My family and I have waited 4 long years for the Winter Olympics to return and Mr. Miller made it an unpleasant experience while watching the skiing events. We even muted the TV quite a few times because we couldn’t stand hearing the annoying sound and tone of his voice (No disrespect intended Mr. Miller.....I’m just…
I’ll try to add some perspective to this topic. I was a sports commentator with NBC and CBS networks for some 30 years. I announced more than 100 downhill races, including Olympics. First, no announcer, regardless of style or insight, can please everyone. (No doubt I had lots of detractors.)The Olympics is…
I’m with you on this. People treat this too much like some NBA 2k rating system.
Let’s not forget this Bode Miller awfulness, also: https://jezebel.com/olympic-skiers-custody-battle-wins-gold-medal-in-wtf-1471171137
Hell on earth would be a super cut of all the 7000 times he’s said “That’s not what he/she wanted to do...” so far.
Watch NBC’s debacle of the women’s Super G where he just goes through the motions of the greatest shock in recent Olympic history (since 1980 men’s hockey maybe) and watch the OBS feed where the announcers are going insane and literally almost forget about the start of the next race and you can easily see where he…
1. Aggressive line.
I just watched Joe Buck’s call of the helmet catch—some of the worst play-by-play in sports history—and it would be Bode’s best work ever, by far.
I was laughing about this last night with my girlfriend. I think it was the girl before Goggia’s run he was talking about how mediocre she was skiing and how slow she was going, her tuck wasn’t good, then she hit the split timer and she had the fastest time of the day. He immediately switched to how fast she was going…
My two favorite things about Bode Miller’s commentary are
Not to nitpick, AB, but your section could use an editor..
Frogs just got a little less cool
Show a little more respect for mediocre, unremarkable people, please!
Tardigrades can survive temperatures from -328°F to 300°F and can even survive the vacuum of space. I would have gone with tardigrades.
I’m in the “so-called-higher-organisms-are-really-just-large-carriers-of-bacterial-level-micro-organisms” camp of biology. My existence is a tool for replication mechanisms, and an environment in which micro-organisms of many types can cooperate in their own continued survival and replication.
Pedantic bio-rant: If you’re gonna go that route, then bacteria are the organism that best represents hardiness and adaptability. Bottom of the ocean near thermal vents? In boiling water? Boiling ACID water? Antarctica? Gobi desert? In a hair follicle of a yak in a remote corner of the Himilayas? On the skins and in…
Eh, it’s still better than Bret Stephens’s op-ed about the reptilians.
I guess “It totally sucks to be the default population with the most access to power and support networks, and to have laws and culture and marketplace cater to us, and why do we have to care about inequity when we’re reaping the benefits, it’s so unfair that other people get to use hyphens” was too wordy to use as an…
But those people who are fishes out of water were often the most vibrant ones in the room. I’ve begun to recognize a social type, the Amphibians — people who can thrive in radically different environments.
I’m gonna go with she didn’t have time to research her facts because she just watched her friends get blown away and her life was just changed forever.