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NOOOOO tell me it isn't so

Discussion in 'General' started by rapidzrx, Mar 10, 2023.

  1. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Dude, Robbie is fucking terrible lol.
  2. cBJr

    cBJr Well-Known Member

    Oh I agree but the level of bitching has surpassed his annoyance to me. I’m just a dog with a bone. Give me a race to watch and I’m happy.
  3. Jon Wilkens

    Jon Wilkens Well-Known Member

    No one is complaining about watching the race and enjoying it...just tired of hearing subpar commentating.
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  4. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    "Josh Herrin on the Warhorse SBK Mission Foods Alpinestars Fresh n Lean Bell Helmet Motul Brembo Ohlins Dunlop RK Chicken Hawk Racing Vortex Durrani Rims racing Ducati SP2VsquaredRV4."
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Because they're usually old fucks who know all of the silly shit Greg says to educate the newer fans and they get all pissy about it because they think he's talking down to them and standing on their lawns :D
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  6. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    Bring back Ralph Sheheen.

    IMO Greg White has gotten better over the years. He's about the best we can hope for in America. Motorcycle Road Racing in the USA is and probably always will be very much a fringe sport with very little public interest other than those who participate in it.
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  7. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Do you still own a sports cup?
  8. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    You are the way of my lawn mower...please move.
  9. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    Low rider edition.
  10. tophyr

    tophyr "Eh" Member

    Greg is great. I think a lot of the hate on him is realistically just that he has an American accent. Some people are like chicks for those brit announcers... "oh gawd i'm not even listening to your words, just keep talking, it's so dreamy.."

    Go watch the 2020 D200, then you'll know terrible announcing. "And here comes Brendan Pesht around the outside, flying through and making it sideways on the banking.."
  11. tgold

    tgold Well-Known Member

    I know! It's like: " Dude, how much are they paying you to say that mouthful every time you mention Josh Herrin?
  12. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Hate it all you like, that stupid shit is what keeps sponsors coming back and helps bring in new ones.
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  13. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck I could give a heck

    I don't get the Greg hate.. I don't mind him at all. You have a guy that actually loves the sport and wants it to be successful... Robbie really kind of bugged me, and it didn't help they paired him with Roger when Roger was really green in the booth. FWIW I really like Roger as an announcer, but the thing is he only talks when he has something to say. Where I think Robbie has that old school announcer mentality of "the audience needs every detail of what's going on"

    Roger called the American Flat Track races with Scottie Duebler at Daytona over the weekend (I think Ralph Sheheen had to go do a car race or something). Roger/Scottie pair was the same... Scottie did most of the talking, and Roger would chime in calmly to agree/disagree, or to point out something special in the action. However, Scottie is 10 fold better at the call than Robbie, so he's able to easily keep the commentating moving along with or without Roger.

    Roger is still pretty new at it, and he's consistently getting better. (not that he's bad, he just doesn't talk as much) It really seams like Roger is just watching and enjoying the race, and forgets he's also calling it lol. He needs to be paired with a real good filler guy like Scottie Deubler, or Micheal Hill (Greg Cramer will be better with time/knowledge of the sport/riders)

    Best part about Roger is that you know he's calling it without any fluff or bullshit or trying to blow smoke.. With Robbie it felt like that's ALL he was doing. I don't know that guy and I wish him the best. I won't be mad if he's not in the box with Roger though.
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  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    That's how it's supposed to work - one main announcer with a color commentary person who has expertise in the sport
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  15. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck I could give a heck

    It is rather funny that this thread popped up though. The other day a few of my co-workers were talking about some old timey sportscaster for baseball or basketball or something and going on about how they have always had his voice on the TV. (I think he's retiring or he died or something I dunno)

    It got me thinking... I realized holy cow.. I've listened to Ralph Sheheen call American for racing for pretty much my entire life. I loved all racing and that dude has called IMSA, World of Outlaws , Superbikes, Super Cross, NHRA drag racing and even WRC rally racing. lol

    Ralph Sheheen is to me what that old timey dude is to my co-workers lol
  16. Sweatypants

    Sweatypants I am so smart! S-M-R-T... I mean S-M-A-R-T!

    Am I crazy here or do I remember Scott Russell being an announcer for years and years and it was real good? Where is he at? Bring that back.
  17. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    He did it a few years. People bitched about his accent the entire time.
  18. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    Yep, marble mouth comes to mind as something I heard frequently. I liked him. That said, I can't think of any racers turned announcer that I didn't like so I may be biased.
  19. Wether you like to dislike Greg the guy does his homework and truly has a passion for the sport. It’s hard to keep your pulse on every rider these days as you have a lot more smaller / combined resource teams etc but the guy sure tries. Is he ready to announce for Dorna? Does he have some annoying sayings, etc? Hell yes he does but he does a pretty good job for a wide audience.
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  20. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Scott Russell is awesome but there has to be a requirement that people in at least 20 states must be able to understand you to be on TV. :D
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