sas6789 wrote:Does anyone else find them amusing in commentary? I do mainly because of how critical they are at times of players who are MUCH better than they ever were.
I've slightly mellowed on Virgo. He used to be my least favourite commentator, but either he's got better of I've just realised how bad the rest of the BBC are.
His "Where's the cue ball going?" bit doesn't annoy me as much as it does some people. I've even got it on a T-Shirt. But other than the ability to make a catchphrase popular, not sure what else he particularly brings to the table commentary-wise. If you like people sucking on Ronnie and Judd's nads, he's pretty good. But that's about it. I find him more amusing when he does those bits at Snooker Legends, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'd make a good commentator.
Willie is perhaps worse. I've seen matches where every comment he's made about a player. You'd think they were a Nazi sympathiser, the way he goes on. Every shot his designated players takes on is wrong, and if they pull it off it was an outrageous fluke. (At least in his opinion.)
I think Willie makes it obvious which player he's had a bet on at times, and for once that isn't meant as me poking fun. I think he has a legitimate problem with gambling. Maybe that's something he needs help with.