Well Mens SP is on and I am just loving Johnny Weir as a commentator. So relaxed, articulate, and insightful.
I don't generally enjoy commentating because I find it takes away from the performances... whether the passioniately hyper or insipidly simple.
Tonya, by comparison to Johnny, struggles to come up with something meaningful to say and instead delivers only the obvious and in a way that I think either insults the listener's intelligence or the skater's skating. Take the commentary on Jonathan Cassar...Tonya said that because he only has a double axel he has to work extra hard on other elements to make up for it, but Johnny pointed out that while the program was a lesser degree of technical difficulty the program was one of the most proficiently executed. She sounds critical, while Johnny sounds like he is giving a thoughtful critique just like a protocol. And does Tonya even know the COP? She never seems to point out that there is a -3 GOE for doing less than the required rotations or not having the required combo...she just says something like "he will credit for that single/double but it will just be less points."
Johnny, you are a natural born commentator. Your comments are intelligent and celebrate skating. Bravo!