I'm so over Scott, as a commentator at least. I'm really hoping they're grooming Johnny to become his replacement.
Tara is knowledgable, but not exciting in her commentary like Scott and Terry. NBC definitely made the right choice.
New poster here. It's my understanding that in addition to commentating for Nationals, Scott and Sandra will be doing the prime time commentating for the Olympics (skating that happened earlier in the day, given the time change) on NBC. Johnny and Tara will be doing live commentary for skating on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), which will be on daytimes. That's the understanding I got from one of the press releases. Personally, I prefer Johnny and Tara. I'm thinking this was a contractual thing, set up at the start of the season. So while a lot of people might like Johnny and Tara, they have been set as the "second tier" team from the beginning. Maybe things will change after Scott and Sandra's contract is up.
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I'm sure you're right about the contract--Johnny and Tara only joined NBC late in the fall, and this year's Nationals and primary Sochi contracts were likely drawn a long time ago. I was hoping against hope that NBC would at least add the new team in for a bit. Personally, I wish we had now at least the option of watching the last groups with IN instead, but unfortunately IN will have to give way to NBC at that point, so the only way to watch live at that point will involve listening to Scott and Sandra. Those of us without cable TV will be out of luck even for Sochi
Why just once can't NBC show the US Nationals Ladies LP live here on the west coast? But what else can you expect they also didn't show any live skating from Vancouver in 2010 despite them being in the same time zone with the rest of the west coast.