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Not Bob Varsha again....Please(8 posts)

Not Bob Varsha again....PleaseDWridesGT
Feb 19, 2002 3:45 AM
Although I enjoyed the daily coverage of last years TdF, I was rather annoyed by Bob Varsha and his sorry @ss attempt to commentary the race. At times I could cleary see Phil Ligget and Paul Sherwen wanting to gut-him-like-a-fish.

I much enjoyed Andrian Krasten from ESPN, he seemed liked he knew the sport, unlike Bobby-Boy. Anyway, just thought I'd rant a little, am I the only one who noticed his complete lack of cycling knowledge? What was OLN thinkig? But hey, it's daily coverage, we'll take whatever we can get.

DW
One reason why the Vuelta coverage was so good...Cima Coppi
Feb 19, 2002 6:08 AM
NO VARSHA!!! Only Paul and Phil running the show in Spain. I imagine this was also the case for the Giro and the spring classics, which I missed.

CC
Varsha did a commendable job.JS
Feb 19, 2002 8:48 AM
If you follow motorsports you would know that Bob Varsha is "the man" when it comes to announcing. Although he isn't a "cycling" announcer his understanding of Europe and it's culture is apparent and appreciated. Adrian Karsten? Are you serious, he has NO cycling experience, he's a Football announcer. He played football for Notre Dame.
Varsha did a commendable job.TF
Feb 19, 2002 9:19 AM
Varsha is better than Adrian for sure. I think Varsha can be fine if he knows more about the sport. Adrian is a total idiot on the other hand.
Varsha by farmr_spin
Feb 19, 2002 9:34 AM
Varsha quickly picked up the key details of bike racing, and by the end, was pretty well versed in it. He also learned how to keep out of Phil and Paul's way. Compare his work on day one to his work on the last day and you'll see a huge improvement.

Karsten had the gig for years and still never figured any of it out! He's a complete and total idiot. He must have had naked pictures of someone to get such a sweet gig for so many years despite his incompetence.
The real issue, as someone so memorably said herescottfree
Feb 19, 2002 9:53 AM
is that Phil and Paul are pinheads.

How often are they just WRONG?
re: Not Bob Varsha again....PleaseSnowBlind
Feb 19, 2002 1:01 PM
I like to knee cap that ditz of a blonde they had for color commentary.
Jeez, made me cringe when she was smelling armpits. Nearly tossed my Cliff Bar.
You're full of Sh@$%CT1
Feb 19, 2002 9:43 PM
Bob saved those other turds ass's! If not for him the whole OLN cycle season would be a total bore.

YMMDV
JohnG