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07-07-2012 , 12:35 PM
I give him props for even being able to respond to some of the off the wall terrible questions Lon was asking him. I thought for sure the "Dude, wtf are you even talking about?" was coming.
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07-07-2012 , 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CBorders
lol

a commentator on a tv show that runs a handful of times per year is going to have such a minute effect on your ev that it's not worth being concerned over it.

have you polled the casual player to see what they like? do you even have a rough idea of the demographic watching poker on tv?
Considering that my buddy works for ESPN I think I have more of an idea than you do... and he says the mainstream prefers Norman Chad's boring jokes than technical mathematical details. And if you think the majority demographic watching poker on TV = 20something internet pros then you are delusional... try 50yo live poker fat guys who want to spend time away from their wives and kids.
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07-07-2012 , 12:44 PM
Gotta +1 this thread. Aside with being an absolute beast of a poker player livb is the best poker commentator I have ever listened to. I hope he doesn't get sick of it and return to crushing online 247.
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07-07-2012 , 02:25 PM
+1 as well, best poker commentator in the world
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07-07-2012 , 02:35 PM
He was/is very good for sure. I also was really entertained by A E last year. I also like Tony Dunst in the WPT livestreams of their 6 player final tables.
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07-07-2012 , 02:47 PM
He made the final table off the wynn 2500

short stack though
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07-08-2012 , 11:27 AM
Going balls deep into Kara Scott can confirm.
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07-08-2012 , 11:43 AM


Lol. Confirmed Manuel Ferrara look-a-like
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07-15-2012 , 07:22 PM
He's a genius
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07-16-2012 , 03:16 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and picked up on things I would not of noticed had he not mentioned them....

Back for Nov 9 please..
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07-16-2012 , 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by eazygoing

Last edited by the4bettingmonk; 07-16-2012 at 05:47 PM. Reason: wpt borgata butchering headsup- no? hehe
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07-16-2012 , 07:06 PM
I always forget what am i suppose to be appreciating?Sorry i always need reminding whenever i see an"Appreciation' thread.Congrats?sure NP.Appreciation?Requires more explanation.
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08-01-2012 , 07:29 AM
I was going to respond to this thread when it was first posted with a BIG ROFLMMFAO but opted to keep my negative comments to a minimum at the time so as to not offend all the Olivier nut hugging that was going on ITT when it was posted. But, after re-watching last nights edited version of the big one I can say without hesitation that Olivier will never be seen again on any poker broadcast as a commentator and let's thank God for that. The guy may be a beast at playing the game but as a commentator he was probably one of the worst ever for a broadcast of that magnitude. I swear to God if I heard him say "It's a function of" one more God Dam time I woulda thrown a chair through my TV. I haven't gone back and counted how many times he used the phrase but I'm going to put the O/U on that at 14. Originally I thought maybe he'd been taking broadcasting lessons from the one and only other guy in poker that overuses the catch phrase "A function of" and that would be none other than Joe Seebok. And apparently ESPN agreed because Olivier didn't even make an appearance in the final edited cut of the broadcast of The Big One. I'm sure Lon and Norm were very happy that they had to go back into the studio after the fact to redo the entire broadcast because Olivier was so bad. Olivier's hand reading skills were put to the test in that broadcast three or four times as well and he failed miserably each time at that too. I say he needs to just keep goin balls deep in Kara, keep binking MTT's and please STFU and stay out of the broadcast booth because you suck at it! And for those of you saying WTF does this guy know about broadcasting, I spent over 22 years in the television and radio industries as a reporter, full time air talent, voiceover artist and programmer so I do have a little bit of experience to base my judgements on.
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08-01-2012 , 05:44 PM
Your jealosusy is a function of your parents not loving you
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08-01-2012 , 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by camlinboy
Your jealosusy is a function of your parents not loving you
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08-01-2012 , 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by villagio




I don't think I've ever seen 2+2 (NVG at least) have so much, almost universal, love for a player/commentator/human being before (eyebrows aside lol). How's he ever gonna get any action after this series?
and some people call this gambling :-)
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04-19-2014 , 04:58 PM
Stumbled across this thread for some reason today, and startd watching those old live coverages he hosted with OHMYGOSH commentator. Really informative and enjoyable commentary, but lolled hard when omgosh stated THOSE BLUE CHIPS ARE 1K EACH Olivier: WOW
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04-20-2014 , 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by camlinboy
Your jealosusy is a function of your parents not loving you
oh my god, thanks for the bump
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10-27-2014 , 11:54 AM
Really can't stand this guy,

Pure douchey head on him.
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10-27-2014 , 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MrOmaha8b
I was going to respond to this thread when it was first posted with a BIG ROFLMMFAO but opted to keep my negative comments to a minimum at the time so as to not offend all the Olivier nut hugging that was going on ITT when it was posted. But, after re-watching last nights edited version of the big one I can say without hesitation that Olivier will never be seen again on any poker broadcast as a commentator and let's thank God for that. The guy may be a beast at playing the game but as a commentator he was probably one of the worst ever for a broadcast of that magnitude. I swear to God if I heard him say "It's a function of" one more God Dam time I woulda thrown a chair through my TV. I haven't gone back and counted how many times he used the phrase but I'm going to put the O/U on that at 14. Originally I thought maybe he'd been taking broadcasting lessons from the one and only other guy in poker that overuses the catch phrase "A function of" and that would be none other than Joe Seebok. And apparently ESPN agreed because Olivier didn't even make an appearance in the final edited cut of the broadcast of The Big One. I'm sure Lon and Norm were very happy that they had to go back into the studio after the fact to redo the entire broadcast because Olivier was so bad. Olivier's hand reading skills were put to the test in that broadcast three or four times as well and he failed miserably each time at that too. I say he needs to just keep goin balls deep in Kara, keep binking MTT's and please STFU and stay out of the broadcast booth because you suck at it! And for those of you saying WTF does this guy know about broadcasting, I spent over 22 years in the television and radio industries as a reporter, full time air talent, voiceover artist and programmer so I do have a little bit of experience to base my judgements on.
22 years on the TV and zero paragraphs. Just a lot of butthurt
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