How do Ralph and Jeff still have jobs?

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2/4/2018 3:24 AM

These two make mistakes all night long, half the time I feel like they have no idea what is going on. I totally understand that it’s live racing but come on... Ralph yelling that Plessinger made a mistake by crossing the line 3 seconds before the clock ran out... Jeff saying that McElrath is gonna lose the red plate after his crash. “Heavy red plates” “Mental mistakes” We need Jason Weigant and Grant Langston.

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2/4/2018 3:31 AM

I wonder too. It's very hard to listen to. They repeat things way too often also.

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2/4/2018 3:32 AM

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

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2/4/2018 3:35 AM

Blake_424_Dye wrote:

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

Lmao!

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2/4/2018 3:37 AM

Yeah last nights commentating was tough to listen to. I understand Ralph is the “filler guy” and we expect him to say stupid stuff (Honda stablemates, Marvin’s wife loves cats, a refresher of Ken Roczen’s story every 8 minutes, etc) but Jeff just isn’t cutting it my opinion. As a former racer, he should be having input about testing if a guy loses the front end twice in a race, or explain what happened to Bowers to become Larry Loopout ( hope he is alright). We are still bush league at this point, with this commentating.

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2/4/2018 3:37 AM

Blake_424_Dye wrote:

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

Literally the dumbest thing I have ever heard on a broadcast.

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2/4/2018 3:41 AM

Same as how it's been for year's which is absolute trash, I guess the big bosses want to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Seems that commentary in sport's in general is getting that way.

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2/4/2018 3:41 AM

Blake_424_Dye wrote:

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

I’m not sure what Thor was thinking with that gear but I can’t wait till it goes on clearance for $50 and I can wear it as a joke!

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2/4/2018 3:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/4/2018 3:47 AM

Ralph is a professional announcer and will always have a job.

I notice my fellow Canadian Matthe’s has asked for Jeff to bring a little more, I don’t think it’s there.
Too much and the shovel will break. He also had a “verb” for Blair.
Hard to find a balance between “too cool for school”,which is vomit inducing, and boring.

There should not be one boring element to a sport as bad ass as SX, especially a race like last night.
I love his podcasts, but I’m not sure Matthes is Canadian, we are a pretty nice bunch usually,
a little stuffy in the middle of the country maybe.

Ralph is perfect for the mainstream fan.

I have the volume way down and the CC on when I watch, I want to be mesmerized by the racing and not distracted by an announcer. Do the same watching hawky. I can see what is happening with my own eyes.

Directing is the important part to me, at least battles are followed closely now, where the action is. Some things were missed last night, but about 3 huge things happened at once.

If they must go, I vote for Marc Travers, he is great, and Dave Atell.

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2/4/2018 3:45 AM

Blake_424_Dye wrote:

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

chief_jubs wrote:

I’m not sure what Thor was thinking with that gear but I can’t wait till it goes on clearance for $50 and I can wear it as a joke!

Huh?

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2/4/2018 3:47 AM

Blake_424_Dye wrote:

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

chief_jubs wrote:

I’m not sure what Thor was thinking with that gear but I can’t wait till it goes on clearance for $50 and I can wear it as a joke!

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

Huh?

The gear Marv was wearing features two cats on it...unsure

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2/4/2018 3:50 AM

Blake_424_Dye wrote:

I love hearing about cats during the race as well.....smh

chief_jubs wrote:

I’m not sure what Thor was thinking with that gear but I can’t wait till it goes on clearance for $50 and I can wear it as a joke!

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

Huh?

Photo

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2/4/2018 3:54 AM

chief_jubs wrote: Photo

Also great for first dates, proms, business meetings, and school picture day.

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2/4/2018 3:56 AM

chief_jubs wrote:

I’m not sure what Thor was thinking with that gear but I can’t wait till it goes on clearance for $50 and I can wear it as a joke!

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

Huh?

chief_jubs wrote: Photo

bro.....wtf lmao

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2/4/2018 3:56 AM

chief_jubs wrote:

I’m not sure what Thor was thinking with that gear but I can’t wait till it goes on clearance for $50 and I can wear it as a joke!

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

Huh?

EZZA 95B wrote:

The gear Marv was wearing features two cats on it...unsure

Yeah I remember hearing that just not sure where the Thor cat gear came from? lol

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2/4/2018 4:42 AM

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

Huh?

chief_jubs wrote: Photo

Rdubs19 wrote:

Also great for first dates, proms, business meetings, and school picture day.

Hahaha no shit!

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2/4/2018 5:06 AM

I hardly watch supercross, but I watched last night and think Jeff and Ralph do a good job

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2/4/2018 5:10 AM

This is my cat you know , he stomp his shit down in the box and then walk all over the furniture and counter tops with the shit on his feet.

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2/4/2018 5:57 AM

MR. X wrote:

This is my cat you know , he stomp his shit down in the box and then walk all over the furniture and counter tops with the shit on his feet.

My cat Johnny O' won't use a litter box that has already been used. He's a bit OCD you could say. I need that jersey.wink

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2/4/2018 6:01 AM

I’m no fan of Ralph but Fro does a descent job, he sounded a little embarrassed when the whole “cat gate” incident happened... ermm

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2/4/2018 6:04 AM

Honestly I need had issues with Ralph, I would defend him. I like Jeff being in there and just wish he would use his knowledge and the fact he knows everyone to get more information in the pits before the broadcast (Matthes) is always saying this too.

Last night though, hard to back Ralph, it was just cringe worthy. Hell one part that really sticks out was in the 250 main, as Aaron Plessinger crosses the finish line with 6 seconds left on the clock he proclaims, "Ohh he made a mistake.."

Jeff rightly points out he did not make a mistake, but seriously, what Ralph expect Plessinger to do, stop at the bottom of the jump and count of 6 seconds that I am sure he did not even know about?

There were other cringe worthy moments, but that kinda sums up everything.

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2/4/2018 6:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/4/2018 6:30 AM

Ralph’s biggest problem is that he’s trying to do both of their jobs. Ralph gets into trouble when he tries to play color commentator. Problem is, since Jeff has nothing to offer, Ralph has to keep talking to prevent silence. Ralph is only supposed to be play by play. He’s forced to offer opinions because Jeff doesn’t have any.

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2/4/2018 6:24 AM

Agreed. Last night was particularly bad.

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2/4/2018 6:29 AM

Well, to be fair, there were unsubstantiated rumours of a break in at the Musquin house last night. Photo

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2/4/2018 6:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/4/2018 6:46 AM

They do a great job 99.1% of the time.

How about this. You watch the race next weekend and record your commentating. Upload it to the internet so everyone can listen. Maybe you’ll get recognized by Feld and take their jobs. grin

Are you a Tomac fan? Let’s get down to what’s really bothering you.

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2/4/2018 6:41 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

Ralph’s biggest problem is that he’s trying to do both of their jobs. Ralph gets into trouble when he tries to play color commentator. Problem is, since Jeff has nothing to offer, Ralph has to keep talking to prevent silence. Ralph is only supposed to be play by play. He’s forced to offer opinions because Jeff doesn’t have any.

Yeah didn't Ralph say "The front brake is really important to get the bike to pivot in the corner"?

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2/4/2018 6:51 AM

lucas51 wrote:

Yeah didn't Ralph say "The front brake is really important to get the bike to pivot in the corner"?

Right after he mentioned that Brayton asked for and got a factory front brake

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2/4/2018 7:06 AM

Hank_Thrill wrote:

They do a great job 99.1% of the time.

How about this. You watch the race next weekend and record your commentating. Upload it to the internet so everyone can listen. Maybe you’ll get recognized by Feld and take their jobs. grin

Are you a Tomac fan? Let’s get down to what’s really bothering you.

I’m not saying I could do better but I bet someone could lol

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2/4/2018 7:31 AM

I do not understand why there has to be constant jabbering on all racing programs. Ever watch NASCAR? They have 20 people with microphones discussing the gravel in the overflow parking and other brilliant horse-shit.

What is wrong with hearing the engines?

Last night was great racing. Any thought of self-preservation went right out the window. Just the way I like it. I watched it on mute.

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2/4/2018 7:37 AM

quadzrulebro wrote:

Ralph’s biggest problem is that he’s trying to do both of their jobs. Ralph gets into trouble when he tries to play color commentator. Problem is, since Jeff has nothing to offer, Ralph has to keep talking to prevent silence. Ralph is only supposed to be play by play. He’s forced to offer opinions because Jeff doesn’t have any.

I think you nailed it. You’re exactly right. Ralph has some decent play by play hype but he can’t do both of their jobs. Great comment couchzrulebro.

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