FishbowlLA’s Marcus Vanderberg recently talked with HBO Sports announcer and former NBC Olympics anchor Jim Lampley about his career for “So What Do You Do” interview. Marcus also asked a few bonus questions which went up on FBLA yesterday, including:
FBLA: What does it say about the current state of Olympic coverage when the broadcaster who’s anchored a record 14 games won’t be working in London but Ryan Seacrest will be?
Lampley: Well, everything changes. I have to confess that I looked around at Beijing and among the many things I thought was, “We got old.” This group doesn’t change a lot from year to year and there’s certainly a benefit to that continuity. But on the other hand, I don’t see the number of young faces here like 10, 12, 16 years ago. Whether it involved me or anybody else, change was inevitable. Change was probably timely and I like watching it on TV.