Coverage sucks. Blows. Chunks, even
NBC's dumbest fucking move is not broadcasting anything live. Seriously, in the year 2006, we're supposed to, what, NOT check ESPN during the day or so, so we can still have some excitement at night?
So every event I see, I already know who's won.
Even during the weekends, they still didn't have shit life. I understand that their primetime show needs viewers, but come on. It's the fucking 21st century.
And there are way way way way way way way way way way way too many commercials. I'm sorry, but if a 39 minute cross country event gets broken up by EIGHT commercial interruptions, that's fucking pathetic. Especially since half of those fucking interruptions are to announce that their normal shows are coming back after the Olympics. Shit, really? want to see pure displays of speed, power, and skill. Shit like ice dancing should be dropped
Ice dancing and figure skating are typically some of the most watched events, actually
Edit : And nin, I don't think the cheating in the olympics is all THAT profound anymore, especially not in the winter olympics. What, figure skaters, lugers and bobsledders are going to use doping?
Sure, cross country uses, and there's hints that speedskaters might still do so, but a lot of the sports in winter olympics simply don't benefit.
My biggest beef with the olympics, actually, stems from the fact that I see these guys compete all the time.
20 years ago, the olympics was the East vs the West, and we saw matchups we ONLY saw once every four years. Shit, icehockey was a damn event back then. The Russian Machine vs Finland, Sweden, the US? Hot damn. I watched every game.
Seeing the European speedskaters take on the rest of the world? We never saw the japanese back then. Or the americans. Okay, they both sucked back then too, but at least it was something new.
Now, with most of these sports having gone pro, and everyone competing against each other all the time, what is really the difference anymore between the olympics, and a regular event?
I mean, seriously? Because it's called the Olympics, someone winning this downhill is more impressive than the guy who won Kitzbuhel this year? I don't think so. They're the exact same people competing.
It's no longer got that glamor to it, no longer that event that you only saw twice a decade. Now it's just another race.
I still love watching it though. I enjoy having all the sports together in neat packages so I can watch them all. I've probably watched around 50 hours or so so far. Sad it's already almost over again.
Here's to the dutch speedskating girls! Two gold! Whoo!
CrestonThis comment was edited on Feb 22, 01:47.