before I left for work, and I was pretty damned impressed. It was women's singles, and they were just crushing the hell outta that shuttlecock, interspersed with really impressive touch shots. I wish pro badmitton was on tv more often, that was my first time to see the game played at such a high level, much different than playing against dad with our net in the backyard! The commentators were commenting how you run so much more in badmitton than tennis, which was hard to believe, but each point was usually filled with quick darts back and forth, up and down. I couldn't help but think, like with racquetball, that good tennis players must have a serious advantage in badmitton. Mary Carillo also talked for 10 minutes about her kids getting the shuttlecock stuck in the tree and throwing all their sporting goods up there to try and get it down. She babbled on and on, and it turned out to be a joke. NBC must have been desperate to fill the time between matches.