I'm going to have to redouble my "annoying requests" as well; since I don't have access either!
re. Announcers: Count me as another Tara admirer. I also loved the commentaries by Judi Blumberg and, yes, Peter Carruthers during the recent 2011 Worlds telecasts on UnivSports.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good grief, what have we wrought on the world? Oh my, oh my, OH MY!" (commenting on Tara Lipinsky's free skate, at the 1997 U.S. Nationals)
Having worked for athens 2004, I would say stuff was ready before the games and not so last minute but media were drama queens, unless some of you came and slept in a camping or something. I m not saying they were China ready but Greece is a size of a China poo. Ok maybe I m being sentimental but it was a huge effort from even simple people and volunteers to accommodate and make everyones butt happy..
They should all STFU a little.
Sparks, skatesindreams and others who want to join are developing 'The Annoying Cabal'. I will take it to the streets if I have to!
Exactly. She is even beginning to ramble a bit which is somewhat disappointing given that I really liked her when she started out. At one point, she knew the balance between sharing interesting information and staying quiet. Everything she said added to the viewer's knowledge of what was going on (w/exception of the KIAs, of course).Tara was actually fine last year. I noticed that this year she is talking more...
I'm concerned that if she DOES get hired and starts doing commentary for the NBC network, she'll turn into a young version of Bezic.
I MISS DICK BUTTON!
Does this mean this "he-cannot-concede-it-to-Timothy-Goebel"-Scott-Hamilton once AGAIN???
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
Bleh, I was hoping for ABC
^ Same here! We are lucky to have access to Universal Sports, but I still have always preferred ABC's skating & Olympic coverage to NBC's.