Friday, February 19, 2010


I am glued to the Olympics. So much so, that I create my own running commentary. "She caught too much air there. She needs to hold her line. He nailed his quad, but his musicality just isn't up to the other competitor."

My patient hubby shakes his head and says, "You should be a broadcaster."

Which makes me imagine what perspective a "mom-caster" would bring to sports commentary.

What would I say during the half-pipe?

"Jim, I wish he'd tighten that helmet a little more. That's a dangerous drop."

Or short-track speed skating?

"Korea is favored, strong team this year -- OOH, the Australian just cut in front. Where are her manners?"

Figure skating?

"Oh, his lace came untied. I told him a million times to check that before he goes out."

Ski jumping?

"I can't look. Tell me when it's over."

And of course for all the sports, and all who don't medal:

"It's okay, honey. You gave it your best. We'll always love you."

And that's pretty much how I feel about all the Olympians. Thanks for your passion, commitment, and sharing your talents with the world.

Gotta go. Biathlon is about to start and I need to remind the athletes not to point guns at people.

Mom-caster Sharon


Valerie Comer said...

Nice one, Sharon!

Clementine said...

Lol, Sharon! I do that too! My husband got aggravated at me last night and threw a pillow my way. If you need a commentator partner, give me a holler!

Karenee said...

It is always good to know I'm not the only one! *laugh*

Although, for a few of them I'd add, "Pride comes before a fall, hon. So be careful what you say to the media."

Chawna Schroeder said...

Love this! I think you may have new career in front of you. :o)

Emileigh Latham said...

You speak the voices of the mothers of the Olympians.
You would be a great mom-caster.

Hannah Y. said...

Great report! NBC really should hire you.

Marti Pieper said...

Mom-caster, ceiling-caster--you're all about casters, aren't you?

My 13-year-old is 4000 words into the writing of a fantasy novel right now. I encourage her by telling her about my friend.

I don't think I'll mention the mom-casts, though.


Amy Wallace said...

Awesome, Sharon! Thanks for inspiring my writing day with a giggle. ;-)

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Sharon, that's hilarious!

Lyn said...

Oh, I'm so pleased I'm not the only nutty one :-) I've been glued to the TV whenever I can. In fact, I'm watching the Alpine Skiing right now... oops sorry, got a bit distracted then. Man those girls can fly!

So good to see you 'broadcasting' Sharon.


Cheryl Klarich said...

Great!! How about "Oh my gosh,is he chewing gum on the PODIUM??? During the National Anthem???"
Yeah, that was one of my mom-comments...

Araken said...

Oh, biathalon...and I thought the NBA was the only sport where they used guns...