Hello all. Well I am late posting now but finally my server is back up so I have access to my website. It is kind of funny how you can have a small panic attack when you can’t access your stuff. I also can’t seem to write very much on word for blog posts. Dunno why that is.
Anyhow, I have been watching the Olympics lately like many other people around the world. I have noticed that there are several of the commentators who seem to be there just because there was an opening and they needed a job. Sometime late the night before the event they are on Wikipedia to learn something about the sport before they get on the air.
I am further convinced that they had a meeting of all the commentators before the Olympics and a challenge was thrown down. “The person with the stupidest comment that is still in some sort of context with the sport will win!” I don’t know what they will win besides a lifetime of humiliation and scorn from the broadcast community. Nah, it won’t go that far, even Marv Alpert is back after he did his jail time.
The first set of stupid comments that my wife and I noticed were during the pairs skating. The woman commenting told us that the audience was clapping to help the skaters out and keep them motivated. It couldn’t have possibly been because the music became rousing and people were actually having fun in the audience.
Second entry: Women’s downhill. The commentator actually said “The one who crosses the finish line with the fastest time will win the gold!” No #%^@ Sherlock. This is my third favorite stupid quote of all time behind a football commentator, “The team that scores the most points will take this one!” and a basketball commentator for the Utah Jazz, “If you get the ball in the basket more times than the other team you are going to win.”
Back to the Olympics: Third entry: Biathalon. One of the ladies took a water bottle from the support staff and took a drink. Happens all of the time I would assume. That is a lot of skiing. I would be thirsty. The commentator said, “She is taking the time to get a drink, there is a long way to go and she needs to keep her body going. Probably some sort of sport drink in there.” As opposed to what an ice cold Coca Cola and get a sponsor credit in there?
I am sure there are many more that I have either not heard or can’t remember. There was one at either the skating or the luge track that said something like “The ice has to stay cold or it will melt.” There are some beauties out there. Anyone else hear one that I have missed they would like to submit for the contest?
I have to go and prewrite something now. Thanks for reading.