Badminton commentators - what do we think of them?

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  1. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

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    Gillian can go over the top sometimes on something not really that spectacular. And she does tend to retread her phrases. You're right; John's a good foil for her. Brings an everyday Joe's perspective to the game. He always brings a smile to my face.
     
  2. Fidget

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    I like both of these English commentators. I agree with OHMAHGAWDZ that each is better when paired up with someone. But the broadcast budgets are probably too small to have two commentators for each and every tournament.

    Plus I wouldn' t be surprised if Ms Clark has a "no-Burgess" clause in her contract. Can you imagine their after-work dinner conversations?:rolleyes:
    -JB: "Did you see the muscle definition on that sirloin I ordered? Absolute perfection! I'm tingling, Gill, absolutely tingling in anticipation of dessert!"
    -GC: "My word!"
     
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  3. OHMAHGAWDZ

    OHMAHGAWDZ Regular Member

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    LOL :D
    well said, Fidget. Well said.
     
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    Wong8Egg Regular Member

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    John Burgess is bias, unfortunately, the teams/players he praise lost at most of the time I watch. :D
     
  5. OHMAHGAWDZ

    OHMAHGAWDZ Regular Member

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    I agree with you on that one. With the way he talks about LCW, KKK/TBH, fuzzy, you'd think he was getting paid to make them look good! I don't think it makes too much of a negative impact on his commentating though, as it's quite fun to hear his reaction if his favorite player/team loses. :D
     
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    Thanks for the reply,
    I watched the video of that particular games, I remember the comment he made, but I wasn't aware that was Paul E Larsen's voice.

    I had a photo taken with him, at the US open in OCBC( 1996 ?), Orange County, CA.
    he was very friendly, and very pleasant guy..
     
  7. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

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    JB reminds me of Stuart Hall commentating on Ninja Warrior (UK members will know what I mean):D. He's not particularly knowledgible, but he's certainly enthusiastic. Put him with Gill and he's tolerable; on his own he tends to wander a bit.

    Must say I prefer Morten to Paul-Erik Hoyer, but either one is excellent. I hope Ken Jonassen considers giving it a go now he's retired, but my dream team would be Gill and Gade...
     
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    Wow. That would be cool! How's Gade's English? I've always wondered how it would be like to spend a couple of hours in his mind. But I'm sure he knows his badminton, so it would be nice to hear his thoughts about it.
     
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    Gade's English is very good indeed (better even then Hoyer's, whose is more than sufficient for a couple of hours of English commentary) so he wouldn't have any problems at all. Gade has given dozens of interviews in English - you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
     
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    Gill is bias too!!!
     
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    What do you think if badminton were to have this commentator:D?
    [video=youtube;P-exvMDDQ2M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-exvMDDQ2M[/video]
     
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    maybe it will be more tolerable if i actually understand what he is saying.
     
  14. madbad

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    I think GC just lost her job :D
     
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    He's just saying aieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaiea ieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaie :p:D
     
  16. chris-ccc

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    Just turn off the volume...

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    :D:D:D Just turn off the volume, and we can say it ourselves, making our own comments;

    "aieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaiea ieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaie"
    :D:D:D
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  17. nokh88

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    "aieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieai aaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaiea ieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaie aieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieai aaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaiea ieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaie aieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieai aaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaiea ieaieiaeaieaieaieaieaieaiaaieaieaieaieaieaieaieaie"

    Wow......I just done that...and all the neighbours down the road came rushing. !!!
     
  18. Fidget

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    echolalia /ˌɛkəʊˈleɪlɪə/
    ▶noun
    • meaningless repetition of another person's spoken words or sounds as a symptom of psychiatric disorder.
    :p
     
  19. chris-ccc

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    Funny commentary

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    Talking about funny commentary, this one (which is sometimes heard) I think is most funny: "What a beautiful stroke, but the shot went out !!!". :D:D:D

    BTW, this is not about GC. :):):)
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  20. nokh88

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    Are you referring to the same person as me?
     

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