Sorry if writing about the Olympics is boring some people, but I am getting so wound up by the banal comments coming from Brendan Foster on the BBC.
Four years ago he made a prat of himself by announcing that the was no way Paula Radcliffe was going to pull out of the marathon (which she then did), and nearly every athletics meeting is spoilt with comments from Brendan Foster wrongly announcing who has qualified or making hopelessly wrong predictions about who will win. But for really stupid comments witness his comment about 1500m runner Andy Baddeley, who having ducked for the line, Brendan Foster said "he learnt a lot of things at Cambridge, but he learnt how to duck for the line there".
Thanks Brendan, I am pleased to know you have to go to Cambridge to learn a basic skill like dipping yourself forward to cross the line quicker.
With all the talent available to the BBC, and with the BBC dropping Roger Black a few years ago from their commentary set up, why do they employ Brendan Foster ?