Sunday, August 8, 2010

Commentator Disconnect

Is it mandatory that commentators talk out of their hats, or is it something they do for free?

Adrian Newey had a collision in a BTCC support race that he'd entered. He was extracted from the car on a back board and taken to hospital as a precaution. Word is that he is sore, but probably alright.

But here's the clip of film in question:

The kick is at the end of the clip, where the commentators are cheerfully saying that everyone's out of the cars and is quite alright thank you, when the video is showing an ambulance waiting for Newey to be extracted -- meaning that while everybody might be alright, there is some doubt about that, and at the very least, not everybody is out of the cars yet.

Brundle's job, such that it is, seems quite safe.