- Jun 16, 2009
Bring on matt keenan... he is the best english speaking commentator and possibly one of the best in the world. His knowledge is so vast and for commentating on his own, it shows just how good he is...
groverjones said:5 freakin' km from the end of the stage and they think it's appropriate? I hope the person in charge of pressing that button got his **** kicked.
groverjones said:Rupert Guinness is a very big name in cycling journalism, having published multiple books on the subject, and been one of the top cycling journo's in Australia since the early 80s, including winning the Walkley for his writing.
In fact, Rupert is one of the acknowledgements in one of the Le Tour books I've just finished reading (published in '91).
Personally I love the SBS Tour coverage, especially seeing as this year we in Perth get the same coverage as everyone else in Australia, and NOT the 1-1.5 hours a day we got the last couple of years (i.e. starting at the same time - 10pm/10:30pm as the East).
Yeah, Mike can ask some silly questions, and even after all these years of visiting France he still has the most shocking answers.
I'm also a huge fan of both Phil and Paul, despite the "suitcase of courage" type comments, and the LA worship, but I suspect that this is to cater for the American audience that is also getting the same coverage that we get on SBS.
I've been watching the coverage on SBS since the first tour we got here - '91 I think - and it's just incredible how far we've come. I suspect that in the next few years we'll start getting more live races, including the Giro and the Vuelta, especially now that SBS have realised they can use the 2nd channel for more than just foreign news programmes.
phillop said:the coverage is terrible, they put adds in the worst posititions, at the start of the final climb!! i was beside myself. get the add out of the wasy on the way down hills and on the flats, not when theres most likely to be an attack.
phil and paul are BEST
gabriel gate is a douche ill grant that
matt keenan is a cool dude
tomalaris does a fair job
u guys have gotta lighten up. I think that the commentry is excellent and if it gets repetitive well damn what do u expect for a race of 180 people riding their bike for 200km!
they have to be repetitive because not everyone watches all 3 weeks. u get new viewers all the time and they need to learn whats goin on.
and whats all this nonsense abt phil and paul being TOO pro lance. seriously if u dont like lance armstrong you are a complete and utter douchebag. you can never be too pro lance!
seriously its a race thats mostly easy to guess what will happen. usually monotonous and boring and VERY repetitive so, yes, the commentry wont be like horse racing or the footy.
unsheath said:If Rupey dares invade my screen tonight, Ima gonna hunt him down and brick his house when he returns from France.