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    Input please: Paul Sherwin's most annoying phrases

    1. "All the heads of state are there"
    2. "you can bet alarm bells are ringing in the pack"
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    Haha...You could probably make some kind of drinking game every time he says one of his taglines!

    Seems like he says "front end of the main field" quite often or the the "field has been lacerated" by a particular rider, breakaway, etc.

    (I do really enjoy Paul & Phil though)

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    "he hasn't got it!"

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    aroundabout.

    Thats actually my favorite.
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    "put the cat amongst the pigeons". i love that one
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    'I want to make hot man love to Lance'. That one annoys the hell out of me.

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    It's the repetition of what Phil says...

    Liggett: The Alp is a brute of a climb.
    Sherwen: It is a brute of a climb and... (etc)

    Liggett: Sanchez has lost big time on the descent.
    Sherwen: He has lost big time on the descent...(etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    'I want to make hot man love to Lance'. That one annoys the hell out of me.
    Brilliant.

    I think Paul is relying more on his pet phrases this year because he doesn't have much time left after correcting all of Phil's mistakes. It seems that things are "all going a bit pear-shaped" for old Phil this time around.

    See how I snuck in another one in?
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

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    This is fun and all, but last night I made the mistake of flicking the channels and catching the evening wrap-up with Craig Hummer and Bob Roll, and my gawd, they are freakin' painful to listen to. Could be partly due to their American accents, which sound grating by comparison, but still, Phil and Paul are veritable fonts of Shakespearean eloquence when put up against the likes of Craig and Bob.
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    This thread is completely and utterly on the rivet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    This is fun and all, but last night I made the mistake of flicking the channels and catching the evening wrap-up with Craig Hummer and Bob Roll, and my gawd, they are freakin' painful to listen to. Could be partly due to their American accents, which sound grating by comparison, but still, Phil and Paul are veritable fonts of Shakespearean eloquence when put up against the likes of Craig and Bob.
    Yes, I have to agree with you there. Along about this time each year, all the announcers begin to bother me, but Hummer is terrible. I suppose it's possible he's knowledgeable about cycling, but each time he demonstrates his knowledge, it seems like he's reading from "The Handbook of Cycling Jargon."
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    I got a bit sick of hearing about "rarified air" during these alpine stages (except the one time he said rarified earth instead - which was kind of nice, if only for the novelty value)

    You got to hand it to Paul though for being pretty smooth on correcting all of Phil's mistakes. Phil just couldn't seem to figure out that Cadel Evans was not in the lead group on the last climb yesterday.

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    suit case of courage.

    broken his duck.

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    i watch the TDF on a Eurosport stream because no verses. One of the comentators often uses the phrase "gently slipping away" or "gently sliding out the back" or something like that when one of the sprinters or non-climbers gets dropped by the peleton on the HC climbs. Recalling the days when I was 60 pounds heavier and got dropped all the time on climbs....there is nothing gentle about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash66 View Post
    Brilliant.

    I think Paul is relying more on his pet phrases this year because he doesn't have much time left after correcting all of Phil's mistakes. It seems that things are "all going a bit pear-shaped" for old Phil this time around.

    See how I snuck in another one in?
    You reckon Phil is loosing his bottle?

    I am no big fan of either of them, but it has got to be pretty hard, carrying a 5 hour broadcast without being too repetitive and making an occasional fool of yourself.
    Last edited by haimtoeg; 07-23-08 at 02:24 PM. Reason: complete post.

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    This thread is just starting to get very grippy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locus View Post
    This thread is just starting to get very grippy.
    You know, I think that's kind of a new-ish one. I don't recall him using it in past years, unless my hearing was impaired by excessive beverage consumption. Nevertheless, he does seem to be using it a lot. Maybe he comes up with a new one each year and tries to see how many times he can work it into the broadcast. "Losing his bottle" seems to be recent as well.

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    I remember him in past years saying 'looking resplendent in the yellow jersey' quite a bit.

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    i'd give anything to do the phil and paul drinking game! i miss them!
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    "He's riding like a man with three legs" about Soler last year was a true gem... one of my all-time favorites.

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    "turning himself inside out"

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    "bear of a man/climb/mountain"

    "riding like a man possessed"

    "going backwards" (err no they aren't)

    There are so many more...

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    Any time they refer to Jens Voigt as a "beast of a man". It never fails to crack me up.
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    "whaaa i dont like Vs. coverage...boo hoo...."

    Oh wait, Paul doesnt say that, everyone on the TDF forum does...sorry.
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    The numorous ways a rider can be dropped off the back are my favorites. Straight through, decanted and dislodged are just a few.

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