Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Everyone saw the goofy clip of Tiki Barber getting lifted off the set by Rulon Gardner right (if not, click here)? Well, Barber has been getting hammered by multiple outlets for his "juvenile and nasty" segments with co-host Jenna Wolfe on MSNBC's "Olympic Update" and the two don't really seem to be making any progress. In fact, Michael Zuidema of The Grand Rapids Press even said the two, "seem to have worse chemistry than Barber and Eli Manning." It really hasn't been a good showing for Tiki and Co. at the Olympics.
Well since those articles were published, and that cheesy wrestling piece linked above aired (end of last week), I've found two more clips to throw on the fire. Watch first as Jenna decides to take a dig at Tiki Barber for not winning a Super Bowl (not sure what that has to do with the Olympics) and then listen for Tiki's freudian slip when trying to say "medal count" (at the :28 mark, and sorry for the sketchy footage, it came from Youtube)....
Yes, he really did just say "medal c*nt" on live television. I'm not sure why MSNBC has stayed with this abortion of an evening show (other than to ridicule the Olympics and diminish the athletic achievements of the participants), but they really should check out their own message boards from time to time....
anewvoicein08- Not only is the leather distracting, Jenna is sophmoric and Tiki is no orator.There's about forty more of those as well if you want to check them out, but spelling errors aside....I think you get the idea. The whole show is pretty much an embarrassment and an insult to the hardworking Olympians. I really hope NBC is taking note, but I doubt they are.
Necey20- The report I just saw on the tensions and politics being brought into the Olympic games through out the years was APPALLING. It wasn't just the announcers though, there saw background noise, the film work was shoddy and the video clips used to illustrate their points were absolutely irrelevant. Jenna had no idea what she was talking about when discussing paying players to compete for nations they are not really citizens of, and it made the whole report confusing. Not to mention that there was no understanding of the European practice of kissing each other on the cheek and I got a sense of homophobia out of it because of course the "men would not have been hugging and kissing"
Lainy625- Frankly I am appalled at the broadcast on the Olympic update that I just saw with Tiki Barber and Jenna Wolfe. This was the worst broadcast I have ever seen. I have worked in television truck for several years and have a good idea of what it takes to do a decent broadcast. From a television production point of view the whole broadcast was horrible, the graphics need to be updated, the talent needs to be better informed, the background noise needs to be taken out, and the information needs to be RELEVANT!
Softstep- i have to agree that the olympic update i just watched my have been the worst broadcast i have ever seen. tiki and jenna are so unprofessional! they seem to be constantly cracking jokes and taking shots at olympians shown on the screen. this is the olympics folks, i believe the athletes deserve a little respect.
MSNBC Olympic Update - Tamryn, Tiki, and Jenna (MSNBC Message Boards)