Biting the dust

Its amazing just how many times, and how often sports commentators can put their feet firmly in their mouths. And yes, alright,.its so funny when it all goes wrong for them.

All summer long, the Sky cricket team have been going on about how brilliant the England cricket team are, and how only the weather stopped them being the No 1 team in all 3 versions, and then they play against a decent team, and oh dear! Things looked so bright for them on Thursday, a great start against South Africa, but since then, oh dear! A quick collapse on Friday, but still they were saying how the bowlers would do so well. Err…

South Africa declared today at 637-2, a lead of 252 over what England managed with all their batsmen! Still, as they were saying even then, the wicket is so good, that England will just bat out for a draw. Next time I looked, they were 65-3! By the close they’d reached 102-4, but still 150 behind, with a full day to play, and most of their batting gone! No, by then I watching another sport (more in a moment), so I have no idea how the awfully biased commentary team coped with that.

Ah, but I was still going to watch a sporting collapse, little did I know. Yes, the end of the Open. I turned on to hear the BBC commentators saying that Adam Scott only had to keep going to win the title (4 clear, with about 4 holes to play), and they couldnt see him not doing that. Oh. dear, 4 over par for the last 4 holes, and  he presented the title on a plate to Ernie Els!

I know, I’ve never been in that position, nor am I ever likely to be, so I have no idea how hard doing what they do is, but I suspect its not easy. But its not them that amuse me, its those commentators who only succeed in putting their feet in their mouths, and not learning by it. I know, live commentary doesnt give you time to think too much, but clearly in the case of the cricket commentators at least, they get provided with rose tinted glasses.

So, in tribute to those clever folks behind the microphones, I pay respects with…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

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4 responses

  1. Two things:

    1) I haven’t a clue as to how cricket is scored.

    2) Any chance the golf commentators are related to the cricket commentators? Their predictions of victory seem to be the kiss of death.

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  2. 1 Dont worry, I wont bore you senseless by explaining it lol. Lets leave it at that England are doing pretty badly.

    2 Quite possibly, I suspect all sports commentators are related in some strange way

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  3. rule one in sporting events never predict outcomes…even if one appears to be a clear winner…that is tempting the hand of fate and the universe has a wicked sense of humor

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