A2 was Diffey's last round, Ralph back next week.

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1/19/2020 2:56 PM

I for one enjoyed Leigh Diffey's three rounds of commentating.
I feel he was professional and followed the racing closely. RC has been much better alongside Diffey as well, will be interesting to see if that continues with Ralph.
I know there's been lots of whinging about his Australian accent but the funny thing is, to an Aussie he sounds American.

Diffey vs Ralph

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1/19/2020 3:05 PM

100% prefer RC/Diffey over RC/Ralph. Personal preference, I'm going to watch the races and enjoy either way.

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1/19/2020 3:06 PM

Ralph/Emig #1

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1/19/2020 3:10 PM

I think that a lot of mistakes have been overlooked that would have been called out if it were Ralph in the booth. Personally I am okay with Ralph and don't think that he deserves all the hate that he gets. He's definitely not perfect, but over the years his voice has become a signal of SX for me. I heard him announcing something else while my son was slipping through the channels a year or so ago and had to have him go back to find it because I instantly assumed it was SX.

Not overly concerned either way, but Diffey wasn't a meaningful upgrade to me.

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1/19/2020 3:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/20/2020 7:21 PM

Besides his superior announcing the thing I really like about Diffey is he knows how to pronounce "Husqvarna" correctly. A skill that few MX/Supercross announcers in the USA have ever mastered.

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

1/19/2020 3:22 PM

RC/Stewart. Since I’m dreaming.

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1/19/2020 3:35 PM

The voting on this poll says it all.

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1/19/2020 3:36 PM

Who is Ralph?

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1/19/2020 3:51 PM

Announcing has always been secondary to me . Don't really care. I think people start to look for things to bitch about.

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1/19/2020 4:13 PM

You guys care too much about the announcers. If you hate Ralph and RC so much...hit the mute button.

Problem solved.

For those of us that don't get tweaked out about something so trivial as someone saying, "The Red Honda" we'll be enjoying the race.


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1/19/2020 4:55 PM

Diffey announces like this is a world class sport, Ralph yells like this is monster jam.

Vast improvement with Diffey. I wish he had more time; he'd only get better as he got more comfortable with Ricky and all the teams and rider's names/numbers.

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1/19/2020 5:11 PM

TheLostOtter wrote:

Diffey announces like this is a world class sport, Ralph yells like this is monster jam.

Vast improvement with Diffey. I wish he had more time; he'd only get better as he got more comfortable with Ricky and all the teams and rider's names/numbers.

Embarrassed to say it but I think I enjoy the races more with Ralph. His yelling must get me extra excited about the races and his subtle homosexual innuendo comments makes the broadcast that little bit better.

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1/19/2020 5:17 PM

Ralph will be fine as long as he’s been paying attention to the broadcast and can tone it down a notch

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1/19/2020 6:32 PM

If Ralph doesn't take this as a MASSIVE wake up call, and brings back the screeching, overly-dramatic, error filled, dumbed down, talking to the "Never watched a dirt bike race crowd," then I'm going to start bombarding NBC, Feld, and anyone else I can think of to get rid of him for good.

Everyone claims to want to grow the sport.... yet people tune in to hear Ralph hysterical and generally lost as to what is happening on the track - you only get one chance for a first impression as they say.

The guy is awful, has been for years, and three races with Diffey just highlights how truly bad he is. Change, or get TFO.

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1/19/2020 6:49 PM

Bring on mxgp in 6 weeks haha!!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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1/19/2020 7:21 PM

The Steve Irwin comment from last night was the first time Diffey annoyed me in the slightest. He does a good job and I feel like he, for whatever reason, has improved Ricky's performance as well.

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Are you smart enough to buy a bike that costs less, weighs less, makes more horsepower per cubic centimeter, can be rebuilt for recycled aluminum can money and is giggle inducing? It is hard to believe that the American riding public flunks this test en masse. How stupid are you?

1/19/2020 7:24 PM

I’m wondering if the dynamic between Diffey and RC helps Ricky announce better too. Ralph has a big personality, and sometimes when I talk to people like that I clam up a little or my flow of speech gets wonky (hate it..)

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1/19/2020 7:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2020 7:59 PM

A lot of you don't give Ralph nearly enough credit. I think Diffey lacked excitement in his voice and that's what Ralph adds to the broadcast. I miss him in the booth. Everyone makes mistakes in their career. Can you imagine if thousands of people were analyzing every single thing you did at your job? Give the guy a break. I'd like to see some of you try to announce halfway as well as Ralph does...

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1/19/2020 8:44 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Bring on mxgp in 6 weeks haha!!

It's only a couple of weeks until the Italian International Series!

The commentary is in Italian, but it's still more intelligible that Ralph!

I have to say, that Steve Irwin bit from Diffey was truly cringe worthy ........

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1/19/2020 9:57 PM

It was good while it lasted.

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1/20/2020 12:35 AM

Diffey,emig in the booth n JG33 n RC special comments track analyses ect

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RV, 4 th to 8 th, mxgp

1/20/2020 12:40 AM

Hate to break it to y’all but Leigh makes plenty of mistakes too.
I like Leigh
I like Ralph
I liked Fro, and RC Is doing great this year..
Shit there is a race going on, I’m usually busy watching it haha

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1/20/2020 12:55 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think that a lot of mistakes have been overlooked that would have been called out if it were Ralph in the booth. Personally I am okay with Ralph and don't think that he deserves all the hate that he gets. He's definitely not perfect, but over the years his voice has become a signal of SX for me. I heard him announcing something else while my son was slipping through the channels a year or so ago and had to have him go back to find it because I instantly assumed it was SX.

Not overly concerned either way, but Diffey wasn't a meaningful upgrade to me.

As an Aussie I 100% agree with this

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1/20/2020 1:10 AM

Reese95w wrote:

Besides his superior announcing the thing I really like about Diffey is he knows how to pronounce "Husqvarna" correctly. A skill that few MX/Supercross announcers in the USA have ever mastered.

Thats not how you pronounce it either.

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1/20/2020 1:50 AM

Diffey is way better than Sheheen in my opinion

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1/20/2020 2:54 AM

The only thing that actually bugs me about the commentators is that often a few of them will pronounce a riders name differently (AC as an example) if there are different ways to pronounce it then the production team should just all agree on one and run with it.

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1/20/2020 3:19 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think that a lot of mistakes have been overlooked that would have been called out if it were Ralph in the booth. Personally I am okay with Ralph and don't think that he deserves all the hate that he gets. He's definitely not perfect, but over the years his voice has become a signal of SX for me. I heard him announcing something else while my son was slipping through the channels a year or so ago and had to have him go back to find it because I instantly assumed it was SX.

Not overly concerned either way, but Diffey wasn't a meaningful upgrade to me.

Less mistakes 100%. What mistake did he make? Calling someone AC and KR good mates ? lol
Ralph has been doing this for many many years and should be better than what he is.
Imagine how good Diffey could be after a full season.

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1/20/2020 7:12 AM

I like how he calls Kenny’s bike a “works Honda” instead of being called “red Honda” multiple times by Ralph

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1/20/2020 7:39 AM

blockhead17 wrote:

The only thing that actually bugs me about the commentators is that often a few of them will pronounce a riders name differently (AC as an example) if there are different ways to pronounce it then the production team should just all agree on one and run with it.

Weege and Langston pronounce Plessinger's name different all the time . One says Plessinjer. Can't remember which of them does it. I dont even know which is correct

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1/20/2020 3:56 PM

David Bailey and Bob Hannah..

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