Why We Love Commentator Matt Keenan

If you’ve been listening to the commentary on the Vuelta a Espana on Supersport the last two weeks, you would have heard the voice of Matt Keenan, the entertaining Aussie who comes up with some of best quotes in the sport. Here’s just a selection from Stage 16 (as heard by editor, Mike Finch).

Image: Matthew Keenan LinkedIn.

Image: Matthew Keenan LinkedIn.

“I’ve seen hot potatoes offloaded slower than that.”

“It’s the kind of look you get when you’ve said something wrong to the teacher.”

“You can read the required tyre pressure on his wheels he’s going so slowly.”

“We’re seeing plenty of the pearly whites. It’s not a smile … Hope the weather doesn’t change otherwise it’s going to stay that way.”

“He’s not touching the ivories on the handlebars this afternoon. He’s looking like he’s in control.”

“A crack has opened up. It’s like Tony Grieg and his pitch report.”

“He might be on the ropes, but he’s not on his knees. He’s not even looking at the canvas.”

“Every one of these riders deserves a warm around of applause but they may need something cold instead.”

3 Responses to Why We Love Commentator Matt Keenan

  1. Michel September 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

    Agreed!! He’s commentary is tops bit his comments are even better. To round up with his very knowledgable insight into the professional side of the sport he brings a refreshing yet educational point across to both novice and experienced viewers.

  2. Eugene Taljaard September 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Matthew Keenan and the fellas that do the Giro are very entertaining! Somewhat better than the TdF guys!

  3. Gerry Coaklin September 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    I agree with the positive views on Matt Keenan, he does a lot of research and imparts with it in a very entertaining way. He always punts and praises the SA riders and has taken the time to read up on all the up and coming new riders! He understands the tactics of Grand Tour racing and his passion for the sport comes through in his commentary.
    I am glad that he does his bit in the TDF commentary, but I still think that the Liggett and Sherwin commentary is pure class and makes the TDF transfixing and addictive viewing.
    Matt is one of the new generation clued up and clever cycling commentators, and makes me feel good about the future of the sport!

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