At 8/2/12 06:37 PM, Ejit wrote:
Passion is one thing, doing what is asked of you is another. If she's going to talk about horse riding whilst she's supposed to be covering swimming then that's grounds for a legitimate complaint. The viewer had made a conscious decision to be watching the swimming coverage instead. In my case, and that of others, this was because of a profound disinterest in anything relating to horse 'sports' and an enthusiasm for swimming, so her effectively saying she wasn't interested was annoying. -Yes she was saying she wished she could be both places at once etc but it was obvious where she'd have rather been.
Personally I think you're just moaning for moaning sake, but maybe we just think differently on this one. While I was engrossed in the mens gymnastics final, I never got upset or annoyed when they went off topic a little and Matt Baker certainly enjoys doing that. I lost count of how many times he was trying to tell some story about a male gymnasts step-dad but he never even finished it, so I've still no idea why that story was meant to be so entertaining.
Clare Balding was just expressing her joy for a few minutes at best, about the equestrian team she knows well winning a silver medal in a sport she loves above all other (well maybe horse riding itself just first), all while there was no swimming even going on. I generally cannot see how that merits a 'legitimate complaint' for daring to talk about a medal GB won, while most of the British audience watching would literally be interested in knowing that too even if they didn't choose to watch that particular sport. But yes we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one I believe.
Just generally I think she's been very poor, though. The BBC's coverage as a whole has been disappointing in my opinion, as someone who's more interested in sport than nationalism. For example weightlifting has barely featured even on the interactive menu so I've had to use their online page, and it's never covered in any recaps or whatever. I could have watched the coverage on the main channels without knowing it even existed as a competition.
Well I've been watching through my computer mostly so having no issues really. But then I don't really have any interest in weightlifting as a 'sport' myself. To me its just "Yes, you can lift a lot of weight, well done".
At 8/2/12 07:40 PM, ZJ wrote:
Anyone else see this neat app on the BBC's website that compares your body type (Height and weight) to Olympic athletes and tells you which one you're most like?
Apparently I'm comparable to Gemma Gibbons, the British Judo fighter who just won a silver medal. I don't know if that's insulting or not.
Not insulting! Shes a silver medalist and pretty hot.
As for me funnily enough I got a GB judo fighter too, only male.
So, me and you should like fight and I should pin you as I have the brute strength and then we'll make love.