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Sat down to watch Versus last night...the crit from Tour down under coverage...all armstrong ect...of course...but the funniest thing was at end when they do something called "michelob ultra ride of the day"...Phil says "well, course it is Lance Armstrong's ride and couldn't be anything else"...I guess so! This after his 50 something placing in pack...not Henderson or Sky taking the first two places ect...roll mich ultra commercial...Phil and Paul and Versus have their heads so far up Lance's *** it is ridiculous...even my non cycling fan wife watching it with me exclaimed "why did HE get the ride of the day...did I miss something?"
 
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Sat down to watch Versus last night...the crit from Tour down under coverage...all armstrong ect...of course...but the funniest thing was at end when they do something called "michelob ultra ride of the day"...Phil says "well, course it is Lance Armstrong's ride and couldn't be anything else"...I guess so! This after his 50 something placing in pack...not Henderson or Sky taking the first two places ect...roll mich ultra commercial...Phil and Paul and Versus have their heads so far up Lance's *** it is ridiculous...even my non cycling fan wife watching it with me exclaimed "why did HE get the ride of the day...did I miss something?"

He finished in 62nd place.
 
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Proof if it were needed that Liggett has finally disappeared up Armstrong's fundament - enjoy life in the brown stuff Phil, you helped get me into the sport with your C4 coverage but ever since you took the LA dollar you've lost all credibility
 
Versus is basically unwatchable these days. It jumped the shark last year with Ligget bagging on Contador. It was bad enough in previous years when Paul Sherwin would find a way to mention Armstrong no matter what was going on in the race. Someone would take a drink in a break, and Sherwin would say, "There's Voeckler taking a drink. You know who knew the value of staying hydrated during a long, hot stage like this one? A certain rider by the name of Lance Armstrong..." Roll was always a fanboy. But with Armstrong's return everything has become far far worse. I seriously suspect that there are orders to say something about Armstrong every four or five minutes. Versus is now the homoerotic network for those who have a crush on Armstrong. The constant Armstrong fixation is rather disturbing.
 
Agree with all above. Totally pathetic covergae. Every commercial break - though it seemed like there were cycling breaks during the commercials - started off with one using the uniballer.

Versus 30 minute coverage = 10 minutes with the douchebag; 15 minutes of commercials; and, 5 minutes cycling - during which they harp on about armstrong.
 
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Versus is basically unwatchable these days. It jumped the shark last year with Ligget bagging on Contador. It was bad enough in previous years when Paul Sherwin would find a way to mention Armstrong no matter what was going on in the race. Someone would take a drink in a break, and Sherwin would say, "There's Voeckler taking a drink. You know who knew the value of staying hydrated during a long, hot stage like this one? A certain rider by the name of Lance Armstrong..." An Roll was always a fanboy. But with Armstrong's return it has become far far worse. I seriously suspect that there are orders to say something about Armstrong every four or five minutes. Versus is now homoerotic network for those who have a crush on Armstrong. The constant Armstrong fixation is rather disturbing.

Ha! That comment really made me laugh...will take a sip of water now ala Lance...the funny thing is even my non-fan wife was asking me "WTF" was that? "What is wrong wth your sport ect..." Between the constant commercials on versus and the egostrong reach around stuff it is getting pretty rotten. I have gotten to the point where I hope he is not riding so I might be able to find it somewhere else in the american market...otherwise, it is blocked and I have to listen to the crap...Guess Sherwin isn't making enough money from his fabulous diamond mine in Rhodesia...ugly!
 
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You know who knew the value of staying hydrated during a long, hot stage like this one? A certain rider by the name of Lance Armstrong..."

Seriously.. Armstrong? Yeah quite the expert when it comes to things like this.
Morzine 2000 and the stage 12 ITT in 2003 confirms that
 
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Even better....versus has a new competition..."Ride with Roll"...you can win a ride with Bob...I can't even imagine...I have been wanting to deck that *** for about a decade of listening to his crap...
 

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whats damn annoying about it is because it's supposedly the international english coverage, we other english speaking non americans have to listen to their bull**** all the time..

and we really don't care

You're just jealous.

Our Lance is such an innovator. Look at how he has perfected the circular pedaling motion centered at the bb!

Because of wonder boy's influence I'm thinking about taking the occasional drink while on the bike.

I don't know if anyone caught the post race coverage with the Versus team giving our hero a nice four hand massage.

Bobke was just ensuring a happy ending!
 
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Bobke specializes in the happy ending...

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You're just jealous.

Our Lance is such an innovator. Look at how he has perfected the circular pedaling motion centered at the bb!

Because of wonder boy's influence I'm thinking about taking the occasional drink while on the bike.

I don't know if anyone caught the post race coverage with the Versus team giving our hero a nice four hand massage.

Bobke was just ensuring a happy ending!
 
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Seriously.. Armstrong? Yeah quite the expert when it comes to things like this.
Morzine 2000 and the stage 12 ITT in 2003 confirms that

It could be anything, bro. A rider will scratch his butt and Sherwin will go, "You know who likes to scratch his butt during a good ride? A certain man by the name of Lance Armstrong." He'll then launch into a total saddle sniffer story about Armstrong that has little to do with anything going on in the race.

Then there is the Sherwin formula for telling the audience the speed of a descent:

Sherwin speed = (Real speed) + A
A = 20 kph (Except if he is really losing it that day, in which case it equals 30 kph.)
 
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" a certain saddle sniffer"....Lol...you are right...totally Sherwin...:D
 
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Is it me or has Phil gotten alzheimers? Paul seems there to just do the egostrong reach around and correct Phil at his various mistakes...Phil is pretty much losing it as far as I can tell...
 
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It could be anything, bro. A rider will scratch his butt[/t] and Sherwin will go, "You know who likes to scratch his but[/t] during a good ride? A certain man by the name of Lance Armstrong." He'll then launch into some total saddle sniffer story about Armstrong that has little to do with anything going on in the race.

Then there is the Sherwin forumla for telling the audience the speed of a descent:

Sherwin speed = (Real speed) + A
A = 20 kph except when he is really losing it that day, in which case it equals 30 kph


ROTFL!

Oh, this is so true. I remember this happening quite a bit.

"You know there was another famous rider who used to win by taking time in the TTs? A certain man by the name of Lance Armstrong"

"You know there was another famous rider who pre-rode all the vital stages as part of his preparations? A certain man by the name of Lance Armstrong"

"You know there was another famous rider who used to bang women who looked like his mom? A certain man by the name of Lance Armstrong"
 
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Is it me or has Phil gotten alzheimers? Paul seems there to just do the egostrong reach around and correct Phil at his various mistakes...Phil is pretty much losing it as far as I can tell...

The only way Phil can live with himself now is to drink scotch 24/7. Hard to speak straight when you are completely pissed!
 
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I agree with most of what's been written so far. I just hope that when Comcast finally buys NBC they don't shift all cycling coverage to Versus, instead of the split between Versus and Universal Sports we have now. Not that the coverage, or commericals, are any better on Universal its just the only break I get from the Hummer,Ligget,Sherwen and Roll team at Versus. I'd rather suffer through the 3 week Giro or Vuelta where the guys at Universal mispronounce the name of every rider, even the American ones, and every location then have to listen to Ligget and Sherwen any more than I already have to.
 
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The only way Phil can live with himself now is to drink scotch 24/7. Hard to speak straight when you are completely pissed!

I don't know how many times I have heard Phil get excited and say something like "there is so and so from the milram team making a break...stirring stuff indeed...reminds me of a young armstrong" only to have Paul gently say "actually Phil that is such and such from Cervelo...but you are are right Phil...this is exactly what a certain rider named Lance Armstrong would do...I remember the tour de france in 1999 when he...ect ect..."
 
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I don't know how many times I have heard Phil get excited and say something like "there is so and so from the milram team making a break...stirring stuff indeed...reminds me of a young armstrong" only to have Paul gently say "actually Phil that is such and such from Cervelo...but you are are right Phil...this is exactly what a certain rider named Lance Armstrong would do...I remember the tour de france in 1999 when he...ect ect..."

Phil: Paul, look at that attach up the moutain by Ricco, he is dancing on the pedals.

Paul: Well it does look like a Ricco-like attack Phil, although Ricco is still suspended and I suspect that to be one of the Columbia HTC riders ... you know who else used to dance on the pedals? A certain 7 time Tour de France winner named Lance Armstrong.
 
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This would be like if on NFL network or where ever Jerry Rice came back and suited up for the game...ran one screen pass, missed it...and went back to drink beer in the owners box for the rest of the game...and then they gave him the player of the game award...makes cycling just look ridicuous in the states and around the rest of the world...
 
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Phil: Paul, look at that attach up the moutain by Ricco, he is dancing on the pedals.

Paul: Well it does look like a Ricco-like attack Phil, although Ricco is still suspended and I suspect that to be one of the Columbia HTC riders ... you know who else used to dance on the pedals? A certain 7 time Tour de France winner named Lance Armstrong.

Laughing my *** off here...Phil actually said yesterday during the flat crit..."Look at Armstrong dancing on those pedals!"
 
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Yep, when Lance was stretching his back out he goes "Oh, look at lance, doing his characteristic back stretch we've seen him do all these years... just dancing on the pedals". I puked at that point.

Also, I seem to remember that they were dropping plugs for JB... something about "Chat with Johan"....
 
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