duffield is that he was relatively easy to tune out.