Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Having watched the Olympics in other countries, I get so irritated by people like Bob Costas, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira. Their lame jokes and overall smarmy banter is annoying and some of their comments during the parade of nations is often con descending.
Often? Always? I get that there are a lot of nations, but they have teams of researchers. Perhaps asking for a little bit more in-depth stuff than you find on Wikipedia is a bit much.
Also, "This parade of nations is going so fast" was a very effective way of covering up for how bored they were and how much they wanted to just get to the United States.