Bela Karolyi’s Enthusiasm is Infectious, Creepy

One constant in the games thus far — besides China’s willingness to besmirch its athletic reputation in the name of cuteness — has been Bela Karolyi’s enthusiasm. (And his harsh criticism of the Chinese.) The man really, really loves gymnastics, which you would be able to tell if all you ever saw was his commentary. Fortunately, NBC is giving us more.

Karolyi’s outbursts have become something of a running joke on Bob Costas‘ gymnastics broadcasts, and they’re picking up steam in Blogfrica, too, with AWFUL ANNOUNCING leading the way:

See? Told you. The man loves gymnastics. If Costas’ face is any indication, maybe that love’s a little too strong.