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Badminton on Bravo

Discussion in 'Olympics ATHENS 2004' started by flymordecai, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. flymordecai

    flymordecai Regular Member

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    They're showing Ohtsuka/Yamamoto vs. Blair/Munt right now. I'm just amazed to see badminton on American television! It's great to see badminton highlighted. This match seems to be a good contest, even though I know the outcome. Bravo to NBC for showing badminton!
     
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    It was a close game but great britain overpowered japan
     
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    strange. how come i am not getting it in N. California? it is scheduled to be played at 5pm...
     
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    Yeah, I just watched that , too. I thought Japan was going to win...... that's a little disapponting.... :(
     
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    are they showing any other matches?
     
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    they are only showing that one, no women singles, only mixed doubles
     
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    Kwun, I'm in Northern California too, but I have satellite. So the Bravo I'm watching is probably the Eastern Bravo.
     
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    You sure, AzNbOi2747? Kinda disappointing, but we can't be too greedy. :D
     
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    ah... i have cable... time to switch to satellite!

    how's the commentating?
     
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    Yes it's supposed to be at 5pm. But they're in a different time zone. We're probably going to be seeing a different match or maybe the same match?
     
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    Showing now ....

    It's showing now on Bravo, 5:00pm PT
     
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    we are almost the last timezone to get the match... .duh. ;)

    but the broadcast is nice, very refreshing.

    the commentators seems more tentative than the players.
     
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    can see the lovely Gong in the background destroying Li Li.
     
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    The commentating is not bad, they seem to try to promote badminton in US, they also compare the speed of birdie, to tennis ball, baseball, etc.
     
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    I saw that too! I was kinda more interested in watching glimpses of that match than the mixed match. :D
     
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    i actually like the commentation. i think they will get better as the matches goes on.

    the camera angles are ok.

    the hall is quite empty though.
     
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    finds it strange to have badminton commentators with american accents. but i think i will get used to it.
     
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    I thought the camera angle was maybe a bit too high, but I still like it. The commentating was fine. It wasn't too in the way. I like commentating more when I can focus on the match and the commentating stays in the background.
     

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