It’s funny about how everybody whines about horse-race coverage of the elections and everybody wishes it would go away. Problem is: it can’t.
Say you tune in to a ballgame while you’re channel surfing. You see a closeup of one of your favorite players so you pause for a minute to catch a bit of the action. No force on earth is powerful enough to prevent your brain from wondering: so, what’s the score?
In any competition the first question will always be: who’s winning? And the next question will be, how come?
I’d love to hear suggestions for covering a competition without keeping score.