Posts Tagged "commentators"
The wine loving John Arlott and the somewhat austere Alan McGilvray would have been bemused. Not only did they have to adjust to the advent of the shorter form of the game and World Series Cricket, they faced, effectively, a new sort of cricket commentator.
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Sometimes a commentator or columnist, in the search for relevancy, can stretch their argument too thin. They choose a topic, hoping a few glib one-liners will make others forget the deficiencies of the debate they are presenting.
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Those of us unlucky enough not to forge a career as a sportsperson will often seek an alternative route when it comes to entering the sporting industry. Sadly, the road leading to a career in sports journalism however is becoming blocked by the very stars who ply their trade in the sporting arena.
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I have to say, I am so disappointed with the Channel 9 commentators of ‘our’ Winter Olympic Games. I have not enjoyed one minute of it, instead preferring to say to my husband to put anything else on as I can’t stand to listen to them.
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I watched Queensland v NSW on Foxtel on Saturday. I found it incredibly irritating. Marto and Kearns seem like decent blokes but their commentary is nothing short of appalling.
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On Saturday the Westfield W-League kicked off on ABC1 with a Grand Final replay between Brisbane Roar and Canberra United. The Roar and Tameka Butt were awesome, and so were the women commentating on the match in former Matildas’ captain Cheryl Salisbury and defender Amy Taylor.
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It’s a well known fact that the Australian media hasn’t fully embraced football. There are still plenty of columnists and pundits who only have something to say about “soccer” when an incident occurs that can be seen in a negative light.
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When will Fox Sports wake up and smell the coffee? Since the viewing rights of rugby were handed from Channel 7 to Fox, the calling of the game has turned into a cheerleader feast for ex-Wallabies, who commentate like there is no audience viewing the game.
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No one can argue that Rugby Union in Australia is experiencing many problems including areas such as laws, scoring systems, players, commentators and competitions.
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If there is a unique aspect of Australian sport coverage, it is the way commentators can get parochial to a tizzy. At times too much.
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Commentators. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, good or bad, they’re a big part of our lives and all are striving for the ultimate accolade…to be known as The Doyen of their field.
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Lately there has been a huge shift away from anything ‘soccer’ toward the more appropriate term, ‘futbol’. While this is great for the game. we have to wonder why this is happening.
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American Pay TV offers over 200 channels. So couch potatoes there really need a hypo type commentator to “sell” the viewer into staying with the show!
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The margin of victory in the fourth ODI match between Australia and South Africa was so overwhelming in favour of the tourists that it is obvious Cricket Australia has to stop its complacent attitude to the performances of everyone involved with the ODI side and start making some hard decisions.
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Federer versus Nadal in the first round: not a bad spectacle for day one of the US Open. But instead the public were able to view 56 other matches of the highest quality. Well, not really.
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The Australia cricketing community are flocking to their nearest venue to behold this so called wonder known as Twenty20 cricket.
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For anyone who likes Pink Floyd, there’s nothing better than popping on The Dark Side Of The Moon to escape the world for 43-minutes. Some people just don’t get their music though and are mystified how anyone can listen to one song, let alone a full album.
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When we are watching a sports event on TV, the commentators are there to inform us what is happening. What they say will add an impact to the event.
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Daniel Flynn, the gritty New Zealand left-hander, had batted his way with dedication and the occasional flourish to 95 in the first Test of the series against the West Indies when he pushed forward and was struck on the pads from a slowish delivery from Chris Gayle.
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Channel 10′s coverage of the Wallabies Spring tour has been abysmal. Dull, uninspired and disinterested studio commentators lead to match commentators who don’t have the minimum knowledge, all of which is set out in the match day programme.
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