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Old 07-05-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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OK, who are these commentators calling the Moto GP race?!?!?!

THEY SUCK!!

Thats all.
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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I think they are americans.
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I think they are americans.
I think they are .
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They DO suck! They talk like they are talking to little kids. I think one of the guys is deaf or at least he sounds like it.
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The southern, hayseed sounding guy is former AMA and WSBK champion Scott Russell. The Brit is either Julian Ryder or Steve Parrish, and I think the latter. I missed the start of the race, so I'm not sure about the Brit.

Lame, yes, but how are they ? They are talking to network TV audiences, which means they have to talk down to those that know bikes because 99% of people watching don't have a clue.
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They completely underestimate the american public thinking they have absolutely no idea what moto GP is. It's always been like this with these channels.
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The southern, hayseed sounding guy is former AMA and WSBK champion Scott Russell. The Brit is either Julian Ryder or Steve Parrish, and I think the latter. I missed the start of the race, so I'm not sure about the Brit.

Lame, yes, but how are they ? They are talking to network TV audiences, which means they have to talk down to those that know bikes because 99% of people watching don't have a clue.
True that!! Thanks for the insight!
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They completely underestimate the american public thinking they have absolutely no idea what moto GP is. It's always been like this with these channels.
LOL! Most of the Amercan public don't have any idea what MotoGP is. Most of the people on MH don't have a clue, either.
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One is Scott Russell. The legend aka Mr Daytona aka Screaming Chief! His slow southern drawl is not too good for sprint race commentary.

The lead guy.. obviously not American, you can tell by his accent. duh. lol

Greg White - wannabe announcer.. should stick to cross country, 50cc scooter ride reports.
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How are they ? They are talking to network TV audiences, which means they have to talk down to those that know bikes because 99% of people watching don't have a clue.

Ok, you really must have listened to a totally different race than the rest of us did. They were terrible. Way to go to try and get more people to watch racing. They kept leaving big gaps of dead air and they were really monotone. I dont give a who they were, they would have been better off paying some of them British commentators to do this. Or pay some pros, and I mean pro motosport TV guys.


My wife knows nothing about motorcycle racing and she kept asking me why the had such guys calling this race.
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One is Scott Russell. The legend aka Mr Daytona aka Screaming Chief! His slow southern drawl is not too good for sprint race commentary.

The lead guy.. obviously not American, you can tell by his accent. duh. lol

Greg White - wannabe announcer.. should stick to cross country, 50cc scooter ride reports.
Greg White is a former sub-par, glorified club racer. I've never cared for him myself, although I did like it several years ago when he raced some Boxer Cup events and reported from his helmet in the race. He was the pit announcer at this MotoGP race.
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they would have been better off paying some of them British commentators to do this. Or pay some pros, and I mean pro motosport TV guys.
haha.. Just hiring Brits wouldn't make it any better. Although I like the brit motogp.com announcers.. They suck for the most part as well.

Everytime someone does something he is 'absolutely flying' according to one announcer. Not to mention they get so busy looking at the timing boards, they miss calling the action on passes or changes in position. lol

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I'm guessing she knows nothing about race announcers too.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #13
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I'm guessing she knows nothing about race announcers too.

Well, you dont have to know a thing about cooks to know when hey ****ed your food up and it tastes like .

They are trying so hard to get the American audience and they spend millions upon millions just to jack it up with the most important part when it comes to the uneducated public.

Kind of like a good book, if the first couple of pages dont catch the attention, they flop.

Of all the millions invested here, spend some decent money on the announcing. Get some real pros, drill them for a few weeks to a month on everything Moto GP. You make sure they learn everything they can and practice on recorded races. Put some money into this because it IS an investment. Make it enjoyable to the general public.
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I think they announced the US WSBK race a couple weeks ago also.

But the qualifying announcers from last night were way worse! And that was on SPEED.
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Yea they were pretty bad
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Well, you dont have to know a thing about cooks to know when hey ****ed your food up and it tastes like .
A certain food you know and understand maybe, but a new food doesn't have to be bad for you not to like it. It's a matter of personal taste.



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Kind of like a good book, if the first couple of pages dont catch the attention, they flop.
And sometimes you just have to stick it out before you get drawn in.




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I did'nt think it was all that bad. Not the best, but hey, motogp is on primetime. I'm willing to overlook some sub-par commentary to see the sport gain some speed.
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As an announcer Scott Russell is a great racer.

He really is not cut out for announcing/voice over work. I'm a native Texan and I can hardly stand hearing him talk.
I'm sure it's hard to find someone that can inject some excitement into what they see, that has enough experience with motorcycle racing and still has a nice voice.
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They were still better than the AMA guys. Granted, Scott Russell is the AMA color guy.
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we got to see what? about half the race? how many comercials were there?
2 of the same in the same break? give ME a break. and Scott needs to go back to the hills with haden and take banjo music back up. those 2 would be about the only people that would understand each other.
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