It is to laugh

Here are the top nine comments made by sports commentators during the 2004 Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

  1. Weightlifting commentator: “This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.”

  2. Dressage commentator: “This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.”

  3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”

  4. Boxing Analyst: “Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.”

  5. Softball announcer: “If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.”

  6. Basketball analyst: “He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.”

  7. At the rowing medal ceremony: “Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew.”

  8. Soccer commentator: “Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.”

  9. Tennis commentator: “One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them… Oh my God, what have I just said?”

Did you get this list directly from Snopes? I agree that the “statements” are funny, but it is unlikely that any of them were said at the 2004 Olympics, as the list goes back at least to 1999.

The tennis one at the end is in fact a reworked joke attributed to Arnold Palmer.

Just sayin’ is all.

I don’t go to Snopes for laughs. Sorry.

You don’t have to go to Snopes for it; the list is all over the Internet.
This version here has #7 taking place in 1977, at the BBC Boat Race. Also slightly different versions of the other jokes.