Addendum: You'll Never Sign Alone

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | 11:23 am

Seems I am not alone in my comments on the ABC/ESPN commentary below. Following to comments on this blog-site, I found that there is now a petition up to remove O'Brien (who is apparently a baseball commentator as I surmised, and a good one apparently) from the soccer commentary ranks of ABC. More generally, the petition just demands that the world biggest sporting event get some of the worlds greatest commentators - even if they are foreign.

It's unfortunate that every casual soccer watcher here associates soccer coomentators with the over-the-top South American style of "goooooaaaaal", while Uk soccer comentators are amongst the best in the world in any sport I feel.

One poster quoted this gem:
"Because of [David] O'Brien's limited soccer experience, ESPN executive Jed Drake concedes that using O'Brien as the lead voice 'is a bit of a calculated risk.' But he wanted an announcer from a 'more mainstream sport.'"
Soccer - not mainstream enough. At least we see where the commentary team gets it from.

Here's another funny:
"Brazil just doesn't lose. And this is going to be a problem for Croatia..."
Use the comments for this article to post yoru favourite inane commentary moment from this World Cup!

1 Comments:

At 15/6/06 11:06 am, Blogger TheGirard said...

"I want to see the stat sheet and see how big these guys are because they are playing like giants."

 

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