>>Next, they need to do away with
>>commentators who have not competed in the event they're covering.
> I don't necessarily agree. Some former competitors make excellent
> commentators but just as many (or more) are guilty of some or all of
> the following....
Absolutely true, however they at least have a clue what they're talking
about. If I have to listen to someone talking, I want it to be someone
who actually knows what's going on. Sure, after covering seven or eight
Olympics a non-swimmer might have a fair handle on the swimming events,
but I'd rather have someone who doesn't need a couple decades to get up
Really, though, no commentators (at least during outright competition)
would be best.
And NBC needs to quit taking up a quarter of my screen for their
self-promotion while a gymnast is on the apparatus.
"What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody
had said it before."