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Anyone else hate Paul Sherwen???(20 posts)

Anyone else hate Paul Sherwen???neo
Jul 24, 2002 1:13 PM
Buy this guy a thesaurus. If I hear "ticking off" or "ticking over a gear" any more................. Last year, it was on the rivet" and "the peloton is getting crazy now" (heard every stage with about 10K to go)....... He must pick a "phrase of the year" and see how many times he can use it in a broadcast.

For those alcoholics in the TV audiance, instead of playing the "Bob Newhart" game, pick a "Sherwenism" and drink every time he says it.............if you last past 9:00 AM, your a better drinker than I!!!!

Also, does Sherwen need to sound so formal and attempt to pronouce everthing in the native language? He doesn't need to give the first and last name, and team name, any any accomplishment of their's over the past decade, of every rider out there. Yes, I understand he is trying to get the "lowest common denomenator", the causal TV watcher who by accident, clicks on OLN and watches for a bit, interested in the Tour, but trust me, most of us watching will know the riders and teams by this point.

Beggars cannot be choosers, and I know that with OLN, we are now able to watch an event that prevously we could not. The third member of the team (I am sorry, I cannot think of his name now, but the, not Bob Roll) is great. I was watching him call a sailing race on OLN, and he sounded very knowledgable. Put him in the booth.
I can't stand Phil Liggett!fcebedo
Jul 24, 2002 1:29 PM
I hate OLN, I despise the Lincoln Navigator, Die CBS. That Lance guy is arrogant and Beloki is a loser.

Does that about sum up all the whining about the Tour? C'mon, let's count our blessings guys. We're watching 2 hours a day of some of the greatest climbing by the best athletes run by a good organization and great commentating. My hats off to everyone who has made this possible.


sorry neo, I've cracked with all the daily complaints here.
Can't think of anyone else I'd rather listen to than P & P,hrv
Jul 24, 2002 8:26 PM
except maybe that other British guy on the World Cycling Productions videos.

i think you mean hugh porterpukka
Jul 25, 2002 4:12 AM
does anyone remember him as a riderpukka
Jul 25, 2002 4:18 AM
he was on the cover of cycling weekly every other week but you couldn't find him in the tour
Go Paul! Go Phil! Absolutely remarkable!Sintesi
Jul 25, 2002 4:30 AM
Sorry, I don't agree. I'm so used to these guys that the Liggettisms and Sherwinisms are endearing to my ears no matter how repetitive or inane.
I like em'EricBH
Jul 25, 2002 5:03 AM
What?! You like that dopey guy (the third American, not Roll, who nobody can remeber his name) better than Sherwen?

At least Paul has turned over or "ticked over" a pedal. That other guy doesn't have a clue about cycling. I think Sherwin's kinda funny and like his stories (and humility) about being off the back so many times in the mountains............
Me tooOffTheBack
Jul 25, 2002 5:07 AM
At least they understand the sport. Since cycling is treated as a "novelty" item on mainstream sports shows, half the time you have to listen to some nitwit wonder aloud if drafting really works.
Don't bring Phil L into this....Old_school_nik
Jul 25, 2002 6:28 AM
I couldn't disagree with you more. Its onet hing to snap on paul its another to bring my man Phil into this. What part is it that you don't like about Phil L? - the fact that Phil has coverred tours for 30 years or that fact taht he knows every detail about every rider and can recognize them with out a spotter ?- or is it his knowledge of Tour History or maybe his correct pronunciation of every language?

Phil is simply the best in the business - Unreal to complain about Phil. - Maybe you would like John Madden doing the calling with his telestrator drawing of the peloton.

"and look at neo's fingers shaking on the keyboard...Large Cyclist
Jul 25, 2002 8:04 AM
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Ditto to what the other guy said. How about John Madden? Or even better Scott Hamilton and Tracey whatsername, that do ice skating at the Olympics?

Large Cyclist
Could be worse. Could be Pat Summerall and John Madden:Me Dot Org
Jul 25, 2002 8:28 AM
Madden: You see there? Armstrong puts the chain thingy on the big ring by the back wheel and...BOOM!!! he just runs away from the mean Beloki...

Summerall: Right you are John. Now, let's check in with Leslie Visser for a sideline report with Robin Williams on waterbottle hygene...
This is blasphemy, sheer blasphemy...sprockets2
Jul 25, 2002 8:39 AM
I hesitate to criticize the boys as they are truely part of the sport and this event in particular, nevertheless....I have tried to accept the good with the bad, but Paul has annoyed me some recently. Aside from all that you mention, Paul actually says some inaccurate, even manipulative things to try to build anticipation, drama, etc. and he sounds like an ass when he does it. My personal, though admittedly stupid gripe, is when he says that so-and-so has LITERALLY blown the peloton to pieces. I look up expecting to see body parts all over the road and a spectators cringing in terror.

OTOH, I do not like Bill Patrick, if that is his name, because he doesn't know much about cycling, has a falsetto tone, and also says deliberately simplistic and misleading least we get the coverage.
Don't be dissin' 'Climber' ! (nm)hrv
Jul 25, 2002 9:04 AM
next year: Bob Roll, Bob Varsha and Greg Herboldfcebedo
Jul 25, 2002 9:44 AM
That's the dream team for TDF 2003!

How about Latke from taxi & Regis Philbin!Old_school_nik
Jul 25, 2002 11:09 AM
Watch a replay of the Classique des Alps and....270bullet
Jul 25, 2002 11:42 AM
you'll be begging for Phil and Phil commentary. OLN is the cyclist and skiers savior. No other network covers events to the depth of OLN. Be thankful for what you have.
who was that guy? He was beyond terrible...nmmr_spin
Jul 25, 2002 12:10 PM
I wanna make my own "Phil and Paul" jerrseyjaekormtb
Jul 26, 2002 6:32 AM
I'm with all the folks who love Phil and Paul and their catch phrases. When I'm out on a ride I can just hear their voices in my head commenting on my ride. I've got this idea of a jersey with their mugs on the back and a couple speech bubbles. Paul says, "He's turning over a huge gear, having the ride of his life today" and Phil replies, "Yes, indeed. They'll never catch him now"
As always, people don't read the entire post!!neo
Jul 26, 2002 12:56 PM
If you did, you will see that I AM grateful that OLN is covering this and other cycling events. Doesn't mean I have to like the innane banter.
stop the innane banter now.fcebedo
Jul 26, 2002 1:15 PM
you're just digging a deeper hole now.

Otherwise we're going to lock you in a room Ron Borges to talk bikes.