But even by the relatively low standards of the genre, none of his interviews have been great, highlighting not only his lack of sports knowledge but also the mystifyingly successful Seacrest brand of blandocity. Though inarguably one of the hardest workers in the industry, he is, on television anyway, a personality marked mostly by lack of personality, a greeter more than a host, a scrim more than a player.
I think that’s being very kind.
But now on to the good stuff.
I will have to say I always enjoyed watching the Olympics. Some great stories from the Olympics. Michael Phelps being one of the best. Two great stories Wednesday night well actually three: the American synchronized divers Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais getting a bronze, Nathan Adrian wining the 100 freestyle and his great reaction and Danell Leyva getting an all around bronze medal in gymnastics after a disastrous start.
This is what the Olympics is all about.
|Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais|
|Nathan Adrian reacts to winning the gold|
|Nathan Adrian gets his medal|