The performance was so strong that national ice hockey coach Tony Soderholm felt compelled to name Basti Schwele as “Man of the Day” via Instagram. Television commentary not only powerfully controlled Marcel Knoebbels’ decisive penalty shot for the Germans’ victory in the World Cup quarter-finals (“Nobie Takes It With You”), but also did gymnastics through the studio after the hit. – In a white teasing shirt, shorts and German socks.
The scene with Schwele quickly went through social media as a post it was one of the highlights of commentary on the ice hockey world championship by special interest broadcaster “Sport 1”, which German television showed due to its mix in the sport. Has set standards with relaxed atmosphere, entertainment and expert knowledge.
What the trio Laura Papendick, expert Erich Goldman and Schwell gave was really big theater. Those were the ice hockey world championships. Not only did they manage to garner amazing ratings on their huge broadcasts, they also took the coverage to another level.
Because despite all the laughter and all the coercion, she never gets caught in the prankster. The trio managed to bring the sport and its protagonist closer to everyone, there was something for the experts: inside but also for ice hockey newbies.
It was advantageous that the German players proved themselves to be approachable and not allegorically awkward in many interviews. Which led to closeness. Noebi, Korby, Leo, Moe and others came closer to the fans, the team unity and its enthusiasm in the game and later radiated, it was fun. Somehow you almost felt like the moderators and the players were pushing each other.
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It was also surprising that the trio swung the puck back and forth on the microphone with refreshing restraint, but occasionally disagreed with each other. “But that’s part of it,” Schwele once said. Former international Goldman’s role is that of a specialist, but Schwele, a former professional ice hockey player, is also a specialist.
The Schwele/Goldman duo have been in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) for a long time, Laura Papendik, on the other hand, grew in her role with every match day and – unfortunately – from the point of view of the audience, she was him and the ice. Regarding hockey, she changes to RTL.
Two and a half weeks of the Ice Hockey World Championship at Sport 1 was an incredibly beautiful story and set the bar for other events very high, even now it can be scary for some when ARD and ZDF go stale and break the European Football Championship. Tough experts talk during the game with a splash of lime. But maybe some of the people in charge took a closer look at Sport 1 and took some with them.