[quote="gauze"]what did i do to deserve this shit? the commentary never fails to patronise me and the competitor's. nick halling even had the cheek to say a competitor had "a lot to learn about this strongman business" - just terrible. and it's obvious Colin Bryce is head ref, so why have him commentate too and not have him mention anything worthwhile? and perhaps the most disgusting thing of all - not having the final on NYD. jan 2nd, who gives a shit? i remember watching strongman when i was younger and being amazed by everything, i just can't see channel 5's coverage having the same effect on anyone.
The Guy he was referring to about 'not knowing the strongman game' was Brian Siders. He's a damn fine powerlifter and competitor at The Arnold Classic. He's one of my favorite squatters.
The commentators really annoyed me too. They say the same old thing over and over. They have no idea of the pain everyone who qualified went through to get there.
But then i am also grateful that Channel 5 televised it at all. Not everyone has satellite do they?