Cooner wrote:Ok, I must preface this by saying that Hines Ward is probably my favorite player in the NFL. He plays the game with more tenacity than pretty much anyone, and you'll never see a player smile and laugh more in a game than this guy. I love watching him play, and he's the guy everyone wants to root for.
That said, did anyone else see the pregame show segment last night on ESPN and notice how absolutely slow Ward seemed? I mean, they had him reading little segments on previous plays, relating who was where and why the play worked or didn't work. He sounded like he had trouble reading the script. He didn't really have anything to add that was interesting. He really just came out sounding like a dolt. Was it just the script, or is Hines none too bright? I love the guy, but it really seems he's not the sharpest tool in the shed...
Not to sound too high and mighty but I've scored over 140 on most IQ tests I've ever taken which is considered genius level (in some cases even above 160).
I cannot read out loud.
I don't believe that makes me stupid (or conversely Hines Ward smart) but I do believe it takes a special skill to read and speak at the same time. Even more so to make it look natural like sports commentators do.
* now I'm sure I'm going to get every post reviewed and made fun of every time I have a grammar or spelling mistake.