Goodbye Winter Olympics
The Vancouver Winter games are over-What am I going to do with my afternoons now? for the past 2 weeks, it has been me and the Curling teams of the world. CURLING. I have access to 5 Olympic Channels, and for 2 weeks, Curling was on about 75 percent of the time.
At first, it was interesting, Curling is a fascinating sport, but a little goes a long way. By the time we got to day 8, I would put up the Olympic choice channel, which showed all the Olympic feeds. For 2 weeks, this is what i saw, of 5 channels dedicated to the Olympics, 4 of them showed normal programming like Law and Order all day, and one damn channel of Curling. What was the point of having 5 channels for the games if none of them were going to show any of the other events?
I had to go DIGGING to find Bobsledding, the 2 man rounds were over before I even knew they were happening. I never saw one ski jump. How the hell can I relive that classic ABC Wide World Of Sports ski jump wipe out without seeing ski jumping?
NBC seemed far to interested in self promotion, and they put the worst announcers imaginable on some of the lesser events, such as Curling.
I dont know her name, I dont care what her name is, but the woman who provided some of the color commentary for the Curling tournament had diarrhea of the mouth beyond belief. Never have I herd so much verbiage with no actual point.
By listening to the babble coming from the booth, one would think that Curling had replaced the Super Bowl in world popularity. I understand the need to promote the sport, but overkill is worse than no exposure.
All I wanted was some frakkin Olympic hockey, and NBC finally delivered the big game, USA vs Canada on live nationwide TV. thats probably going to be the most watched hockey game here in the Stats in 25 years. It is probably a good thing that Canada won the Gold in a 3-2 overtime thriller, otherwise the entire country might have shut down today...
Goodbye winter games, it was over in the blink of an eye...