Originally Posted by Raisor
Was he wrong though? I think it's refreshing to hear someone actually say what everyone else is probably thinking. Besides, when someone actually skates well, Dick's the first to gush.
No, he wasn't wrong... that's not the point. He said after every single early skater, even when they got great scores, because combined with their earlier skate they wouldn't qualify for a medal.
The Olympics is about more than medals. It's about young athletes giving it their all... and you know what? Sometimes they succeed, even when everyone thinks they won't... look at Ligety, Mancuso, etc. and those who were supposed to win but didn't, e.g, Miller, Cowen, etc.
It's like the Reds when Milton is pitching. I know there's a huge chance that the Reds won't win the game, but I don't want to hear it ad nauseum from the announcer throughout the game.