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« on: September 01, 2011, 05:14:58 PM »

who would be a great tvg host replacement? because tvg is right now on a nationwide search for a replacement for ken rudulph

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64816/rudulph-leaving-tvg
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 05:28:13 PM »

Rahm Emanuel.

If he cannot get people to bet no one can.
He is an amazing salesman.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 05:34:29 PM »

Sam would be a great replacement.  One of the few people out there who makes a ton of money and shares his picks with everyone!  Also ultra consistent!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 05:50:26 PM »

jessica pacheco
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 06:27:46 PM »

jessica pacheco

Too haggish. If that girl doesn't get out of the bar and get some sleep soon, she will be 60 by the time she's 40.

Maggie Wolfendale is pretty easy on the eyes. Yum!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 07:20:16 PM »

I would think Kristufek would be a good choice as a tvg host.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 08:23:50 PM »

A hologram.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 10:42:46 PM »

Too haggish. If that girl doesn't get out of the bar and get some sleep soon, she will be 60 by the time she's 40.

Maggie Wolfendale is pretty easy on the eyes. Yum!

Funny you said that about Pacheco.  I hear that from OTB guys all the time!
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 11:03:31 PM »

Maybe Blob from Gigglesnort Hotel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnHhXxCOc7A
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 11:30:47 PM »

who would be a great tvg host replacement? because tvg is right now on a nationwide search for a replacement for ken rudulph

I vote for the pickled Richard Nixon head from Futurama.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 02:38:06 AM »

Frank Mirahmadi. He can fill either the host or analyst roles and is an excellent interviewer -- a lost art nowadays. He's also a first rate handicapper -- gave TVG viewers a $44 checkmark (top choice) winner at Saratoga on Thursday.

He's renowned for spending hours the night before preparing for a broadcast, as if it were a collegiate final exam -- and that preparation and knowledge becomes evident as your hear his race-by-race analyses.
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 07:36:33 AM »

Frank Mirahmadi.

He's also a first rate handicapper -- gave TVG viewers a $44 checkmark (top choice) winner at Saratoga on Thursday.

He's renowned for spending hours the night before preparing for a broadcast, as if it were a collegiate final exam -- and that preparation and knowledge becomes evident as your hear his race-by-race analyses.

You know you put the mush on this guy, right?

His P6 play was the absolute WORST I've ever seen on TVG:

* $120 ticket

* NO winners, on a day when 5 of the six winners paid less than $10!

* Missed both chalks, which were pretty damn obvious

* Went 5 deep in race 10, and still missed the $9 horse.

The guy maybe a very good handicapper on a spot basis, but he needs to stay away from giving out serial picks, IMO.

You have to be able to nail the winner in EVERY race if you want to play these bets, and sometimes that means you have to use the filthy chalks.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 07:39:50 AM »

Maggie Wolfendale is pretty easy on the eyes. Yum!

Wow, I'm slipping.

Maggie's knowledgeable, sweet, and attractive...but how could I forget...

ALYSSA ALI!!

(...and in catsuit. Please.)
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 07:42:42 AM »

John Frank
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 07:43:11 AM »

Bring back Chris Kotulak!
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2011, 09:21:18 AM »

Barack Obama....he fits the 2 needs the network has for this position, he knows nothing about racing and he's a minority.
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 10:12:59 AM »

Jerry Baily or Julie Krone would bring the grade point average up tremendously and TVG but I would imagine Tvg would have to sweeten the pot! But that would bring the viewers the  ratings and more consistant fans of racing.
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011, 10:59:22 AM »

Jerry Baily or Julie Krone would bring the grade point average up tremendously and TVG but I would imagine Tvg would have to sweeten the pot! But that would bring the viewers the  ratings and more consistant fans of racing.

Love Julie...but that voice? The "squeaky little girl" voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

NFW!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 04:04:40 PM »

Love Julie...but that voice? The "squeaky little girl" voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

NFW!!
Very much disagree with you HV. I have seen Julie speak in person many times and she captivates any audience not every women needs to sound like Mae West to hold an audience.
She brings good wholesome humor and has such a great love for horses and knowledge plus she is a women which I am sure you of all people HV would apreciate most.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011, 04:47:46 PM »

Frank Mirahmadi. He can fill either the host or analyst roles and is an excellent interviewer -- a lost art nowadays. He's also a first rate handicapper -- gave TVG viewers a $44 checkmark (top choice) winner at Saratoga on Thursday.

He's renowned for spending hours the night before preparing for a broadcast, as if it were a collegiate final exam -- and that preparation and knowledge becomes evident as your hear his race-by-race analyses.
cant stand frank.
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 05:54:15 PM »

I heard that Microsoft Sam is available.
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 06:06:30 PM »

I have a number of friends who could do a better job than anyone on TVG.  And pick horses a lot better too!  One called me with a 50/1 last week.  Horse won.  I can't remember which weekend day it was, but it was a Matthew Chew horse and on paper it didn't look like the horse had a chance.  But when my friend calls, I know he knows what he's talking about.  I got lucky!
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2011, 06:20:19 PM »

Very much disagree with you HV. I have seen Julie speak in person many times and she captivates any audience not every women needs to sound like Mae West to hold an audience.
She brings good wholesome humor and has such a great love for horses and knowledge plus she is a women which I am sure you of all people HV would apreciate most.

Agree with everything you wrote...except the voice.

Nothing to agree or disagree about here; it's a matter of preference. I just can't stand her squeaky little girl voice, and it's not just me: I'm willing to be a decent sum that Julie will NEVER get a TV gig because of it.
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2011, 06:32:38 PM »

Agree with everything you wrote...except the voice.

Nothing to agree or disagree about here; it's a matter of preference. I just can't stand her squeaky little girl voice, and it's not just me: I'm willing to be a decent sum that Julie will NEVER get a TV gig because of it.

Gotta agree with HV.Having heard up close at Balmoral yrs ago no live TV work for her.
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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2011, 06:46:08 PM »

In person it's even worse!  It's like a cartoon character voice. 
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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2011, 06:48:59 PM »

In person it's even worse!  It's like a cartoon character voice. 

One of her distant relatives was one of The Munchkins.

 maroon maroon maroon
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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2011, 07:10:28 PM »

Hell, I just saw best audition of any host that has come along in the last 10 years:

Hire Jim Miller!
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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2011, 08:16:52 PM »

From reading his posts here, I'd say YES to JIM MILLER!
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2011, 08:23:03 PM »

If there were open auditions for the spot, I'd be the first person in line to audition.

If I can't do it....JIM MILLER would be an excellent addition to TVG!
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« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2011, 08:59:05 PM »

you gotta give credit to christina olivares. because del mar all season has had a seaside showdown contest and she placed a 2,000 win bet on banned even though it was 4-5 favorite in the del mar derby and it won gotta give kudos to that. and it was tough race imo. i wouldn't even place that much on banned because their were a few others that were dangerous. she handicaped monday and wednesday racing for del mar and said that the way to pull away from the contest was in this race with banned. so great work christina olivares!! hopefully simon and the sarge nick hines won't have anything special the next two race cards at del mar. i wonder if that puts her in front now by alot!!

going back to the filler place, well certainly christina would be a great replacement for that even though she already works for tvg and just hosts from time to time and reports all the time which is her main role. she adds alot to the table. she's smart and knowledgeable handicapper as well. others that are good too are jessica pacheco and alyssa ali as well. jim miller as well from hawthorne and the same for joe kristefiek from arlington park. how about brad thomas, tom cassidy and mike curci from monmouth??? that's what am talking about. not gino buccola from tvg ewww
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« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2011, 09:04:23 PM »

p.s. paul lo duca would be a good replacment too
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2011, 09:31:29 AM »

  Trying to revive a few threads to stir things up I suppose.....but on this note, if we want a decent handicapper to take the spot, are we not placing our own handicapping prowess in jeopardy by lending credence to a talking head, thus killing the odds on horses he favors?  I mean if he/she is gonna be good and you jump on the wagon, where is the value?  I would prefer a person who folks tend to believe, who is actually off the mark once in awhile, so my value would lie in the bet against....In that light I vote for Pigland.
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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2011, 07:57:09 PM »

Paul LoDuca or Brian W. Spencer.
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2011, 08:55:31 PM »

Chrissytina would be great. Unfortunately only those of us on the forum know her. She is a good handicapped,puts that Michelle person to shame and is easy on the male eyes.

Problem is I think Tvg is not real interested in a knowledgeable handicapper. Not that they don't hAve a few. I think they want entertainers. Only watch Tvg regularly for Hawthorne and Keeneland.
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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2011, 01:28:32 PM »

Me..

 i nominate me to be the next tvg host

i doubt they could fund my contract demands.
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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2011, 11:04:33 PM »

christina olivares is the ultimate woman to look at as an insperation. my idol. and a true role model who's educated
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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2011, 07:39:15 AM »

In person it's even worse!  It's like a cartoon character voice.  
 Hey JULIE called her daughter in sick to the school today "and they said your mother needs to call. laughing guy laughing guy
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« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2012, 10:08:50 PM »

p.s. paul lo duca would be a good replacment too

No. He's SO arrogant that his arrogance just pours out of my tv, i know, he wasnt this way in the beginning, but now he's borderline unbearable.

Probably the most arrogant commentator TVG has ever had.
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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2012, 07:21:26 AM »

866-Jim-WINS proprietor Hawthornes very own Jim Miller
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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2012, 07:34:56 AM »

No. He's SO arrogant that his arrogance just pours out of my tv, i know, he wasnt this way in the beginning, but now he's borderline unbearable.

Probably the most arrogant commentator TVG has ever had.

I'm not asking you to cite chapter and verse, but...can you make some notes of what he is saying (and how) that has your nose out of joint please?

I find Lo Duca to be one of the more personable and affable characters on the show. I might be biased because of his previous experience as a catcher in baseball; I think catchers are the smartest people in the world. (Guess what position I played my whole baseball "career"  laughing guy -- if we could call it that?)

(Then guess what my favorite scene is in "Bull Durham".  laughing guy)

Arrogant? Try Matt Caruthers (sp?). He's toned it down, you say?

Fine. Go right to Gino Buccola, "God's Gift To Us Handicappers", presented to us in the body of a hairy 25 year old guido.

(Who knew that the second coming of Pittsburgh Phil was going to come in a guy who needs to palm a razor and 25 cents worth of lather for a quick touch up between camera shots?)

Listen to Gino for 1 night (I can't, anymore), and you will find Paul Lo Duca downright humble.
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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2012, 07:42:24 AM »

(Then guess what my favorite scene is in "Bull Durham".  laughing guy)


Answer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEFP35Xs2KY
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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2012, 07:45:45 AM »

I'm not asking you to cite chapter and verse, but...can you make some notes of what he is saying (and how) that has your nose out of joint please?

I find Lo Duca to be one of the more personable and affable characters on the show. I might be biased because of his previous experience as a catcher in baseball; I think catchers are the smartest people in the world. (Guess what position I played my whole baseball "career"  laughing guy -- if we could call it that?)

(Then guess what my favorite scene is in "Bull Durham".  laughing guy)

Arrogant? Try Matt Caruthers (sp?). He's toned it down, you say?

Fine. Go right to Gino Buccola, "God's Gift To Us Handicappers", presented to us in the body of a hairy 25 year old guido.

(Who knew that the second coming of Pittsburgh Phil was going to come in a guy who needs to palm a razor and 25 cents worth of lather for a quick touch up between camera shots?)

Listen to Gino for 1 night (I can't, anymore), and you will find Paul Lo Duca downright humble.

I know what you're saying about Gino,  but for some reason, Loduca 'grates' on me much more than Gino. I could totally see how someone would think Gino is the most arrogant one on TVG, i dont dispute what you say, if Gino 'rubs you the wrong way' there's no way i'll tell you that you're wrong.

Here's the difference between Paul and Gino and this is just an opinion.

I just feel that if you were hanging out with Paul and you discussed a race and you made a really good point that he hadnt thought of, he would never admit you're right and say "great point" he would go to the grave with his position even if it was wrong. I feel that if you were hanging with Gino (just one on one) and you did the same thing, i could see Gino saying "good point, i see where i'm wrong"

Gino just seems more reasonable to 'learn' and know that he doesnt know everything where as Loduca is a know it all who wouldnt be swayed by a 'good point' that anyone made. I think that's the difference.

(as far as your smartest comment, i dont doubt Paul is smart, my point was about arrogance and not about intelligence)
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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2012, 09:43:30 AM »

I know what you're saying about Gino,  but for some reason, Loduca 'grates' on me much more than Gino. I could totally see how someone would think Gino is the most arrogant one on TVG, i dont dispute what you say, if Gino 'rubs you the wrong way' there's no way i'll tell you that you're wrong.

Here's the difference between Paul and Gino and this is just an opinion.

I just feel that if you were hanging out with Paul and you discussed a race and you made a really good point that he hadnt thought of, he would never admit you're right and say "great point" he would go to the grave with his position even if it was wrong. I feel that if you were hanging with Gino (just one on one) and you did the same thing, i could see Gino saying "good point, i see where i'm wrong"

Gino just seems more reasonable to 'learn' and know that he doesnt know everything where as Loduca is a know it all who wouldnt be swayed by a 'good point' that anyone made. I think that's the difference.

(as far as your smartest comment, i dont doubt Paul is smart, my point was about arrogance and not about intelligence)

The "smartest" comment was strictly tongue-in-cheek; there are plenty of people that think catchers are loony-tunes. Indeed, catcher's gear is widely known as "The Tools of Ignorance". You have to be a sick feck to want to sit back there and have foul tips find the every inch of skin and bone of your body that ISN'T protected.

(I didn't mind that nearly as much as I did having the ump lean over my right shoulder, burping and belching after shutting down his local tavern 6 hours earlier; I SO wanted to say, "Two words, motherf*ucker: TIC TAC!" Young folks didn't say that to adults back then, though.)

I digress.

Hungry, I'm going to pay more attention to Lo Duca's commentary, but I think his absence of "huzzahs" for his counterparts says a little more about *you* than him: a recurring theme for you is that you would like to get (more) pleasantries back from other posters when you make what you think is a salient point about something.

That's fine, but honestly...it feels just a touch needy. Some of our prior dustups have been rooted in the idea that I am quick to point out when I think you are wrong, but cheap with praise...and I plead "guilty" to that.

I am of the school that says you get "huzzahs" for something truly important or outstanding; it's assumed that any ordinary comments you might make are "good points", merely because they are not being refuted. When you get a verbal or written "high-five" from me, it's heartfelt; it means something.

Can you see Paul Lo Duca in that light? I'll bet if you pay closer attention, you might see that he doesn't get animated about someone else's commentary, unless they nail something really good.
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« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2012, 10:33:07 AM »

SOMETHING EASY ON THE EYES PLEASE  dude
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« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2012, 08:05:09 PM »

well i dont think lo duca isnt arrogant. he knows what he's saying. i cant stand gino. honestly i think he's mr. know it all at times and am like shut up. i dont even think he's that great of a handicapper. even tom cassidy is better than him who i think is the best choice tvg has picked since hiring back bob baedeker. but it was a mistake to let go gary seibel.
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« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2012, 10:01:12 AM »

paul galossi the announcer from haw
he had a tv show with jim in 2002/2003

enough with the easy on the eyes crap..
i want good picks and analysis
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