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Commentators pronunciation of names

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by g-thing, Aug 10, 2009.

Put it out there
  1. Rourke

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  2. The Drug

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    Has anyone else ever heard somebody say "Essen-Don", with Don as in Donald?
     
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    General Payton
     
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    Rompingwins - Calls Jamie Elliot 'Ell-yet'
    Sandy Roberts - Calls Daniher 'Dana-huh'
     
  6. KickittoRicho

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    Don't worry about pronunciation, I'd just be happy if the commentators got the correct PLAYER.

    Tiges vs Geelong yesterday, and Eddie calls a passage of play with Jayden Short featuring.

    He wasn't even playing.

    Learn the names of the 44 players in the game you are calling. Doesn't really seem that difficult.
     
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    yeah pretty sure he called Butler "Broad" and Broad "Short" haha.
     
  9. KickittoRicho

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    Yeah, he did. A number of times.

    When you watch NBA or NFL or any other sport really, it's so obvious how amateur AFL commentary is. It's just so bad.
     
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