I do wish that they wouldn't big things up as a walk over just because we dun well at rugby and tennis and the Olympics.
I fear that the Aussies will not roll over for treats as desired, They take being beaten as their inspiration to alter fate. But hey, an easy win isn't a worthy win. But I think it'll be one of the best series in years.
Luckily cricket is probably the best sport to suit radio commentary. They have all the time in the world to tell, plus Agers' lunchtime and teatime summaries of the play so far keep you well informed. That combined with the BBC website, evening C5 highlights and a day in the flesh (Friday) gives me enough. Unless this new kid, Root, scores a double ton in his first Ashes test. But that'll all be down to the toss...
No schedule disruptions with cricket now that Sky have pinched it wiz-king. The only person I've ever known to watch every ball played of every test match is a friends dad that's been incapacitated from work for the last 20 years. He's had to revert to the radio.