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RD
10-24-2010, 08:39 PM
Okay, the commercial NBC is using to advertise figure skating is so weird. "Any competition could be the last". Are we supposed to believe that someone is going to drop dead in the middle?

Commercial? Is NBC actually PROMOTING this coverage??

Reuven
10-24-2010, 08:41 PM
Pleased not to have to hear constipated Scott. and his never ending comments on the “new”scoring system.

Theatregirl1122
10-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Commercial? Is NBC actually PROMOTING this coverage??

It's during the coverage of Gymnastics worlds. I assume they figure the audience is the same. They even show the same amount of sad animal commercials.

RD
10-24-2010, 08:43 PM
It's during the coverage of Gymnastics worlds. I assume they figure the audience is the same. They even show the same amount of sad animal commercials.

Ok, I see. Yes, that makes sense then.

OT, but I didn't even realize I hit 2K posts. ha :P

Jenna
10-24-2010, 09:00 PM
I think it would be a great idea to televise a 30 minute snippet on how the scoring system works during a major competition, maybe worlds. They could explain the concept of the base value, GOE, underrotations and downgrades, etc. They really do not need to go into higher level details...the general public doesn't need to know that holding a spin for eight revolutions increases the level or that one has to do so many different types of turns in the footwork. They just need to understand the basic foundations of the IJS to engage interest and avoid what might be seen as a "shocking" or "unfair" result because of lack of knowledge of the system. I also think it would be useful to put each skater's protocol information on the screen after their scores come up. Then the audience would be able to see exactly what happened.

RD
10-24-2010, 09:19 PM
30 MINUTES?? Who would sit through that, besides hardcore skate fans? The network needs to come up with a way to explain the BASIC nuances of the Cop (save the details for the broadcast) to the lay public. This probably shouldn't take more than about 5-7 minutes, otherwise people will tune out. Attention spans are short in these parts...

ETA: I think getting someone like Tara Lipinski in the booth is a step in the right direction, though. I feel with some practice on her part, the audience can learn the system WITH her as they watch the skaters. And that is the best case scenario.

John 3 17
10-24-2010, 11:38 PM
Can we pleeeeeease ditch Carruthers?? His idea of a good time is to compare a 19-yr-old rookie to 4-time World Champ Kurt Browning and point out that the kid isn't like him. Well, duh! It was so rude. If Peter wanted to mention Kurt, a better way would've been: Miner is skating to Casablanca, music that was an iconic program for Browning and figure skating in general. And if Andrea then said: Do you think Miner's watched Kurt's program? Answer: Yes! Everyone in skating has seen that magnificent program! But, PC did it in a rude way, imo.

-Bridget

Jenna
10-24-2010, 11:39 PM
30 MINUTES?? Who would sit through that, besides hardcore skate fans? The network needs to come up with a way to explain the BASIC nuances of the Cop (save the details for the broadcast) to the lay public. This probably shouldn't take more than about 5-7 minutes, otherwise people will tune out. Attention spans are short in these parts...

ETA: I think getting someone like Tara Lipinski in the booth is a step in the right direction, though. I feel with some practice on her part, the audience can learn the system WITH her as they watch the skaters. And that is the best case scenario.

Perhaps you're right. I think 10 minutes sounds reasonable...they could easily do it before the event starts instead of their usual fluff pieces. Clear, concise, and informative.

Theatregirl1122
10-25-2010, 12:09 AM
But I still want to know WTF NBC thinks might happen during the competition that would result in it being "the last".

Jenna
10-25-2010, 01:13 AM
But I still want to know WTF NBC thinks might happen during the competition that would result in it being "the last".

:lol: It's rather odd for them to say that. Maybe meaning that they might not qualify for the final? Or, perhaps, the sport is so dangerous they might critically injure themselves and be forced into retirement? I have no clue.

Vash01
10-25-2010, 03:01 AM
Thank goodness Sandra Bezic is not on the team. Somehow Scott & Sandra make each other even worse. Tracy Wilson should temper Scott somewhat.

B.Cooper
10-27-2010, 03:54 PM
Glad to see Terry Gannon back! A breath of fresh air...he's articulate, does his homework and does not chatter over the skaters programs. Weiss...hmmmmmm, will have to wait and see on that one. How well does he know COP? Tara....still needs some work, but getting better.

neptune
10-28-2010, 03:57 AM
I think the fewer reporters that are present, the smoother the broadcast flows.

Exactly. As they say, "Too many kooks spoil the broadcast." ;)

chipso1
10-28-2010, 08:57 PM
Weiss Tweeted this earlier today:


Now at airport headed to commentate NHK & Sk8 Canada for Uni sports & NBC...I know - less talk,more sk8 = good:)

;)

neptune
10-29-2010, 04:30 AM
Now at airport headed to commentate NHK & Sk8 Canada for Uni sports & NBC...I know - less talk,more sk8 = good :)


Mike must be a quick learner. Even after several years, many commentators never come to that realization. ;)