Message from discussion OT -- Gripe about NBC's coverage of the Olympics
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Subject: Re: OT -- Gripe about NBC's coverage of the Olympics
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:45:59 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 29, 4:34=A0pm, The_LA_Flash <Phil3...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2:51=A0pm, Sandi <sandiwork...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jul 29, 4:05=A0pm, Zob <zobva1 =A0 =A0@ =A0 gmail.com> wrote:
> > > <rant>NBC is doing a less-than-stellar job (understatement
> > > intentional) with their Olympics coverage IMO. =A0Well, maybe not
> > > exactly with their coverage, but with their coordinating the
> > > broadcasting of the events.
> > > Everything is all glommed together for 8, 9 hours at a time on 4 or 5
> > > different networks (NBC, MSNBC etc.) so you I can't record say,
> > > gymnastics or swimming without filling my DVR up with things like
> > > Korean women weightlifters or Montenegro water polo. =A0That means I'=
> > > finding it difficult to find and watch the events that I'm most
> > > interested in. =A0And then they keep bouncing back and forth from eve=
> > > to event, so even when I DO record something I want to see, I might
> > > have to FF through two hours of a qualifying bicycle race to find a 1=
> > > minute snippet of a 400 meter swimming final in which an American
> > > swimmer is favored to get the gold. And I can't watch events live
> > > because different events are being broadcast on several different NBC
> > > affiliated channels at different times with seemingly no rhyme or
> > > reason. =A0 It's been very frustrating so far.
> > > For instance, I read online a while ago about an upset in the USA's
> > > women's qualifying gymnastics this morning but haven't yet been able
> > > to find NBC's coverage of that event. GRRRRR.
> > > The other networks have done a much better job in the past of
> > > broadcasting the individual events that are traditionally the most
> > > popular such as swimming, gymnastics and diving rather than burying
> > > them in a mountain of Balkan country playing water polo, Australians
> > > playing beach volleyball and United Arab Emirates in a soccer game
> > > against Great Britain. =A0</rant>
> > > --
> > > Zob
> > > "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 6 Certainty Contest champion
> > They will probably show the women's gymnastics in prime time tonight.
> > Sandi
> Yep, that's the plan but now that Zob already spilled the beans...
He hasn't blown HOW they got there.