Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
The womens 200m final today may be the best track event of the Games. It has the 100m winner, the 400m winner, and several 200m specialists.
no spoilers please, I'm watching this stuff tonight. I think the track events have the best announcer, that carribean sounding guy. He knows all the runners, gives you a quick rundown on what they've accomplished, tells you who the contenders on the race should be and why and doesn't overhype anyone.
Originally Posted by lefty
Agreed. My wife is a former gymnast so I have to watch all this stuff, but NBC's excessive boosterism coverage is making me dislike these little girls.
They announcers have made it seem like the Fab Five (why even give them that name??) should be getting medals just for showing up. I felt so bad for that McKayla girl, the one that is suppossed to be the best on the vault. There were like 3-4 girls going ahead of her and the announcers were basically saying that these girls were simply fighting for 2nd and 3rd place as 1st place was already wrapped up. As she is about to go on, they start losing it, going on about how amazing she is going to be. Then she falls on the landings. It makes here seem like she is some overhyped, underdelivering athlete through no fault of her own.