Monday, August 15, 2016

How did the skyball not dominate the Olympics?

This guy has already been eliminated from the Olympics, and sadly I never got to see him play.  I blame NBC for that--every one of his matches should have been promoted like crazy and then rerun in primetime, because what he does is absolutely bananas:

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Italy's Adrian Carambula and his partner were knocked out in the round of 16 in the Olympic beach volleyball tournament (by the other Italian team, coincidentally).  I was hoping the skyball would be the biggest story in Rio, but apparently it wasn't meant to be.

Also, whoever is in charge of writing snarky comments for @nbcolympics on Instagram should probably be axed (as well as the person who didn't think to show excessive amounts of skyballs in primetime).  That serve goes 100 feet in the air (literally) and Carambula is the only guy on the planet who can pull it off at this level.  It's a totally unprecedented thing to do, yet this person acts like it's a hanging breaking ball over the middle of the plate that he/she has seen crushed for a home run a million times before.

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