Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
4:03 pm - Backyard Badminton  
Oh, man! I wish I had seen this when it first aired, but I guess that's why they invented youtube. Mary Carillo, filling time during the middle of the night on NBC's Olympics 2004 broadcast, discusses the difference between the backyard badminton and that played at the Olympics.

So true...

(ganked from Boing Boing)
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casperflea on August 3rd, 2010 - 08:50 pm
Okay, that was deeply weird, yet hilarious.

My college had a nationally-ranking badminton team while I was there. No rollerblades or hockey sticks were involved.
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DXMachinadxmachina on August 4th, 2010 - 01:12 am
They were probably using the expensive racquets. OTOH, her description is very close to my memories of backyard badminton.

I've listened to Carillo as an analyst at various sports events over the years, and while I always thought she was a pretty good broadcaster, I don't recall ever thinking "Wow, she's funny," before.
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