Cricket Part II


#8652

Just saw Bruce made the comment during an interview with Peter Donagan over the weekend on SEN that he could commentate on cricket on a basic level but he wouldn’t be able to add the insights required like Marsh got out playing the same shot 3 seasons ago. Interesting point to note. Wish he would stick to this with his footy commentary rather than the blokey/matey stuff.


#8653

Not disagreeing but his moment to moment commentary of sport is first class. If he sticks with that I will be able to handle it.


#8654

I did Spanish classes with a young lady whose widowed mother was walking out with the widowed Tim Lane. I was extremely circumspect in my comments about him (I think I called him a cabrón and a pendejo and even a coño azul). This was 2013 so emotions were high.


#8655

They will be, just haven’t settled on anyone yet.


#8656

I’m just so happy to not see Basil’s name on the list that I’ll willingly accept everyone else on it without issue.


#8657

Google Translate really does not like that last one. I know azul is blue, and I’m going to assume the other word may have some anatomical reference?


#8658

Pretty sure it’s a slang term for frontbottom.


#8659

If that’s the case I reckon he’ll be decent, probably more an interview style commentary, asking questions of his fellow commentators and the occasional player interview


#8660

Seven also hired Dirk Nannes.
I like this choice.


#8661

Because David Barham is a fan. He called him THE voice of his generation for cricket on the radio.


#8662

Tom Gleeson needs to be involved too…at least on the ABC.


#8663

ABC radio is going to be cactus unless they can get Adam Collins to go full time.


#8664

He’ll go with SEN. Worked with them in South Africa.


#8665

TBF, I grew up listening to Tim and as a pure commentator he is very good. His personal opinions and outside commentary speaking is pathetic though.


#8666

When he was at his best Bruce used to do a lot of research on the game of footy and was able to slot in those little anecdotes seamlessly. He hasn’t been the same since Commetti retired. They complemented each other very well.


#8667

He hasn’t been good for at least 10 years.


#8668

Yeah he and Commetti were both going down hill fast. Commetti did the right thing and retire, Bruce held on…deliciously.


#8669

Jimmy Maher and Jim Wilson also on board but not noted above.

Bruce might be doing a lunchtime cricket show type thing not so much commentary from what I’ve heard


#8670

They both just became caricatures of themselves.


#8671

Cyril’s retirement could put Bruce right over the edge.