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MAXXply
10-29-2012, 08:35 AM
Heard moments ago during the Paris coverage: Falla...is on FIRE!

Apologies if it is already part of the Robbie Koenig Lexicon of Tennis Hyperbole.

batz
10-29-2012, 08:41 AM
At least he didn't say he was 'literally' on fire - as seems to be the wont of many people these days.

Sky TV in the UK are currently running adverts where sports fans recollect their best memories - one of them centres on a couple who support Sunderland, and whose pearl of wisdow is that 'when the goal went in, the noise literally blew the roof off the stadium'.

It literally didn't.

End Rant/

MurrayMyInspiration
10-29-2012, 08:44 AM
At least he didn't say he was 'literally' on fire - as seems to be the wont of many people these days.

Sky TV in the UK are currently running adverts where sports fans recollect their best memories - one of them centres on a couple who support Sunderland, and whose pearl of wisdow is that 'when the goal went in, the noise literally blew the roof off the stadium'.

It literally didn't.

End Rant/

Haha I always say that, I was literally killing the ball :)

MAXXply
10-29-2012, 08:46 AM
^^ Batz, you know all those reporters who always say so and so was "bundled out" of the tournament? I'd like you to take them to a re-education camp and have your way with them.

batz
10-29-2012, 08:47 AM
Haha I always say that, I was literally killing the ball :)

Hanging's too good for you :)

I don't know when the world literally changed meaning to its polar opposite (metaphorically), but it literally does my head in ;)

MurrayMyInspiration
10-29-2012, 08:52 AM
Hanging's too good for you :)

I don't know when the world literally changed meaning to its polar opposite (metaphorically), but it literally does my head in ;)

What you mean by Hanging's too good for you? Dont get it...

batz
10-29-2012, 08:57 AM
What you mean by Hanging's too good for you? Dont get it...

It was mean to be a joke mate i.e. hanging is not sufficient punishment for people who say 'literally' when they mean 'metaphorically'.

NLBwell
10-29-2012, 08:58 AM
An American expression.
Hanging by the neck until dead is not enough punishment.

American west, cowboys, etc.

RF20Lennon
10-29-2012, 09:06 AM
He's said that before I think

6-1 6-3 6-0
10-29-2012, 09:09 AM
Dick Enberg said it during Wimbledon 2010, 1R, Federer vs Falla.

RF20Lennon
10-29-2012, 09:11 AM
Dick Enberg said it during Wimbledon 2010, 1R, Federer vs Falla.

Yes!! You're right although Enberg is seriously annoying. He can't say Rafael Nadal to save his life

Steve0904
10-29-2012, 09:51 AM
Heard moments ago during the Paris coverage: Falla...is on FIRE!

Apologies if it is already part of the Robbie Koenig Lexicon of Tennis Hyperbole.

I've heard this one before, but it's still pretty funny.

LaneMyer
10-29-2012, 06:48 PM
when I read the title I thought for sure you were going to mention his tag from the other day in Basel...while describing the well dressed and apparently wealthy crowd, he referred to the Swiss fans as "suited & looted".

Sabratha
10-31-2012, 06:38 AM
"Suited and looted"?



.......


:lol:

Homeboy Hotel
10-31-2012, 07:12 AM
NO WAYS!

Another classic.

Sid_Vicious
10-31-2012, 07:31 AM
CHECK THE BEHIND THE BACKAA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5GGvlej9HB4#t=43s

batz
10-31-2012, 07:31 AM
when I read the title I thought for sure you were going to mention his tag from the other day in Basel...while describing the well dressed and apparently wealthy crowd, he referred to the Swiss fans as "suited & looted".

Are you sure he didn't say 'suited and booted'?

Sentinel
10-31-2012, 07:45 AM
Oil painting of a backhand !

Cup8489
10-31-2012, 07:49 AM
What you mean by Hanging's too good for you? Dont get it...

Your punishment must be more severe...
http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/121/1216421/TDKR-bane-prison1a_1326399325.jpg

Semi-Pro
10-31-2012, 08:52 AM
Drain pipe...forgot what he says before that

sdont
10-31-2012, 09:53 AM
Somebody call 911... [insert player's name]'s just got out of jail!

SQA333
10-31-2012, 11:32 AM
Drain pipe...forgot what he says before that

Pressure only comes in pipes? I remember he said this during the Federer Cilic match in Shanghai.

Another one: 'all over that like white on rice'

kaku
10-31-2012, 12:27 PM
The famous: "Like a South African Diamond Cutter!"

LaneMyer
10-31-2012, 07:25 PM
Are you sure he didn't say 'suited and booted'?

no he said "suited and looted" referring to the Basel fans as well dressed and moneyed because right before that remark he was talking about the general wealth of the city from their science and pharmaceutical industries.

"Loot" in the US is a slang term for money. (in case one is unaware).

ledwix
10-31-2012, 07:44 PM
What else is there? Phenomenadal, magicianal, like a South African diamond cutter...

Somebody call 911... [insert player's name]'s just got out of jail!

Lol yes, I remember him saying that after Federer/Murray had one of the rallies of the year in Shanghai at the start of the second set.

Candide
10-31-2012, 08:07 PM
"He just vaapawrised that ball down the line!"

Semi-Pro
11-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Pressure only comes in pipes? I remember he said this during the Federer Cilic match in Shanghai.

Another one: 'all over that like white on rice'

He said that too I think!

But the one I was referring to was when the player usually hits a passing shot and the ball just clicks the outside of the line. 'just enough room to hit it pass [insert players name] as the size of a drain pipe'

I don't know exactly but it always cracks me up

Paul Murphy
11-01-2012, 06:28 PM
"Hitting aggressively to safe spots."

Big_Dangerous
11-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Heard moments ago during the Paris coverage: Falla...is on FIRE!

Apologies if it is already part of the Robbie Koenig Lexicon of Tennis Hyperbole.

I already made that joke back when he was up 2 sets to love and a break in the 3rd on Federer @ Wimbly 2010.


I do like this one though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN2KE1vabcQ

"No, LBW at best!"

Lmao

dcdoorknob
11-01-2012, 09:46 PM
I wanted to have my picture taken with Falla. I had my significant other hold the camera, and then went up to him and said "let me stand next to ya Falla!"

Ok maybe that didn't happen but it totally should have.

15_ounce
11-02-2012, 06:06 AM
Heard moments ago during the Paris coverage: Falla...is on FIRE!

Apologies if it is already part of the Robbie Koenig Lexicon of Tennis Hyperbole.

I often heard that phrase actually....

kaku
11-02-2012, 06:21 AM
"He's a big boy"

Steve0904
11-02-2012, 06:25 AM
I heard him call Murray a "well proportioned athlete" a couple times this week.

rufus_smith
11-03-2012, 08:41 AM
About LLorda's amazing volleying :

"...reactions of a mongoose on amphetamines"

"...like a guard dog on duty. No one is getting past me!".

:)

Semi-Pro
11-07-2012, 07:20 AM
Jaw dropping stuff from the Serb, and that's why folks he sits on top of the penthouse of the rankings

JayChu
11-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Robbie Koenig is awesome as a commentator. Very catchy phrases and knows not when to over speak.

Devilito
11-07-2012, 10:23 AM
As a commentator, Robbie is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be

Sentinel
11-07-2012, 10:26 AM
what about the one today about -- if these two stripped on a beach (Joker and Andy) ... I could not catch the full line. Then Jason asked something, and RK replied "That question I won't answer"

Steve0904
11-07-2012, 10:31 AM
what about the one today about -- if these two stripped on a beach (Joker and Andy) ... I could not catch the full line. Then Jason asked something, and RK replied "That question I won't answer"

He said something about Andy getting stronger. Working out more. Like "He looks more buff than he used to." Then JG said "Is that what does it for you?" RK responded. "I won't answer that question...laughs."

Gonzalito17
11-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Koenig and Goodall together are the best, bar none.

Candide
11-07-2012, 01:43 PM
As a commentator, Robbie is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be

Have to agree, he can make a dull game intereting. And a good game epic. I don't get to hear him these days and it's a real bummer.

kaku
11-07-2012, 04:38 PM
From the Paris final: "That's well spotted my boy!"

smoledman
11-07-2012, 05:56 PM
"That's from the top drawer!"
"That's X at his very best"

MAXXply
11-07-2012, 08:59 PM
"As far as [insert any scenario here] is concerned..."

Semi-Pro
11-11-2012, 08:21 PM
"It's a half volley open stance with a single handed backhand from the base line...last time we saw one of those, god was a boy"


(reffering to feds backhand DTL shot vs murray in the sf at wtf)

MAXXply
11-12-2012, 07:27 PM
A recent tweet/hashtag from Koenig re: Nole's DTL winner on matchpoint:

#NOVAKING way he makes that shot!

aceX
11-12-2012, 11:59 PM
"Can you believe it?"
"I cannot. Because the first volley was out of this UNIVERSE."

Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wGktj0-0jo&feature=player_detailpage#t=140s)

formula16
11-13-2012, 01:43 AM
victory for (insert WTF winner)

i just noticed today that hes used that line for the past 3 WTF winners

ICanBeSerious
11-13-2012, 01:49 AM
"His Royal Roginess"

Devilito
11-13-2012, 06:53 AM
*after Federer hits a backhand winner down the line*

“That backhand is an oil painting and Novak is acknowledging the work of art”

aceX
11-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Any good new ones? I think he needs to retire "mongoose on amphetamines"

MonkeyBoy
11-27-2014, 06:45 PM
phenomenadal

Goosehead
11-27-2014, 06:45 PM
instead he could say "a Hamster on Benzedrine"..:neutral:

HipRotation
11-27-2014, 06:53 PM
I remember Robbie had some choice words for Raonic's performance at the WTF, something to the effect of

HE'S LIKE A GIRAFFE FALLING DOWN A WATERING HOLE