Think Hello Dolly, darling. Not swing.
I am sorry, but
1. I don't care about the "good use of purple in his costume"
2. I don't care about the "hairdo"
3. I don't care about the eyebrows.....
What he's teaching is that "the look" is just as important as the skate (And if that were ACTUALLY true and his view counted he would have that Gold Medal!)
Until he quits acting like a "fashion commentator" in addition to a skating commentator BOO!
I loved Weir's commentating. I agree that it was a bit too much at first and a bit disjointed...as if he ran to get there on time and was nervous and out of breath (which may have been part of it actually). And, I can see a little less emphasis on fashion and hair; and NONE Of it during a skate. But, he was so good at calling and explaining elements; so good at comparing and contrasting; so informed about about each skater and other things - like coaches and music. So good at pronouncing names. Seriously, I hope IN and NBC and I don't know who else make him full time. I know he wants to compete, but my gosh, he is a great commentator.
If he could hold back just a little more on detail during a skate - especially when it is a top skater - so we could get into and enjoy the program too, that would be great. But, best element caller and quality explainer; best COP commentator; best replay and wam up commentator I have ever heard. And, I love Button; in a different way love PJ Kwong too. But Weir is hands down fabulous and knowledgeable about this sport and its judging. And really he was so supportive of each skater and style too. That surprised and pleased me.
I agree that after they got used to each other, he made Tonya better. She is fine - but he is far more articulate (although you could hear her catching up and getting better, so kudos). Anyway, thanks IN - loved it!
He seamed to just love the gays and hate on the straight ones...
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
I think those of us who enjoyed his commentary should tweet at Johnny to let him know I liked it, there were some laugh-out-loud moments there. Definitely better than Tonya/Mr. Nancy or the horrid Scott/Sandra combo!
I did not enjoy Johnny's comments during the program.
His comments took away from the importance of the event. To the skaters, the event is not a joke...it is important.
Think about it...if any other of the commentators had said the comments about the costumes, people would have been up in arms. If it is inappropriate for others, it is also for Johnny.
Someone earlier in this thread said that overly sensitive people would not like what he said...I do not consider myself overly sensitive, just a figure skating fan who doesn't think the event should be trivialized (sp) by the commentators.
I liked Johnny a lot. A little mouthy at times, yes, but he's new at this, and most everything he said had a point. I think he gave me real insight on what it's like to compete and train, much more than Tonia does. Like when he was talking about jumps vs. steps and how fun jumps are to train vs. steps. Talking about costumes had a point, like when he said that Jeremy's spats broke up his line. Positive, honest and funny.
Johnny is the honey badger of figure skating commentator!
I was annoyed at first but then I just accepted it and began to think it was quite fabulous. He talked a little too much, though.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
I loved Johnny's commentating. He's a Dick Button for the 21st Century!!! More - more - MORE Johnny, puh-leeze!
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