I'd rather see retired ex-pro racers (Kdub, Holley, MC, Hughes, Lamson, Bradshaw, Dowd, anyone) interview the racers on the podiums, at starting lines, pits, etc. than the current female interviewers on NBC/Fuel coverage. We would get a better depth/quality of info and insight from both sides of the conversation than the usual Erin-type "Take us through the moto.." or "what does this podium finish do for you" or "talk about your start" or "talk about you pass on.." or "Tyler Ratway, whats your take away with your performance"... yeesh, a female chimp wearing a flowered bikini could conduct a better interview.
I assume the only reason for these women interviewers are to improve the attention of the male audience, but they're not that good-looking .... it's like hearing your sister who knows nothing at all about the sport trying to fake a conversation on it ... very annoying. The Monster/Rockstar girls are good to have there, but don't give them a speaking part.
"So you just got 2nd again... what's it going to take for you to win one of these?"
talk about a bunch of crybabies...seriously do you need to be entertained every second like a 4 year old?
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Always a pleasure to look at pretty women, but yeah, the ex moto dudes doing the interviews just might work too, just not in the visual part............know what I mean?
Be careful what you wish for. I'd rather watch a female that makes the odd mistake vs an ex-rider that struggles to put a sentence together.
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I've said it before. I think it would be an improvement if they had someone like Holley do the interviews with a trophy girl holding the mic.
edit - Georgia Lindsey 'nuff said
Maybe the the ex-pros should be the producers. That way we might actually be able to watch the important battles
Jamie Little was my favorite by far. She actually sounded like she knew what she was talking about.
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I remember when Bob Hannah was doing Erin's job and he did a terrible job imo. Or was that for SX?
I prefer the pretty girls with bolt on's.
I say get Erin, Georgia, and Kate Upton up there together. That way when RV2 waxes everybody most of the viewers will hang in there until the shows over to see that trio and help the ratings.
It's silly that MXSports pays to put the events on TV. Then you got the network who puts their trainees or apprentices to pit report, run the cameras, the ticker, production manage or whatever. Why is MX paying to be the training ground? If you just tuned in and new nothing about the sport you wouldn't noticed all the amateurism. Thank God Oakley came up with roll offs yesterday so we could see through all the shit.
This Erin girl is probably a really nice gal......but I'm sorry , she sucks as an interviewer in this sport. The word "Clueless" comes to mind.
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Georgia Lindsay is actually good, and easy on the eyes as well.
Yeah you're probably right, you seem to know more then the riders.
I vote against this idea. The majority of ex racers have the IQ of your average 8th grader due to their spectacular education received by being on a racetrack since they were in diapers. With the girls at least we get to look at something pretty while the stupid questions are being asked. If you took the pretty pit reporters away from the 450 broadcast it would have been as entertaining as the quilting championships. I do not know if it is the bikes, the point system, riders, tracks, whatever, but that 450 class is like watching a freight train of enduro riders out on a trail ride.
I think we should stick with the girls but make them do it with a bikini top on so we have something to look at. In a related story I wish they were cool enough to embarrass Fro with some old clips from Frezno Smooth at some point.
I wonder what Harry Reasoner thinks about this?
i think anything beats what we had in the 70s 80s and part of the 90s.....cycle news, a week after the event.