Philisms in the TDU

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Philisms in the TDU

Postby warthog1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:28 pm

Heard one just now. A young head on wise shoulders :)
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby hannos » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Greipel wins Stage 1 of TDU by half a street!
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Joeblake » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:14 pm

Perhaps instead of "Philisms" they could be called "Liggetures" ... after you've said one you want to tie your mouth shut. :roll: :lol:

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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Howzat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:50 pm

hannos wrote:Greipel wins Stage 1 of TDU by half a street!


To be fair that one was Robbie McEwen
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby RonK » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:45 pm

Pleasant rural scene - horses cantering across a paddock.

Liggett: "There's some nice horse meat down there"

Perhaps he missed breakfast.
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Strawburger » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:14 pm

The sky train is forming... Last year this team led out sprint king Mark Cavendish, the fastest bike rider in the world...

Eisel is now leading the peloton up the mountain. His Sky team mate is Bradley Wiggins, Tour De France winner and gold medalist at the Olympic games time trial....



.... Any opportunity to throw in two British names in a race they are not involved in!
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby RonK » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:48 pm

And Sherwin must be running out of ideas too - he trotted out his old "suitcase of courage" line on the Corkscrew the other day...
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Marty Moose » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 pm

RonK wrote:And Sherwin must be running out of ideas too - he trotted out his old "suitcase of courage" line on the Corkscrew the other day...

You guys are so cynical its on prime time tv ...... IF they expand a bit to educate people who would normally not watch cycling then all power to them. Crickey this is Australia and there is cycling on tv every day from 9.30 to 11 or when ever it finishes. I get to choose tennis or cycling and I love the choice tennis SUCKS :) so do footy, cricket and all the other rubbish we are fed. Just enjoy it!!!

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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Red Rider » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Indeed, I love the voices of cycling and understand that they are catering for an audience that may not be so tuned to the sport than us.
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Howzat » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:46 pm

Host: How about the Gorilla, Andre Greipel? How good do you have to be to win 13 times?
Phil: If you win 13 times, you're pretty good.
Host: ...Yes, he is pretty good.
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Kev365428 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Liggett and Sherwin talking about how riders prepare for a season based upon what they want to acheive.
Liggett is explaining how riders preparing for the TdF tend to start slowly in the season.
Liggett:"Having said that however, Cadel's team-mate, TJ Van Garderen is currently racing in the Tour De San Luis and is coming second."
Sherwin: "I think you can put that down to youthful experience".

Really? Youthful experience?

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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby scirocco » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:35 pm

How can Liggett still be in a job after the BS he came out with late last year (quite apart from the whole Liggetisms thing, which I actually don't mind so much, adds a degree of humour)? Unbelievable.
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:31 pm

Liggett's looking tired - retirement is beckoning I think.

But there others, every bit as competent and entertaining - Carlton Kirby, David Harmon, Brian Smith, Magnus Backstedt (when he stops riding for good). Even Sean Kelly makes a half-decent fist of it. The future of cycling commentary is assured.
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby schroeds » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:25 pm

Is it my imagination or is Phil getting more muddled and confused more often?
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Re: Philisms in the TDU

Postby Graeme H » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:25 am

Liggett said last year that he wanted to retire already, because he's feeling his age and has other things to do, but he can't because he is bound by contracts for a few more years.
In that case it's understandable that maybe his commentary is suffering from fatigue or a slight reduction in effort or enthusiasm.
It would be a shame if he lets the disenchantment show enough to compromise his reputation.

btw thanks Joeblake, "Liggetures" is brilliant!
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