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The Olympics is a tough gig for a commentator. You have to know everything about every sport, ever, and also master the pronunciation of names from every country, ever.
Luckily Francis Higgins – also known as ‘The Viper’ on the Hardy Bucks TV program – is here with a minor masterclass for would-be pundits. His alternative take on the Laser Radial sailing event, calling simply and movingly ‘Boats’, has gone worldwide since its appearance on Saturday with coverage on Buzzfeed, Gawker and Reddit and roughly 420,000 views to its name.
The video contains expert analysis of the race, such as “the race is looking very close… and confusing” and “it’s a very confusing scene here we don’t know who’s in the lead.” He points out the “idiots watching from the sidelines… there’s a lot of fuckers there for what is essentially a very, very boring sport.” As Belarus’ sailboat appears, the commentator notes, rightly, that “they are not so good on the water it seems… questionable human rights records for that country as well.”