Basil Zempilas

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callas

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Holy ***** I actually lost count on how many times he said that on his shitty little halftime report the other night.
That football update (or as the channel 7 execs like to call it 'footy central' lol) is the most dullest, repetitive, drawn out segment ever. If your looking for a cure for insomnia then this is for you!
 

Burzum

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Just worked in a "Boston Legal" reference when it wasn't there... If you going to do Baz-isms at least make sure it's an opportune moment.
 

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The basic issues with Basil are the usual 2nd tier commentator problems..

- Doesnt do his research and gets basic facts wrong
- Tries to engage co- commentators a la McIverney but at inappropriate times of the game
- Feels he has to fill air time and witters on mindlessly about unrelated issues
- Witters pn about incidents during the game at the expense of what we are actually seeing
- Raises mid week controversy during a call without any real relevance....or takes the superficial line.

All in all he's as big an air head as Bartlett and BT without their understanding of the players view.

The calling stocks must be incredibly low in TV land for this guy to be getting a gig.
 

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The basic issues with Basil are the usual 2nd tier commentator problems..

- Doesnt do his research and gets basic facts wrong
- Tries to engage co- commentators a la McIverney but at inappropriate times of the game
- Feels he has to fill air time and witters on mindlessly about unrelated issues
- Witters pn about incidents during the game at the expense of what we are actually seeing
- Raises mid week controversy during a call without any real relevance....or takes the superficial line.

All in all he's as big an air head as Bartlett and BT without their understanding of the players view.

The calling stocks must be incredibly low in TV land for this guy to be getting a gig.
Not trying to defend the guy, but Basil actually played football. Didn't play AFL, but had himself a nice little injury-prince career for West Perth in the WAFL.

If a footy career is what it takes to become an expert, then he's more credentialed than Bruce McAvaney and Anthony Hudson.
 

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Not trying to defend the guy, but Basil actually played football. Didn't play AFL, but had himself a nice little injury-prince career for West Perth in the WAFL.

If a footy career is what it takes to become an expert, then he's more credentialed than Bruce McAvaney and Anthony Hudson.
Irrespective of his credentials...he doesnt display any understanding of the game....which is the point at hand.

Worth noting I also never said having experience in the game was necessary...thats your line of argument, not mine.
 

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Irrespective of his credentials...he doesnt display any understanding of the game....which is the point at hand.

Worth noting I also never said having experience in the game was necessary...thats your line of argument, not mine.

Just the inference I got from the line where you mentioned KB and BT.

Since you threw the illiterate caveman BT in there, I just assumed you were mentioning that he knows more simply because he played VFL footy.

My bad.
 

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Just the inference I got from the line where you mentioned KB and BT.

Since you threw the illiterate caveman BT in there, I just assumed you were mentioning that he knows more simply because he played VFL footy.

My bad.
This might clear it up....

Basil = airhead who adds nil value as far as experience, knowledge or humour

BT/KB = airheads who add nil value as far as knowledge and humour, but sometimes apply football commonsense to match day incidents.
 

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No

This might clear it up....

Basil = airhead who adds nil value as far as experience, knowledge or humour

BT/KB = airheads who add nil value as far as knowledge and humour, but sometimes apply football commonsense to match day incidents.

Gotcha.
 

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I can see both sides of the argument here but I reckon just give him one more season. I think he's actually improving.*


*This is totally a value judgement and I understand that.
 

Kram

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Yes I think most of us know that Rich is a good kick Baz. And Conca doesn't like mayonnaise :rolleyes:
 

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Big Bad Bas was in fine form on Saturday with his 12th man references regarding the Richmond jumper - "they look great in their canary yellow , canary yellow? that's Richmond Gold my friend!" They had a couple of other 12th man refs straight after this one as well.
 

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