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The art of the text commentary



Sometimes you can't make it to a sporting event, sometimes there are stupid restrictive broadcast issues so you can't watch it on TV, sometimes your cable doesn't have the right channel, sometimes you are actually meant to be working.

What do you do?

If it's time for the Ashes Cricket series then you turn to the BBC for their live text commentary.

Opening day of the Ashes

The beauty here is that nothing much really happens and you have to fill in time with funny comments, strange observations of the crowd and well basically anything you can think of. Sprinkle liberally with made up cricket words like googly, nurdle, silly mid off add in breaks for lunch and tea and what you have is sometime the most entertaining read on the internet.

What other sports go on for hours with very little happening?

How about some Tour de France

I would also have mentioned tennis, but Wimbledon is done for now.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Uncommon Sportsman community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Uncommon Sportsman managers or SB Nation.

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