bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Aug 11 15:12:39 UTC 2012
"None of these quotes originated with the 2004 Olympics in Athens,
however -- similar lists with somewhat differently-worded entries
attributed to other people (and featuring some non-Olympic sports)
were circulating as far back as 1999, particularly in Australia during
the run-up to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney."
On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> 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."
> > 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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