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to think that anyone who complained about this really need to have a long hard look at themselves....

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clarksonforPM Tue 11-Feb-14 08:24:37

ShadowOfTheDay Tue 11-Feb-14 08:28:43

wouldn't have complained... but did feel it was not very professional - didn't have all that when luge gold was won last time.... so why get so over the top emotional and unsporting now...... for a bronze?

Topaz25 Tue 11-Feb-14 08:35:42

I wouldn't have complained but it wasn't very sporting to cheer when someone fell.

LovelyJubblies Tue 11-Feb-14 08:37:55

It was awful commentating.
The camera shots have been terrible and the usual BBC waffling has been as long and drawn out as usual.
Why is Jonathan Edwards there? Never saw him doing a triple jump on snow wearing skis.
I wish they would just let the sports the talking instead of making us listen to all the so called 'experts' drivel.

Ladyflip Tue 11-Feb-14 09:24:05

Natalie's column is amusing

surgicalwidow Tue 11-Feb-14 09:38:20

YANBU - I caught it on the evening highlights show and thought it was fabulous, and cried when they pulled her mum and dad out of the crowd and they told her she had never disappointed them!

Totally mad and exuberant, yes; but I've heard similar rowing / rugby commentary when prizes are at stake. OK they shouldn't have cheered others falling / messing up landings, but this happens when other teams fail to score a try / miss a conversion etc (I often watch Ireland rugby on the BBC for the overall quality of the discourse during the match and this is interesting when we play England!). I for one will be tuning in more, not less, to these Olympics for the entertainment value smile

FrankelInFoal Tue 11-Feb-14 09:40:30

I don't think the BBC control the camera shots. I'm pretty sure there is a feed provided by the host country that the various tv companies have to commentate from.

Fleta Tue 11-Feb-14 09:42:12

I thought it was brilliant. Fabulous to see people really getting into the spirit.

The thing is Aimee is a snowboarder, not a professional commentator. And she quite clearly said that of course they didn't want people to fall but she was just too excited at one of her best friends doing so well.

People have way too much time on their hands

Sparklingbrook Tue 11-Feb-14 09:44:12

Ooh it's the Professionally Offended types again isn't it? I like a bit of enthusiastic commentary myself.

DeWe Tue 11-Feb-14 10:52:28

Which football commentator said "if England fail to score it will be the biggest tragedy of all time" ? hmm

winterhat Tue 11-Feb-14 12:03:31

YABU. Why does everything have to be crazy, bubbly and dumbed down?

mrsminiverscharlady Tue 11-Feb-14 12:07:29

YABU. The BBC is funded by license payers who are perfectly entitled to complain if they feel the commentary was poor quality.

Sparklingbrook Tue 11-Feb-14 12:08:38

Sport is fun. The commentary should be too.

OrangePixie Tue 11-Feb-14 12:10:05

For coverage on this kind of minority sport, you either go with people who have participated in it or established commentators who haven't.

I raised an eyebrow at Matthew Pinsett interviewing her - what does he know about snowboarding?

But on reflection, the BBC have gone for a mix and that's probably the best approach.

Sparklingbrook Tue 11-Feb-14 12:16:27

YY Sue Barker is doing some of the coverage. confused

The people complaining-who would they like to comment on Winter Sports exactly?

pimmsgalore Tue 11-Feb-14 12:17:53

They definitely don't control the camera shots they were complaining this morning that they didn't need to see the Canadians big fall in slow motion, which I totally agreed with it looked awful.

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 12:22:49

the commentary this morning was wonderful though

"this is the biggest moment in these girls' lives, they're staring down the barrel of a gold medal" was my favourite

MrsHappyBee Tue 11-Feb-14 12:27:12

The commentators were dreadful. As a lay person a bit more information about how the event is scored, what they were trying to achieve etc would've been useful. Instead we got hysterical whooping and screaming. I muted the TV. Great to see GB win a bronze medal though!

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 12:29:48

"I was about to say that a gold medal is going to come from an English speaking nation but then I realised that canada is bilingual"

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 12:32:35

"The ski just came off. It didn't want to be a part of this run anymore"

Bluegrass Tue 11-Feb-14 12:33:02

I would have thought the right response was a wry smile at the thought that they're not robots but human beings, and they let excitement about the success of a friend and colleague get to them. Particularly understandable in the case of the competitor who isn't even a commentator and was just invited in to share the moment.

I'm sure the producers would have had a quiet word with them afterwards. As for people who's response is to take the time to complain, words fail me. There are some fucking miserable people in the world, I guess they like grabbing opportunities to wallow in it.

JeanSeberg Tue 11-Feb-14 12:37:57

So what would you like people to be able to complain about OP?

saintmerryweather Tue 11-Feb-14 12:39:28

Id be pissed off as well..not enough to complain but id probably have switched it off

Actually snorting at the reluctant ski though

Mitchy1nge Tue 11-Feb-14 12:43:33

also loved "get out your tricktionary" they made me smile so much

Fleta Tue 11-Feb-14 12:45:55

Even better on the halfpipe commentary they're now poking fun at people who complained grin

"hoho you went there. The complaints will come flooding in"

Bloody marvellous

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