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Any favorite Bob Roll quotes??(22 posts)

Any favorite Bob Roll quotes??andy02
Jun 6, 2003 6:37 AM
no, you ? (nm)climbo
Jun 6, 2003 6:51 AM
Any Pictures of him when he was racing ?(nm)PatM
Jun 6, 2003 6:54 AM
Don't know if it's on the web anywhere, butCurtSD
Jun 6, 2003 7:23 AM
in '20 Years of Cycling Photograpy' (, there's a great picture of him going through the mud in the Paris Roubaix.
"the tifosi might get some major bling bling"rollo tommassi
Jun 6, 2003 6:56 AM
Followed by a stupefied silence on Paul and Phils' part.

Paul got him back later the next day, by saying of a rider who just blew on a HC climb "In Swahili we'd say he was Tanawanunu"
The power and influence of Bob RollKen K
Jun 6, 2003 6:28 PM
Look what new word has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary:
re: Any favorite Bob Roll quotes??andy02
Jun 6, 2003 7:00 AM
He had some great ones last night but I can't remember them I figured someone hear would!
re: Any favorite Bob Roll quotes??JS Haiku Shop
Jun 6, 2003 7:06 AM
"Without the absurd schmengees leaping, gesticulating, and preposterously colliding with each other like photons, electrons and protons on a large scale, the pinpoint of athletic grace and concentration would not be as gracefully obvious. The second law of thermodynamics not withstanding, a balanced and beautiful story from some lofty amused perch indeed."
good oneandy02
Jun 6, 2003 7:12 AM
Impish Monster of the Mountains Demolishes Kelme PhilistinesJS Haiku Shop
Jun 6, 2003 7:11 AM
Impish Monster of the Mountains Demolishes Kelme Philistines

Roberto Heras proved to have a pocket full of dynamite -- and casually flicked it behind himself, where it landed directly on the cranium of Sevilla and Gonzalez.
From his show yesterdayDCP
Jun 6, 2003 7:22 AM
Commenting on the present poor state of French riders, something like:

I would rather be a lightpost in New York than the French national champion.

Also, after a clip showing his Giro prediction:

I must apologize. Not for my prediction, but for being so ugly.

Now I saw a picture somewhere of Bob and a girlfriend on a motorcycle. Bob's version of ugly seems to do quite well.
From his show yesterday- he was in rare form last nightnoveread
Jun 6, 2003 7:34 AM
Oh, he was really dishing it out last night! The comment on the lightpost and french national champion was quite something!

What about the two chance he gave for a frenchman to wear the YJ? He listed them as "slim and none," with slim away on vacation.


"with slim away on vacation in Spain"853
Jun 6, 2003 7:51 AM
That was funny, but not as funny as mentioned before about him apologizing for being so ugly and that he had never seen himself on TV before - Ya right.

Or saying that the Giro is way easier compared to the Tour by saying something like - "if Pantani could finish top ten in the giro that he could make the time cut no problem"
Bob Roll is coming back to the pro peleton! ;)
"with slim away on vacation in Spain"noveread
Jun 6, 2003 8:39 AM
>Or saying that the Giro is way easier compared to the Tour by saying something like - "if Pantani could finish top ten in the giro that he could make the time cut no problem"
Bob Roll is coming back to the pro peleton! ;)

Yeah, I forgot about that one! I couldn't believe he dissed his beloved Giro!

No dis to the Giro, just to Pantani (nm)hrv
Jun 6, 2003 9:01 AM
Don't think so...noveread
Jun 6, 2003 10:32 AM
If it were a dis to Pantani only, it would not make sense. The Giro is a hard race and Pantani got a good result in a hard race? That would not even be a dis to Pantani.

He was dissing his beloved Giro -> The Giro was not hard, consequently Pantani could get a good result.

The Giro is obviously his favorite, he just understands that as far as difficulty, it is not as hard as the Tour. And like others have said, it's not the parcours (though it helps!) that makes a race hard.

He told the euro-press that he grew up in a teepeeMR_GRUMPY
Jun 6, 2003 8:21 AM
He showed up for his first Tour DeFrance in a cowboy hat and a fringed jacket. The press wanted a closer look at this "strange American", so he started to tell this far out story that the press bought.
re: Any favorite Bob Roll quotes??Spiderman
Jun 6, 2003 9:22 AM
"...coming down the mountian like a freight train in an avalanche. Winning as quick and clean as a lightnening bolt from the clear blue skies."

In reference to a downhiller winning an event. You can tell i don't follow downhill all that much.
"Of course I'll repect you in the morning, baby."Charlie Amerique
Jun 6, 2003 10:12 AM
...or something like that.
too many to rememberQuentinCassidy
Jun 6, 2003 10:39 AM
About the prospect of people racing payless for Coast:
"I can remember the last time as a pro I was out on the front of the peloton, hammering, for free. (pause) Never!"

When asked about a possible comeback at his age:
"I can name that song in one note-- No!"

When he heard a prediction who would win an upcoming race:
"Opinions are like elbows. Everyone's got a pair and they're all bent."

When told the Giro climbed over 'mythical' Mt. Bobke during the 2nd week:
"I'm glad to see I've been upgraded from mere legend to mythical figure."

After Paul Hochman said he liked Ginger and Brett Hagen said he liked Mary Ann better:
"Let's not forget the lucious Mrs. Howe. Rrrrrrrr!"

Jeez, there are so many others I can't remember them all
re: Johann MuseauStmbtDave
Jun 6, 2003 12:25 PM
when predicting a win in PR: "he is a subhuman mutant of epic proportion"
Subhuman mutant of epic proportions and if the funk fits, wear it!GEORGIADOG
Jun 6, 2003 1:39 PM