Looks Like Ralph Is Out...

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1/6/2021 11:49 AM

Season Begins at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
Sat., Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports have announced the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross telecast schedule, as NBC Sports will present all 17 Supercross stops in 2021, highlighted by live coverage of all Supercross Heats, Last Chance Qualifiers and Main Events across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and Peacock Premium.

Peacock Premium will offer a comprehensive one-stop-shop package of events that will include Supercross qualifiers and races live and on-demand replays without commercial interruption.

The Supercross 2021 season one-hour preview special will air Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, featuring appearances from reigning Supercross Champion Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, Justin Barcia and Zach Osborne as they prepare for the gate to drop in Houston. Encore presentations of the program will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Monday, Jan. 11, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports’ 2021 Supercross race action begins with the season opener from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 16, live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, marking the first time the series will begin the season outside of California in 25 years.

Veteran NBC Sports motorsports commentators Leigh Diffey and Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for this season’s Supercross coverage. They’ll be joined by five-time Supercross champion and seven-time premiere class Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, host and former racer Daniel Blair, and reporter Will Christien.

The 2021 season will culminate with the season finale from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with an encore presentation airing on Sunday, May 2, on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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1/6/2021 11:54 AM

Bummer

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1/6/2021 12:01 PM

"Peacock Premium will offer a comprehensive one-stop-shop package of events that will include Supercross qualifiers and races live and on-demand replays without commercial interruption."


So who will be hosting the Race Day Live segment or did I miss something?

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1/6/2021 12:08 PM

It’s about damn time. Todd Harris is legit too, he did a good job back in the day with Cameron Steele on espn

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1/6/2021 12:09 PM

Thank god

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1/6/2021 12:10 PM

That's showbiz. Ralph will be just fine.

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1/6/2021 12:10 PM

Great, time for some new blood. The tree of liberty requires it from time to time...

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1/6/2021 12:11 PM

There's something about a non American accent commentating on ama supercross that sounds so wrong. Call me crazy but I would rather have Ralph than Leigh for that reason alone. I'm not hating, I have a South african/kiwi accent 😂

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1/6/2021 12:11 PM

My god, if we could just get Cameron Steel back up there with Todd then all of the stars would align.

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1/6/2021 12:13 PM

Leigh Diffey was just so much better...

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1/6/2021 12:19 PM

Wow.its been awhile that ralph has been doin it...gonna be weird..

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1/6/2021 12:20 PM

I’m fine with this. Very good call.

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1/6/2021 12:22 PM

dsmith wrote:

Wow.its been awhile that ralph has been doin it...gonna be weird..

I just hope the trend doesn't continue when it comes to the nationals.

Weege and Langston are great.

No clue who this Todd Harris guy is, but hopefully he'll do a good job.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

1/6/2021 12:25 PM

I remember a lot of people complaining about Leigh Diffey, but I thought he did a great job! Glad to see he's back on for the full season. Bummer that Charmichael is out of the booth though. His insight was great as well.

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1/6/2021 12:29 PM

Kennyfreemoney wrote:

I remember a lot of people complaining about Leigh Diffey, but I thought he did a great job! Glad to see he's back on for the full season. Bummer that Charmichael is out of the booth though. His insight was great as well.

RC is still the color commentator.

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1/6/2021 12:33 PM

Well there went all of our hopes and dreams of hearing about BamBam on the GasGas. Sure hope Leigh lets us know who’s wearing what color pants, otherwise what’s this all been about?

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1/6/2021 12:39 PM

I'm a fan a Leigh Diffey. And he is an Indy Car announcer, which IMO is a thumbs up for the sport.

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1/6/2021 12:40 PM

Thank goodness

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1/6/2021 12:41 PM

I read it as RC getting demoted to sideline reporter

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1/6/2021 12:53 PM

The pain and suffering has finally ended
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1/6/2021 12:55 PM

Unpopular opinion, but Leigh was boring to me. Very professional, but just boring. Ralph may not have been the greatest, but he got excited and would get people watching excited.

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1/6/2021 12:56 PM

Well I'd like to commend Ralph for the effort at least, but he just wasn't a great fit for the sport.

Feel bad for Ricky though... I mean who else are we gunna complain about now that Ralph is gone devil grin

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1/6/2021 12:57 PM

I know I'm not alone in saying that I was just tired of Ralph. I am glad that they finally switched it up and I think Diffey will be excellent.

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1/6/2021 12:58 PM

aeffertz wrote:

RC is still the color commentator.

I read it that Todd Harris was the color guy with Leigh, and maybe Ricky was trackside or something?


"Veteran NBC Sports motorsports commentators Leigh Diffey and Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for this season’s Supercross coverage. They’ll be joined by five-time Supercross champion and seven-time premiere class Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, host and former racer Daniel Blair, and reporter Will Christien."

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1/6/2021 12:59 PM

AxlBundy wrote:

I read it as RC getting demoted to sideline reporter

Reading is hard.

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1/6/2021 12:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 1:02 PM

WHO will tell us what color the different brands of bikes are?

Who will be the first to call a double to back-side table a quad jump?

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1/6/2021 1:03 PM

NorCal1975 wrote:

I read it that Todd Harris was the color guy with Leigh, and maybe Ricky was trackside or something?


"Veteran NBC Sports motorsports commentators Leigh Diffey and Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for this season’s Supercross coverage. They’ll be joined by five-time Supercross champion and seven-time premiere class Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, host and former racer Daniel Blair, and reporter Will Christien."

Hmmm, I see what you’re saying now. I guess I just assumed that meant that those three will all be in their normal roles, since it says “ Leigh Diffey and Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for this season’s Supercross coverage.“

Maybe Leigh and Todd will alternate rounds.

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1/6/2021 1:07 PM

I’m actually going to miss making fun of Ralph’s commentating. You would always get one really big head scratcher each night hahah

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1/6/2021 1:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 1:09 PM

Thank god, the dramatic voice cracking screaming and misinformed babble of Ralph is gone

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1/6/2021 1:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 1:10 PM

Long overdue

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