WS - CBC announcers

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  1. valourarc

    valourarc Regular Member

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    Who is announing the game for CBC? He is horrible!

    Calls drop shots smashes and is horribly biased against Zhang.

    Anyone else sense this or is it just me?
     
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    its not just you...just try to mute it from your mind...and make up ur own commentary... :D
     
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    Elliotte Friedeman did an alright job, as this was probably his first ever commentation in badminton!
     
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    I thought he wasn't very competent as well. Obviously new to the sport, and probably getting his knowledge of the game from reading up on it the night before or something.
     
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    This is regards to the women's single Gold match.
    Yes, he was very very new to the sport. haha points -> "So if you have a odd score then u serve from the left" and he like choked on some parts. He was like "It was obvious............. she miscalculated". That is another point, the term miscalculated seems to math related -_- (mind u, I hate math lol). Btw, he was calling any cut, tip a dropshot basically all the net shots. lol, the worst part is when either when both women smashed, he would say "she couldn't take the smash" but u could clearly see that the other was only trying to return on a sharp angle to just go over the net. O well, he's new =P. Anyways, was the Women's final the only one shown in Canada -_-?
     
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    lol he made quite a few mistakes on some of the points....
    saying In to outs...
     
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    I honestly didn't like him, he's like, oh yeah, and that's a shuttlecock, not a birdie, fanatics hate it being called a birdie. Honestly, for a match of this caliber, you don't tell us these gay basics. I half wanted to mute that fcuker! :mad: The only peice of useful information he said all morning, was, talking about them meeting the 12 times, with 6 wins each, and Mia winning the last. Not that I didn't know, but it was better than him explaining the basics or calling every netshot a dropshot. Also he keeps talking about miscalculations, so that must be getting to him. He said that Zhang left for sports school at 12, and now she's 29 which is amazing that she's doing well. Well 29 - 12 = 17, he said it's been 16 years for her. Jesus christ, I think most of the regulars like bluejeff, kwun, ants, or lazy, could've done a MUCH better job...
     
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    they could of went to the ocbc...hell they could of went to westmoore the gym I play at...and any of us would of done better than this...I try not to listen but when you call drives drops or cross court smashes drives it just gets so irrating when they keep butchering all the terms and tactics...damn I hope there job opens up for beijing...I will happly take over for them...I just need someone for mixed cuz I haven't played that much... :D
     
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    One reason he had to explain many of the rules was that this match would have been viewed by many CBC viewers who aren't badminton fans. It was for their benefit but I guess CBC could have just reinvited Mark Debelle to commentate.
     
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    well, i didn't get to catch the badminton this morning. i did get to record it though so i'll be watching it later today. good or bad, we'll see how the commentary goes
     
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    Just shows how seriously the CBC takes badminton.
     
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    so is CBC going to show anymore matches like the finals, if so, anyone know what time...i really want to watch it!..because i am so freakin tired of watchin the same old things like swimming and gymnastic
     
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    i don't know if they showed the whole match.. but earlier this afternoon, i saw the last couple mins of mixed doubles on cbc
     
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    ^^
    No, mixed doubles was not shown in full. They show some small important clips when they have time to spare till their regularly schedule sport event.
     
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    not only those, we are shoved with basketball & baseball which are on TV from regular leagues. :mad:
     

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