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    Default Commentators who make stupid comments

    Some of the commentators say the stupidest things, like "are you disappointed in your performance because you got Bronze instead of gold?"

    or after the floor exercises where a girl for Brazil almost fell over they kept repeating over and over "she took 5 steps!, one, two, three, four, five!!"

    ENOUGH!!!!

    I think all commentators who make these idiotic comments should be forced to perform in a pay-per-view event where they have to be critiqued by the real athletes themselves. lol.



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    Some of the comments made about other countries during the Parade of Nations were disgusting. Shame on our NBC commentators.



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    Hey, it's the "mainstream media". It's not like they're accustomed to targeting intelligent viewers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackandMo View Post
    Some of the comments made about other countries during the Parade of Nations were disgusting. Shame on our NBC commentators.
    I must have missed those. What did they say?

    I thought the NBC guy who referred to the Queen as "Her Royal Highness" was inexcusably ignorant. How hard is it to do your homework at the kind of salaries they're paying those commentators?

    OK, someone who knows, re: the archery I'm watching now--

    Is St John's Wood correctly pronounced "Saint John's Wood"? Or more like "Sinjin Wood"?

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    An interviewer called Vierra (? Sp) from US interviewed Denny Boyle and asked him if he thought it would flop! She's a little gritty for the job.
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    St John's Wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    St John's Wood.
    More like Snt John's Wood !
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    This is why I tend to watch the olympics with no sound, that way I can judge on my own without crazy commenters in my ear.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wellspotted View Post
    Is St John's Wood correctly pronounced "Saint John's Wood"? Or more like "Sinjin Wood"?

    :
    Either way is "correct" - the "sin gin" pronunciation is basically "Old English". I learned this after watching Four Weddings and A Funeral.
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    Just wait. If they are true to form, Melanie Smith will be doing dressage again. Talk about the worst person to have comment on DRESSAGE. She's a jumper rider. She also used to comment on eventing.

    All the woman knows how to do is count freaking strides. She also snubs the NBC commentators when they ask questions.

    Give us someone fun for dressage and eventing. Puhleas!
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    ^^^If you could pick anyone you choose for dressage and eventing, who would it be?



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    I'd pick Mike Tucker for eventing. Also Lorna Clark.



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    Someone suggested Axel Steiner for dressage and I really think that would be a good match.

    For eventing, can't we have the ones that have done the best job for Rolex?
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    Axel did a fabulous job commentatin at Gladstone this year. It was an amazing educational experience as well as entertaining, particularly when he would "cluck" along with a horse that didn't show enough impulsion



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    Having Melanie as commentator is like having Greg Louganis be the commentator for the men's swimming. SO stupid. Gee, it's the same sport because they're in a pool, right? Oh, and he can also do commentary on synchronized swimming.

    Morons at NBC. Or, Melanie is friends with the people in charge at NBC and has snowed them all into keeping her all these years. She SUCKS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    Having Melanie as commentator is like having Greg Louganis be the commentator for the men's swimming. SO stupid. Gee, it's the same sport because they're in a pool, right? Oh, and he can also do commentary on synchronized swimming.

    Morons at NBC. Or, Melanie is friends with the people in charge at NBC and has snowed them all into keeping her all these years. She SUCKS.
    Oh give me a break. Just because she's a show jumper (Olympic level no less) does not mean she has no concept of dressage. Frankly, she's a better "dressage" (training) rider than many of the official dressage riders around.
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    Goodness, Fluffie, got an axe to grind?

    Quote: 'Oh give me a break. Just because she's a show jumper (Olympic level no less) does not mean she has no concept of dressage. Frankly, she's a better "dressage" (training) rider than many of the official dressage riders around."

    Erm, better than which official dressage rider?


    Again, dressage is not show jumping. I would not ask Steffan Peters to comment on show jumping.



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    No, no axe to grind (just a sinus infection brewing). It just gets annoying that because people are labeled as one discipline it means they don't know anything about others. (None of my comments are aimed at any particular posters, BTW. Honest!)

    Really, Taylor does a great job as a commentator. I've heard a lot of others over the years, including a bona-fide eventer commenting on Rolex, and there are much, much worse than she. But, because she hasn't ridden in a particular discipline I guess she's worthless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlightCheck View Post
    Goodness, Fluffie, got an axe to grind?

    Erm, better than which official dressage rider?
    The "official" ones that loudly proclaim themselves to be "dressage riders" and have yet to demonstrate any such ability/aptitiude (armchair quarterbacks would be a parallel description).
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    Always reminds me of the color commentator in the movie "Best in Show" who knew absolutely nothing about dogs. The way that movie spoofs some of the stupid things commentators say is great.



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