QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 22 2013, 05:18 PM)
The bad part about this is... I've seen shades of this creep over to showtime lately. If they keep it up, in my opinion, the commentary from HBO is gonna win me over. Showtime lacks the enthusiasm that lampley and kellerman bring. And Idk about you guys but Roy is becoming one of my favorite commentators in the sport. He knows his shit and you can tell he genuinely enjoys being there.
If showtime keeps it up the excitement hbos team brings and especially Roy will edge them out in my opinion.
Showtime lacks enthusiasm (or so it appears), because they aren't trying to blow smoke up our asses (for agenda purposes) and reach for "memorable" moments in fights. Lampley and Kellerman are repeat offenders, and its sickening.
You can tell on this past Saturday, they were ITCHING for Alvarado/Provonikov to turn into a brawl. It seemed like every little punch that they thought
would turn it into a Gatti/Ward fight, they were all over it. They did the same with the Rios/Alvarado rematch, and were sitting on their thumbs just waiting for JMM to land that "sleeper" punch on Bradley.
I've always liked Roy, and Im sure that I always will. He had me crying about the "fish guts and deer heart" stuff that he said about Ruslan. I mean damn Roy, just say "PEDs' for fuck's sake, lol. I would've expected him to mentioned Ruslan's eating habits and childhood, earlier in the fight...not when he put Mike on queer street.