Originally Posted by slip&counter
Anybody else think Teddy Atlas is losing it? I like Teddy and what he means to boxing but his whole broadcast game is becoming like his predictions.
I think thats why they put him in the studio at times to shut him up and keep him on a short leash. Scarface drew an analogy between Marco A Barrera and George Foreman. Are you kidding me? Atlas makes 7 figures a year for shock jock zingers like this? C'mon Teddy. Now I gotta hear the casuals sipping the kool aid on how MAB and Big George are forever linked. Unbelievable.
This reminds me of him saying that Pacquiao won't give one of the most accurate surgeons of our generation much of a chance to counter lol, lol, lol!! I sincerely wonder if he believes half the shit he throws out at the casuals. Why did Bert Sugar have to decline this position or Al Bernstein going over to Showtime and just working the classics archives?!
Teddy knows his boxing, but is seriously slipping.
I think Teddy has his good days and his bad days. I like him personally, I really enjoyed the commentary last night although that could be just be the fact that i had to listen to Jim Watt all the way through Prizefighter a few hours earlier.
I agree though some of his analogies are bordering on insanity
and he can annoy at times by repeatedly making the same point throughout the fight, really hammering it home like he did last night talking about Garcia's non-existent use of the jab.
Overall though i like Teddy and i like the US Commentary alot more than some of the shite we have to put up with over here. His knowledge of the sport is absolutely unquestionable.