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BOBKE quote about Tyler Hamilton's amazing flyer!(12 posts)

BOBKE quote about Tyler Hamilton's amazing flyer!Swat Dawg
Jul 23, 2003 7:09 AM
Bob:

"Each pedal stroke absolute agony. Tyler Hamilton putting the meat to the bone for all the starving people."

Where does he come up with this stuff?

Looking at Tyler's picture from yesterday, he's the one starving without he meat on his bones.

He said it again!
I wish OLN would use him as a color commentatorDave Hickey
Jul 23, 2003 7:16 AM
Nothing against Phil and Paul but I wish OLN would use him as a color commentator. Most sports have a straight guy(play by play) and a color commentator.
maybe afraid to put him on live? nmDougSloan
Jul 23, 2003 7:36 AM
maybe afraid to put him on live? nmCrankYanker
Jul 23, 2003 10:28 AM
He was live in the Giro, but his best friend wasn't winning the race. He does great color. He was as many stories as Phil and Paul, he has as good, if not better tactical sense. For color, he toned it down. He backs it off a lot for color commentary. He's aware of the difference between the tone for actually calling the race, and the more relaxaed pre and post stage banter.
I like my roll in little bits...thatsmybush
Jul 23, 2003 7:36 AM
Listening him do color, too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing.
Me Too!Dan-T
Jul 23, 2003 7:42 AM
You can always count on Bobke coming up with some memorable, off the wall stuff. I like Phil & Paul, but I really get tired of the same worn out cliches, over and over and over and over and over and over and...

The "Phil & Paul Bingo" was funny two weeks ago. Not so much now. They're both combo play-by-play/color commentary guys.

BTW, Kirsten seems to have turned into a real cycling fan over the course of the Tour. She seems more genuinely enthusiastic and is less annoying now that she understands it better. But Phil still started the rest day show leaning back with his arms crossed. He did relax as it progressed though, and was laughing with her by the end.
Phil and Paul do get a little tiresome, but...James OCLV
Jul 23, 2003 8:46 AM
Listen to a race with someone else commentating - it's utter agony! It will really make you appreciate how great Phil and Paul are at what they do.
they domohair_chair
Jul 23, 2003 7:50 AM
They've done Phil/Paul/Bob in the past for the Giro and/or Vuelta, but I think Bob is better and more memorable in small doses. Beyond some funny Giro stories, he didn't add much. I like it better when he can throw in his barbs and make a quick exit. Always leave them wanting more.
Probably true. Maybe too much of a good thing but,..Dave Hickey
Jul 23, 2003 7:59 AM
I still laugh at his commercials. I think I've seen his commercials more than last years Lincoln Navigator. Roll still brings a smile to my face everytime I see it.
BobkeMShaw
Jul 23, 2003 9:17 AM
I was watching the Giro daily this spring. Bob in large doses is not a good thing just yet. HisrunonsentenceswithhalffinishedthougthsandtheregoesSimoniandwhenIwasridingtheGiro... really got to me quickly. If they could send him to some kind of broadcasting school to polish some (!) of the rough edges, I think he has a future.

He obviously knows his stuff, so once he gets a little more experience, he'll do fine.

Mike
Broadcasting school?TypeOne
Jul 23, 2003 3:00 PM
Really, is there such a thing? Certainly you don't mean journalism school. When I think of "broadcasting school," I think of "beauty college." :)
Broadcasting school?MShaw
Jul 23, 2003 6:16 PM
way back when there was this thing called the Columbia School of Broadcasting. Don't know if it ever did anything, or even if there's something like it any more.

Gotta be SOME way to train these guys without killing us first!

Mike