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Top 9 comments made during the Summer Olympics broadcasts

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Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

  1. Weightlifting commentator: This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.
  2. Dressage commentator: This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.
  3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.
  4. Boxing Analyst: Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.
  5. Softball announcer: If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.
  6. Basketball analyst: He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.
  7. At the rowing medal ceremony: Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew.
  8. Soccer commentator: Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field.
  9. Tennis commentator: One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh my God, what have I just said?!!

Colin :icon_rabbit:

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Thanks Colin. Those almost make me want to listen to a sports broadcast.

#4 reminds me of the line from Monty Python's "Erick The Viking":

"We may not all die, hideous deaths."

Or this famous phrase from one of our politicians some years ago:

"We didn't lose the election, we just didn't get enough votes."

What gets me is that if we were to think up such lines for a story, we would be accused of writing unbelievable or hackneyed jokes.

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Truly wonderful, Colin.

Commentators make terrible gaffes sometimes.

A British cricket commentator, much loved and sorely missed now he's retired, in 1976 announced "The Bowler's Holding the Batsman's Willey" when the England team were playing Australia and Michael Holding for England was bowling to the great Australian batsman Peter Willey.

BBC Sport website article that tells this story

Bruin :icon_rabbit:

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... and in similar vein, I once heard a teacher ask his class a question, the answer to which was 'happiness'. No-one knew the answer, so he was faced with a sea of blank faces. Eventually he tried giving them a clue: "Come on, it begins with an H...." still no answers, so after a further pause he continued: "... and ends with 'appiness'!" The class sat stunned, and I for one was replaying the previous few seconds in my mind, trying to work out if I'd heard what I thought I'd heard. Yes, I had.

An unforgettable moment.

Bruin :icon_rabbit:

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