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Would it kill them to find someone with a passing familiarity with the sport to be the primary commentator? How can he do a play-by-play when he doesn't even know the names of the skills. He just sounds stupid. Not that former gymnasts always sound all that great - parts of the commentary are just annoying no matter who says them (like the fifth or sixth time they pull out Belu's quote about teaching his gymnasts how to work hard, then compete, then win) - but at least they know what they are talking about.


What get's me is how much he (and the others) seem to miss. On a couple of the balance beam routines, I counted several balance corrections; none major, but they were there, and certainly deducted from the score. But the commentators were criticizing the judges for give a low score to such a well executed routine. Makes me wonder if they were even watching the same routine.
(also makes me realize that I've watched a hell of a lot of this stuff, that I can pick that up from the TV)

David
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