HillsAths1, on Aug 9 2010, 08:44 AM, said:
Also a big thumbs down to 10 for using Susie, she may have been a great runner but as a commentator she was crap.
It was pretty clear she was not up to the task, it was as if she had stage fright.
Sus, on Aug 9 2010, 03:18 PM, said:
Do you guys realise I was given an opportunity to get into the commentary box with 2 great, well trained and experienced commentators. I do not appreciate you abusing me on a thread such as this. Its not fair. I gave it a try and fair enough I may not have been up to the task but I have no experience, I am a mother, never intended on being or becoming a commentator and I tried.... more than what you guys would of done. Hold your opinions to yourself. There is more to life than analysing a girl who was there only to have a go...and to say something positive, I actually picked the winner but you probably didn't notice that because you were too busy saying how crap I was.
I appologise but its all over now and you probably wont hear me again so please try and be a bit nice.
Glad you still view our site.
I think another thing people fail to realise was Susie & co were located at the start. They then have to commentate to what is on the screen. David Culbert still struggles at times and he has been doing it for years.
Having a "cheat sheet" close at hand also helps. Bruce McEveny reseaches as much as he can about whatever sport he is going to call. He then has that material close at hand in a format he understands.
Practising before the big event would also help. I remember a famous race caller saying that he would turn down the sound of horse races on the TV and call the races in his living room. Hope Channel Ten gives you another go and gives you some helpful guide / pointers.