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The Announcers Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by aroundgoes, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    oh no, not again

  3. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Touchscreen that utilizes loop data - cool

    3D graphics to recreate moments - will have to see it in action first

    Sweeping shots of pit road - no thanks

    Mega rail cam that flies in the direction opposite the cars so you can only see a blur of color speeding by - hard pass
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  4. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Lindsay Czarniak, who used to work for the NBC station in Washington, and Sara Walsh, who worked for the CBS station in Washington, added as hosts for NASCAR on Fox.

    Count me in!
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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Another pair of ESPN castaways. Good for them. Sara's also a local girl. :blush:
  6. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    "pair"? :D
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  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I thought they were pretty good also, much better than his announcing

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  9. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Having to listen to him during the race is one good reason for NOT listening any other time.
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  10. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Tire changer

    According to Burton, a car should be hard to drive .... it was for him! We all claim to like old school, but power steering is here to stay. Manual transmissions too, as the rules boys can measure the gear ratios, Do you think we are going to en-mass block the use of Cool Helmets for the World 600? Any other race?

    I think a car should be as easy to drive as the team can make it. The driver is fight for position, he should not be fighting his car too.
  11. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    NBC's new format

  12. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Then remove “steering wheel”

    and use the multi-purpose gamer controller — turn, shift gears, control your dashboard screen, fire missiles, whatever...
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  13. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Tire changer

    So that makes it more like a "Stock" car?
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  14. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    That’s the road you go down ergonomics if you want to make it easier. Now if you want to make “old school” easier than that seems to be a conflicted approach — but one that I in general believe in as well.

    I don’t want to see thumb racers or drivers paddling thru the gears; I like regular steering wheels (though they’ve already cluttered it up), as well as lug nuts.

    But stock cars — as in what’s down at that dealerships have plenty of control gadgets as well, so time will tell what makes its way into the cars.
  15. JerryF

    JerryF Car Chief

    I think he meant hard to drive like a supermodified -- difficult to get the most speed out of the car, not how much strength or physical endurance it take.
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  16. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    A step in the right direction, but you're thinking too small. The driver needs to be looking around him, you know, battling for position and such. I don't think he or she should be troubled with having to physically maneuver the car. Voice inputs or a direct neural hookup would be better.
  17. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    You mean like in FireFox with Clint Eastwood? :)
  18. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    I've never really minded Darrell Waltrip as an announcer but I just listened to him make 3 bad mistakes on the practice coverage.
    One had to do with the on-screen steering position graphic (He thought the were talking about actual tape on the steering wheel)
    The next was about the ghost car graphic comparing different lines (He said there was no need to side draft because of the different lines. They weren't even on the track at the same time)
    The third escapes me right now but all 3 were cringe worthy moments. UGH!
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  19. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    He just turned 72 a few days ago, might be time to head for the rocking chair.
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  20. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Yeah. The third was reference to Ryan Preece's success in trucks (it was actually Xfinity, not trucks). But regardless, I'm sorta OK with DW. I mind him much less than the plaid clad hipster, for example. Chatting about the old days is not objectionable to me. Benny Parsons and Buddy Baker did that too. They did it better than DW, but that's beside the point. To me, DW is OK.
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  21. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    I agree. He just seemed to be out of the loop yesterday.
  22. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think DW is pretty good for the older fans, we don't sit around and count mistakes, most of us know what the hell he is trying to say anyway. :p Compared to non stop nonsense from the NBC boys when most of the time it is wtf? is that goofy son of a..you know the rest of it.
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  23. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    I just knew the number because that's how many times I face palmed.
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  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I guess I am different, I knew what he was trying to say.:p hell the graphic about the tape I thought it was a steering wheel too. :):p
  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    DW on his twitter, talks about all of his old cars, the ones he has and the ones he hasn't, tells some good old Nascar stories of back in the day, I check in there every so often.
  26. superchuck500

    superchuck500 Team Owner

    Is it me or is DW a little edgier this year?

    I like it.
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  27. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    DW is good when he’s not playing his TV character. Very knowledgeable and matter of fact.

    Unfortunately FOX prefers he play the role of hollering redneck goofball.
    FLRacingFan likes this.
  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Always like how the Fox team reminds me of other guys from back in the day, the cracking jokes laid back style more professional and traditional to me anyway. Kinda like when Benny was doing it, Benny was a better singer though. Gordon saying about Logano after he won the race, just what he needs, more confidence. Cracked me up.
  29. superchuck500

    superchuck500 Team Owner

    He was kind of going off on Jimmie this week and then he was willing to sort of argue things with Jeff tonight (not aggressive just good honest broadcasting). You’re right he’s so much better that way - maybe Jeff’s technical focus is allowing DW stay technical too, without having to clown as much.

    Works for me.
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  30. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I caught the tale end of MW, this guy needs to retire from any broadcasting and just settle in at Wall Mart as a greeter.
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  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Mikey stunned them into silence during the truck race when he announced Angela Ruch while she was driving away out on the track, that the Ruch's were on baby watch. A long silence while everyone was thinking WTF before Mikey delivered the punch line that they were adopting and the birth mother was close. good gawd Mikey.
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  32. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Freakin idiot. It's hard to believe he's still anywhere near the sport much less in the booth.
    sdj, FLRacingFan and bigspud like this.
  33. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I LOVE Darrell Waltrip the story teller, the entertainer. Darrell Waltrip the announcer, not nearly as much.
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  34. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Finally, something we have all waited and yearned for, Mikey unfiltered :rolleyes:

  35. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    I havent read this entire thread, maybe others have already said the same, but IMO Larry McReynolds is without equal as an analyst. He's not just filling dead air with jibber jabber. When he talks you listen and I really enjoy listening when he's on XM radio too. Always learn something from Larry Mac he's the very definition of professional.
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  36. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    DW has always been hit-or-miss. When he's on, he's on. When he's off, he's REALLY off and sounds like a drunken lunatic who escaped from an insane asylum. I would prefer he be designated for the pre & post-race commentary group (much like his brother).

    Gordon, Joy, and Larry Mac would be a great trio in the booth.
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  37. I’ll always like Darrell, it’s just getting time for him to hang it up, and it has been for a couple years. His get-up is getting old. I remember a couple of years ago at Phoenix he said “the sparks coming off the cars is like Star Wars” Just need to get some fresh blood in there, someone who has been in a cup car recently. Darrell has been out of cup for almost 20 years.
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  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  39. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    I feel more connected to the race with MJ, DW, and Little G -- than I do with the yapping overload of the nbcsn crew.
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  40. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I will take DW over Rick Allen all day long! :booya:
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