I hate Alexi Lalas

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I hate Alexi Lalas

Post by Zlatan5 » 28 Jun 2010, 20:47

I am disgraced to call him my countryman. He is by far the most biased commentator I have ever seen, especially towards the English. I am by no means defending England's poor WC campaign. But..I am sick and tired of hearing him bashing England, calling them "not world class", "not good enough". When he said that in front of Steve McManaman, I was expecting the scouser in him to come out and knock that ginger the hell out. Just today, he was asked if he thought Gerrard or Lampard were considered "world class", he replied..."no".

Answer me this, what have Lampard and Gerrard done in their careers compared to Lalas? Let's see, they have won big time trophies with their clubs, they have amassed world wide followings,and they have become legends for their respective clubs. What has Lalas done? First American in Europe? Did he win anything? Nope...His credentials are soo poor, I'd rather listen to Tirico talk, at least he's a "real" sports analyst.

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Post by klc123 » 28 Jun 2010, 21:05

Who is it? I've never heard of him?

Or is that you're point? :lol:

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Post by Evan » 28 Jun 2010, 21:20

Man all of the Americans that are involved in the WC commentary/shows are sh*t. All biased motherfu**ers. Lalas, fu**in John Harkes, the lot of them. Bugs the hell out of me, because I hate England too, but it's idiots like those that give Americans the "WERE THE BEST EVAR" label.
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Post by Croatianblood1 » 28 Jun 2010, 21:26

Yeah Lalas is very biased. He heavily favors the US team in any match regardless of who we are playing against. Hate to break it to you Alexi, but the US team really isn't as great as you hype them up to be.

But I have to say the worst American commentator IMO was Marcelo Balboa during the 2006 World Cup. That guy was a fu**ing retard and it pained me to listen to dumbass try and analyze a match.
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Post by Icy » 28 Jun 2010, 21:42

Who is it? I've never heard of him?

Or is that you're point? Laughing
I'll do you a favor. Stop giving even the slightest bit of care of who he is. Your life will only degrade by having any idea who he is.
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Post by Evan » 28 Jun 2010, 21:42

I think the worst commentator I ever heard was Shep Messing. He did the Spain vs. Saudi Arabia game a couple days before the WC started. Jesus, worst commentary I've ever heard.
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Post by klc123 » 28 Jun 2010, 21:50

Does he do ESPN?

Maybe this is the person who was trying to talk "football" on ESPN when I was in florida and I just laughed at him lol.

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Post by Zlatan5 » 28 Jun 2010, 21:50

I think we need more Tommy Smyth with a Y, he is really entertaining. I love his little quirps. As much flak as he gets, I love his passion and excitement.

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Post by styale18 » 28 Jun 2010, 22:20

yea alexi angers me nd ma bros ........ hes cocky .... and even tho the us lost , i wouldve loved to see his reaction

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Post by soccer11 » 28 Jun 2010, 22:32

Alexi Lalas makes me want to punch him in the face to wipe off that smug smile from his face. He sometimes says some semi-smart things, but we don't hear it because we're still reeling from the ridiculously stupid thing he said right before that.
i agree we need more Tommy Smyth. Why isn't he in there? I thought Smyth and Derek Rae were great together when they did the Champions League for the last decade or whatever.
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Post by klc123 » 29 Jun 2010, 01:05

He can't be as bad as skysports spanish football commentators...they just spend the whole game licking messis testicles, even when barca aren't playing :o

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Post by Evan » 29 Jun 2010, 01:28

Ray Hudson + Tommy Smyth would be EPIC
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Post by mustahfa14 » 29 Jun 2010, 01:29

Yea he is extremely biased. But he did play for the US national team. He knows the feeling of the players. He played in the world cup. Give him a break, hes passionate about soccer, and the US. Whats wrong with that?

I would bash the sh*t out of england too. they are garbage. So much hype, and pathetic when it comes to performing. They should be embaressed for their country the performance they put on.

I also agree about lampard and gerrard. At this point now in time, they are not world class. If you look at their whole career, yes they easily were. But not currently

I dont like lalas, but if you had the smae experiences as him, you would probably act the same way. He is rather annoying anyways.

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Post by 2brown347 » 29 Jun 2010, 01:32

mustahfa14 wrote: I also agree about lampard and gerrard. At this point now in time, they are not world class. If you look at their whole career, yes they easily were. But not currently
You are aware Lampard just came off one of the best seasons he's ever had.

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Post by soccer11 » 29 Jun 2010, 01:36

I don't mind bias. I can handle Jurgen Klinsmann, Ruud Gulit, Roberto Martinez bias because it's not overwhelming. They obviously favor their respective countries, but not to the point where it interferes with their views on the game.
Klinsmann and Guilit both have achieved worlds more than Lalas and they can contain their bias so I expect the same from Lalas.
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