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post #109 of 122

If I got knighted and were called Sir SCFanatic, I would be a total D-bag just because that would be cool.  I'm sure my friends would call me "Sir (fill in the blank)".

post #110 of 122

Nick "The older I get the better i WAS"  faldo...

The whole crew gives me gas...and one of the biggest reasons I watch it without sound, "if" I even watch it at all anymore...

 

Im sick of that sensationalizing pansy jim nance and his rose colored glasses and yanni music...He can give you a cavity.

 

peter kostis intentionally misdirects with most of his silly "konica minolta swing vision" crap that it makes people that really do know what is happening during the swing cringe with embarrassment.....

 

And david feherty?... oh please... he's wayyyyyy past his expiration date, his attempt at being vulgar is, well, ....vulgar. The old drunk needs to go back to walking the course and commenting on GOLF instead of trying to turn his schtick into a one man walking comedy show full of bad innuendo while using 'ridiculous superlatives'' to over describe the difficulty of a simple shot of the player hes covering. Usually its all slathered up with his totally over the top irish brogue accent....

He's the drunken irish version of peter jacobson.... theyre not really funny at all most of the time. He insults his viewers intelligence. 

 

The commentators need to remember that they are just people who make a (good) living playing a game, no more, no less, they have some amazing abilities but they are NOT life role models or supermen, just very good golfers..... Lets keep nbc and golf channel from trying to turn them into some type of hero's. 

post #111 of 122

If I had gas as bad as that I'd be turning UP the volume ....

 

Agree with your last para.

post #112 of 122

I used to think the same about Faldo. But the more I hear him talk about things the more I realize that he actually is a pretty sharp guy. I think his accent kinda makes him sound a little more pompous that he really may be. I find Johnny Miller to be much more arrogant. 

post #113 of 122
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Originally Posted by RynoHanley View Post

I used to think the same about Faldo. But the more I hear him talk about things the more I realize that he actually is a pretty sharp guy. I think his accent kinda makes him sound a little more pompous that he really may be. I find Johnny Miller to be much more arrogant. 
I agree. Johnny Miller is golfs version of Joe Morgan.
post #114 of 122

Most days I think Faldo does a good job, he can get redundant when he calls every good shot a "career shot".  

 

I agree with you 100% on Feherty.  Sometimes David is funny but most times he just tries way too hard.  The worst is when he completely fails and says something cringe worthy yet the guys in the booth laugh and carry on like they just heard the funniest thing in their lives.   

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Nick "The older I get the better i WAS"  faldo...

The whole crew gives me gas...and one of the biggest reasons I watch it without sound, "if" I even watch it at all anymore...

 

Im sick of that sensationalizing pansy jim nance and his rose colored glasses and yanni music...He can give you a cavity.

 

peter kostis intentionally misdirects with most of his silly "konica minolta swing vision" crap that it makes people that really do know what is happening during the swing cringe with embarrassment.....

 

And david feherty?... oh please... he's wayyyyyy past his expiration date, his attempt at being vulgar is, well, ....vulgar. The old drunk needs to go back to walking the course and commenting on GOLF instead of trying to turn his schtick into a one man walking comedy show full of bad innuendo while using 'ridiculous superlatives'' to over describe the difficulty of a simple shot of the player hes covering. Usually its all slathered up with his totally over the top irish brogue accent....

He's the drunken irish version of peter jacobson.... theyre not really funny at all most of the time. He insults his viewers intelligence. 

 

The commentators need to remember that they are just people who make a (good) living playing a game, no more, no less, they have some amazing abilities but they are NOT life role models or supermen, just very good golfers..... Lets keep nbc and golf channel from trying to turn them into some type of hero's. 

post #115 of 122
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I agree. Johnny Miller is golfs version of Joe Morgan.

Johnny Miller could have a labotomy and he would still be better than Joe Morgan.

post #116 of 122
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Johnny Miller could have a labotomy and he would still be better than Joe Morgan.

 

Totally agree.  Similar, but completely different levels.

post #117 of 122

I liked Nick as player, he was methodic, dead straight and always in the hunt for those late 80's majors.  I look forward to his golf commentary, and excuse the cheeky comments as just part of his cultural way of communicating. His golf IQ is amazing.

post #118 of 122

I dont mind Sir Nick. Announcers really dont have any effect on my viewing experience. I dont pay much attention to them really. The only announcer that I really care to not hear is Chris Berman.

post #119 of 122

Did anyone hear the insult he made about the guy who beat mcleroy and petterson in the match play?After he won the match vs petterson he made the comment" now he can go to the gym and spa".

post #120 of 122
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Originally Posted by Blitz28179 View Post

Did anyone hear the insult he made about the guy who beat mcleroy and petterson in the match play?After he won the match vs petterson he made the comment" now he can go to the gym and spa".

LOL
post #121 of 122
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Originally Posted by Wansteadimp View Post

Actually yes you do now a days. Things changed under Tony Blair's government - awards to any one who is popular hoping they govt gets reflected glory. The latest lot haven't changed it back.

 

Bradley Wiggins has got a knighthood for winning the Tour de France and picking up 4 Olympic gold medals - he's not a noted contributor to charity.

 

It used to be that great sportsmen got the awards once they had retired - Bobby Moore, Stanley Matthews etc etc

 

Now give it to them at their prime - there was even discussion about whether Andy Murray should be knighted off the back of one Grand Slam - thankfully he wasn't and he came out and said he didn't deserve it yet.

 

So Bradley Wiggins is not a noted contributor to charity? This is just one of a few things he has started or contributed in this last year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.bradleywigginsfoundation.org/site/index.php

post #122 of 122
I like Faldo and his (at times) quirky commentary. His personality gIves golf coverage some colour, often needed. Probably the same reason I like Gary McCord and David Feherty. If those guys were the only ones calling a golf tournament, it'd be too much, but having them on the broadcast team adds much needed colour and personality to the proceedings IMO.
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