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#1 SonnyViceR

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 20:54

This is a sequel to the previous thread of mine (Dream racing broadcaster team) - but this time I'm asking: what would be your nightmare motorsport TV broadcasting team? Think about commentators and other personalities who you just cannot stand and that make your blood boil? People that just wanna make you hit the screen with hammer?

As before this thread is not restricted to certain series (F1), but all areas of racing. Your dream team could be commentating on BTCC, Super GT, WSBR, NASCAR, F1, Australian Porsche Carrera Cup or anything you wish - and there is no need to mention that series here. Instead, what I wish you to tell me is

Channel - the least preferred channel of yours, ie the TV broadcaster of the series (whatever it may be). Pick 1 only
Commentators - the main commentators / colour commentators. Pick 1-3 persons
Presenters - presenters of the show providing some pre-race chat or whatever. Pick 0-3 persons (you don't necessarily have to pick any for this if you so wish)
Pit lane reporters - personell working at pits and interviewing drivers and teams. Pick 0-2 persons (you don't necessarily have to pick any for this if you so wish)

Doesn't have to be realistic, except:
A) Channel must (still) exist
B) Persons you picked must be alive
C) Persons you picked must have some connection to motor racing / cars / TV broadcasting, ie not Bruce Dickinson ;)

Not restricted to english speaking TV of course.


Dream team here


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#2 SonnyViceR

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 20:55

Mine

Channel: any european pay channel
Commentators: Carlton Kirby, Alfredo Nin, Tero Karhu
Pit lane: Timo Pulkkinen, Erkki Mustakari
Presenters: Robbie Nock, Jerome D'Ambrosio


My seven sins here are
Kirby - the annoying one
Nin - the unprofessional one
Karhu - the bad one
Pulkkinen - the lame one
Mustakari - the useless one
Nock - the clown one
D'Ambrosio - the boring one


Though I have to admit - Robbie is so hilariously terrible at sports presenting that it does bring some joy at least, which is not the case with the rest of these people

Edited by SonnyViceR, 28 January 2013 - 20:59.


#3 darkkis

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 20:58

Mine

Pit lane: Timo Pulkkinen, Erkki Mustakari

Aaahhahahhahaa :lol: So true!

I'd go with these as commentators + Salo added to that. :lol: Well.. It already happens.. Sort of.

Edited by darkkis, 28 January 2013 - 20:59.


#4 chumma

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:00

ITV
Johnathon Legard.
Louise Goodman
Steve Ryder

#5 SonnyViceR

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:01

Aaahhahahhahaa :lol: So true!

I'd go with these as commentators + Salo added to that. :lol: Well.. It already happens.. Sort of.


Yeah I know... thank god the last time I really had to listen those idiots was back in '06

#6 gm914

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:02

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I'd rather listen to the rope.

#7 DampMongoose

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:13

Five

Commentary - Jonathon Legard & Liz Halliday
PitLane and Interview - Kravitz & Goodman
Presenters - Rosenthal and Lazenby

#8 olliek88

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:34

Channel: ESPN PPV
Comms: Legard or Martin Haven with D'Ambrosio
Presenters: Jim Rosenthal, Mark Blundell and Eddie Jordan.


#9 fer312t

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:36

Here's my very special US based F1 broadcast team - confining myself to people who have covered F1 (or other top-level international motorsport) in the USA

Channel - ABC
Commentators - Rick DeBruhl, Ralph Sheheen, Derek Daly
Presenters - Bob Jenkins
Pit lane reporters - Will Buxton, Jason Priestley

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:38

Channel: Unfamiliar with any others and how they operate other than Sky and BBC, so I'll leave this blank.
Commentators: Legard and James Allen (2007/08 JA).
Presenters: Steve Ryder, Mark Blundell and Simon Lazenby.
Pitlane: Louise Goodman and Anthony Davidson.

#11 SCUDmissile

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:08

I'm sorry but this for me can only be based on F1:
Channel: ITV Sport
Commentators: Legard, Slater
Presenters: Kai Abel, Ryder, Byron Young
Pit lane: Kravitz.


#12 gm914

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:20

Not only would I switch off, I'd probably change sports if:

Commentators: Jonathan Legard and David Croft.
Presenters: Darrell Eastlake, Alan Jones and Jake Humphrey, haven't we.
Pitlane: Will Buxton, Natalie Pinkham

Channel: Usually I would say Fox US or SPEED, just because of the insane amount of commercial time.
But with this crew, I think the ads would provide some sanctuary.

Edited by gm914, 29 January 2013 - 20:34.


#13 F1EC

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:20

This is a sequel to the previous thread of mine (Dream racing broadcaster team) - but this time I'm asking: what would be your nightmare motorsport TV broadcasting team? Think about commentators and other personalities who you just cannot stand and that make your blood boil? People that just wanna make you hit the screen with hammer?


I much prefer your positive thread to this one. It comes across as quite bitchy.

#14 Risil

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:24

I much prefer your positive thread to this one. It comes across as quite bitchy.


Criticism that's a bit unfair considering how bitching about TV commentators is one of this forum's top-three pastimes.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:25

I much prefer your positive thread to this one. It comes across as quite bitchy.

So does your post.

#16 Kingshark

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:56

Commentators: Jacques Villeneuve and Kimi Raikkonen
Presenters: Helmut Marko and Juan Pablo Montoya
Pitlane: Mika Hakkinen and Jos Verstappen

Edited by Kingshark, 28 January 2013 - 22:56.


#17 Risil

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:58

Commentators: Jacques Villeneuve and Kimi Raikkonen
Presenters: Helmut Marko and Juan Pablo Montoya
Pitlane: Mika Hakkinen and Jos Verstappen


All speaking in their native languages?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 23:52

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I'd rather listen to the rope.


:rotfl:

#19 PorcupineTroy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:07

All speaking in their native languages?


Hakkinen in the pits would be awesome.

"And Mika Hakkinen is down in the McLaren pit, what's the situation like Mika?"

"Yeah, it's incredible down here, it's really, it's just.... incredible".

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#20 Raelene

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:23

Steve Slater - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I hate having to listen to him!!

#21 Kingshark

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:30

All speaking in their native languages?

Nope, all English. :up:

#22 Velocifer

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:47

Hakkinen in the pits would be awesome.

"And Mika Hakkinen is down in the McLaren pit, what's the situation like Mika?"

"Yeah, it's incredible down here, it's really, it's just.... incredible".

:lol:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:29

Channel: QVC
Commentators: Joe Pasquale & Gok Wan
Pit lane: Alan Carr & Jo Brand
Presenters: Piers Morgan & Noel Edmonds

#24 ViMaMo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:53

Start Sports: Steve Slater would be a nightmare anywhere. The amount of mistakes he makes is at the rate of per sentence not per session.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:01

senile old Steve Slater....can't stand his continuous identification mistakes......have been watching F1 in Star Sports from 1998 season...he has been doing goof-ups as long as i can remember(even when Chris Goodwyn was with him)...... :cat:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:15

Channel: ITV
Commentators: John Virgo, Dennis Taylor
Pit lane: John McCririck
Presenters: Hazel Irvine, Adrian Chiles

Edited by pRy, 29 January 2013 - 08:15.


#27 Raelene

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:23

To make Steve Slater more bearable have a drinking game for everytime he says "I suspect". You'd be drunk by lap 3 I suspect ;)

#28 SR388

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:28

If there was a tv presentation of F1 on Lifetime with 3 Bob Varsha's that would be my actual hell.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:12

CHANNEL: Sky Box Office 743
BOOTH COMMS: Carlton Kirby...
HOST: Jonathan Ross
PIT LANE: Ashley Banfield

#30 Risil

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:27

THIS double act. While handcuffed to the chair and eyes held open Clockwork Orange style.

Edited by Risil, 29 January 2013 - 19:27.


#31 Skinnyguy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:47

Telecinco (huge number of ads, zero interest in motorsport further from the races broadcasts, no extra coverage).

Commentators: Antonio Lobato (clueless about wheel to wheel racing + biased) and Carlos Sainz (he was and still is a world class driver, but he´s boring and doesn´t get the basics of wheel to wheel either).

Presenter: Gonzalo Serrano.

Pit lane: Victor Seara.

Edited by Skinnyguy, 29 January 2013 - 19:49.


#32 gm914

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:58

THIS double act. While handcuffed to the chair and eyes held open Clockwork Orange style.

Jeezus. 5:00-5:15 it's impossible to distinguish the freakin' squawking parrot from the pit-entry horn. Who the hell was that!?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:00

The whole itv production team, bar brundle

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 21:52

Let's make it interesting: Ralpb Sheheen (pre-2011), Derek Daly, Jonathan Legard, and Antonio Lobato, covering tape-delayed races on MTV. As a bonus, we'd have Kimi Raikkonen as our pitlane reporter. :p

#35 ViMaMo

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:51

senile old Steve Slater....can't stand his continuous identification mistakes......have been watching F1 in Star Sports from 1998 season...he has been doing goof-ups as long as i can remember(even when Chris Goodwyn was with him)...... :cat:


I hope they include "Mute the Slater" feature. Only thing worse has to be the LG graphics, but there will be a day when he will transcend that. His mistakes leaves one in tears out of sheer frustration. :(

Edited by ViMaMo, 30 January 2013 - 01:53.


#36 Frank Tuesday

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:38


Paul Page and Derek Daly.

Edited by Frank Tuesday, 30 January 2013 - 13:38.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:50

Telecinco (huge number of ads, zero interest in motorsport further from the races broadcasts, no extra coverage).

Commentators: Antonio Lobato (clueless about wheel to wheel racing + biased) and Carlos Sainz (he was and still is a world class driver, but he´s boring and doesn´t get the basics of wheel to wheel either).

Presenter: Gonzalo Serrano.

Pit lane: Victor Seara.

Add Carlos Miquel to the "sit around and talk" and you have my "Nightmare racing broadcast team"

#38 One

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 14:17

RTL7. 100% sleeping song on the most exciting motor sports.

#39 ElDictatore

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:42

RTL in germany.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:52

CHANNEL: Sky Box Office 743
BOOTH COMMS: Carlton Kirby...
HOST: Jonathan Ross
PIT LANE: Ashley Banfield


LOL

#41 djned

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:56

placido domingo.

#42 mouserat159

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:50

Richard Hammond

#43 bourbon

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:18

In 2013: Eddie Jordan, Murray Walker and Dave Hobbs.

Conspiracy theories, contradictory statements and continuously calling drivers by the wrong name. It would be hilarious at first, and slowly, but surely evolve into your worst nightmare.

Edited by bourbon, 03 February 2013 - 08:20.


#44 Skinnyguy

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:02

Conspiracy theories, contradictory statements and continuously calling drivers by the wrong name.


Take away wrong names, add blatant inability to understand and comment wheel to wheel action live and you have Spanish coverage.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:44

Channel: Finland Eurosport
Commentators: Jukka Töyli, Risto Virtanen, Henri Karjalainen
Pit lane: Jukka Mildh, Erkki Vanhanen
Presenters: Matti Kyllönen, Harri Toivonen