My turn: Commentary wouldn’t be too kind

Sports and sporting events have resulted in catchy phrases. You can expect interesting comments from broadcasters, coaches, and even players.

The color commentator spends time talking to players and coaches and throws things out to keep us interested. From the golf comment, “The uglier a man’s legs are, the better golfer he is.” To football, “Most football players are temperamental, that is 90 percent temper, 10 percent mental.” Even NASCAR has some, “You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.”

My favorite baseball comment was about Hank Aaron, “It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball, and one afternoon to do it in golf”

Some are just statements of the obvious, “The team with the most points usually wins the game.”

I recently ran a 5K, the only running I have ever really done. I began to wonder, if a broadcaster had been doing color commentary, what would he say about my run? It might have been a good broadcast for the guys that came in at the front of the race, maybe even with some excitement.

I can just hear them now, as they watch me bring up the rear, “Is he still moving?” I guess that is better than “Going, going, gone!”