|missizzy (missizzy) wrote,|
@ 2010-11-15 07:33:00
|Entry tags:||figures skating, tennis|
Attempts to stay unspoiled failed, partly thanks to stupid Mike Mancuso insisting on giving results of the other competitions at the beginning and end of the Free Dance(though I managed with some fast clicking to avoid knowing anything other than the winner of the men's competition, so I was still unspoiled for all the fun stuff). Actually, the most telling thing about Mr. Mancuso? During the warm-up for the second group, you could still faintly hear his and Melissa Gregory's conversation, and he was asking her what the scores were going to look like. Hello? You've been covering this event for three years! Melissa, on the other hand, was extremely knowledgeable, and one could hear her announcer voice improving from Saturday to Sunday, but I'm afraid noone's going to tell her not to talk too much. Listening to Tanith's commentary too, I think the next generation of commentators, who spent their skating days attuned to Code of Points and its constant changes, will be a great boon for viewers understanding the sport again.
At least staying off Twitter spared me having to experience Sod taking Andy M's ranking in real time. I'd be happy for his winning Paris, but this is the worst timing; makes it harder for Mandy at his home finals, and thus hard for him to get it back before AO seeding, and possibly even harder for him to get it back before Wimbledon. I returned just in time to read the reaction of Chelsea-haters to Andy R's jest that his attending their soccer matches might be bad luck for the team, and at least one person telling the poor innocent American not to read his replies if he wants to keep his faith in humanity.