post of the thread, early contender for post of the year.
i have never really though about it until you posted that. But you are bang on the money.
Cameron Ling was the first ex player to come to mind when i read the bold bit.
Every commentator seems to have some kind of gimmick or have to be larger than life.
If there was a way to mute the commentary and just play the crowd noise in the background i dare say 80% of people would take that option