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    This Olympics has so made me realize it's all about the money. I'm just so disgusted.

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    We saw more of the athletes in ads than we did in actual competition coverage.

    But there's some hopeful news about the next Olympics. Right now, NBC is too broke to bid on any Olympic coverage, because they're the dead last rated network. But it's possible they'll turn it around. So it's up to us to not just boycott NBC, but discourage other people from watching NBC shows. If a coworker tries to discuss an NBC show during chit chat, politely stifle a yawn and change the topic. If a family member tries to turn the TV to NBC, say "let's watch something fun instead" and change the channel. Not that either of those things are likely to occur in the near future, given NBC's ratings. But we must be vigilant in case these incidents pop up. NBC viewership must be stomped out wherever we find it or all we'll get from Sochi is two programs per discipline!

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    Guys, forget your local TV and go get Slingbox! If you have relatives/ friends who live in a country with good coeverage, Slingbox is the way to go! I watched the live coverage from Japan in Sydney. Crazy stuff!

    One question. Were people in the east coast able to get the final flight live? Because I remember NBC showed US Nationals live in the east coast, and it was delayed in the west coast, althought the event was in the west coast. Meh!??

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    Some of the NBC sportscasters' quotes during these Games,
    http://www.sportsfeatures.com/pressp...-short-program

    Tom Hammonds on Commentating Figure Skating,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy825MSBWAQ

    Always thought Tom Hammonds and Bob Costas are tools for always stating the obvious.... but they did defer enough to the experts Scott and Sandra to not be annoying :P
    (j/k I am only jealous, can only wish to have their jobs)
    Last edited by bibi24; 03-01-2010 at 01:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    Some of the NBC sportscasters' quotes during these Games,
    http://www.sportsfeatures.com/pressp...-short-program

    Tom Hammonds on Commentating Figure Skating,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy825MSBWAQ

    Always thought Tom Hammonds and Bob Costas are tools for always stating the obvious.... but they did defer enough to the experts Scott and Sandra to not be annoying :P
    (j/k I am only jealous, can only wish to have their jobs)
    I think Scott and Sandra need to be a little more objective though. I found them quite biased a number of times.

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    I just can't believe they didn't show Mao gala program, didn't show Laura Lepisto LP. NBC=fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yunasashafan View Post
    They skipped the pairs GOLD medalists and their OWN SILVER medalists in dance!! how's that for a snub? The whole skating coverage was really bad, imo.
    No they did not skip their OWN SILVER medalists. I saw Meryl & Charlie gala program to billie jean on NBC last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    No they did not skip their OWN SILVER medalists. I saw Meryl & Charlie gala program to billie jean on NBC last night.
    I meant they skipped Meryl and Charlie in tonight's recap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chloepoco View Post
    I think Scott and Sandra need to be a little more objective though. I found them quite biased a number of times.
    Seriously. I was so mad at Scott's comments right after Daisuke's LP and I remember being really mad at Sandra for .. something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Seriously. I was so mad at Scott's comments right after Daisuke's LP and I remember being really mad at Sandra for .. something.
    I don't live in the US anymore, but from what I remember of her incredibly biased and nasty commentating, being really mad at Sandra Bezic is almost always justified.
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    The women's coverage was especially atrocious. It was 95% Kim and Joannie. Now I'm not taking away from either of them, but come on, there was a lot more than just that. I especially disliked how they snubbed the American women. Their thinking was more or less "Well, they aren't medal contenders anyway, so why bother (even though Mirai was almost on the podium)" Way to NOT inspire a new generation of Americans to take up skating, NBC. total fail!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krln99 View Post
    The women's coverage was especially atrocious. It was 95% Kim and Joannie. Now I'm not taking away from either of them, but come on, there was a lot more than just that. I especially disliked how they snubbed the American women. Their thinking was more or less "Well, they aren't medal contenders anyway, so why bother (even though Mirai was almost on the podium)" Way to NOT inspire a new generation of Americans to take up skating, NBC. total fail!!
    I thought it was kind of funny (in a sad way) in the closing ceremony recap, how they cropped Mao out of the podium photo.

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    I can't believe NBC didn't show Mirai's exhibition. Have they forgotten that she's American??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    We saw more of the athletes in ads than we did in actual competition coverage.

    But there's some hopeful news about the next Olympics. Right now, NBC is too broke to bid on any Olympic coverage, because they're the dead last rated network. But it's possible they'll turn it around. So it's up to us to not just boycott NBC, but discourage other people from watching NBC shows. If a coworker tries to discuss an NBC show during chit chat, politely stifle a yawn and change the topic. If a family member tries to turn the TV to NBC, say "let's watch something fun instead" and change the channel. Not that either of those things are likely to occur in the near future, given NBC's ratings. But we must be vigilant in case these incidents pop up. NBC viewership must be stomped out wherever we find it or all we'll get from Sochi is two programs per discipline!
    Interesting comment. if it is true, were the Ratings poor? If NBC really goes broke, there is no major studio to replace them. When one thinks about the logistics of running an Olympics for Television purposes, what studio would want to risk the underlying costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    No they did not skip their OWN SILVER medalists. I saw Meryl & Charlie gala program to billie jean on NBC last night.
    Who sang Billie Jean??? Was it David Cook????

    Also, can someone tell me about S&Z's exhibition program, they never showed it.

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