Believe it or not, The Seasonaire is a truley international site. Told you wouldn’t believe it, but it is. However, we are UK based and as such we have access to probably the best broadcasting corporation in the world, the BBC.
The BBC have a pretty solid reputation for picking out the best talent and putting them on screen, Jimmy Saville being the exception, and I would like to commend a pairing chosen to commentate on snowboarding during the games… Tim Warwood and Ed Leigh.
It’s not often, or at least I don’t think it is, that commentators get commended on their work, but what the pair did during the final was not only informative but it was engaging, entertaining and witty. Their collective style fits our sport of snowboarding better than anything and I think the publicity and excitement that gained momentum during the final was due in no small part to their fantastic musings, observations and explanations. Their unwavering enthusiasm is contagious.
Sure, there were mistakes. Ed at one point said that he was “picking hairs”, I’m pretty sure it’s splitting hairs, but who cares! That was part of the charm, and it was live, what do you expect…
If you don’t know what I am talking about because you are like from abroad or whatever, here are some of their best bits and what other people are saying.
Perfectly measured like a suit on Saville Row
– Talking about Jenny Jones semi final run
She has a face that can help bread rise
– on Jenny Jones
One of the Finnish wonder kids
I was laughing too much to know who this was about.
Slugs in my knickers
Womens slopestyle semis
Riding switch is like riding with your left hand…whilst being attacked by a flock of seagulls!
talking about Staale run…I think
Follwed up with
While wearing a chip hat
Loving the passion from @SnowEdLeigh @Tim_Warwood on the Slopestyle commentary. It’s like 2 blokes in a pub commentating #goodstuff
@BBCSport Best commentator by far for enthusiasm definitely Ed Leigh with slopestyle!! Makes it so much more interesting