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Post Options Post Options   Quote Xpletive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 12 at 10:01pm
Originally posted by Medway Maniac

No, can't agree Rob Walker's that awful.  Could do with knowing more about sailing maybe, but he's very kind to people, especially those hurting after a disappointment, always quick to point out the positives. 
Forgive me if this has been pointed out already (I'd be amazed if it hasn't), but Rob Walker provided an entertaining moment on the Nothe when he interrupted the manic celebrations of a bunch of supporters of a female Belgian Laser sailer (I think it was the Laser event in midweek) who had just finished in a medal position. He innocently enquired how they were feeling and, shoving the mike towards them, received the perfectly delivered reply, "F**king great!" Not content with that, he followed up with a similar question and got exactly the same reply, only louder! Several minutes of apologies followed!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nutonthetiller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 12 at 10:56pm
Just watching closing ceremony.

Shame Simmons isn't commentating that could have made it bearable LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 12 at 5:27am
There is a handy way of being kind to people, including those hurting after a disappointment, you can always not immediately shove a microphone in their faces and ask them inane questions...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 12 at 6:48am
The guy covering the coverage (if this makes sense) for the BBC did note that Rob was rather high up the "touchy feely" rankings, though not as bad as Phil in the Athletics- anyone else see the reaction of the Marathon winner yesterday to his inane questions? It was superb.
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It seems that Simmons & Walker aren't the only one to balls things up at the Olympics......... did anyone else notice that at last night's closing ceremony the stadium announcers introduced Harry Pothead as "Prince Henry of Wales" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01m1l2q/Olympic_Ceremonies_London_2012_Closing_Ceremony/ 7:45 from the start.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 12 at 8:46am
He is Prince Henry of Wales.... official title and all that...
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Originally posted by dogslife

It seems that Simmons & Walker aren't the only one to balls things up at the Olympics......... did anyone else notice that at last night's closing ceremony the stadium announcers introduced Harry Pothead as "Prince Henry of Wales" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01m1l2q/Olympic_Ceremonies_London_2012_Closing_Ceremony/ 7:45 from the start.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dogslife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Aug 12 at 9:05am
Originally posted by Lukepiewalker

He is Prince Henry of Wales.... official title and all that...

Well you learn something new everyday..........!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RClarkeCA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 8:33am
We watched as much as we could stomach of the Richard Simmonds "commentary' on the first Finn race, and then turned the sound off. Apart from his juvenile dumbing down of terminology the thing that sickened most was his gushing, breathless references to Ben Ainslie in every sentence that he uttered. No matter what was being shown on the screen it was "Ben this.......and Ben that....."
The scandalous occasional references to "The Danish sailor...." (who eventually won that race) were unworthy of a serious commentator.
 
We reviewed it later and gave up counting at the 150th mention of Ben's name.
 
Fortunately Ainslie could win the series on his own, without benefit of the gusts of hot air coming from every one of Simmond's orifices.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 8:59am
I'd rather have Rob Walker than Phil the athletics man any day. I thought he was being pervy with Jess Ennis, but it turned out he was like that with everyone. I thought Rob's enthusiasm was great.
My wife, who was reading 50 shades of sh*t during the racing, ended up sniggering throughout the races. I assumed it was some smut in the book, but it turns out she was laughing at the continuous references to 'The Danish Sailor'.
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