Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
I agree. The one-sided commentary is nauseating. I thought commentators were supposed to be unbiased.
Unfortunately, even in the past, it seemed that the American commentators must have felt some type of obligation to Matchroom Sports. They always seem to be patting the European players on the back and minimizing the good things that the American players were doing. It's almost as if they were trying to get called back for another payday. At least that's the way it sounded to me in the past. I'm not saying that American commentators should be complimenting every shot an America player performs, but be just as colorful in your praise of both parties and just as honest about their failures on both sides. I truly wonder if the European audience would prefer a little fairer commentary? I remember one Mosconi Cup in recent years and every time a European player would play shape and have the cue ball come within 3 inches of the side pocket, the commentators would praise how well the player had gotten the shape on the next shot. Same type of shot, same distance from the side pocket, with an American at the table and the commentators are like, "WHOA, HE ALMOST SCRATCHED IN THE SIDE POCKET! He was fortunate on that one" or similar language to that. Perhaps, some criticism of poor play as well as "attaboy" type language for good play, but it should be the same for both parties, imo.I can't even enjoy the matches anymore. The commentators are excellent, but it would be nice to have an American in the booth. It's a wee bit Europe-centric in the commentary. Everything is Europe this, Europe that, Europe and its dominance. They keep talking about European players and nobody says jack-shit about American players.
The laughing hyenas in the audience also are ruining my viewer experience. It's as if they're on a Roman coliseum watching European gladiators kill the American and enjoying the bloodshed.
I'm proud of Team USA trying to give it their all. It doesn't bother me to lose any match because I know they are trying, but the entire environment there is awful.
Not sure I'm looking forward to Mosconi Cup 2022.
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