Psychic Barry Davies

Regular readers will be aware of Stoi!’s love for British commentary. Bronwyn favours Monica Phelps, I St Barry. Recently I was watching the BBC coverage of the 2000 Olympic all-around. It’s fabulous. It was live, so you get to see everything, even the unscheduled fifth rotation.

At 2.15, near the start of the third rotation, Barry utters the following immortal words:

They’re now warming up on the vault, which seems to be back as it should be. I bet Khorkina wishes they could find some kind of problem with it, and have to go again. But it’s not going to happen.

I’m not making that up, I promise. Watch it if you don’t believe me.

I always knew he was magnificent. I didn’t know he could see the future as well.

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8 responses to “Psychic Barry Davies

  • Stoi!

    If it ever happens Rachel, you will be my first choice. Bronners won’t be allowed anywhere near that particular assignment, as she is on Team Monica.
    C

  • Rachel

    He was absolutely lovely when I had a natter to him at 2006 figure skating euros in Lyon – seemed overly happy to see a Brit TBH. He always seemed to give the impression he wasn’t too fond of the French…

    Suffice to say, can I please be your dictaphone biiiiiatch when you sit down with Bazza?

    Cheers me dears 😉

  • Stoi!

    Yeah, say what? I feel like I’m missing something here- what’s the Tulsa connection?

    Rachel, that’s further proof of Barry’s mad skillz. I desperately want to interview him. Prod only knows what he’d make of some of our posts though!

  • Queen Elizabeth

    Good old Barry.

    By the way, did you see that the local Tulsa press had followed your obsession with Afanasyeva?

  • Rachel

    ^ sorry, don’t know why that earlier of the two comments posted – I definitely didn’t hit reply. BARRY! STOP MESSING WITH THE INTERWEBS! 😉

  • Rachel

    I’ll say it again, I LOVE BARRY 😉

    On the psychic thing, there’s another very creepy one from him but in skating not gymnastics. During the gala for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, the gold medal winners did 2 pieces. During the changeover from one to the other for Gordeeva and Grinkov, Barry said something like “I am sure I am not the only person who wonders how Ekaterina would have been as a skater without him (Sergei) but I don’t suppose we’ll ever find out…” – as am sure you lovely ladies know, Sergei collapsed from a heart problem while training and died shortly afterwards. Not *as* psychic as the Khorkina one but weird nevertheless.

  • Rachel

    I’ll say it again, I LOVE BARRY 😉

    On the psychic thing, there’s another very creepy one from him but in skating not gymnastics. During the gala for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, the gold medal winners did 2 pieces. During the changeover from one to the other for Gordeeva and Grinkov, Barry said something like “I am sure I am not the only person who wonders how Ekaterina would have been as a skater without him (Sergei) but I don’t suppose we’ll ever find out…” – as am sure you lovely ladies know, Sergei collapsed from a heart problem while training and died shortly afterwards.

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