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How many women did the USA put in the top 15 in the DH today?

 

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 How many men made the top 20 in the Beaver Creek SG today?

 

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What's more important, is how almost none of it is on TV.  Caught the Mens Super G earlier today.  And for some reason, the Womens Slalom from Aspen last week showed up on TV yesterday.  No DH or GS events in sight.

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I got to watch Women's SG today and Women's DH yesterday.  Thanks CBC.

Lindsey Von made a nice recovery in yesterday's race.  I can sort of relate, having done the same thing a few times on my SGs, but not having had much luck the last time I tried it on my SCs after booting out on an icy bit (skis came off when I tried to set them back down and left me with a nasty bruise as I passed over them redface.gif).

 

Lindsey and Maria skied very well both days.

 

 

 

 

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Caught the Mens Super G earlier today.

So did I.  NBC coverage absolutely stinks.  They wasted 15 minutes talking about golf, a bunch more time on useless bits, then only showed the first 10 or so racers and the the Americans after the first seed.  Total crap coverage.  What a joy it was to watch the same day CBC coverage of the women's Super-G from Lake Louise.  NBC should pay attention and watch how it should be done.
 

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I didn't even know it was on CBC until channel surfing came across the Lake Louise Slalom.  Too late for the other events.

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So did I.  NBC coverage absolutely stinks.  They wasted 15 minutes talking about golf, a bunch more time on useless bits, then only showed the first 10 or so racers and the the Americans after the first seed.  Total crap coverage.  What a joy it was to watch the same day CBC coverage of the women's Super-G from Lake Louise.  NBC should pay attention and watch how it should be done.

 



The funny thing is that NBC's Universal Sports wing does a proper, minimally-edited broadcast using the international pool video feed.  It's only the parent company's "mainstream" sports division that decides that the average viewer doesn't really care for or understand ski racing, and is only interested in how the U.S. racers perform.  And NBC won't change this model anytime soon: they've likely tested the model in numerous focus groups and that's that.

 

Thus why I watched the Aspen and Beaver Creek races on Eurosport via the internet: I was able to see the first 33 starters in the first run of yesterday's GS, after which they cut immediately to the women's SG at Lake Louise.  After that wrapped, it was a short wait until they showed the entirety of the second run of GS from BC.  Universal Sports shows the entirety of second runs in GS and SL events, and they were broadcasting live from Lake Louise on OTA broadcast.

 

But do I pay for Universal's internet streams?  No - not when I can watch the full thing on Eurosport (only in realtime, alas) for free.  Universal used to offer live streams of events for free (as a marketing build-up to the 2010 Olympics), but now charges a fee which, while nominal, seems to break down the goodwill they garnered with their earlier free offerings.

 

But back to NBC Sports' mainstream model: it blocks Universal's access to the full Beaver Creek events until mid-December, when they'll be shuffled in amongst the other events in their schedule.  What NBC should consider is saying "for complete coverage of every racer, tune in later this evening to Universal Sports or universalsports.com," delaying the availability until late night.  It won't steal viewers from their afternoon broadcasts, that's for sure, and would garner better relations with ski racing fans.

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In the new era of technologies we are being blinded courtesy of NBC.. That is ironic. What is even more ironic is that we can't even see a couple of races in USA/Canada in  real time.. Now when they go to Europe we can't see them even if we want to../Mostly because they will be in the middle of the night.

 

On the bright side I feel really bad for Bode..He had a nice starting position.. Going very aggressively and  it seemed to me he was hell bent  on winning...

Plus he was gaining nice speed/almost 110km/h ~ close to 70 MPH.......

 

 songfta, how did you watch it on Eurosport???

I've tried it last week and besides showing me the results in real time, I wasn't able to get a picture at all...

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In the new era of technologies we are being blinded courtesy of NBC.. That is ironic. What is even more ironic is that we can't even see a couple of races in USA/Canada in  real time.. Now when they go to Europe we can't see them even if we want to../Mostly because they will be in the middle of the night.


Actually, they won't be that horrendously late at night - depending on where you live in North America, that is.  For most folks in the Eastern time zone, World Cup events take place around breakfast time, sometimes spilling into the beginning of the work day.  For folks further west, it'll all happen before work.

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