Instead of just griping here I sent the email below to firstname.lastname@example.org
which is the official email address for NBC Olympics feedback. The more of we skiers that complain, the more likely they'll listen more to us instead of their marketing bean counters.
I watched quite a lot of your Olympic coverage. I thought it was generally well presented but I do have some complaints your organization has certainly heard from others. First for some perspective let me state that I have been a alpine skier for three decades. I can speak for most of the skiing community by stating we would much much rather have some of the alpine event live than packaged, cut up, and presented tape delay in prime time. During this Olympics, some of those events were at odd hours in the wee hours of the morning or mid morning. I can't complain about putting some of those events packaged so during prime time. But how about also putting some of those events on live especially if it is during odd hours? Its the Olympics after all and there is no more tradition in competition in the winter games than in some of the alpine skiing events. Most ordinary folk will of course only be around to watch such events during prime time while you would make a lot of skiers happy allowing them to watch an event live. I thought Ryan and Brooker did a fine job though many on internet forums roundly condemned the whole NBC presentation compared to what CBC presented. I think that is mainly just misplaced disgruntlement as a result of the narrow prime time packaging. Please take a look at the http://forums.epicski.com/index.php
forums to get a pulse on the skiing community thoughts of what NBC presented.