British commentators sound smart

Posted by Iannucci | 6/26/2007 | 4 comments »
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Judging from this footage from a broadcast by Sky News or some such UK signal it would seem that during yellow flags in IndyCar racing they actually go back to the studio and have the pointy heads break down the action. What satellite do I have to install to get that instead of even more commercials with Carl Edwards and his massive teeth?


An alternate solution would just be to have ESPN allow Joe and Patrick from the TSO Podcasts to host from a trackside studio. Those two sound EXACTLY like these blokes. Almost. Kinda. But without the British accents.

Seriously though, what’s interesting is how the commentator suggests the problems this weekend were due to the staggered banking of the Iowa Speedway. Interesting theory, although I don’t recall hearing any of the drivers note this as an issue.

Still, enjoy the British accents. Makes me wish Jackie Stewart could climb back into the booth (I know, he’s Scottish – close enough).

4 comments

  1. The American Mutt // June 26, 2007 8:50 AM  

    Goodyear should see this and take notes.

  2. pressdog // June 26, 2007 9:35 AM  

    I'm going to have to vote against this due to lack of humor potential here.

  3. Johnny // June 26, 2007 9:38 AM  

    Haha, good one P Dog. Remember these are the polished studio guys. We get English trackside commentators for World Superbike and Moto GP and trust me, you'd have ample humor opportunities.

  4. The American Mutt // June 26, 2007 9:38 AM  

    hmm....Pressdog has a point...but...hmm...but...good race calling...versus humor...happy medium somewhere?