Sunday, June 11, 2006

American Presenters on World Cup...Sijui Niseme...

Talk about flavorless presentation. Really, do they have to shamelessly plug Team USA and its players in every single match? Inclusive of basketball references? Aaaaargghhhh! I'd rather watch the matches on the Hispanic channels. Even if you don't understand Spanish, the style of presenting is more captivating and you don't hear about Team Mexico or Ecuador or Paraguay plugged in at totally unnecessary moments.

P.S - Thanks to Ivory Coast for raising my blood pressure drastically!


Anonymous guessaurus said...

Funny you should say that, I am sure that no one even knows one player in American football outside america, hence the whole plugging them routine. and to think this are the same people who hold world cups that is centred around their own continent?

Anyway, Ivorians were a treat - oh did you watch trinidad and tobago - damn those guys are good.
England have their work cut out for them on Thursday seeing how dismal a show they presented yesterday.

Do you not have BBC America or something in your neck of the woods?

6/11/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger nehanda said...

i havent watched a match yet. im hoping now that im back home, i'll get a chance to do so
one love

6/11/2006 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous AfroM said...

viva telemundo! I soo wish i could understand spanish, it would be 100% better than the crap on ABC pregame.

6/11/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous kelitu said...

I totally agree with you when they have a match on i would rather watch Univision, though i don't understand a word od Spanish than watch ABC or ESPN.
1st off they do not know how to commentate, you'd think you were watching the golf classics.
2nd have you seen the match-ups they are showing...WTH? I wanna see some Netherlands, sweden, Germany...

@ guess: please, our BBC America is busy filling us up with those Dame Judy Dench comedies. I don't think they have the rights to show the game here.

6/11/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Movie Buff said...

Im telling you, I was watching them going on about the way the American team has the best goal keeper in the world sijui what and I almost felt nauseated...... I had to change the channel.... "Pimp my Ride" afadhali......

6/12/2006 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Guessaurus said...

@Kabinti - Kelitu, Buff et al, you are supposedly supposed to watch it on bbc online - on the sports section - hope that helps.

LOL at the Us Keeper being handy, how the heck then did he allow three bloody goals from the Czech side and his team got none through - tsk tsk

Anyway, its only round one - lets see what cooks in the next coupla weeks.

6/12/2006 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Valedon said...

So much for TEAM America and the world no1 keeper.
Yeah the Ivory Coast was great!
So was Ghana but.........
Lets hope Togo and Tunisia deliver.

6/13/2006 03:40:00 AM  
Blogger Guessaurus said...

@Kabinti - well, I left this same comment on Afromusing's site so hope its of some help to you:

AfroM - and all US based comments...

I feel your pain and I know I would be frustrated as well.

Well, you can watch the beautiful game on your computer if you are allowed at work or at home - Oh and if you dont mind watching it on a tiny screen .

Go to BBC Sports website, Click on the Open Audio and Videa at the top of the screen, choose Match of the day, and away you go!
I had to come do that at home cos our system at work has been disabled to watch video for the duration of the world cup - the meanies.
Anyway I am watching as I speak on my computer (oh and the TV too) so I know that the PC one is only about a minute slower than the Live one on TV

Dont say I never did anything for ya.
Happy WC everyone and Good Luck with streaming :)

6/13/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Kabinti said...

@ guess - Americans....what can I say they call it patriotism. who am i to call it anything else? :o) BBC link doesn't work for peeps in other countries but I did find a link. I missed T+T lakini I will be up to date on the rest of the matches. As Kelitu said BBC America is a no go
@ nehanda - i hope you enjoy the games!
@ afrom - I second viva telemundo! great post by the way about the poor casting
@ Kelitu - glad to see I'm not the only one suffering. Hopefully they will keep the angola/portugal casters who were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy better!
@ movie buff - the resounding silence after 3-0 should hopefully be enough to shut them up for a while.
@ Valedon - eh...maybe we should pin our hopes on Tunisia? seeing that all our teams are holding zero points..

6/13/2006 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Wambui said...

I've actually been watching some of the matches on spanish is not very good lakini it'sso much better presented.

6/14/2006 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger HASH said...

You know, I have a beef about these guys as well. Sometimes I just mute the TV and watch the game silently.

I was so hoping Togo could pull out a win earlier this week too.

6/16/2006 06:50:00 AM  
Blogger Joseph Walking said...

on sato the broke away from the ghana match to show us the states team arriving at the other stadium for the game against italy which was being played 3 hours later shame!

6/20/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

10 nil....i think the U.S presenters share the same thing in common with aussie presenters! because u guy! aaah afadhali u watch the game on mute! coz they will annoy the Sh*T out of u!


6/23/2006 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Kabinti said...

@ wambui - i agree!
@ hash - well at least Ghana answered our prayers
@ joseph - where do i begin? thank God they are out of the WC now. Maybe we can get some unbiased coverage.
@ wahocs - You guy I'm happy Team USA is OUT!!! pole sana that you have to endure that craziness seeing that the socceroos are moving on. Sympthasize with you in spirit.

6/23/2006 10:39:00 AM  

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