Now this is commentary!

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Above (and continued below) is RTE’s legendary Eamonn Dumphy and team just hammering England manager Graham Taylor after they fell out of Euro 92. Now, Dunphy is not perfect, he is famous for seeming to get in fights just for the fun of it, but take a read of this profile of Dunphy on WSC and tell me that when you read this passage…
… and replace England with U.S. you could get an accurate summary of what passes for TV commentary on American soccer. Dunphy continues and makes what I think is a crucial point.
… and now back to the show, as Dunphy and crew continue to savage Taylor and England.

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Can you imagine Harkes or Sullivan saying any of that?

(Hat tip to the Guardian)

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One thought on “Now this is commentary!

  1. As long as there’s sobriety in it. I don’t want “not boring” to be “I talk loud and fabricate controversy.” That way lies Jim Rome or Steven Cohen.

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