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Sports commentators. Who have got the most difficult job?

Posted: 09:14 08 Nov 2020
by davie nine
Horse racing, soccer, rugby, cricket or any other?
I think it’s horse racing. Always fascinates me how they identify horses in a field of, sometimes, more than 20 runners.
Makes other commentating a doddle.

Re: Sports commentators. Who have got the most difficult job

Posted: 12:41 08 Nov 2020
by Willis88
davie nine wrote: Horse racing, soccer, rugby, cricket or any other?
I think it’s horse racing. Always fascinates me how they identify horses in a field of, sometimes, more than 20 runners.
Makes other commentating a doddle.


Never understand why anyone likes horse racing, but I'd imagine they have the hardest short term commentary followed by periods of nothing waiting for the next race.

No idea what soccer is.

Rugby, with rugby there's little that happens as it tends to be slow back and forth so they can just say things like "passes it to X", "Y drives forward" etc.

Cricket must be hard thinking of things to say to pass the time.

Football clearly tends to be more active (unless its Wycombe), but it should be easier to name players (although some on Radio Devon struggle sometimes). I find it harder to imagine what's going on sometimes, especially when the commentary tails off, or you hear the crowd making a noise (remember those days?) and nothing is said by the commentator.

Surely the most boring (in terms of actual sport content) is American "Football", think there's more commercial breaks than actual sport.