Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3164747;
Definitely agree about the commentators. Andrea Kremer in particular is driving me insane-- critical and negative questions to the female swimmers, and meanwhile, she fawns over the men (okay, except maybe Brendan Hansen) like a hormonal teenager.
The Phelps coverage is excessive, but I don't mind it all that much because the swimming events are my favorites, and if that's what it takes to get them on TV, then I'll take it. What is getting tiresome is the wire-to-wire coverage of the Chinese teams. When I said that I wanted to see athletes from other countries, I meant all of the other countries, not just China. And I'm fine with seeing the performances when they are our main rivals, but I really don't need to see them presenting themselves to the judges and the like. That's just excessive.
And whoever mentioned upthread the invasiveness of the camera crews, I agree with that wholeheartedly. When teams are huddled together, give them their privacy. I felt awkward watching that.