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I agree but I thought the Bounce was meant to be stupid TV for kids.
I think that's fair enough, but they shouldn't be crossing straight to a show like this at the expense of a proper review of the Sunday match(es) just completed. Totally the wrong spot for it.
 

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Maybe a long shot, but does anybody know the name of the hype guy/crowd host/etc for Best on Ground? I was in the audience last night, he’s so familiar but he didn’t mention his name - looks like Patrick Brammall if that helps (not him though), and I’m sure he does the same role for the audiences of other fox shows.
 

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They need to change it to Before the game style and get a few comedians to work with Browny and Buckley and it could see some success.
I agree but can we also ditch Browny and Buckley? I don't know who is worse, Browny with his fake bogan schtick or Buckley with his insufferably smug grin and tiny shirts.

Also I can't stand Kath's incessant teethy flirting or literally anything about Howie. Even Riewoldt is starting to annoy me and I had a soft spot for him.

It would be fine if these people were only on Fox once a week, but they are constantly being shoved down our throats.

I don't mind a bit of silliness but this show is like nails on a chalkboard and the people they have on it have become wildly overexposed. It is not doing their careers any favours. (I used to really like Kath and Riewoldt before this year.) Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Their managers need to be smarter about how much exposure Fox is giving their clients.

Too much is a bad thing.
 

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Does Howard have compromising photos of Fox management? I don't get his appeal. He reminds me of Grant Denyer - just a pain in the a*** that grates on you.

Brown, Buckley and Riewoldt are about as funny as an ingrown toenail.

Kath, well, I didn't see the problem with Saturday stretch. You know, a normal review show with no forced humour?

Fox just don't give a s*** about the programming these days.
 
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Is it russell robertsons fault that he's not a singer? Or i should say that he is on the show? I say no. Enablers and producers around him that enable him to be given a stage to perform on. They tell him he's good, and him him a gig. RR is silly to say no to that.

ALso, why do and have AFL commentators and the like called RR Russell Robinson?
 

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Does Howard have compromising photos of Fox management? I don't get his appeal. He reminds me of Grant Denyer - just a pain in the a*** that grates on you.
Hes just a shameless sycophant, which probably explains his rising media career.

Been insufferable with cricket coverage since Fox took over the rights, now can't even avoid him during footy.
 

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Does Howard have compromising photos of Fox management? I don't get his appeal. He reminds me of Grant Denyer - just a pain in the a*** that grates on you.

Brown, Buckley and Riewoldt are about as funny as an ingrown toenail.

Kath, well, I didn't see the problem with Saturday stretch. You know, a normal review show with no forced humour?

Fox just don't give a s*** about the programming these days.
He used to be that s**t truck journo that did the lost dog story on ten news right before the 5:40pm sport segment. How on earth he got a gig and still has a gig is one of life's greatest mysteries. Cannot cop him. Talks absolute dross too
 

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An absolutely baffling decision to commission this show, beyond the need to justify the exorbitant salaries of so many on the Fox Footy books.

Bounce - whether you like it or not - has a remit: Sunday evening light entertainment, with a demographic and time-slot that are well aligned. It rates well. Best On Ground doesn't seem to really target anyone or any particular taste and its timing is horrible.
 

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An absolutely baffling decision to commission this show, beyond the need to justify the exorbitant salaries of so many on the Fox Footy books.

Bounce - whether you like it or not - has a remit: Sunday evening light entertainment, with a demographic and time-slot that are well aligned. It rates well. Best On Ground doesn't seem to really target anyone or any particular taste and its timing is horrible.
I saw somewhere this week that Bounce is the highest rating show on Fox Footy. Couldn't believe it. I think it's mindless garbage, and well below the intellect of Dunstall.
 

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I don't know what's worse Brown attempting humour or Riewoldt attempting humour or Howard attempting humour Or Buckley attempting humour...

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I saw somewhere this week that Bounce is the highest rating show on Fox Footy. Couldn't believe it. I think it's mindless garbage, and well below the intellect of Dunstall.
I agree, but I'm sure it's down mostly to the timeslot and the fact that TVs are left of Fox Footy straight after the last Sunday game.

I find Bounce so depressing - for me it signals the weekend's footy is over, the weekend is over, and it's absolute rubbish and weird. It just feels so out of place when it comes on literally seconds after the game, and we certainly didn't need a Saturday night carbon copy at the expense of Saturday Stretch.
 

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I don't know what's worse Brown attempting humour or Riewoldt attempting humour or Howard attempting humour Or Buckley attempting humour...

scared eric cartman GIF by South Park
Brown is just a boofhead. Buckley is humourless, Howard is a garbling fool and Riewolt just comes across as a needy kid trying to please the room. Abysmal show.
 

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Fox Footy’s variety shows Bounce and Best on Ground are awful to watch.
 

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Found this a lot better than I expected it to be, has enough serious footy chat but doesn't take itself too seriously that it's fine for a wind down on a Saturday night.
 

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First time watch tonight.
They are all going to be so embarrassed looking back on this s**t show.
North preform better than this scripted unfunny cringe worthy crap
 

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An absolutely baffling decision to commission this show, beyond the need to justify the exorbitant salaries of so many on the Fox Footy books.

Bounce - whether you like it or not - has a remit: Sunday evening light entertainment, with a demographic and time-slot that are well aligned. It rates well. Best On Ground doesn't seem to really target anyone or any particular taste and its timing is horrible.
He used to be that s**t truck journo that did the lost dog story on ten news right before the 5:40pm sport segment. How on earth he got a gig and still has a gig is one of life's greatest mysteries. Cannot cop him. Talks absolute dross too
Yeah, I remember that too, the feel good story guy back when Mal Walden and Jen Hanson did the news together. I kinda liked the guy, thats gotta be nearly 15 years back?
 

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Does Howard have compromising photos of Fox management? I don't get his appeal. He reminds me of Grant Denyer - just a pain in the a*** that grates on you.

Brown, Buckley and Riewoldt are about as funny as an ingrown toenail.

Kath, well, I didn't see the problem with Saturday stretch. You know, a normal review show with no forced humour?

Fox just don't give a s*** about the programming these days.
I am never surprised by who makes it on tv these days. I think the technical term is 'The Hamish McLachlan Effect'.
 

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Maybe a long shot, but does anybody know the name of the hype guy/crowd host/etc for Best on Ground? I was in the audience last night, he’s so familiar but he didn’t mention his name - looks like Patrick Brammall if that helps (not him though), and I’m sure he does the same role for the audiences of other fox shows.
I reckon it's Melbourne comedian Ben Lomas
 

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