Dick Button, ABC's sage announcer, often utter words
and phrases that are simply hilarious, and sometimes inspiring.
Here is a sampling:
(Of Kate Robinson) "Now, isn't she the quintessential pre-Raphaelite heroine?"
(After Kotin's long program at Calgary) "He has a wonderful kind of flair, very much in the style of the 19th century Romantic poet Byron might have been. He's kind of Byronic, isn't he?" The kicker: Jim McKay then said, "Yes, he is."
(Of Michelle Kwan, after '96 Worlds Free Skate) "She gave nothing up, nothing for this performance. Absolutely the best!"
(Of Nicole Bobek's wasted talent) "You just want to take her over your knee and spank her."