- Things Paul Sherwen says
“And it’s Big George digging deep into his suitcase of courage in this, the sport of cycle racing – he’s crouched low over his machine as he puts the hammer down and behind him there’s the sound of metal grinding on tarmac as there’s another massive pile-up…”
Continue in the same vein for 4hrs.
Although Sean Kelly informed me yesterday that Cavendish was [Sean Kelly accent] “sitting in turd wheel” [/Sean Kelly accent] which sounds like an unpleasant medical condition.Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
Although in all fairness to anyone commentating on the Tour it must be a real job to find interesting things to say about 180 blokes riding their bikes across France for several hours a day for 3 weeks.
I do wonder how they filled all that air time before the web, social media, email etc. Live phone-ins from viewers?Posted 5 years agomidlifecrisisMember
“rider taking all kinds of risks”
“if you touch your brakes you will lose 30 positions”
“you have to stay at the front to avoid crashes” (they were left a little dumbstruck yesterday when a crash happened at the front)
I was amused in the prologue when Dave Zabriske was riding and they pointed out that he was vegan and then followed this up with ‘he doesn’t eat meat – or anything else for that matter’Posted 5 years agocarbon337Member
I like his historical info on chateau but he loves to tell us which rider had ever ridden a mountain bike.
“Evans was actually a champion mountain biker” being one of hi favourites.
Or “such and such was actually a champion mountain biker so he should do well on these technical sections” will those be the rock gardens and drop offs they’ve added to this years stages.Posted 5 years agocorrodedMember
Love Phil and Paul’s commentary, especially when they attribute bike-handling skills to having been a mountain biker (clearly not seen me ride) and their historical digressions: ‘Well Phil, that chateau was where…’
But the one Sherwenism that annoys me is ‘taking onboard some fluids’ – aka ‘drinking’ 👿Posted 5 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I do wonder how they filled all that air time before the web, social media, email etc. Live phone-ins from viewers?
David Duffield, the original EuroSport commentator when ES was the only channel to show the Tour live, used to fill the time by talking about the food and wine of the region, he used to describe every one of his meals in detail.
This usually lead him to miss all the important moves, crashes etc while he was talking about the 1982 Chateau Neuf he’d enjoyed the previous night.
Sometimes they talk about the bike tech, do a focus on one rider or one team, fill in the gaps with interviews with team managers etc or occasionally do a piece on (say) the Moto Cameraman or some other unsung hero of the Tour. It can be quite interesting when they do that; equally, talking about the actual riding when it’s a 5hr flat transitional stage can be dull as ditchwater.Posted 5 years agoMoeSubscriber
Gary Imlachs (spelling?) sense of humour is priceless, after the graphic of the earth rising over the lunar horizon and zooming in to the stages map he came out with something along the lines of ‘the organisation have not yet decided to put a stage on the moon so todays stage is……..’Posted 5 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
the weird non-specific accents that Harmon and Sherwen have developed amuse me.
Harmon tries desperately to get each rider’s name ride in his native dialect, while adopting speech mannerisms from too much time trading pidgin English. “For sure!”.
And Sherwen’s no better – he’s from Widnes FFS..!Posted 5 years ago
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