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Can't handle Bob Roll on OLN anymore!(9 posts)

Can't handle Bob Roll on OLN anymore!DrPete
Jul 13, 2002 6:43 AM
If I hear Bob Roll say "Tour DAY Fraaance" one more time, I'm turning off my TV. Can't take it anymore!
At least Roll knows cycling. That other US dude doingbill
Jul 13, 2002 8:17 AM
the teasers and the lead-ins is a dolt. He knows nothing about cycling, and it's all so totally unnecessary. To his credit, he doesn't pretend to know anything, but, c'mon. What a waste of breath.
I think Roll is entertaining, myself.
agreed, but...DrPete
Jul 13, 2002 8:43 AM
I agree with you on Roll's knowledge base and entertainment value, but that pronunciation for some reason is like a cheese grater on my nerves! Oh well...
Bobke's pronunciation is intentionalpeloton
Jul 13, 2002 3:56 PM
I saw an interview with Bobke once, and they brought up his pronunciation of many cycling phrases in foreign languages. He basically said that his pronunciation was to twist those who invented the language for reasons that are too twisted to get into. He's doing it on purpose.

I wish he was covering the Tour. I think his comentary is great, and how Phil and Paul react is classic.
Let's just say he hasn't enjoyed his visits to France! ;-) -nmTig
Jul 13, 2002 5:23 PM
Bobke is a god!husker
Jul 13, 2002 11:18 AM
He's funny and knowledgable. AND HIS RIDDEN THE DAMN THING (the Tour)! He can call it whatever he wants! I love his new commercials.
The Bobke Feedbag commercial is a hoot! -nmTig
Jul 13, 2002 1:20 PM
'Toor Day France' has a good ring to it.Leroy
Jul 13, 2002 3:07 PM
Bobke's got me saying it that way, too. I think it puts things in the proper perspective; sort of takes the piss-elegance out of it.

Bobke is a god for sure.

Dave Loving
OK, I was wrong.DrPete
Jul 14, 2002 5:11 PM
The more I listen to/read Bobke's Tour editorials and commentaries, the more I'm willing to put up with the butchering of the French language. He truly has been there, done that, and has a great way of telling people about it.

I was wrong. He can say it any way he wants. Thanks to all who helped me see the light of "Day."