Show prep

Posted by Iannucci | 4/08/2008 | 3 comments »
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It's not easy to be on TV, especially LIVE TV. You've got to be ready to talk about whatever event is going on where things can change in the blink of an eye, you've got people yelling instructions into your ear that may or may not be for you, and you've got thousands or even millions of people ready to gasp in horror should you make a mistake. So it's clear this job is difficult.

So as a public service to Marty Reid and Scott Goodyear, SandWedge at The Furious Wedge has posted a quick summary of talking points for the next time they find a driver not in The Big Three Big Four near the front.

We are just past mid race (lap 47-50ish), with a lot of strong racing going on up front, yet the top 5 has shaken down to Ernesto J Viso, Enrique Bernoldi, Vitor Meira, Darren Manning & Jay Howard... ALL of them racing for the positions, and not just picking them up by being the last to pit (a la Kosuke).

All of the guys are racing each other extremely hard and Marty and Scott are stumbling bad to say anything... anything at all... anything coherent (how about showing or talking about Viso's GP2 crash/career, Bernoldi's F-1 time, Vitor's winless streak, Manning's career and resurgence back from Ganassi, the fact that he actually gets along with AJ or about Howard as the former Indy Lights champion or the recent good showing from the new Roth Racing)....

No... instead Marty busts out this gem:

"These are 5 guys we don't normally talk about"
Consider that second paragraph as your own personal "cheat sheet" to study on your two-week break, guys. He won't be yelling in your ear, but Wedge has still got your back.

3 comments

  1. Anonymous // April 08, 2008 9:17 AM  

    please ESPN you have a real series right now with some serious potential please improve

  2. SonicAD // April 08, 2008 5:28 PM  

    And just think, Marty's gonna be calling the NASCAR Nationwide race in Phoenix this week...

  3. Bash // April 08, 2008 7:24 PM  

    Like I posted over at the Wedge's blog, I turn down the TV sound and listen to the IMS Radio Network. They ROCK.