Dear Messers Liggett, Sherwen and Matthew Announcer Guy,
Hi guys! How's your experience at the Tour de France going? Well, I hope. I just wanted to drop a line to you guys and say how much I enjoy listening to your commentary on the race, I really learn a lot. You see, my husband and I are fairly new to the professional cycling world, we've been watching the Tour for four years now and we've become avid cyclists.
We love it here, it's a great place to be, active, fun, and highly entertaining. I've found several blogs I like to read involving biking, including Fat Cyclist. He's great, I've never met him in person, but he writes funny blog posts.
But, I digress. Phil & Paul, without your commentary in past years and this year, the Tour experience just wouldn't be the same. And Matthew, you are a welcome addition this year since where we live doesn't have VS so we hear your commentary before and after Paul and Phil go live on the All-Access Pass from NBC. And you are all British, or at least sound that way, which is fantastic, I love a good accent. I'm from Michigan (USA) and don't get to travel all that much yet, so I love hearing accents from around the world.
Because you are British you are seemingly pre-disposed to liking Mark Cavendish (I personally like Tyler Farrar much more), that's fine though, Cavendish's a great sprinter and an incredible athlete. But every time you talk about him, do you have to say all the versions of his nickname/birthplace? I mean really! He's from the Isle of Man, we get it! And he can be kind of a jerk too sometimes, I know you probably feel the need to defend him, being a countryman and all, but sometimes, people are jerks and there are no excuses - which is unfortunate - I wish everyone could be nice all the time.
So, from your humble fans, please just say Cavendish's name once, we all know he's the Man from Manc.
Thanks, and keep the great commentary coming!
P.S. He's not the only man on people's lips for this Tour, sorry. I think a lot more people are concerned with the whole Schleck/Contador thing. Not that it makes a difference, but I'm on Team Schleck.