About the announcers and riders various ailments?

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3/19/2018 6:22 PM

It very well may be only me, but I wish the announcers would stop harping on the riders sicknesses and riding with injuries.

We all know that these dudes are some of the fittest, toughest people on the planet. But Joh Doe on his couch has no idea. When the entire broadcast team talks all night about rider x having the flu all week, or rider B struggling to race with a (insert injury here) it seriously takes away from the impression of the physical demands SX and MX require.

If the average tv viewer hears that a rider has had the flu all week and then watches them finish 3rd, they automatically think "the bike does all the work".

Anyhow, just thought I'd throw that out there. Does anyone else think they should refrain from mentioning things like "the leader has a torn MCL etc"?