The unbridled <S/>patriotism</S> whining of the NBC gymnastic announcers

By jaredmoshe | Jared Moshé's Blog August 20, 2008 at 7:29AM

The unbridled patriotism whining of the NBC gymnastic announcers

The NBC gets a lot of flak for their Olympic Coverage. Too bad that Tim Daggett and Elfi Schlegel completely deserve it. Patriotism is part of the Olympics I know. And every country has patriotic coverage (check out this piece about the Chinese broadcast). Whining, however, is not patriotic, and Dagget and Schlegel's whining about biased judges just demonstrated a complete and utter lack of knowledge of something every third grader learns: basic arithmetic. With this new scoring system that adds your difficulty level to your performance scores, Gymnasts with a higher start value have a cushion for smaller mistakes. It's math, not politics. Quit the whining and go back to school.