Thursday, February 18, 2010

Olympic Records

The Professor and I always get a kick out of the background babble of the commentators at the Olympic Games. Particularly, we enjoy the very meaningful stats they lob our way.

"No American man has won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating while also being the world champion in figure skating since Scott Hamilton did so in 1984."

Wow wow wow. Let me file that away for my next appearance on Jeopardy!

Some we haven't exactly heard yet, but find entirely within the realm of possibility:

"This is the first skater with a blind, left-handed father ever to place seventh in an Olympic Games held on a year ending in zero!"

"This is the only snowboarder EVER to land this particular combination in competition while wearing eyeliner AND lipgloss on a Wednesday since 2009!"

"This is the highest score ever awarded by this panel of judges since I started scratching my left shoulder!"

One day, you'll encounter us in a game of Trivial Pursuit, and we will make you shudder in fear.


9 comments:

cjoy said...

hahahaha....!
We were just discussing the other night that in spite of HOW MANY athletes are competing in SO MANY sports, two thirds of what we SEE is commentary.

Erica said...

Do you watch football? Those commentators are equally entertaining. They're experts at stringing words together to convey no meaning at all.

Stephanie said...

We enjoyed Scott Hamilton's continued assertions that Plushenko was a CAT and that he was SPECIAL.

Loved your trivia!

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Amy Tague said...

Hahahahaha! LOVE it!! :D

Michelle said...

LOL! Great observations. I particularly enjoy when Scott Hamilton gets so excited about what is occurring on the ice that he forgets to comment and instead resorts to yelling. Now THOSE are the moments...

Raji P. said...

LOL! all the commentaries on the commentaries (here in the comments) are funnier that the commentaries themselves! :-)

My favourite, courtesy of CTV, about the moguls: "You have to remember, this is not the Stanley Cup where you have 7 games. Here you have 30 seconds." And the commentator loved using that line over and over.

Vanessa said...

The Olympics would NOT be the same without those commentators. I particularly enjoyed the comment about Vonn being the "strongest woman on that mountain." Really? How do you know?

Toddler Knows Best said...

"This is the first time I am leaving a comment on your blog at 9:57 p.m. on a Saturday while wearing a brown shirt."