Found April 04, 2012 on Awful Announcing: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Hosting the Olympics is one of the most prestigious gigs in sports. Legends like Jim McKay, Curt Gowdy, Chris Schenkel, Al Michaels, and Bob Costas have sat in the anchor's chair for the Olympic Games. This year, you can add another top sportscaster to that elite list... Ryan Seacrest. What the hell? Yes, the American Idol and E! News host announced on this morning's Today Show that he will be joining the NBC mothership (E! is part of the NBC Universal family) and he will be covering the Olympics in primetime. I hate to prejudge anything, but this is horrifying. As if the primetime coverage of the Olympics hadn't turned into a gloppy, two week human interest story, what in God's name could Ryan Seacrest possibly add to cover one of the world's greatest sporting events? This is the guy who was an executive producer for such influential sports programs as Denise Richards: It's Complicated. Is he going to be hosting a singing competition amongst the U...
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