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(Nine MSN)   Former English cricket skipper and legendary commentator Tony Grieg dies aged 66   (wwos.ninemsn.com.au) divider line 12
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2012-12-29 12:42:33 AM
Very sad day. I grew up with Tony's commentary, although was just a toddler when he played his last Test. His niggling agro bit with fellow commentator and former Australian captain Bill Lawry was basically the soundtrack of my summers. He was not afraid of insulting Aussies (his main audience) and we loved to hate him some days. Tony was an instrumental figure in businessman Kerry Packer's takeover of the game in the late 1970's, and the introduction of spectacular television coverage and much better incomes for players, and I understand he was a key player in a lot of the television-based technical developments (which have found their ways into new umpiring technology) since the 1980's.

I'll get around to downloading Billy "The 12th Man" Birmingham's pisstake on Channel 9's cricket commentary (that's in Australia) from about 1990 later in the day. I'll be raising a glass or three
 
2012-12-29 09:27:10 AM

Aussie_As: Very sad day. I grew up with Tony's commentary, although was just a toddler when he played his last Test. His niggling agro bit with fellow commentator and former Australian captain Bill Lawry was basically the soundtrack of my summers. He was not afraid of insulting Aussies (his main audience) and we loved to hate him some days. Tony was an instrumental figure in businessman Kerry Packer's takeover of the game in the late 1970's, and the introduction of spectacular television coverage and much better incomes for players, and I understand he was a key player in a lot of the television-based technical developments (which have found their ways into new umpiring technology) since the 1980's.

I'll get around to downloading Billy "The 12th Man" Birmingham's pisstake on Channel 9's cricket commentary (that's in Australia) from about 1990 later in the day. I'll be raising a glass or three


Came here to say this. His voice is one of the many memories of my childhood that continued into adulthood. Richie and Tony, sweating on the couch on a hot Xmas day..

Damn, will be missed.
 
2012-12-29 11:45:52 AM
Gawd I hope this isn't another one of those " Football " threads we were tricked with yesterday.
 
2012-12-29 12:21:59 PM
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RIP Big Man
/glad he gets some love on Fark

//hope Tony Cozier has a good year
 
2012-12-29 12:48:51 PM

Nothing To See Here: Gawd I hope this isn't another one of those " Football " threads we were tricked with yesterday.


Don't worry, we still have plenty of time for the ignorant mass of baseball fans to turn up spewing stupid crap.


RIP Big Man. The world will miss you talking the truth about cricket
 
2012-12-29 01:04:39 PM

Nothing To See Here: Gawd I hope this isn't another one of those " Football " threads we were tricked with yesterday.


I've lived in the US and retain a small interest in American sports, so this is as good a place to ask as any.

What are the chances that the Green Bay Celtics are going to win another "World Championship" this year?

I mean, I get they're the favourites in the World Series, but I worry that the LA Blue-Sox are going to get lots of lay-ups and stomp all over them and lift the Vince McMahon Trophy once again.

And what about that G-RodLXXXVIII guy that plays for the Washington Patriots? I mean is he exciting or what? The Seattle Oilers should be worried about his bunting prowess, amirite?
 
2012-12-29 01:21:47 PM

Trapper439: I've lived in the US and retain a small interest in American sports, so... (snip)


Wait, is the National BASEketball League still around? I thought they folded after the '07 season.
 
2012-12-29 02:37:20 PM

Trapper439: G-RodLXXXVIII


*snubian*
 
2012-12-29 05:59:42 PM

Trapper439: Nothing To See Here: Gawd I hope this isn't another one of those " Football " threads we were tricked with yesterday.

I've lived in the US and retain a small interest in American sports, so this is as good a place to ask as any.

What are the chances that the Green Bay Celtics are going to win another "World Championship" this year?

I mean, I get they're the favourites in the World Series, but I worry that the LA Blue-Sox are going to get lots of lay-ups and stomp all over them and lift the Vince McMahon Trophy once again.

And what about that G-RodLXXXVIII guy that plays for the Washington Patriots? I mean is he exciting or what? The Seattle Oilers should be worried about his bunting prowess, amirite?


Sorry, I don't follow Hockey anymore,

/yes, I marked your post Funny, good show Mate.
 
2012-12-29 08:09:44 PM
Ashes to England, Beige to Bust.
 
2012-12-30 08:21:47 PM
Cancer is a biatch.  Lung cancer, doubly so.  RIP Tony, You'll be sorely missed mate.
 
2012-12-31 06:25:26 PM
LOL at *snubian* filterpwn
 
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