There was was quite a bit of showjumping on the telly over the weekend. The BBC had some, and so did CNBC. But yer man who does the commentary on CNBC really bugs me, I think he used to do it for Eurosport, or possibly CNBC just use Eurosports’ coverage, I don’t know, but he seems to have gotten worse.
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum was jumping, and he kept referring to her as Mrs. Beebaum. And because she went fastest in the jump-off for much of it he kept referring back to her time, saying Mrs. Beerbaum the whole time.
I wouldn’t have minded if he had talked about the male riders the same way, but no, Marcus Ehning was called by his full name, as was Michael Whittaker, and Ludger Beerbaum, even the Swedish pop star who also show jumps got his whole name mentioned a few times. I can’t remember it, but it was pretty long. So why did he keep saying Mrs. Beerbaum?
These are the little things that annoy me.
And while I’m on the subject of CNBC, has anyone ever actually watched a programme on this station? I ask because all of the presenters sound like Movie-Trailer-Voice-Over-Artists (mtvoa), or like they should be advertising Cillit Bang! or possibly Vanish.