Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:13 PM
liberal N proud (47,533 posts)
Spoiler alert - the Olympic commentators SUCK
I thought I would tune into NBC and catch some Olympics, the were showing snowboarding and the announcers sounded like they had never covered a winter event before. Cured me from the Olympics!
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Spoiler alert - the Olympic commentators SUCK (Original post)
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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)
Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:10 PM
SoCalDem (101,536 posts)
6. Further spoiler alert..
Commentary has sucked for a very long time..
The "modern" Olympics is little more than a compendium of sugary-sweet "up close & personal" vignettes of USA athletes (usually only the tip-top ones)..artfully positioned around jingoistic commercials..
Once upon a time, long long ago, the events included a lot more actual sports, and a whole lot less of the commentary.
I look forward to the figure skating competition and I LOVED watching the 17th place couple compete as much as the "top 6".
It's so ironic too, because now we have HUNDREDS of channels, but the actual coverage sucks.
When I was younger, we used to set an alarm so we could wake up to see an event that was on LIVE in the middle of the night
Response to SoCalDem (Reply #6)
Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:43 PM
ThomThom (1,486 posts)
7. to bad they won't let people watch online without a cable provider
I would be glad to mute a few commercials to watch
I gave up cable years ago and now abc, fox and nbc thinks they are cable too.