I was pleasantly surprised today watching the Campbell Soup's International Competition. Unfortunately, it wasn't the skating that pleasantly surprised me, it was Kurt Browning.
ABC Sports, in a brilliant move, has added Kurt to their commentary team. Poor Peter Carruthers has been delegated to rink-side interview duty.
My favorite line from Kurt Browning came when Takeshi Honda, the men's champion, managed to not fall on a horrible Triple Axel, "Congratulations. You have to congratulate a skater who can save that."
I hope Kurt Browning joins the ABC Sports/ESPN team for the Grand Prix Series. I don't think I can handle the constant rant rant rant of Paul Wylie again.
p.s. Did anyone manage to see Emmanuel Sandhu, Timothy Goebel, or Michael Weiss' performances? My coverage began with Evan Lysacek.