Wednesday, July 12, 2006

World Cup commentators

This Slate piece defends ABC's lead announcers for the World Cup, Dave O'Brien and Marcelo Balboa, saying they were not that bad. I watched games in the US and the UK and I can confidently say that the UK commentators were far superior. Dave O'Brien waffles about what other people said last week, about what is happening next week, about when the golf will be on. He talks about anything but the game in progress. Marcelo Balboa, is just a thug, forever talking about when a player should commit a professional foul. Maybe ABC should dump the announcers and hire some commentators.

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