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NRL Classic Commentary 2008

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Bradza, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I would like to propose a classic commentary comp to recognise the commentators mangling of the English language through the 2008 season with an emphasis on cliches and metaphors in particular.

    I think Wayne Pearce would lead the market if one was framed and he got this idea started with this effort last week;
    ".........now they're going from confidence to confidence." instead of strength to strength.
    With Wally out of the picture now, Junior is definitely the best at talking himself into the proverbial corner.

    Mark Braybrook came out with this one last night;
    "It's not rocket surgery!"


    Add them as you hear them and I guess it doesn't matter if it's a player , coach or commentator so long as it's related to the NRL.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ha ha Gold. Good idea for a thread too. I can see tallis and Laurie Daley being responsible for a few too, Andrew Johns will surely put his hand up as well
     
  3. Chip and Chase

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    I think the "rocket surgery" was an intentional tongue in cheek effort.

    I could fill a whole thread just on Laurie Daley butchering the use of "did" and "done". I know that ex footballers aren't supposed to be Einsteins, but it's seriously embarrassing listening to him trying to sound intelligent whilst not being able to grasp the basics of the English language.
     
  4. fLIP

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    Laury Daley likes saying words that start with P so he can puff his cheeks out while talking.
     
  5. ConcernedSupporter

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    Daley holds the trophy for this category IMO.

    I don't know when he said it but I bet we will hear it again...

    Other commentator asks who does Daley think will win

    Daley "well, the team with the most points on the board will take this one out"


    Speaking of butchering the English language, can someone please tell Paul Harragon that just because you come from Kurri Kurri doesn't mean you have to speak like you never left!!
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

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    I miss the days of Rex Mossop. He could mangle metaphors like noone else.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Bring back the Moose, it'd be just like deja vu all over again.
     
  8. The Gronk

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    I remember him protesting about Reef Beach at Clontarf being a nude beach by saying something like "the last thing you want on a Saturday morning is to have male genitals rammed down your throat"

    Gold. 
     
  9. Canteen Worker

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    I remember that one well. Many many others deserving of a thread of their own. I saw the moose at brookie last year and he came and signed the Save Brookie petition as he headed to his seat.
     
  10. ManlyBacker

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    Brandy Alexander deserves a mention in his game wrap-up commenting on Snake's try. "He never took the ball off his eyes"...
     
  11. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Good stuff ManlyBacker, that's exactly what we're after.

    Junior Pearce was at it again this afternoon early in the Titans v Warriors match on the Gold Coast. He was wondering why the Warriors were wearing their black strip in North Qld!!
     
  12. ConcernedSupporter

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    Umm so what did he think they should be wearing??
     
  13. QldEagle01

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    I remember Laurie Daley commenting one team "was in this competition up to their ear balls".
     
  14. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Umm so what did he think they should be wearing??
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    They do have a grey coloured away strip that may have been better suited to the hot conditions, but I think the "classic" Bradza is referring to in this piece of commentary is that last time I looked the Gold Coast isn't exactly in North Queensland.
     
  15. ConcernedSupporter

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    [/quote]
    ................is that last time I looked the Gold Coast isn't exactly in North Queensland.
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    LOL that's a very good point!
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Mark O'Neill commentating on the Manly vs. Bulldogs game:-
    Minute 68 - It's Manly's last tackle options that are letting them down tonight.
    Minute 70 (Two minutes later) - It's Manly's great last tackle options that is the difference tonight.

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    Dear - o - dear !! I was like - Huh?
     
  17. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    That king-hit must have slowed down the old brain ...
     
  18. Bradza

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    After the Knights beat the Gold Coast tonight Scott Sattler went to Kurt Gidley for an interview. He says "Well Matty, jibba jibba jibba.........." and Gidley interrupts saying "it's Kurt mate!"

    Great stuff up from the rookie sideline man.
     
  19. King

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    Gordon Tallis is the best hands down.
     
  20. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Not so much commentary but a story that makes me laugh each time I think of it.

    I was at a business breakfast that “Hollywood” Harrigan was speaking at (Very good actually and a funny guy with a million stories) and he told one about Gordon Tallis who popped a shoulder at Leichardt one year in a game against the Tigers.

    They tried to put it back in to no avail so whisked him off to hospital.

    The doctor wanting to avoid surgery tried kneeling on it and rotating it back in with big Gordy howling the place down and using every swear word invented (plus a few others that he made up)

    A matron from the maternity ward comes past and wants to see what all the commotion is and recognises the big fella.

    “Gordon Tallis I thought you were a big tough Queenslander? I’ve got a lady in my ward who’s just delivered a 10lb baby who didn’t make half the noise you are”

    Gordy looks her in the eye and growls “Try shoving the bastard back in and then see what she does!”

    Classic
     

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