Post by chrisshiversluver on Feb 12, 2006 22:34:27 GMT -5
haha! i agree with everybody else shes getting worse. I think that it has been plenty of time for her to adjust and get used to the job. So for everybody that says its too early to judge...its almost been 3 months she should have been fine by now.
Didn't the PBR say that they were giving her "x" amount of time to prove herself? When is that time up? I initially thought that she wasn't too bad, and after a week or two, I actually thought she was showing improvement, but now it seems that she's trying too hard to act like she and the riders have a long-time rapport. Seems to me that some of the riders wonder about her, too, by the look of surprise or bewilderment on their faces when she comes up with some inane or obvious question, or when she does stuff like pretending to punch JW. Oh, and the touching/hugging! I don't think she's "earned" the right to do that yet - or maybe ever. I have great respect for Leah because she never seemed to overstep the boundaries of good taste, and genuinely had a real rapport with the riders. This broad seems to have no clue about that kind of stuff.
"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."
Post by cowgirl4life30 on Feb 14, 2006 11:22:17 GMT -5
When I talked to the produced of the OLN show, he made it sound like the job was by no means permanent and that she may not work out. If you really want to see her go maybe send OLN an email. The PBR is totally seperate from her and the executive producer at OLN who is the one that made the final decision.
I do agree with you all, that whole Tater Porter thing was awful... does she pay attention to the scores or what? The J-dub thing was pretty bad too... The sad thing is that now she sounds like she is comfortable with them (I mean we all heard the way she was bossing Tater around). Maybe we are just seeing her personality?
OK, I guess I'll stick up for Tava and put some of the blame on whoever is responsible for the overall production of the telecast. They know she is new and they should be feeding her the questions to ask. It happens in TV news all the time. Obviously she's inexperienced and interviewing cowboys, even TV-experienced ones, is not an easy task, so someone ought to be guiding her.
That said, the fake punch at J.W. was just stupid.
Maybe they should send her to learn Portuguese so we can actually hear Marchi talk one of these days.
Post by rossjustinfan on Feb 14, 2006 20:09:07 GMT -5
I don't really like Tava all that much. She is better than Donna Brothers, but she is not as good as Leah. I think she is trying to hard to fit in and I really don't think she can if she doesn't know a lot about the sport. You need to have a sideline commentator who knows the sport which includes how events are scored,injuries that may or have occured and be able to ask questions related to the rides. I remember when she said Little Yellow Jacket was one of her favorite bulls and and she loved watching except he retired last October which I don't think she was even being concidered for the job then. I have also seen her high five Ross and the look on his face was one of those "what the heck is that about"as well as the hugs and pats on the back/fake punches. I agree that she shouldn't be trying to be one of the guys just yet. I could probably do a better job as could a lot of PBR fans since we watch the events every week-end and actually pay attention to the event.
Well, most of you know I could care less who the announcer behind the chute is. But even I have to admit that Tava has gotten worse over the course of the season. I thought she started off pretty good, but she hasn't improved any.
As for the fake punch, everyone would have thought it was funny if Leah did it. That's kinda unfair in my opinion.
But like I said, I could care less if she stays or goes. I could honestly care less if they even had an announcer behind the chutes. Hell, just invite the riders up to the booth and let em' talk.