Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Aug 11 15:19:08 UTC 2012

On Aug 11, 2012, at 10:50 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> This is trending viral on Google+ (and possibly elsewhere):
>> Top 9 Comments made by commentators at the 2004 Olympics
>> 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."

This one would have been especially appropriate this time, when a whole new meaning was given to "medal stand":



>> 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?"
>> Here are more excellent accidental jokes from sports commentators:
>> http://bit.ly/MMiYBa
>> #Sillyness
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