1. Standard memberCrowley
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    11 Aug '08 18:49
    Seriously, why do we need these idiots repeating to us what is happening on the screen? My eyes are fine, thanks.

    Anyway, this little rant was brought on by the idiot commenting on a heat in the womens 200m backstroke at the Olympics.
    According to this genius, the favourites don't give it their all because they are just checking out their oppositions' "strengths and weaknesses". Say what? It's a SWIM - there are no strengths and weaknesses.

    On the other hand, if we didn't have commentary we wouldn't have this gem either:
    After the USA lost their volleyball game against Cuba "That was close, but no cigar!"
    GGOLD!
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    11 Aug '08 20:541 edit
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Seriously, why do we need these idiots repeating to us what is happening on the screen? My eyes are fine, thanks.

    Anyway, this little rant was brought on by the idiot commenting on a heat in the womens 200m backstroke at the Olympics.
    According to this genius, the favourites don't give it their all because they are just checking out their oppositions' "s he USA lost their volleyball game against Cuba "That was close, but no cigar!"
    GGOLD!
    I agree that most of the commentators are full of crap. They either spew useless drivel, or become home team reporters which is sick. I have found some of the best commentary to be by the former athletes who understand the sport and the technical merits of their particular sport, but they are not polished enough to be allowed to speak much based on Network brass who want the spectacle to be dazzling. Quite often, I make excellent use of the mute button, and watch the show in peace.
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    11 Aug '08 21:05
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    I have found some of the best commentary to be by the former athletes who understand the sport and the technical merits of their particular sport...
    Like Joe Theismann? 😲
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    11 Aug '08 22:10
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Like Joe Theismann? 😲
    Gee Darv, which Olympic sport is Joe working? Actually, I was speaking more to Tim Daggett and Bart Connor in gymnastics, or Karch Kiraly in beach volleyball. Mary Carillo is decent on tennis, but is out of her element otherwise. Jim Lamply has been a joke since his Notre Dame fiasco. Bob Costas is a great baseball man, but he does enjoy spreading his witty banter and hearing himself speak.
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    12 Aug '08 18:52
    We used to have a button on our tv/remote that you could press. It was labelled SAP (Secondary Audio Programming). When you pressed it, the audio on the channel you were watching would change to a different audio feed that the channel would send. It was usually just the news, or the weather.

    I always wished that during sporting events, we could press the SAP button and just hear the sounds of the game, with NO COMMENTARY. That would be perfect!

    The NHL had a commentator strike a few years ago and broadcast the games without the commentary. It was like heaven, and felt like you were in the stands watching the game. You could hear the sticks and skates as they moved, the puck hitting the boards and the players talking to each other.

    BRING BACK THE SAP!!!!!!!!!
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    13 Aug '08 06:25
    Originally posted by uzless
    We used to have a button on our tv/remote that you could press. It was labelled SAP (Secondary Audio Programming). When you pressed it, the audio on the channel you were watching would change to a different audio feed that the channel would send. It was usually just the news, or the weather.

    I always wished that during sporting events, we could press th ...[text shortened]... he puck hitting the boards and the players talking to each other.

    BRING BACK THE SAP!!!!!!!!!
    Damn, you first world countries have all the good stuff.

    Here I have the option of Afrikaans or English commentary - for the sports I watch at least - both are bloody idiotic.
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    13 Aug '08 06:46
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Damn, you first world countries have all the good stuff.

    Here I have the option of Afrikaans or English commentary - for the sports I watch at least - both are bloody idiotic.
    What about turning the sound down? You can't miss much audio action in the swimming, surely ...
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    13 Aug '08 06:47
    Originally posted by Crowley

    On the other hand, if we didn't have commentary we wouldn't have this gem either:
    After the USA lost their volleyball game against Cuba "That was close, but no cigar!"
    GGOLD!
    Bring back the tobacco-chewing event.
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    13 Aug '08 09:56
    Originally posted by uzless
    We used to have a button on our tv/remote that you could press. It was labelled SAP (Secondary Audio Programming). When you pressed it, the audio on the channel you were watching would change to a different audio feed that the channel would send. It was usually just the news, or the weather.

    I always wished that during sporting events, we could press th ...[text shortened]... he puck hitting the boards and the players talking to each other.

    BRING BACK THE SAP!!!!!!!!!
    Interactive TV does that and more (choose camera angles, different live matches that are playing at the time, etc.)
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    13 Aug '08 17:26
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Interactive TV does that and more (choose camera angles, different live matches that are playing at the time, etc.)
    My cable company (Rogers) doesn't have that as far as I know
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    14 Aug '08 11:26
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Seriously, why do we need these idiots repeating to us what is happening on the screen? My eyes are fine, thanks.

    Anyway, this little rant was brought on by the idiot commenting on a heat in the womens 200m backstroke at the Olympics.
    According to this genius, the favourites don't give it their all because they are just checking out their oppositions' "s ...[text shortened]... he USA lost their volleyball game against Cuba "That was close, but no cigar!"
    GGOLD!
    Some commentators can be really annoying, but I don't think I could live without the moments of genius you sometimes hear.

    "There's only one word for that; magic darts.
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    14 Aug '08 11:27
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Interactive TV does that and more (choose camera angles, different live matches that are playing at the time, etc.)
    Does sky still have fanzone commentary where you could listen to two fans (one from either team) commetating on the game if you wanted to. That was great fun.
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    14 Aug '08 11:34
    Originally posted by Freddie2008
    Does sky still have fanzone commentary where you could listen to two fans (one from either team) commetating on the game if you wanted to. That was great fun.
    I don't have sky as I don't watch tv much. That sounds like fun...for about 5 minutes.
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    14 Aug '08 14:36
    Originally posted by Freddie2008
    Does sky still have fanzone commentary where you could listen to two fans (one from either team) commetating on the game if you wanted to. That was great fun.
    That sounds pretty cool. I believe there's a NZ guy who comments on All Black games on the net. Never listened to it though, because Murray Mexted put me off NZ commentators for good.
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    16 Aug '08 14:42
    JUST SEEN THE WORST INTERVIEW IN TV SPORT HISTORY.
    Bolt wins the 100m finals and the BBC goes stright to the two other Jamicans who come 5th and 6th and ask them what they thought-while they were still watching the reply!

    What a joke... Athletics is an individual sport its not about TEAMs...the whole thing was the most Embrassing moment of this Olympics!
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