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Re: Commentary pets

Post by Wouter » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:50 pm

strad wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Getting all excited because a car starts is phony and silly. He acts like he's going to have a heart attack over nothing and his viewers can pick up on that. I have heard he started in radio where that is more acceptable. Somebody needs to tell him it's TV and he doesn't need to hype it up as we can see.
In addition to that the start is always terribly exciting to watch and there is no need to make it even more exciting by screaming. It's exciting enough, way too exciting mostly. :D

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by DiogoBrand » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:33 pm

How can people not get annoyed with Croft? Every time he sees two cars side by side he acts like it's the battle of the century and he's gonna have a heart attack because of it. I mean, it's TV, we're all seeing what's happening, it's not like I'm gonna find the race more exciting just because I'm listening to a man shout on my ears.

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by strad » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:28 am

you have always the option to Mute your TV if it bothers you so much
So you're alternative is to have no commentary.
Not much of alternative now is it?
He could easily be more professional. I think he was impressed by Murray Walker and is doing a very poor imitation.
Right down to making more mistakes.
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Re: Commentary pets

Post by Maritimer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:41 am

My old man always laughs at Crofty when he hears him getting worked up

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by Capharol » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:37 am

strad wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:28 am
you have always the option to Mute your TV if it bothers you so much
So you're alternative is to have no commentary.
Not much of alternative now is it?
He could easily be more professional. I think he was impressed by Murray Walker and is doing a very poor imitation.
Right down to making more mistakes.
well if you can, you can try to listen to the german commentary ...... when you wanna take a nap they can help.

what i wanna say .... anyway you wanna put it every commetary has his own way, but the things you learn from Sky Sport F1 (if you are a casual watcher) is enormous because of the pundits they have there
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by strad » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:55 pm

but the things you learn from Sky Sport F1 (if you are a casual watcher) is enormous because of the pundits they have there
A. I'm not a casual viewer
B. I find them far less informative than the American crew that got the axe
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Re: Commentary pets

Post by ubuysa » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:38 pm


Capharol wrote:
strad wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:28 am
you have always the option to Mute your TV if it bothers you so much
So you're alternative is to have no commentary.
Not much of alternative now is it?
He could easily be more professional. I think he was impressed by Murray Walker and is doing a very poor imitation.
Right down to making more mistakes.
well if you can, you can try to listen to the german commentary ...... when you wanna take a nap they can help.
The Greek commentators are the same. It's clear they're not at the track but in a TV studio in Athens. No excitement, no drama, and sometimes they even get their facts right!

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by waynes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:05 am

I'd swap most of the UK sky team for Federica Masolin and Davide Valsecchi

Masolin on camera, Valsecchi on comms with Brundle. Croft can get in the bin

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by graham.reeds » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:36 am

Back when Hunt and Walker were commentating sometimes the BBC wouldn't send them to the track so they had someone (Joe Saward) trackside on the phone telling them what was going in in realtime.

The source of Hunt saying "I can't quite see what is happening from where I am sitting!"

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by El Scorchio » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm

In what seems to be the opposite of most on here, I infinitely prefer the SKY coverage to C4 in the UK. Coulthard seems a massive Red Bull fanboy (still on the payroll?) but I find him a terrible commentator so don't listen to him unless I absolutely have to. He's got a habit of stating the obvious at least 5 minutes after it became obvious to the viewers, and I find myself almost always pre-empting him if I'm watching with someone else.

I find Crofty entertaining, and that's half the game as a commentator, even if some of it is a bit frivelous. Clearly they need to try and appeal to the casual viewer. Also, let's not forget that the God and GOAT of commentary himself Murray Walker was famous for getting hugely excited, making bloopers, and getting things wrong and we all absolutely love him for that.

Only natural that UK broadcasters carry a bit of a British driver bias, but then again that's what (most) UK based fans want to see. Especially when one is a multiple world champion. They do a good job of featuring all the field throughout the course of a season. Sainz seems a favourite of SKY, and of course Ricciardo too, because he's really entertaining.

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by marmer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:13 pm

waynes wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:05 am
I'd swap most of the UK sky team for Federica Masolin and Davide Valsecchi

Masolin on camera, Valsecchi on comms with Brundle. Croft can get in the bin
you must be joking Davide is the worst. he near stops me from watching formula 2.

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by Big Tea » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:41 pm

marmer wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:13 pm
waynes wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:05 am
I'd swap most of the UK sky team for Federica Masolin and Davide Valsecchi

Masolin on camera, Valsecchi on comms with Brundle. Croft can get in the bin
you must be joking Davide is the worst. he near stops me from watching formula 2.
I have only seen him once (that I recall) and I wanted to hit him with a big stick :twisted:
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Re: Commentary pets

Post by Capharol » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:08 pm

marmer wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:13 pm
waynes wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:05 am
I'd swap most of the UK sky team for Federica Masolin and Davide Valsecchi

Masolin on camera, Valsecchi on comms with Brundle. Croft can get in the bin
you must be joking Davide is the worst. he near stops me from watching formula 2.
agreed 100% Davide is the worst, stopped watching F2 because of his commentary
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Re: Commentary pets

Post by ClarkBT11 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:38 pm

I enjoy English channel 4 team good banter and knowledge of f1, all the sky team are just annoying in my opinion. Even the English sky advert gets on my tits..

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Re: Commentary pets

Post by NathanOlder » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:13 pm

El Scorchio wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm
In what seems to be the opposite of most on here, I infinitely prefer the SKY coverage to C4 in the UK. Coulthard seems a massive Red Bull fanboy (still on the payroll?) but I find him a terrible commentator so don't listen to him unless I absolutely have to. He's got a habit of stating the obvious at least 5 minutes after it became obvious to the viewers, and I find myself almost always pre-empting him if I'm watching with someone else.

I find Crofty entertaining, and that's half the game as a commentator, even if some of it is a bit frivelous. Clearly they need to try and appeal to the casual viewer. Also, let's not forget that the God and GOAT of commentary himself Murray Walker was famous for getting hugely excited, making bloopers, and getting things wrong and we all absolutely love him for that.

Only natural that UK broadcasters carry a bit of a British driver bias, but then again that's what (most) UK based fans want to see. Especially when one is a multiple world champion. They do a good job of featuring all the field throughout the course of a season. Sainz seems a favourite of SKY, and of course Ricciardo too, because he's really entertaining.
This 100% =D>
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