NBC Skating Commentators Announced: Return of Terry Gannon

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  1. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    NBC just released the commentators roster for their 2 hour broadcast of NHK Trophy on Sunday, Oct. 31 (www.nbcumv.com):


    Terry's back! :biggrinbo Wheee!

    This team is also scheduled for the Skate Canada broadcast on Nov 6.

    Skate America commentating team:
    Rostelecom Cup and TEB team:
    I hope we get Terry on Universal Sports TV as well!
  2. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Wooohooo! :cheer2:

    Does this mean Sandra's gone?! :eek: Now they just need to get rid of Scott and it will be perfect :)

    I was pleasantly surprised by Tara's commentary, so I'm glad she's back.
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  3. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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  4. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I was fearing seeing Bezic and she's not there!
  5. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2: Terry! Terry! Terry! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2: :D

    My inner cynic will believe Sandra Bezic is gone only when we don't see her over on Universal Sports. :slinkaway
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  6. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    This just made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    How wonderful for us; and for him!

    In the interview he did last year; he made it clear that he missed commentating.
    We missed you as well, Terry!
  8. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    Whee!!!! I will be fangirling Terry at SA for sure!
  9. Jenna

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    Yay! This made my day. :lol:

    Now we only need Dick and Peggy. Ah, the good old days. ;)
  10. RobinA

    RobinA New Member

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    Terry, yes :)

    Tara and Weiss??? :yikes:
  11. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Wheeeeeee! NBC gets smart and gets TerryG!!!!! :kickass:

    I'm :swoon: and :cheer2: and over the moooooooon. And yay for some younger skaters in the commentator seats. :respec:
  12. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    Best news of the freaking week!

    Terry! :cheer2:
  13. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    TERRY AND TRACEY!!!!!

    Dump Scotty and bring Dick and I'm the happiest camper around!
  14. DickButtonFan

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    I'll 2nd that :D
  15. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    No Sandra? I'm afraid to even say that out loud for fear it'll jinx it, lol.

    I'm very happy to have Terry back; it will make the skating season feel a little more like "skating season". My favorite skating "host" will always be Verne Lundquist, just love his voice and his style, but Terry is a close second.

    Thanks for the info!

    -Bridget
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  16. HSGP21

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    No Tanith and Ben?
  17. mrinalini

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    Yay, I love Terry! You could tell FS was never really his milieu, but he grew to be appreciative and respectful of the sport. I'm not thrilled with the inclusion of Scott and Andrea, but Michael and Tara shouldn't be too bad so I guess it all evens out.

    And I swear, if NBC springs Sandra on us at the last minute, I'll freakin' scream.

    ETA: Yes, and please bring back Dick! Please!
  18. Rex

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    Yay for Terry!! He did say that he missed skating. It will be good to hear his soothing voice. Buh-bye, Bezic :kickass:.
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    They should bring Dick back. :D
  20. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Welcome back, Terry! Still, the fun of hearing Gannon was always how he would put Button in his place whenever he would go off on one of his long-winded and :huh: tangents. :lol: I wish Susie Wynne would return, but less Scott and Sandra can only be a good thing. Hopefully, Tara will limit talking about herself the way she did during the Worlds broadcast. I'm not familiar with Michael's work behind the mic, but he can't be worse than Scott or Peter.
  21. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    The good news is Sandra will be (no doubt fully) occupied with BOTB for the next 5 weeks (almost til the end of the GP) - so maybe we won't see her until the GPF, if at all.

    And the good news is Terry's back! :cheer2: :cheer2:
  22. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Yay! Glad to know Terry will be back!

    :cheer2:

    Also, what happened to Peggy Flaming? I enjoyed her commentary.
  23. chipso1

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    Peggy Fleming (;)) hasn't done commentary since 2008 when ABC's skating contract ended after Worlds that year.

    Sandra is in Canada right now for "Battle of the Blades," but I'm sure we'll see her in Greensboro for Nationals. :(
  24. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Oops! It was just a typo!

    :lol:

    I miss her commentary.

    :(
  25. viennese

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    This will be interesting.
    I'm really psyched for Terry Gannon's return to skating commentary.
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    I haven't really heard either Tara or Mike, but I'm looking forward to them both. I guess NBC is looking for "newer models," so if those two perform well, they'll probably end up as keepers.
  28. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    YAY TERRY!!!!!!!! Boy have I missed hearing his voice during skating competitions! :cheer2:
  29. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

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    Yay for Terry Gannon. I'm glad he got to host the skating show on Universal Sports during the Olympics, too. Tara's not bad at commentary. But Michael Weiss is. Even though most here thought he did a good job last year, I found I could not HEAR OR WATCH PROGRAMS because of his incessant talking over the music, the endings. He makes every sentence 50x longer than necessary, and really reduces the impact of choreography and interpretation because I can't actually see the programs themselves over his description of the elements. Ugh.
  30. Auntie

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    That's great news! Terry Gannon was a commentator for a golf tournament I went to this past weekend. I tried to get a peek at him but didn't see the golf channel booth.
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    I don't remember where it was, but I seem to recall Katarina Witt doing a fair job at commentary.
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    I'd prefer Paul Wylie to Michael Weiss, but I do think Weiss has really grown and improved as an analyst. But having Terry back and at least temporarily getting rid of Sandra (crossing my fingers it is a permanent move, though I doubt the skate gods would be so kind to me) is just music to my ears.
  33. Fergus

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    Terry!!! :cheer2:

    I wonder if the dude knows how much we skatin' freaks love him. :lol:

    I just love that unlike some commentators (I'm looking at YOU, Tom Hammond), Terry actually looked/sounded like he (1) did his prep work, (2) attempted correct name pronounciation, and (3) basically acted like he gave a genuine crap. :D
  34. Frau Muller

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    Great News #1: TERRY and TARA

    Great News #2: No Sandra Bezik!

    but...Where's Johnny???? Johnny was the best freakin' part of the commentating team for Worlds 2011. I like Micheal Weiss but Johnny was spectacular.
  35. Cheylana

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    Well, Johnny only did the loft segment at Worlds, and not the play-by-play commentary, right? I'm assuming there won't be a loft for the GP series, but maybe Nationals?
  36. Carolla5501

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    You win some :) and you lose some :(

    Thrilled Terry is back

    Not thrilled that Tara is back. She didn't impress me at all too much "it's all about me" IMHO.


    And to defend Tom Hammond... I once sat next to him on a flight. He did do prep work. It just wasn't his strong sport, but he worked on being prepared. I didn't really like him, but it's more the "style" of his voice that got to me...
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    For some reason, I think Weiss will be okay. Great to have Gannon back.
  38. orbitz

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    Maybe U.S. fans attending the GP events can make banners declaring luv for Gannon? :)

    Terry and Dick ...and Peggy too ... made a great team. I felt bad for Dick when he commented with Sandra and Scott for NBC; He seemed like a 3rd wheel among them.
  39. orbitz

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    Kurt was like that also. It was all about "me, me, me". "When I was competing ...." I haven't seen him commentating that much so I'm not sure if he has improved.
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    IIRC she was used as a sideline reporter at Nationals on ABC a few years back. I didn't really think it was her strong suit- she didn't look very comfortable and I can't really blame her to be honest (with English not being her first language, etc.)...Not too sure why ABC had her in the first place...I think Lisa Gurerro(sp?) was the interviewer. Maybe they wanted to throw in some eye candy for us guys? *shrugs* oh well, I think the fewer reporters that are present, the smoother the broadcast flows.