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Old 09-13-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
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American Commentators.

I am watching Ole, a Spanish La Liga highlights show and it is being commentated by some complete wanker, an American. It has struck me, how come all American commentators of football I hear are so overbearingly shite? On ESPN, on this aforementioned show.. They seem to have exaggurated accents, seem like they are deliberately mispronouncing names and have to talk with 'flair' as if it is some sodding advertisment carthorse, sorry NFL, 'game'.

The emphasis is all wrong and it just sounds awful. And it isnt helped in the show I'm watching when it is blindingly obvious he isn't commentating live, yet is trying to pretend he is.

Or am I overreacting?
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Who's winning? The Bulls or the Pamplonans?
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what in the bloody hell are you talking about.
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For the record I also dislike most British commentators, they sound like death, boring and repetitive cliched insights. But the difference is I have heard good British commentators and my point is I haven't heared goot American ones.
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For the record I also dislike most British commentators, they sound like death, boring and repetitive cliched insights. But the difference is I have heard good British commentators and my point is I haven't heared goot American ones.
and you're basing this off a commentary you heard under a foreign language highlight show?

yea...

that makes sense.

i'm guessing you the highlight was monday night football... who's announcers are john madden, a legend in color-comentary, all be it one who's up in age and has lost a step and now baisicly just mumbles the same thing over and over again... and al michaels, who's only considered to be one of the greatest play-by-play guys in the history of sports... the guy who did the whole "do you believe in miracles? yes!!!" call from the 1980 winter olympics "miracle on ice" game.
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Martin Tyler & Andy Gray are the kings!
Agreed I love them but a rare breed.
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and you're basing this off a commentary you heard under a foreign language highlight show?

yea...

that makes sense.
No that just alerted me to a realisation that I have never heard an impressive American commentator in all my years of watching world sport.

Edit: and it wan't a foreign language show, it was in English aimed at English speaking countries.
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No that just alerted me to a realisation that I have never heard an impressive American commentator in all my years of watching world sport.

Edit: and it wan't a foreign language show, it was in English aimed at English speaking countries.

You haven't been watching the right sports then.

Mel Allen, Vin Scully, Chick Hearn, Harry Kalas, Ernie Harwell, Curt Gowdy: You won't find many better than them. A lot of the good ones have passed on or not in their primes but these guys are legends.
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You haven't been watching the right sports then.

Mel Allen, Vin Scully, Chick Hearn, Harry Kalas, Ernie Harwell, Curt Gowdy: You won't find many better than them. A lot of the good ones have passed on or not in their primes but these guys are legends.
I made it clear I just hadn't heard any quality, not that there wasn't any. Justifiably, I haven't heard of any of those names you mention.
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frankly you haven't made anything clear... who are you basing these bs comments on, anyways?
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john madden, a legend in color-comentary, all be it one who's up in age and has lost a step and now baisicly just mumbles the same thing over and over again
Totally off topic, but Frank Caliendo from Mad TV, does a spot on impersonation of Madden.

Play the "Part one" video clip.
http://www.frankcaliendo.com/high_ba...ultimedia.html
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i remember hearing caliendo do his john madden on the opie and anthony show, long before he was on mad tv... i miss opie and anthony. stupid xm radio
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frankly you haven't made anything clear... who are you basing these bs comments on, anyways?
Probably John Sterling!
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Brazilian commentators are the worst. if somebody scores a goal, then they just scream GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and they scream it for about 2 minutes, god knows how they don't get out of breath.

it's quite funny though the first time you hear it
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