Tuesday, February 16, 2010
NBC= Noticeably Bogus Coverage
I am still seething with anger. NBC did an appallingly bad job of covering the Olympic Men's Downhill last nite. First, the event was run at Whistler at about 2:45 p.m. PST. There is no reason why it could not have been shown live in near entirety on various NBC affiliates here on the East Coast at 5:45 EST. But no, the greedy swine at NBC had to hold out for an abbreviated prime time presentation of this exciting Winter Olympic spectacle of althletic ability and sheer balls.
So, at around 8 p.m. EST we see Bob Costas with his bad dye job and silly gas fireplace tell us the Downhill coverage is coming. However, all we get is a few of the runs by the medal winners and a few others..... about 6 or 7 runs total. Granted, it was exciting to see Bode Miller win the Bronze (only if one was hyper-vigilant in NOT discovering who won before the broadcast either on Net or other medium.)Yet it is inexplicable why NBC would show so few of the more than 55 competitors in the premiere event. Certainly they need not have shown all the runs...but they absolutley should have televised more. To further this fan's outrage, NBC cut to a piece about Polar Bears after the skiing coverage was complete. Now, I like Polar Bears as much as the next guy...but if I want to see Polar Bears on T.V. I can bloody well tune in Animal Planet. The damn Polar Bear piece has no business cutting off coverage of The Downhill and the witless NBC wanker who greenlighted such an astoundingly poor scheduling move deserves to be sacked.