Worst olympic coverage ever NBC

Wuppy

Professional
Trying to watch the olympics tonight and the first half hour is a documentary on World War II.... WTF????:evil:
 
Afraid you might learn something?? I think those pieces (just saw one on Shakespeare) are a good way to break up a 16 hour broadcast, and very enjoyable. And you can always switch to another one of several NBC channels if you feel the need to not learn something.
 

tenniscasey

Semi-Pro
Afraid you might learn something?? I think those pieces (just saw one on Shakespeare) are a good way to break up a 16 hour broadcast, and very enjoyable. And you can always switch to another one of several NBC channels if you feel the need to not learn something.
Some people don't pay for cable. Apparently NBC hates us.
 

r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
CBS had a great documentary on how pigs blood is the best way to hydrate yourself during a tennis match. Fascinating stuff.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Afraid you might learn something?? I think those pieces (just saw one on Shakespeare) are a good way to break up a 16 hour broadcast, and very enjoyable. And you can always switch to another one of several NBC channels if you feel the need to not learn something.
Agreed. I don't mind the back stories and the historical diversions at all. Enjoyed Mary Carillo's piece on Shakespeare earlier. With cable (Comcast), I'm getting quite a few alternative options: NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Bravo and Telemundo (Spanish). Look like there are HD versions of all of these as well as several additional cable channels for HD and 3D subscribers. Also getting tons of replays on Comcast/Xfinity's OnDemand and online at the NBColympics.com web site.
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Agreed. I don't mind the back stories and the historical diversions at all. Enjoyed Mary Carillo's piece on Shakespeare earlier. With cable (Comcast), I'm getting quite a few alternative options: NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Bravo and Telemundo (Spanish). Look like there are HD versions of all of these as well as several additional cable channels for HD and 3D subscribers. Also getting tons of replays on Comcast/Xfinity's OnDemand and online at the NBColympics.com web site.
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But it was sort of stupid of them to show the same event, at the same time (more or less), on separate channels.

During the Men's Beach Volleyball gold medal match, the 1st set was on NBC Sports Network, and the action got a bit boring in the 2nd set so I went over to NBC and there it is, Men's beach Volleyball gold medal match from the beginning!
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Strike that... The first hour :(
That was amazing. I'd set the DVR and hit FF - and waited and waited.

Also Costas' dyed hair and botox'd face is scary.

@El Diablo, old saying: 'there's a time and place for everything.' A one hour history lesson doesn't fit in with a sporting event. This thing seemed like a Tom Brokaw ego fest.
 

rk_sports

Hall of Fame
Loved their online live coverage... only drawback was those most live events didnt have commentary..(but again I'm in the camp of 'would rather have no commentary than bad commentary' ;))
 

Wuppy

Professional
Seriously, if I wanted to watch an hour long show on Hitler, I'd turn on the History channel (or as a friend of mine used to call it, "The Hitler Channel.")
 
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