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Nelson Montfort Appreciation Thread

Action Jackson
08-26-2007, 09:03 AM
:worship: the legend of Nelson Montfort, this man is the epitome of cool and stylish.

He is the French guy who does the RG interviews and I think he speaks Spanish as well as French and English and he is the man.

Also saw the man in Osaka doing some interviews with the athletes in the mix zone. Didn't hear what the man had to say this time around, but he deserves appreciation.

Allez Nelson

http://www.brasserie-jules.fr/celebrites/images/montfort2.jpg

http://www.festivalmusiquecinema.com/pics_bdd/photo_fr_visuel/11624744161_QM_8D5533zoom.jpg

Choupi
08-26-2007, 09:25 AM
Count me first on the list of those who love that guy. I've met him this year in RG and he was lovely. Just simple, close to ppl, almost shy. :p

Action Jackson
08-26-2007, 09:27 AM
Glad to hear that Nelson was pleasant to people who came up to him, it would be good if he came out to Australia.

Choupi
08-26-2007, 09:34 AM
Too bad you missed him in Sydney for the Olympics.....

Choupi
08-26-2007, 09:37 AM
Nelson has fans and here's one of the numerous encounters. Enjoy how simple the guy remains...and how sincerely he seems to be touched.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmgpIzCCj3o

silverwhite
08-26-2007, 09:41 AM
Nelson :cool:

Wasn't he featured in Amélie's RG video? :rolls:

Action Jackson
08-26-2007, 09:43 AM
Nelson is a man of the people.

martine2
08-26-2007, 09:45 AM
I didn't know his name, but I recognize him from the RG interviews. He spoke several languages fluently!

Action Jackson
08-26-2007, 09:46 AM
Nelson is so cool, he gets people doing impressions of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr5sTuSrbUM

Naide
08-26-2007, 09:58 AM
:haha: Nelson and his 4minutes question
A legend :worship:

BelgianWaffle
08-26-2007, 10:42 AM
OMG! A thread devoted to Nelson! Finally! :hearts:

;)

elessar
08-26-2007, 11:33 AM
I don't think non french people can appreciate how truly hilarious Nelson can be during commentaries and interviews :worship: the nickname Mets l'son moins fort comes to mind

Saumon
08-26-2007, 01:48 PM
:haha: Nelson and his 4minutes question
A legend :worship:
:lol: once his question to Michael Johnson was so long, Michael left without answering.

Nelson is a true legend here. :worship: He is also a figure skating commentator (with Candeloro), his dad is American and he has a picture of Bill Clinton and himself (from the time Bill went to the Grosjean-Agassi match) in his kitchen. :lol:

I met him a few times at RG and here is a pic I took this year :lol:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/ParisTennis/Benny%20Berthet%202007/2007_0526BennyBertthet0139.jpg

bokehlicious
08-26-2007, 02:33 PM
Nelson is better at commentating ice skating alongside Candeloro, hilarious :haha:

Naide
08-26-2007, 02:40 PM
Nelson is better at commentating ice skating alongside Candeloro, hilarious :haha:

True
Plus Candeloro is such a perv :o

maldini
08-26-2007, 02:43 PM
Nelson :worship:

only know him from tennis though...always on french TV for RG & DC :yeah:

Saumon
08-26-2007, 02:56 PM
True
Plus Candeloro is such a perv :o

he is always talking about sex and/or the female figure skaters' arses :tape: he shocks nelson about ten times a day

Damita
08-26-2007, 08:05 PM
So it's true, there's a thread about Nelson!! :cool: :haha:I don't think non french people can appreciate how truly hilarious Nelson can be during commentaries and interviews :worship: the nickname Mets l'son moins fort comes to mind:lol:

he is always talking about sex and/or the female figure skaters' arses :tape: he shocks nelson about ten times a dayLOL, and Nelson tries to balance Candeloro's obscenity. He's doing his best to 'save' the viewers from this :lol:

safinaferrero
08-30-2007, 01:28 AM
:yeah: Nelson is the best i just luv this guy :)

Action Jackson
08-30-2007, 06:52 AM
Thanks for that bit Saumon about Nelson's dad being American and that is one of the highlights seeing the mop of hair interviewing the athletes after their competitions.

amdany
08-30-2007, 01:01 PM
I met him too last year in RG and he's very lovely:cool:

bokehlicious
08-30-2007, 02:15 PM
A funny video about Nelson and his "famous" story about him witnessing UFOs... :o

http://www.dailymotion.com/bookmarks/jeansergio/video/x5eh6_florence-foresti-nelson-monfort

Truc
08-30-2007, 03:21 PM
once his question to Michael Johnson was so long, Michael left without answering.:lol: C'est ma préférée aussi, celle-là:
http://www.ina.fr/archivespourtous/index.php?action=ft&full=Monfort,%20Nelson

Saumon
08-30-2007, 04:27 PM
One of his great moments was when Chang won Roland Garros. In his victory speech he thanked Jesus and Nelson translated "I want to thank my friend Luigi" :tape:

amdany
08-30-2007, 06:34 PM
One of his great moments was when Chang won Roland Garros. In his victory speech he thanked Jesus and Nelson translated "I want to thank my friend Luigi" :tape:

:spit:

Richard_from_Cal
08-31-2007, 11:23 PM
Thanks for the intro, Andreas. ...and thanks for the link, JMPower. (I don't have French, unfortunately. :lol:)

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 04:17 PM
The man is back and I saw him interviewing again at RG.

The man has his fans.

http://accel98.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/21/50/35/nelson/le-prod-et-nelson-montfort.jpg

elessar
05-31-2008, 04:41 PM
Great bump :worship:

The winter olympics with him and Candeloro doing the commentaries are always the highlights of my years :worship:

Did anyone catch his interviewing the Monfils family during today's match :spit: He started saying what a lovely moment it was to watch Gael's match behind his charming family before the father turns around and tells him how pissed off they were at some of the things that were said about his son :rolls:
Nelson then stuttered and said "I can assure you we all love Gael this is just a misunderstanding" he was so embarassed :lol:

Aurora
05-31-2008, 05:50 PM
Great bump :worship:

The winter olympics with him and Candeloro doing the commentaries are always the highlights of my years :worship:

Did anyone catch his interviewing the Monfils family during today's match :spit: He started saying what a lovely moment it was to watch Gael's match behind his charming family before the father turns around and tells him how pissed off they were at some of the things that were said about his son :rolls:
Nelson then stuttered and said "I can assure you we all love Gael this is just a misunderstanding" he was so embarassed :lol: it was :haha:

He's been pushing Rafa in the oncourt interviews to call RG his second home or making him choose between Spain and France, but Rafa's not really taking the bait

Neely
05-31-2008, 07:28 PM
Outstanding figure in French sports broadcasting!

NaDALiTa
06-02-2008, 08:38 PM
RG on France televisions would be dull without Monfort's interviews :worship:

NIKKO84
06-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Nelson :D

Though his translations are sometimes completely wrong :o

Love his duet with Candéloro. Candéloro being the dumb redneck and Nelson the articulate gentleman. Makes figure skating less boring

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-03-2008, 08:42 PM
too much sugar and sweetness make me nauseous. :sobbing: and at the same time he can be so tactless the Nelson.

well sometimes I feel sorry.... it's so embarassing... last time it was at the end of the match Federer def. Benneteau... Montfort jumped on Roger and -no congrats, no nothing... his first question was directly "What do you think of Julien, tell us Roger, he is good no?" Roger was so surprised :speakles: "ah he aawww errrr hmmm a baba bebe bb... well, he is good"

Action Jackson
06-03-2008, 08:52 PM
I found this.

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From 2.40 onwards.
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bokehlicious
06-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Thanks for that George, Nelson is a legend :yeah: :lol:

luxsword
06-03-2008, 10:52 PM
Nice thread. :lol:

Pixie
06-04-2008, 01:46 PM
Good to see a thread about Nelson.

Thankfully he didn't chose to work in the international fiscal law as he was supposed to do as a student and we share a common point here.

Better to see him having problem to catch players in order to itw them. A good stuff this year was when he tried to itw Nadal after his match but only managed to fish Corretja to talk about Rafa whereas Alex was trying to do his own job in front of the spanish cams.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-04-2008, 03:17 PM
sure he is famous...

This month June 2008, the French post will publish Nelson Montfort stamps because voted by the French "Favorite Sport Journalist", and not one stamp... a whole serie. :cool:

http://www.lepost.fr/article/2008/05/07/1190404_la-tete-de-nelson-montfort-sur-des-timbres.html

NIKKO84
06-04-2008, 03:28 PM
sure he is famous...

This month June 2008, the French post will publish Nelson Montfort stamps because voted by the French "Favorite Sport Journalist", and not one stamp... a whole serie. :cool:

http://www.lepost.fr/article/2008/05/07/1190404_la-tete-de-nelson-montfort-sur-des-timbres.html

:rolls: Nelson on a stamp :yeah:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-05-2008, 08:49 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mypixforum/nelsonanddaughtervictoria.jpg

Nelson + daughter Victoria. I've heard rumours that she's dating French singer Julien Doré

bokehlicious
06-05-2008, 08:50 AM
I've heard rumours that she's dating French singer Julien Doré

Is he the one from "Nouvelle Star" who sang "Lolita" from Alizée?

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-05-2008, 08:55 AM
Is he the one from "Nouvelle Star" who sang "Lolita" from Alizée?

exactly... Le-chanteur-à-la-barrette ;)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-05-2008, 09:01 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mypixforum/juliendorerg.jpg

French singer Julien Doré (L) and an unidentified man are seen during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 30, 2008.REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

luxsword
06-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Julien Doré's going out with Louise something, who does the funny weather forecast thingy on canal +.

Anyway, about our dear Monfort, I remember thinking he was a little silly, then i remember he made sampras cry asking several question about his coach (i think :scratch: ) who died some time before, and i detested him for being so tactless... :( but then he grew on me again :lol:

thought i'd bump this thread cause i just read a new kind of rose was given his name. :haha:
Nelson Monfort, 55 ans, journaliste et commentateur sportif sur France Télévisions, est heureux. Ce matin, une rose, création des Rosiers Guillot, a été baptisée de son nom.

La fleur, dévoilée dans ses jardins fruitiers de Laquenexy (en Moselle), est "d'un jaune délicat, légèrement parfumée, résistante aux maladies et facile à cultiver", a expliqué Jean-Pierre Guillot, directeur des lieux.

Très ému, le journaliste a déclaré : "C'est pour moi un grand honneur d'avoir une rose à mon nom et j'espère qu'elle fera le bonheur de beaucoup de jardiniers".

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 05:03 PM
Nelson is there once again, showing his flair.

Saumon
05-28-2009, 10:13 PM
Yesterday he interviewed Ouanna's dad during the match and he said "Prosper, we love your name!"
:o