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favorite Phil Liggett hyperbole...(13 posts)

favorite Phil Liggett hyperbole...Djudd
Feb 19, 2002 2:42 PM
I've listened and liked Phil Liggett's very knowledgeable racing commentary for a long time. As we all look forward to the new season I was looking at some old tapes and marveled at Phil's penchant for hyperbole. One of my favorites; during a long climb a rider breaks away and he "is ripping the legs right off of the peloton". I was wondering if anyone has any others? (there are tons of them).

P.S. don't forget the overuse of the word "indeed" (Paul has started doing this)
suffering like he's never suffered before...feathers mcgraw
Feb 19, 2002 3:52 PM
you mean, except when you last said it about him?
re: favorite Phil Liggett hyperbole...High Gear
Feb 19, 2002 3:54 PM
"And he crashed heavily" was one I always liked.
re: favorite Phil Liggett hyperbole...yummy
Feb 19, 2002 4:24 PM
He's digging deep into his suitcase of courage...
Two from Paul and PhilKerry Irons
Feb 19, 2002 5:06 PM
"That put the cat among the pigeons."

Some move "has lit the blue touch paper."
re: favorite Phil Liggett hyperbole...agilis ti
Feb 19, 2002 5:15 PM
how about. "he just made one of the best cyclists in the world look like a club rider."
Oh My he looks like he's in a bit of a bother...grandemamou
Feb 19, 2002 5:21 PM
The guy isn't bothered he is absolute toast. Break out the butter.
and .."he looks like he's been put in a bit of dificulty"Fun Bob
Feb 19, 2002 9:35 PM
It's not just what Phil says but also that Phil is saying it!
Phil's best line ever.......DWridesGT
Feb 19, 2002 11:46 PM
"And what will the pirate do when this man get's on board"?

referring to Lance sprinting to catch up with Marco Pantani.

Reaching deep into the suitcase of courage.McAndrus
Feb 20, 2002 5:27 AM
It's really a Sherwinism. I first heard it on the 98 Giro tape and thought it was just a mental lapse but I heard it again during 2001 Tour coverage. Maybe is a British expression? It sure sounds goofy to me.
sherwinismsJs Haiku Shop
Feb 20, 2002 5:39 AM
"this man doesn't know the meaning of the word 'i give up'."

(about zulle, '99) "...he will not give up, will not lie down at the side of the road."

"...his legs have gone to rubber..." (that last "R" is silent, of course)

"...pedaling that low gear like he's on a sunday club run..."

ever notice how he's always calling other riders "little", but has ALWAYS referred to LA as "Big Lance"? even in '93?
Feb 20, 2002 9:18 AM
Actually, I think the rule is that, if they're Spanish or Basque, they're little... like Little David Etxebarria...
Here's a link to a site...Wayne
Feb 20, 2002 10:34 AM
with ton's of them:
My personal favorites are:
"Now there is a chief amongst the Indians"
Used when a favorite bridges up to a breakaway group of lesser riders.
Several variations on the same theme,
"the cheek of the man, Paul"
"what cheek"
usually used to refer to some rider trying something he really has no business attempting.