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  •  While I agree that Cooper's "interview" of Bode (3+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, red ear slider, VClib

    was despicable--and she should have known better having been an Olympic skier herself once--I thought that NBC's Olympic coverage was no better or worse than any other Olympic coverage. Meaning, by syrupy US commercial standards, not that bad. Pretty much every sport was covered in detail (if you have cable), for you curling and biathlon fans out there, Tara, Johnny and Scott were great, Bob Costas wasn't too bad, Mary Carillo was entertaining, and there weren't an excessive number ount of tear-jerking features on the many horrible obstacles a given athlete had to overcome to be able to place 117th in the men's snowboard uphill relay pipe. I thought it was ok.

    But the US sucked toe cheese on flat ice in pretty much all events. Wasn't the only medal they got was a silver in the short track 5000m relay?

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 10:12:34 AM PST

    •  Costas was the one bleary bright spot (1+ / 0-)
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      on the whole face of NBC's coverage.

      I'll bet he washed his face with Sochi water, which caused his red eye.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 10:15:30 AM PST

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    •  Don't have cable... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...and no way to stream online, even for a fee (which I would have paid for). I was stuck listening to the bronze medal hockey game on the local radio station (it was bad even listening on the radio).

      I was interested in curling (used to play), and ALL the hockey games, men's and women's, but was stuck watching endless hours of various forms of figure skating on NBC. Which, by the way, didn't even start until 2pm on the weekends. My kids popped out of bed at 8am to watch and all our local station had was infomercials.

      Terrible coverage.

      Give blood. Play hockey.

      by flycaster on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 11:41:25 AM PST

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