NBC anchor Tim Daggett in London:
“We have our own little scoring reference,” Daggett explained several times throughout the Olympic competition, “1.2 deductions or less, [the score is] green; it’s a go score. It’s great. Then there’s cautionary… And then there’s red, and that is obviously bad.”
Elizabeth Stranahan – Pushing perfection: Exploring activity systems through elite gymnastics scoring (PDF)
In that thesis Stranahan weighs the pros and cons of NBC trying to simplify the new (2006) Olympic Gymnastics scoring.
Personally, I like it.
When I next saw Tim I made a point of telling him that the colour code truly does help the general public. The very worst thing about the Code change was losing the marketing value of “Nadia’s perfect 10.0.