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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #630 on: May 21, 2014, 01:36:10 PM »
He's an attention seeking pain in the arse as a GAA pundit, and if he truly doesn't care about his analyst gig, then he's an even bigger tool about it that I thought, because that means he's just being controversial to wind people up, not to increase his profile. I don't believe it though. I think he loves the media profile.

That's one way to look at it. Another is that he's being true to himself and not being all happy clappy for the cameras.

Why do you think EVERY RTE GAA pundit has come out against the Sky deal in their various media outlets? Do all of them share the opinion that it's doing down the people who want to see the games live, even if RTE maintain their quota of games? I didn't realise they loved TV3 that much, even though a fair proportion of Ulster can't get TV3. My arse. It's because they are worried Sky will change the landscape, and they'll be put out to grass.

I haven't read what O'Rourke and Spillane have had to say on the matter, mainly because their columns don't interest me. I'm no doubt some are fighting RTE's battle to preserve their status but I firmly believe that's not Brolly's motivation.

On a different matter Parkinson fairly won that argument, there's a first for everything.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #631 on: May 21, 2014, 01:40:17 PM »
I have to say Rebecca Lowe does a nice job on NBC Sports coverage of the Premier League. Her cuteness is just a nice little added bonus early on a weekend morning! :)

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #632 on: May 21, 2014, 02:30:09 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.

Kinda missing the point, wouldn't you say?

The point, BTW, is that Brolly is a tosspot.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #633 on: May 21, 2014, 02:35:23 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.

Kinda missing the point, wouldn't you say?

The point, BTW, is that Brolly is a tosspot.

A weasel tosspot surely?

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« Reply #634 on: May 21, 2014, 02:43:03 PM »
Has Joe's argument really now become that he is pointing out sexism at Sky by labelling its Gaa presenter as a baywatch babe?

As an aside, one of the scariest experiences of my life was attending the Camogie Inter-Varsities ball/dance/drinkathon as a young lad. Holy Jebus! It was like landing in a country where there had been no men, or drink, for decades.

I think they should invite Joe as a guest to the next one of these.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #635 on: May 21, 2014, 02:47:12 PM »
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #636 on: May 21, 2014, 02:50:17 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.

Kinda missing the point, wouldn't you say?

The point, BTW, is that Brolly is a tosspot.
I haven't heard that phrase used since "War of the Buttons".

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #637 on: May 21, 2014, 02:54:52 PM »
Why do you think EVERY RTE GAA pundit has come out against the Sky deal in their various media outlets? Do all of them share the opinion that it's doing down the people who want to see the games live, even if RTE maintain their quota of games? I didn't realise they loved TV3 that much, even though a fair proportion of Ulster can't get TV3. My arse. It's because they are worried Sky will change the landscape, and they'll be put out to grass.
Sure isn't it all a pantomime anyway? I wonder how confident Sky are of getting this thing to work.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #638 on: May 21, 2014, 03:28:02 PM »
Lads, I can't be certain but I don't think Rachel reads this forum.

I don't think she'll have noticed your gallant efforts at saving her honour.

Kinda missing the point, wouldn't you say?

The point, BTW, is that Brolly is a tosspot.


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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #639 on: May 21, 2014, 04:08:32 PM »
He's an attention seeking pain in the arse as a GAA pundit, and if he truly doesn't care about his analyst gig, then he's an even bigger tool about it that I thought, because that means he's just being controversial to wind people up, not to increase his profile. I don't believe it though. I think he loves the media profile.

That's one way to look at it. Another is that he's being true to himself and not being all happy clappy for the cameras.

Why do you think EVERY RTE GAA pundit has come out against the Sky deal in their various media outlets? Do all of them share the opinion that it's doing down the people who want to see the games live, even if RTE maintain their quota of games? I didn't realise they loved TV3 that much, even though a fair proportion of Ulster can't get TV3. My arse. It's because they are worried Sky will change the landscape, and they'll be put out to grass.

I haven't read what O'Rourke and Spillane have had to say on the matter, mainly because their columns don't interest me. I'm no doubt some are fighting RTE's battle to preserve their status but I firmly believe that's not Brolly's motivation.

On a different matter Parkinson fairly won that argument, there's a first for everything.
I doubt  that Joe has any agenda to maintain his punditry profile, he already has a profile and a full (almost respectable :)) life outside rte and he doesn't need it. He acts the ass because most probably that's what he does on occasion. He lacks some of the social graces, not because he has some agenda to maintain his profile but probably because his social graces get swamped by his lower standards, on occasion.

Joe got deflected here by Rachel's beauty, didn't realise that she was a professional and he has apologised for his blunder. He got deflected from the argument against Sky.
The argument against Sky is not that they will do a bad job or a superficial job,  but because a FTA package now a package for subscribers only and TV3 (afaia) did not do anything to lose that package. if some Nordies couldn't get access to TV3 then some other solution could have been found instead of suspending a FTA package in favour of a restricted subsription service for everybody.
I would have expected better from Joe as he has been trained to make rational arguments and that's his main job.

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« Reply #640 on: May 21, 2014, 04:30:48 PM »
I would have expected better from Joe as he has been trained to make rational arguments and that's his main job.

Three hours every Sunday, every Summer scrunched up beside Pat Spillane in a glass dogbox makes short work of all training in making rational arguments.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #641 on: May 21, 2014, 05:27:06 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #642 on: May 21, 2014, 05:43:21 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Brian Moore is rarely on camera. Legendary players like the Claw and Gaillimh don't present TV programmes either. 'A face for radio' applies to men too.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #643 on: May 21, 2014, 05:53:37 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Good man O'Neill always sticking up for Tyrone ;)

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #644 on: May 21, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »
RTE have allegedly issued a statement distancing themselves from Brolly's comments and asked him to stop making such comments.