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Tom abbott- A interview with the least liked man on the golf channel

post #1 of 15
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To me, he is the epitome of the English stereotype that "Family Guy" portrays. I am not sure why they thought we cared but here it is. Maybe I am the only one that gets annoyed by this guy...

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/grill-room/get-to-know-tom-abbott/
post #2 of 15
I've always liked Tom Abbott, or at least tolerated him. Kind of a fluffy behind the scenes though. I mean sure, I'd love to play golf with Churchill and Kennedy but you work for the Golf Channel, man! Give us one golfer at least. a1_smile.gif
post #3 of 15
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His choice of bloopers was pretty lame too
post #4 of 15

He is very vanilla as an announcer.  

post #5 of 15

As an Englishman, he sounds nothing like an Englishman. I had to google him when I first heard him speak to confirm he was English.

post #6 of 15
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As an Englishman, he sounds nothing like an Englishman. I had to google him when I first heard him speak to confirm he was English.

His is probably "TV English". They do the same here to achieve a neutral accent for the tele.
post #7 of 15

No his accent is just nothing like a normal person would use. Its even over the top for the old days when the BBC used to insist on Received Pronunciation for all presenters.

 

It is a very very posh accent with a Mid-Atlantic twist.

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No his accent is just nothing like a normal person would use. Its even over the top for the old days when the BBC used to insist on Received Pronunciation for all presenters.

 

It is a very very posh accent with a Mid-Atlantic twist.


So you feel like kicking his ass when you hear him talk?
post #9 of 15

Yeah only because of the posh bit, mid-Atlantic I have no issue with, in fact i want to roll about laughing when I hear Gmac's accent.

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Yeah only because of the posh bit, mid-Atlantic I have no issue with, in fact i want to roll about laughing when I hear Gmac's accent.


Yea Gmac sounds like the Lucky Charms leprechaun from the cereal over here.

post #11 of 15

It's like Mark Wahlberg in The Perfect Storm, worst Boston accent ever and he is from Boston.!  Maybe Abbott is doing it on purpose.

post #12 of 15

He annoys the hell out of me on Big Break.   He needs to stick with covering Euro tour events....LOL

post #13 of 15

It appears I'm late to the conversation but anywho, I went to Mercer with the kid. He has always spoken like that - I did Mercer99 with him (that was our college TV station. He did sports and occasionally reported for 15, our weekly Mercer news show). I also don't think he's had Botox. Super nice guy - a little Brit-cocky but very good in front of the camera. Also had the habit of ALWAYS counting down for his recorded reports with 3-2-1. Wish others had done that - made it so much easier in the editing room.

Long story short, I'd hit that.

post #14 of 15
Where is Wanstead GC? More to the point, what does GC stand for? Grand Cayman?
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Where is Wanstead GC? More to the point, what does GC stand for? Grand Cayman?


Um....maybe "golf course"....I know its a stretch.

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