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If you wanted a spot on his team, you needed to buy a plasma spinner that he would sell you. Rick Crawford learned everything he knew from him.
OK sorry for my immediate laugh, was in relation to what I've heard plenty times about his "qualities" as a salesman :p
Of course I feel for you if he has stood in the way of your personal career paths...

I know that most of my compatriots do not like his commentary role at all. However personally I really like his laid-back style and very dry humor. But now your information about him as a person grows in the back of my mind and probably can't avoid having it with me the next time he comments.
 
that sounds worse than hell
There was a stage of the Vuelta it happened and it just spiraled into them being unable to talk properly for a few minutes because theyd got the giggles so much, I think they'd got on to toilet humour about Vingegaard and some monastery they were looking at that sounded like poo. Poor Dan Lloyd didn't know what was going on when he joined them
 
Watching the replay of Binche. Jose Been is unbearable. You wouldn't even know there was a bike race going on. She has spent an hour gossiping about TJV & SQS. Sounds like I'm reading the CN forum.
It's all anyone's talking about, and also the end of the season. I enjoyed the race, but at this stage, the only real discussion point was can they drop De Lie. And for me, Hannah Walker was the weak link. Better than she used to be, but still excitement over content.
 
It's all anyone's talking about, and also the end of the season. I enjoyed the race, but at this stage, the only real discussion point was can they drop De Lie. And for me, Hannah Walker was the weak link. Better than she used to be, but still excitement over content.

She was claiming on the platform formerly known as twitter, that she thinks her and Hannah sound alike.

Which baffled me as they definitely don't.
 
I was driving today, couldn't watch Lombardia, but put the GCN app on thru my car audio and listened to the last 40k
Actually was very pleasant and rob hatch did a really nice job painting a picture of whats happening.
I would think his "Oh, no no nonono no nooo" any time anything adverse happens or comes close to happening could make driving rather stressful.
 
I would think his "Oh, no no nonono no nooo" any time anything adverse happens or comes close to happening could make driving rather stressful.
haha, ironically when i turned it on he was super informative, with the race situation, km to go, the parcours and the riders.
The only nonononoon hyperbole was when Tadej "cramped up"
lol i immediately knew it was nonsense.

What was suprising was how long Rob and Brian were under the delusion that the chase could work together to bring him back.
Once it was 19 seconds on the descent I figured it was over
 
I like Helen's input normally ,though hadn't realised cross season was back on, maybe shes been schooled by the Discovery commentators book of restating the obvious, but normally she spots things only an experienced rider would do about lines to take or where riders are losing or gaining time, and isn't just filling time by stating positions all race.
 
I like Helen's input normally ,though hadn't realised cross season was back on, maybe shes been schooled by the Discovery commentators book of restating the obvious, but normally she spots things only an experienced rider would do about lines to take or where riders are losing or gaining time, and isn't just filling time by stating positions all race.
Agree. Last year she was a great addition. Very knowledgeable about all of the courses. This weekend she just talked and talked during the women's race. Maybe she just needs to get into the groove again this year.
 
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When Chris died, they took away our best commentator, but Vinjebo and in particular Lars Bak is filling the shoes as best as they can. Great commentary from both of them, often spot on tactically and usually better at reading a race than Rolf.

Now Staghøj just needs to be replaced. Guy is spending half the time asking his co-commentator if that rider isn't rider x and a few funny jokes here and there doesn't make up for it.

Speaking of former riders, Asbjørn Kragh is the dirt worst commentator I have ever listened to. Just bring in Bastian Emil ffs, what's so hard about that.

Staghøj has been fired because he didn't want to cover the Tour any more.