If you aren’t a sports fan, please forgive my blogs about the Olympics. For those of us who love nearly anything that has running or swimming or throwing, this is like a feast with every form of chocolate spread out in front of us for two weeks.
First, I LOVE the British commentators. Anything they say sounds profound or terribly witty. Two examples:
During the second half of a close soccer game, the announcer said, “The Americas would rather fancy another goal or two.”
Next observation and a question. When the amazing American women gymnasts were performing during the team final, one of the announcers (an American not a Brit) said, “When you’re in the presence of greatness, recognize it.” I reacted negatively. Although I do admire anyone who works hard to achieve, I’m not sure only being able to fly off a vault constitutes “greatness”.
I’d really like your opinions before it starts getting a little chippy here.