July 8th, 2009 at 09:13pm
This is horrifying. 9:05pm on SBS
Two One, a bunch of commentators trying to fall asleep and take everyone else with them:
That could have made the umpire move … but it didn’t
Turn on the ABC Radio coverage only to find them plugging abc.net.au/sport for a good couple of minutes…then they returned to Cardiff, and spend the next five minutes plugging the fact that you can send them emails and text messages, followed by the commentators confusing each other about Twitter.
And I thought Nine’s commentators were bad…
Update: Now that ABC Radio’s commentators (via BBC Radio) have started talking about the cricket again, it is quite clear that they are much better than the commentators on SBS (via Sky TV UK). It’s just a pity that the TV coverage is, as usual for sport covered on TV and radio, behind the radio coverage by a handful of seconds.
Anyhoo, I think I’ll turn the cricket off and watch Godzilla. A good CG monster movie sounds like a good cure for a lack of anything except cricket on television to me.End Update
Further Update: I will, however, give SBS credit for screening the cricket in high definition, and Sky UK credit for having better, and less intrusive, graphics than Nine. End Update