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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:13 PM

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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Reply Spoiler alert - the Olympic commentators SUCK (Original post)
liberal N proud Feb 2014 OP
FSogol Feb 2014 #1
femmocrat Feb 2014 #2
shenmue Feb 2014 #4
William769 Feb 2014 #3
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2014 #5
SoCalDem Feb 2014 #6
ThomThom Feb 2014 #7

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:18 PM

1. 13 Minutes! A new record for whining!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:45 PM

2. Plushenko is back! (Figure skating)

And in good form! Woooow!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:59 PM

4. The skating is good

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:57 PM

3. ****SPOILER ALERT****

The host Country of the Winter Olympics and the IOC SUCK BIG TIME!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:01 PM

5. The only winter event I like is the biathlon and American networks don't cover it. n/t

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:10 PM

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

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:43 PM

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.

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