: >I was just wondering whether I was the only person who is now thoroughly
: >sick and tired of the weekly verbal bollocks that is Sky commentary.
: >Classic example no. 299,999 came on Sunday during the Fax - Bradford game
: >when Tuilangi scored his try. Was I the only person who thought he grounded
: >the ball properly (I'm not talking about whether it was a forward pass or
: >not). My TV showed me Tuilangi sliding in with the ball touching the ground
Hemmings have given you an intrusive 'n' there with his scouse accent.
: >and him not moving his arm until the ball had touched the line, hence a
: >perfectly legitimate try. Obviously the TV screen Beavis and Butthead were
: >watching showed something completely different from the absolute bollocks
: >they came out with.
Stevo comes up with terms to explain rules sometimes and then gets
carried away with them to the extent that he believes those terms are now
the mitigating factor in the rules. 'Swinging arm' is the prime example.
If anyone can show me a rule book where the term 'swinging arm' so much
as even gets into the glossary then I'll wear a frilly pink dress. Again.
As it happens, that try was so blatently grounded correctly that anyone
who suggests otherwise must be a complete moron. On the other hand, I
thought he was correct on it being a very marginally forward pass and
since Bradford had been pulled up twice for backward passes I was
slightly annoyed. Still, by far the best team won so no complaints.
: >On Friday during the Wigan - Leeds game I thought Stevo was going to
: >externally combust after he claimed Cassidy's tackle was the worst he'd ever
: >seen (surely he's seen enough games by now).
: >What these two know about rugby league you could write on a stamp and still
: >have enough room for the Queen's head.
: Ahh come on, they are charged with generating exciting RL on TV three
: times a week, it ain't easy being cheesy. I think after 30 or so
: televised games already this season plus another twelve or thir***
: midweek digests even you would start to annoy the***off the rest of
Indeed. As throw away commentators I actually quite like them. Stevo can
dig himself into a whole with remarkeable ease every now and again but
beyond that they can be pretty enjoyable. It might be nice now and again
to have someone with the remotest clue doing it though.
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