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1/26/2020 2:01 AM

Contrary to the popular opinion, I enjoyed having Ralph back!

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1/26/2020 2:05 AM

I do believe Leigh is a better announcer I also enjoy Ralph though he doesn’t deserve the hate talk.

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1/26/2020 3:36 AM

Scott_Bate wrote:

I do believe Leigh is a better announcer I also enjoy Ralph though he doesn’t deserve the hate talk.

Yep. I believe Leigh sees some more details though. Like in one of the 250 mains when 2/3 riders crashed in the whoops final lap, just no words about it while it happened on screen.

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1/26/2020 3:40 AM

Welcome back Ralph!!!

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1/26/2020 3:43 AM

Ralph misses A LOT and has been doing it for a very long time.. but hey I’m not here to bag on the guy

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1/26/2020 4:10 AM

Having Diffy for 3 rounds just confirmed how bad Ralph is at calling SX.

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1/26/2020 5:35 AM

What's odd is that Ralph is a fantastic commentator in the other sporting events he's called.

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1/26/2020 6:15 AM

Ralph does a great job. People are just tired of him because he has been there since 06. It was before the message boards were popular but people absolutely hated Robbie Floyd and were so happy to see Ralph in there.

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1/26/2020 6:19 AM

Back to listening to five finger death punch during the races for me!!

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1/26/2020 6:42 AM

TDeath21 wrote:

Ralph does a great job. People are just tired of him because he has been there since 06. It was before the message boards were ...more

I think Ralph stinks at his job. Ralph is too busy trying to be a cool kid, dropping names and telling stories to actually do his job properly.

Oh well we are stuck with him for the foreseeable future. So I guess I will watch with the sound down until they get a better announcer.

By the way Ricky still isn’t very good either, but he has made great strides this year.

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1/26/2020 7:04 AM

Shaned9326 wrote:

Back to listening to five finger death punch during the races for me!!

Lmao ... the “Luke Bryan” of heavy metal
Id rather listen to Ralph 😂

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1/26/2020 7:08 AM

Shaned9326 wrote:

Back to listening to five finger death punch during the races for me!!

Dang why listen to such crappy music...

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1/26/2020 7:13 AM

I like Ralph. My largest peeve is that he talks over the announcer who is supposed to add the proper insight. Ricky is getting better and better and you can see he is trying. Kudos for the changes Ricky is making in his life. Clearly he is finding a new groove.

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1/26/2020 7:32 AM

Zycki11 wrote:

I like Ralph. My largest peeve is that he talks over the announcer who is supposed to add the proper insight. Ricky is getting ...more

It became pretty evident that Ralph is the one holding Ricky back, not the other way around. Which is something I really can't say I believed before Leigh came on.

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1/26/2020 8:45 AM

Least Ralph stated it had been 3 years since Roczen’s last win and Ricky tried to correct him. Was he reading from a prompter or does he even pay attention?

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1/26/2020 9:34 AM

Saw this quote from someone in another thread, wish I remembered the username: “Leigh made it feel like a sport, Ralph makes it feel like a show.”

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1/26/2020 10:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/26/2020 10:50 AM

Hi Ralph! 👋😆

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1/26/2020 11:00 AM

Did any of you Ralph haters ever think that maybe the production team wants him to announce the way he does? Maybe they wanted to try a different style with Diffey to see how it went?

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1/26/2020 11:04 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Did any of you Ralph haters ever think that maybe the production team wants him to announce the way he does? Maybe they wanted ...more

Well the style with Diffey went better, so....

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1/26/2020 11:12 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Did any of you Ralph haters ever think that maybe the production team wants him to announce the way he does? Maybe they wanted ...more

gym_jackets wrote:

Well the style with Diffey went better, so....

Maybe in your opinion.l, but not mine. I heard almost nothing during the first 3 rounds. Last night the excitement from Ralph was back. I’m not saying he’s perfect by any means, but he is much more exciting.

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1/26/2020 11:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/26/2020 12:06 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Did any of you Ralph haters ever think that maybe the production team wants him to announce the way he does? Maybe they wanted ...more

gym_jackets wrote:

Well the style with Diffey went better, so....

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Maybe in your opinion.l, but not mine. I heard almost nothing during the first 3 rounds. Last night the excitement from Ralph ...more

What are your thoughts about Ralph bringing up that Michael Mosiman is known for being a "fun fact"-guy mid race when he is going for his first podium of the year? Is that something that belongs in a professional broadcast? There is nothing else to be said about Mosiman and his current status or progress in the race?

I can't imagine commentator X choosing to drop a bizarre bit of info like that about Lewis Hamilton whilst going through Eau Rouge 7th gear pinned and chasing Sebastian Vettel for the 3rd place.

That is what we get with Ralph and that is what the majority seems to "hate" (rightfully so in my opinion), not Ralph as a person. He seems like a good dude but he is average at best and doesn't get the best out of the experts that he works with (Fro years before and RC now).

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1/26/2020 11:25 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Maybe in your opinion.l, but not mine. I heard almost nothing during the first 3 rounds. Last night the excitement from Ralph ...more

I appreciate the opinion, as you could imagine I disagree but that's fine. When I hear Ralph's "excitement" it sounds a lot like he's trying to cover for his own shortcomings in calling the race. I mean, I've been bitching incessantly, but he misses so many calls while the race is going on that the excitement can't overcome it for me. And the calls he's missing aren't necessarily for my sake, you know? I see the calls he is missing, because I'm watching the race, so I'm not lost. But the biggest issue is that Ralph is NOT seeing these calls. Things that would be "exciting" for a fan of the sport if he would just point them out are being missed. And you don't even have to watch very much of the broadcast to see it! First 250 main, Ferrandis starts quading out in that one rhythm section, probably a minute into the race. And he did it every lap, and he was the only 250 rider doing it at the time. He did it for 6 MORE LAPS before ANYBODY said ANYTHING about it. That is a problem that needs to be addressed.

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1/26/2020 11:45 AM

Shaned9326 wrote:

Back to listening to five finger death punch during the races for me!!

vdrsnk04 wrote:

Dang why listen to such crappy music...

I agree crank up that boom box to the Clash, or pepe neodoze the bass players band. Or Clark kent-police,s drummers band song my place, verse -we can be loud, extensive posing is allowed. While ska dancing down the street only to have military guys try to beat the crap out of your 9th grade azz. Or jam with Robert plant in a wi. Tavern.

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1/26/2020 12:40 PM

The other guy was way better. He was next level at calling the action on the track.

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1/26/2020 1:59 PM

gym_jackets wrote:

Well the style with Diffey went better, so....

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Maybe in your opinion.l, but not mine. I heard almost nothing during the first 3 rounds. Last night the excitement from Ralph ...more

Motofinne wrote:

What are your thoughts about Ralph bringing up that Michael Mosiman is known for being a "fun fact"-guy mid race when he is ...more

That little story about Mosiman was so bizarre. I said WTF out loud. Between story time, spastic yelling, and trying to inject fake drama into a sport that will create plenty of natural drama on its own, it’s just plain awful. Ricky sounded worse last night too, and he was so much better this year. It’s Ralph, plain and simple. Time to move on. And for the “stop bitching and watch the race crowd” as paying customers we’re well within our right to demand better announcing and coverage of the actual race going on.

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1/26/2020 2:20 PM

Ralph seems to have been paying attention to the critical comments he's been receiving. Seemed that he had toned it down a bit during this broadcast. He still sounds like he's calling a monster truck event though. Not my cup of tea.

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1/26/2020 2:23 PM

Welcome back Ralphie Boy. I like him in the booth.

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

1/26/2020 2:26 PM

I was full on yelling at the tv when we didn't get a replay of Justin Cooper going down while leading or a replay of what happened to Craig. Granted they may have not had Craigs crash but they had Coopers.

Instead they go to an interview of Derek Drake to tell us about all he's learned in the first few weeks. "What I've learned are good starts are huge and if you don't get a good start you're in the back and its way better to be in the front" Thanks for the insight boys - just a gem of an interview that had to be injected into the middle of the race.

Just cover the action! No other sport cuts to cringey interviews in the middle of a game it's absolutely brutal.

I realize this rant is not Ralphs fault but more the broadcast as a whole.

Great radio bros...

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1/26/2020 3:32 PM

Ralph looks like an accountant, speaks like a special needs person on amphetamines and is as sharp as a hammer

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1/26/2020 4:02 PM

Chris99Flannery wrote:

Ralph looks like an accountant, speaks like a special needs person on amphetamines and is as sharp as a hammer

Wow. I just choked laughing at that one

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