There is no sport where the commentators matter so much. Then again, there is no other sport that is televised sometimes for more than 5 hours a day for 3 weeks in a row. That is a lot of time to fill in with very little happening. A good commentator can turn those 5 hours into something worth watching.
Much has been said on the topic of Carlos Betancur. Good, bad, and in between. His case is fascinating not only because of the amount of mister that seems to surround him but also the perceived raw talent the guy has. Since I like playing devil’s advocate, let me be his.