I haven't finished watching the TEB coverage from Universal Sports on my DVR yet, but of what I've seen, Ryan Bradley is pretty good. He's no Tanith, but who is?
I still wish they'd get rid of the "Everyman" commentator. By "they," I mean everyone airing figure skating coverage. I do not understand why IceNetwork needs Mike Mancuso to read what the graphics on the screen say. Are they paying him for that?
Anyone paying to watch figure skating coverage on Universal Sports (having already gone to the trouble of switching to DirecTV to do so) or IceNetwork does not need an "Everyman" commentator. I don't need someone to tell me once again that Florent Amodio was born on the streets of Brazil but adopted by a loving French couple. Or that Max Aaron is -- really -- a tough, heterosexual guy because he started in hockey.
Would any sports programming executive ever think, "Hey, let's make sure that we include among the commentators for the big football game this weekend someone who knows absolutely nothing about the sport, so that they can ask ignorant questions the whole time? The audience at home will love that!"