An Olympic rant...
Dear NBC commentators:
As a Canadian, I can nevertheless very comfortably admit that American athletes are fantastically talented and that I admire their skills, strength and sportsmanship just as much as I do the same towards my own countrymen.
Your athletes are humble, grateful and powerful, and I honestly love watching them perform at the Olympics.
You commentators however, make me want to punch puppies, babies and the cure to cancer in the face simultaneously, while cursing your entire nation's population to permanent explosive diarrhea and pustulent bacne. While I watched the women's gymnastics qualifiers on NBC, I found myself burning into a malevolent rage as your brainless blathering scorched my ears and made my IQ drop with every moronic word.
Never have I EVER heard such pompous, borderline offensive, and overly-dramatic rhetoric. Among other things, I heard you declare that your athletes will "crush the entire world" because they are "definitely the better than anyone else", while "everyone else pales in comparison". I heard you downplay the performances of other countries. I also remember cringing at the unending amount of bullshit you put words in those young female gymnasts' mouths OVER, AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, as you presumed to know exactly what these girls were thinking while they performed their routines, making it absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for me to enjoy what they have sacrificed for years, to do.
I mean for god's sake, what happened to sitting back, shutting up and just ENJOYING what a privilege it is to watch these professionals perform what they've trained their entire lives to accomplish?
I'm sure your athletes are hard-working. I'm sure they are world-class. I'm sure they might even indeed win medals.
Nevertheless, your absolutely ridiculous commentating makes me lose perspective and HATE THEM; hate these brilliant young women without meaning to, just because of the everpresent, insipid, cheesy and pompous narration going on in their background constantly. Maybe you don't realize it, but you pumping up the competitors like biased, irrational ass-kissers accomplishes the absolute contrary of what you are intending.
For the love of sportsmanship and for the sake of all the hard work these young women and ALL other athletes do, STOP making your competitors look bad, just because you cannot stand not hearing the sound of your own voice nattering on.
Instead, learn from the athletes you are shaming with your ridiculous ranting, and realize that modesty, sportsmanship and open-mindedness go a long way.
An embittered Canadian viewer cursed with your network.