David Bailey Replaced??

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Scuttlebutt on another web board I read is that Bailey wanted an SX only contract and instead Clear Channel ousted him and replaced him with Cameron Steele. Just another arrow through the hearts of true MX fans and the lack of quality programming if it's true.
 
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Wonderful. Not only do we have to wait a week to see the races, but we have his annoying voice to listen to.
 

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I hope the rumors are not true.  Bailey is an outstanding color commentator.  If they remove him he will be sorely missed. 
 

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He got fired because he wanted to make some changes to the show. I think its a great move. People don't want to about all that racing crap that only a past champ can tell you about. You know if we want to bring the sport to the masses they need to keep the show pop'in. Guys with dyed hair and ear rings are what the kids want to see may be we will get to see some more nick nicks and big no footers, thats what its all about. JOKE. ESPN good move!!! I want to see more poker!!!
 

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I'll really miss David, he would explain how a rider was going through a section faster than another, and when I would rewind and watch again, he was right. His insight and experience, and just his personality. He added to the experience for me.
 

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I hope this isn't true. There are only a few people out there with Davids understanding of the sport and even fewer that have his ability to put it into words. I always feel like I learned something new after watching a race and listening him.
 

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I can't stand listening too Robby Floyd, he's probably never ridden a bike :flame:
 

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Man that's a bummer if true. The only consolation would be hiring Rick Johnson for the racer's point of view.
 
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David Bailey was awesome....He could describe to the viewers what the riders were going through during the race (something people that have never raced wouldn't comprehend by just watching)...Describing different lines and strategies...


That WAS a STUPID move to fire David Bailey.....

The new guy SUCKS!
 

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Originally posted by OldassKDX
Is it letter writing time?
David responded through Steve Bruhn (TFS on Mototalk).

Originally posted by TFS on Mototalk
Just got a note from DB, who is reading all this and gets a warm and fuzzy from all the love.

I won't quote him directly and I'm not speaking for him specifically, but I know writing to get him back in isn't doing any good and thats not what he wants anyway. I guess its no secret that he was not liking the shows and would rather see people write about what they like and don't like in the programming.

From what I am hearing, DB had one foot out the door anyway, so the decision just speeds that up.

It's like a slow, fuzzy divorce. Everyone needs to shake hands, say nice things, and move on.

DB has his 10 years or whatever on the air and the solid respect of everyone. That's a nice way to leave it.
Seems DB had one foot out the door already due to unhappiness with the product and this just hastened the proceedings.
 

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Originally posted by whitesands26

The new guy SUCKS!
Gotta at least give him a chance, he probably had no choice in DB getting fired.. My $.02 worth
 
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Originally posted by rickyd


Gotta at least give him a chance, he probably had no choice in DB getting fired.. My $.02 worth

Well, I do like Cameron Steele....I think he does a very good job. Maybe the new guy will come around....He does have some energy in his voice so I'll give him that.

David just made it exciting...David made the show seem polished...He KNOWS the riders, their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. He knows what the leader is feeling on the 10th lap with heavy pressure as he braces for the next set of whoops with intense armpump, out of breath, and numb hands.

I'm just really dissapointed...The show just seemd COMPLETE with the ex champ.