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post #61 of 75
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Originally Posted by akaplan9 View Post

Exracer, yup.  Commercials are better than the coverage.

Not here in Colorado.  Here they only have time for this commercial of a kid from Denver with the worst facial hair ever texting and running over a kid, all the while playing the worst piano music of all time, and severely needing a tripod.  After 1000 viewings, it really starts to make you nauseous.
post #62 of 75
Hey guys, the NBC execs are having children and they are entering the broadcasting profession as well.  Look out.  Here's Chris Duerr, who I doubt is related to a Los Angeles former classmate of my cousin, Guy Duer (no joke on that name, i promise).
 
post #63 of 75
 NBC Evening News (5:30 CDT) just announced the men's ski results, WHY???

Thanks NBC, you suck.
post #64 of 75
So I don't get television. Instead I buy individual shows on the playstation network, which has a surprising amount of content generally.

I bought the NBC coverage of the Men's DH and was really horrified to learn they didn't even include Bode's run.

God does NBC suck.
post #65 of 75
The olympian sob stories that take up 10 minute segments suck. Focus on the games NBC!! I like stories where people overcome adversity in life, but some are more extraordinary than others. For example, do I have to know about Apollo Ohno's teenage rebellion, how his dad left him out in the middle of nowhere alone to figure out what he wanted to do in life. Or about Bode Miller's ongoing soul search, which is none of our business and probably blown out of proportion? Bode seems annoyed to even talk about his past, so leave him alone. I don't see why they have to take a footnote and turn it into a mini drama like it's some Extreme Makeover show, even equipped with the tear-jerker music. I like biographies, they are interesting, but let the personal lives stay private. They seem to focus on the more attractive athletes as well. Lindsey Vonn and Tanith Belbin are hot, so they get more attention than someone not as flashy like Julia Mancuso, who has the beefiest story of them all. Her father was busted for smuggling 45 tons of pot. If they're looking for drama, where's that story?
post #66 of 75

Focus on the games NBC!!

Human interest stories can be broadcast anytime - I guess commercials are an necessary evil!!
However, I believe NBC has done a disservice to the winter games and owes the athletes an apology (along with the viewing public) for such poor coverage of the games.
post #67 of 75
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Just curious... are you guys in the U.S. getting bombarded with the British Columbia tourism commercials on NBC like we are in Canada on CTV?  The ones with Michael J. Fox, Steve Nash, et. al.?
 

Yes, but the commercials are refreshing for some of us on the West Coast who are tired of seeing the "Govenator" in our own commercials.  B.C. has a lot to offer, and your commercials have me thinking of changing the location of the annual guys-only  golf vacation.

Anyhow, NBC did let Brooker and Ryan speak a little bit last night in the highly edited SG coverage.  Too bad it was shown nearly half a day after the event took place!  This is turning out to be the greatest (alpine events) Olympics ever for the USA and, compared to our Canadian friends, we have third-world censored TV coverage in the USA. 
post #68 of 75
I just checked NBC this morning, thinking its Saturday.  No need to delay coverage. 

Wrong!  While I could watch Babar cartoons there, there is no activity on any of the NBC stations.  Men's Curling will resume at 10:00 AM PST.  Women's freestyle skiing will resume at 1:00 PM PST.

Of course the Alpine Slalom events will not be shown until a recap tonight, but they are live in about 10 minutes.

I took the suggestion above and bought a 1-month subscription to Hide-my-ass For $11.52.  I am now logged in as a Canadian and ready to watch the Women's Freestyle Qualifying live at 10:00.  
How aboot that, eh? 
Edited by Cirquerider - 2/20/10 at 9:59am
post #69 of 75
Cirque,

www.fromsport.com     You could have watched it live for free and had it sent to your Crackberry for up the lift viewing.  Didn't want to mention it until someone else posted first, since I was censored earlier and don't want to tick anyone else off here.

ISN'T CURLING SHUFFLEBOARD ON ICE?  I mean, isn't shuffleboard what the really old people (like me soon) play on cruise ships in between feedings?
post #70 of 75
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I took the suggestion above and bought a 1-month subscription to Hide-my-ass For $11.52.  I am now logged in as a Canadian and ready to watch the Women's Freestyle Qualifying live at 10:00.  
How aboot that, eh? 

 

Cool... but Canadians don't say "aboot" (unless you're a Newfy), and I can't remember the last time I ever heard "eh" except in an old Bob & Doug Mackenzie sketch on SCTV ("take off, eh"), or again, unless it's coming from a Newfy (not that there's anything wrong with that; Newfoundland is a beautiful province and the people are great... but they talk funny ).
post #71 of 75
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post

Cirque,

www.fromsport.com     You could have watched it live for free and had it sent to your Crackberry for up the lift viewing.  Didn't want to mention it until someone else posted first, since I was censored earlier and don't want to tick anyone else off here.

ISN'T CURLING SHUFFLEBOARD ON ICE?  I mean, isn't shuffleboard what the really old people (like me soon) play on cruise ships in between feedings?

Now you tell me

I'm getting English feeds, and it seems like fewer skips and breaks than that link.  Also HD feed for some events.  We were watching before on the Eurosports2 feed. 
As far as censoring posts and links, it shouldn't happen unless it is for the purpose of promoting a business or skiing site, and then we usually leave it and invite the person to be a sponsor.  If you find anything different, let me know.  Its not our intent to keep content off, but rather to direct advertising content tot he right channel.
post #72 of 75
I should have been censored for making reference to a certain part of the male anatomy. Q. Does NBC suck?  A. Did The Trojan Horse have a wooded _______?  I should have never filled in the blank.  There is no reason why I can't show a little humour and keep it clean.
post #73 of 75
 Not sure if it's been covered yet, but what's up with the athlete profile (mug shot) pics? Looks like they where taken in Cook County Jail.

Also, if I complain I must give credit when it's do: Jonny Moseley's slop-side analysis = +1, props to NBC.
post #74 of 75
NBC's tape-delayed "highlights" of the olympics suck.  NBC also ruined coverage of World Cup skiing by buying WCSN.  WCSN showed all the racers, with expert commentary on the races.  The races were also left online for anyone to watch at anytime.  With NBC's Universal Sports we got "highlights" and maybe the raw video of a race online for maybe a week.  What is wrong with NBC?  Perhaps they should become CCSRSN: the Corporate Crushing and Ruination of Sports Network.  Would it really be so terrible to risk letting go of a few dollars in order to have a decent, satisfying product for the winter sports viewer, as WCSN did?  What NBC needs is somebody at the top to tell the marketing/statistician/suit people NO!  We're going to give the people the events live, as they happen.  We're going to show ALL the racers in competition, or at least the first 25-30 who are viable competitors.   We're going to leave the videos online forever.  So if somebody wants to enjoy watching the Lauberhorn downhill from 2002 in the middle of summer 2011, that's fine with us.  We're going to consider our viewers our primary "stakeholders."  This decision will result in programming that will ultimately provide more profit for our stockholders than our currently theoretically justifiable but quite insane policies.
post #75 of 75
Right On!!!

It is all about advertisers and reaching housewives in Duluth (no offense) and Joe the Plumber.  Nielsen ratings! The side stories and the interviews are sound bytes to keep them all engaged. It's always been like that when it comes to the Winter Olympics. I was with the US Ski Team at Nagano and the US Ski team and US Snow Board team at Park City.  NBC cancelled interviews or came in for limited human interest stories. Coverage for Picabo as she won the Super G, and Jonny Mosely when he won the Gold for Moguls in Nagano was minimal. It hasn't got much better. Ice skating and hockey is what appeals to the TV viewing masses. Watching Bodie tear down a course at 80+mph with nothing between him and serious injury but his incredible training regimen, skill and guts doesn't even register as an exciting and amazing opportunity to see what incredible athletes alpine skiers are in comparisson to almost any othe sport. I say the same for Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and all the others who represent what we all love to be a part of.  What about Darren Rahlves, with more podiums than any other Alpine athlete in US history! Did you hear much of anything about him.   I really don't believe that non skiers/non boarders understand what it's all about, and the media won't take the time too do the education and promote the sport because it doesn't translate into dollars with the viewers.  We unfortunately are classifierd as a minority audience and relegated to surfing channels to see 20 seconds of alpine skiing highlights if we missed the major event. Hopefully that will change over time.
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