(This is my first post to the form, so if this topic has either been brought up before, or should be posted elsewhere, please accept my apologies.)
In watching tonight's pairs short program, I was disappointed that both Dick Button and Peggy Fleming seemed to be among the missing in the broadcast booth. Am I accurate in assuming this? Will we not hear from them during this olympics?
I'm not a huge fan of Sandra Bezic. I find her comments to be condescending and her enunciation and "accent" to be exaggerated and affected. I do like Scott Hamilton, though. But I miss Dick Button's commentating the most. For me, he's the voice of international figure skating, and I'm disappointed that he won't be on air in Vancouver. However, maybe he'll be part of the team for the singles competition.
Any thoughts or other information on this?
Well Dick was on tonite with Bob Costas before the final flight. However, I would've loved to have him (as annoying Dick can be pointing out skaters flaws) over Sandra and Scott! At least 2 out of 3 ain't bad (Terry Gannon is hosting the FS Show on Universal Sports with Kristi and Peter).
Originally Posted by JohnNewEngland
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You have lots of company on this page in these opinions. See the Olympic Drinking Song thread, for example. There are also threads praising Dick Button (aka Uncle Dick to skating fans).
I thought Uncle Dick would have more of a role in the Olympics and I'm annoyed that he's been retired. Rank ageism!
Welcome to the forum!
On the Canadian front, I think Sale and Pelletier did a decent job commenting on CTV. They didn't talk too much during the performances, and generally pointed out useful things like difficult variations, etc--well, mostly Pelletier, I guess.