Saturday, August 11, 2012

Olympic Coverage

Posted on Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 8:23 AM

The the folks at NBC who will never see this: what is up with this thing
you're trying to pass off as Olympic "coverage"? Between interviews,
backstories, flashbacks to things we saw yesterday, pseudo-documentaries
and a tsunami of advertisements, we get maybe about 15 to 20 minutes of
actual event coverage per hour. And half of that is beach volleyball, which
has apparently become America's favorite sport when I wasn't looking. Oh,
and let's not forget the all-important segments when you tell us what
everyone is tweeting about! That is absolutely vital information that is
well worth sacrificing the shotput and triple jump. Who cares about those
anyway? I mean, there aren't any nets and barely any sand! Ryan Seacrest's
opinions of the latest Olympic YouTube meme clearly take precedence. I
don't know what you're doing, NBC, or who you've got running the show, but
this has been - bar none - the absolute worst coverage of anything I have
ever seen. Let alone the Olympics.


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