Jenny Taft is a true gift to the sport

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3/24/2018 1:03 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 1:04 PM

She's the most professional trackside commentator we've had, she's beautiful with amazing class, and just spoke some casually fluent French to one of the riders from across the pond (no big deal right?!).

We're very fortunate to have her involved in the sport; she brings both grace and prestige.

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3/24/2018 1:10 PM

I agree, absolute class. She has a bright future, she is way too good for SX.
But to be fair, her speaking french is just something you would expect from a professional like her. The biggest reporter in Sweden(Frida Nordstrand) speaks like 6-7 different languages. She does all the big soccer leagues, F1 etc. and she is able to do the interviews on so many players and drivers native language and then translate to the audience. It's impressive.

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3/24/2018 1:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 1:12 PM

And I notice some of the riders blush when they look her in the eyes smile.

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3/24/2018 1:22 PM

Who's Jenny Taft? Anyone got any pictures wink wink

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3/24/2018 1:28 PM

I think we get mixed up between professional announcers, and industry insiders and accomplished riders with microphones. The announcing and interview bar is set pretty low.

Hey Saturday night SX is awesome! I remember dirt bikes being on twice a year a ways back. WWOS.

But, there is a way to watch SX to keep the announcing and programming from making you a little crazy.
Some of the commercials could be used for torture procedures.

Time delay a minimum of 30 minutes (watch some hawky), volume low, closed captioning on except during races.
It’s a beautiful thing.

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3/24/2018 2:27 PM

now if they would just get rid of that jackass Ralph Sheheen we'd be good... the dude is a tool

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3/24/2018 2:41 PM

jc22 wrote:

now if they would just get rid of that jackass Ralph Sheheen we'd be good... the dude is a tool

ralph obviously has compromising pictures of the fox sports execs

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3/24/2018 2:50 PM

Unfortunately she is every bit as talented as Jamie Little and I’m sure she will be scooped up by autoracing any day. Going to miss her when she’s gone...a joy to watch and listen to

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3/24/2018 2:52 PM

Motofinne wrote:

I agree, absolute class. She has a bright future, she is way too good for SX.
But to be fair, her speaking french is just ...more

Big difference between the USA and Europe. Being able to speak even a 2nd language in the USA is quite rare compared to Europe. There won't be many Americans invading the Finnish moto boards !

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3/24/2018 2:58 PM

Lot of Ralph haters, but he is a professional announcer as well. Car race, pie eating contest, whatever...he can do.

His problem he is too nice, and he doesn’t have a lot to work with in the booth. If I was Ralph it wouldn’t have taken me long to say next. Sorry to hate on a legend, but his steady improvement plateaued or ever dropped years ago.

I’d say someone else has those pictures...and he was a former SX champion.

It’s not the only sport where the color commentator, a former athlete of the sport suffers.

Remember, time delay, low volume, CC except for during races. All good.

And can I do better....probably. Doesn’t matter, I have a job.

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3/24/2018 2:59 PM

With much respect to such a lovely lady there should be no scantily clad pics....sorry guysPhoto

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3/24/2018 3:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 3:12 PM

Radical wrote:

And I notice some of the riders blush when they look her in the eyes smile.

i think thats called projecting? on your part or the riders is the questiontongue

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3/24/2018 3:16 PM

Never really cared for her, don’t hate her, but she really did a great job today. Hats off to her.

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3/24/2018 5:17 PM

Ralph and Emit totally suck! Jenny would be OK if everything wasn't "well, I talked to so and so today and he told me when his underwear chafes he has much better feel for the berm." Her littlhomespun homilies are very irritating. Wish they'd can the whole crew for next year.

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Anyone but Ralph!

3/24/2018 5:50 PM

God it was so nice having Ken in there. Really, really made it painfully obvious how bad Ralph is. I don't care how nice of a guy he is, or that announcing is his career. He's got to go. In every flashback highlight he is SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING and I just cannot imagine how he keeps his job.

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3/24/2018 5:59 PM

On a scale of 1-10 Jenny is a 14. She looks like the sister to Jessica Biel.

She’s does a great job. Be lucky we have her for now. Pretty soon she will be done with SX and will be on the sideline for SEC championship games.

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3/24/2018 6:36 PM

Professional communicator and reporter, surprising on this show.

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3/24/2018 6:42 PM

I've got a package for her.

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3/24/2018 6:46 PM

Photo

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3/24/2018 6:56 PM

KMC440 wrote:

I've got a package for her.

Postage was to small. Delivery refused. tongue

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3/24/2018 7:23 PM

USPS will only take 108in combined ... needless to say I'll be hittin DHL on her doorstep ...

Dick Hard n Long

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3/24/2018 8:20 PM

She shore is puurdy

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3/24/2018 8:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2018 8:30 PM

Drtbykr wrote:

Lot of Ralph haters, but he is a professional announcer as well. Car race, pie eating contest, whatever...he can do.

His ...more

No, his problem is he says stupid shit to fill the broadcast instead of just letting the racing speak for itself (this is where Jeff comes in, but Ralph jumps him). This isn't a difficult race broadcast model to follow. Call the action as you see it, and have your facts straight. He does neither..

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3/25/2018 6:36 AM

She is top notch. Hopefully we can keep her for a while before she goes on to bigger and better things.

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3/25/2018 6:53 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I agree, absolute class. She has a bright future, she is way too good for SX.
But to be fair, her speaking french is just ...more

FGR01 wrote:

Big difference between the USA and Europe. Being able to speak even a 2nd language in the USA is quite rare compared to ...more

True, but she does a lot of soccer. I think she'll go to Russia in the summer and cover the World Cup. Knowing lots of languages is something to be expected of a professional in that environment.

Anyways, she is awesome!

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3/25/2018 7:55 AM

When she started speaking French, my love for her grew 1000%!

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3/25/2018 5:07 PM

Jenny rocks. It would be just fine with me if all they used was her and Daniel Blair with the current guests. Well, okay, and Juliana can stay, too.

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3/25/2018 5:12 PM

jonesaustin wrote:

She's the most professional trackside commentator we've had, she's beautiful with amazing class, and just spoke some casually ...more

Wow man , u better put that little thing back in to your pants before your wife will find u all naked!

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3/26/2018 6:38 AM

Too much feeling speak lol. Agree with i talked to so and so blah blah. Quit asking how do you build on this or whats it going to take . Same every time. he told me it was just believing and confident feelings ?

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