groovee99 Posted June 17, 2005 Share Posted June 17, 2005 First of all, very disappointed when TSN did not acquire rights to World Cup 2006, simply because I love Vic Rauter, Craig Forrest and Dick Howard together. They are very entertaining and educational to watch with strong opinions and understanding of the game. Now everyone remembers or should I say forgets how bad Carl Fletcher bombed last summer in Euro 2004. I want your opinion on the current voice of soccer in Canada Jerry Dobson. Here is mine... Dear Sportsnet, 1st things 1st, Congrats on acquiring the rights to the 2006 World Cup! It is exciting that all Canadians will have the chance to watch all the games on tv. I can guarantee you that I will. Now that you have a great event to showcase, with presenting the World Cup it is critical to pursue a good cast of hosts for the month long biggest event on the planet. Craig Forrest is EXCELLENT! Jerry Dobson is not. Jerry's passion and knowledge of the game quite noticeably lacks. I have noticed that Jerry has put more effort in as of late, but at best, his presentation seems fake and as if he is simply going through the motions; concentrating more on the pronunciation of foreigners names than anything else. Listening to the English Commentators and then to Jerry Dobson should be your first and biggest enough clue. Vic Rauter and Dick Howard have always been excellent with TSN. These two have hosted World Cup's since 1990 and are very excellent. I would highly recommend CTV Sportsnet pursuing such analysts. In conclusion, from a longtime fan of the game of soccer, Rogers Sportsnet would be much better off finding a different role(s) for Jerry Dobson that does not involve soccer. Thank you for your time....Lee Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.