Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think the opposite. Plenty of other countries have people covering the games who don't rely on lame jokes and clueless comments to pass the time. Yet they're still entertaining and informative. There's a stereotype that Americans have only a superficial knowledge of the world and are generally ignorant of people and cultures beyond our borders. The CBC crew did nothing to dispel that.
Our commentators treat it like the Macy's parade. I couldn't stand the talking during the opening ceremony itself.
"And now we're seeing how England went from a pastoral country to an Industrial country."
Im pretty sure that was obvious. It was like someone stopping and pointing out the significance of ROSEBUD. Just awful.