The Sunday Times has a good article on how useless the BBC Wordl Cup coverage is. Apparently people are switching off the TV sound and turning on 5 Live's commentary instead. I'm one of them. I've never understood why they continue to use John Motson as their main commentator. Alan Green and Jonathan Pearce radiate an enthusiasm and insight which Motson could never aspire to. Instead Motson continues to trot out a whole host of rehearsed lines which you can tell he's decided to use come what may.
But whatever Motson's failings are they are not quite on the level of this exchange between a Canadian presenter and ex West Ham goalkeeper and Candadian international Craig Forrest.
Presenter: Craig, how will the Mexican goalkeeper approach this game given what has happened to him this week?
Craig Forrest: Well his father passed away on Thursday. He'll be disappointed with that.
UPDATE: I was driving to London yesterday evening when I heard this classic line from 5 Live's Mark Pougatsch just before the Italy v USA game. "Well, it's Italy v the USA, lots of totty on the terraces and even a Totti on the pitch." Even the commentator was a bit taken aback by that. Such a shame Des Lyname isn;t still around. You can just imnagine him saying that with his customary wink...