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2012-07-31 05:16:17 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: More ass shots. Guys or girls I dont care, I need that ass.


Here's one:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-31 05:18:48 PM  
NBC News' Facebook account is posting 'spoilers' on the swimming events and who won. The network that is delaying the Olympic coverage is also reporting the results before they air the competitions! I'm laughing at the confused people right now.

"Why are you telling us the results of the events you haven't even shown yet!"
 
2012-07-31 05:18:59 PM  
I am loving the "World Feed" channels online through ctvolympics.ca. They are just the raw audio/video feeds from London, with no commentators, no commercials, no stat overlays, no shots of parents, but plenty of replays and nothing is skipped.

They have a feed like this for each event, or you can watch the TSN/CTV/Sportsnet channels with feature all the commentary and studio-desk shots for the regular experience.

It's a shame NBC doesn't offer this online. I get the reason for the prime-time replay, but you should still be able to watch any event live, even if just online.
 
2012-07-31 05:19:41 PM  
I know all the results for today, from following twitter and I wont mention any here, but that is still retarded that I dont. It's a live sporting event. Its not like me being a dick and giving away the ending of the dark knight.

fark it, I am doing it. SPOILER ALERT: Michael Phelps drowned.
 
2012-07-31 05:19:51 PM  
Oh, and NBC needs to stop doing this....

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-31 05:21:06 PM  
also, the ratings were down 5% last night from 4 years ago. and why I care I dont know. because its not like NBC will change the way they are doing anything.
 
2012-07-31 05:22:59 PM  
A Twitter account that ties in with NBC's tape delay. Amusing.
 
2012-07-31 05:25:45 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: also, the ratings were down 5% last night from 4 years ago. and why I care I dont know. because its not like NBC will change the way they are doing anything.


I'm not sure what numbers you're using, but in the Adults 18-49 demo last night's broadcast was even with the 2008. 10.6 for 2008, 10.6 for 2012.
 
2012-07-31 05:26:23 PM  

4NSpy: Oh, and NBC needs to stop doing this....

[i.imgur.com image 787x1133]


Yeah. Last night was inexcusable.
 
2012-07-31 05:27:05 PM  
Watch the coverage on Telemundo. They give you a good variety of events with a limited amount of bullshiat and zero human interest stories. Bonus: you get to learn some cool new words.

/REMATE!!!
 
2012-07-31 05:39:29 PM  
Also quite a bit of their live daytime coverage isn't live, it's delayed by an hour or more. And they refuse to budge from their set programming. Like yesterday when there was the big brouhaha in women's fencing, any sane person would say that's worth cutting to in order to see what's up. NBC? No.
 
2012-07-31 05:42:15 PM  
I saw a movie called Head Office (it was on HBO and HBO Go all month) where Judge Reinhold plays a senator's son who gets a job at a major corporation as a PR guy. He gets stoned on the way to make a comment to the media, defending his company's decision to close a plant in a small town. Instead of the usual bullshiat, he's honest about things, explaining that companies do what's best for their own bottom line. He's hailed as a hero in the press.

I do not think the same thing will happen here.
 
2012-07-31 05:42:19 PM  
BBC coverage = awesome. The lack of commercials is fantastic.

I was in Glasgow and London for a few events (surprisingly not as chaotic as I would have thought) and preferred the BBC coverage on TV wherever possible. All the pubs were tuned to the BBC as well. No problems whatsoever. Seriously, that's how Olympic coverage should be done.

NBC can suck it.
 
2012-07-31 05:45:18 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Yep, it was Kremer (4:28 in)


Whew, that was rude. Props to Phelps for not biting off her head.
 
2012-07-31 05:45:30 PM  
I'm watching the NBC live feed and saving some of the other events like gymnastics and swimming for the taped feed since I know the wife will want to watch them. My main complaints have been the opening ceremony was farked by NBC. Matt Lauer's constant and sometimes disrespectful commentary distracted from the actual ceremony, skipping the 7/7 tribute for an interview with Phelps, and cutting out a lot of the live music stuff was just unacceptable. NBC had to know with as fast as information travels these days that their delay was going to mean spoilers for a lot of people. Also I wish they would show more variation of evens in prime time and during the day. Watching the online feed today I saw kick ass canoeing, judo, fencing that looked like it took place in Tron, and weightlifting. On t.v. through their whole series of networks NBC brought us swimming, swimming, swimming, gymnastics, swimming, gymnastics, beach volleyball, archery. How about showing some other events once in awhile?
 
2012-07-31 05:50:11 PM  

jasonl6010: Watch the coverage on Telemundo. They give you a good variety of events with a limited amount of bullshiat and zero human interest stories. Bonus: you get to learn some cool new words.

/REMATE!!!


I already knew that word. "After my divorce, I remated."
 
2012-07-31 05:53:48 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Also quite a bit of their live daytime coverage isn't live, it's delayed by an hour or more. And they refuse to budge from their set programming. Like yesterday when there was the big brouhaha in women's fencing, any sane person would say that's worth cutting to in order to see what's up. NBC? No.


Wow, that's amazing. Not an Olympics fan... but that does suck. I've noticed very little "cutting in".

CBS does a great job for the NCAA basketball first/second round. Their producers must have the biggest headache after that weekend. Especially before they had cable partners and it was all on one station. And *to boot* it was different in every single market.
 
2012-07-31 05:55:27 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Also quite a bit of their live daytime coverage isn't live, it's delayed by an hour or more. And they refuse to budge from their set programming. Like yesterday when there was the big brouhaha in women's fencing, any sane person would say that's worth cutting to in order to see what's up. NBC? No.


wow, see I didn't even know that happened. That sucks for the South Korean. You would think they would have contingency plans for something like that.
 
2012-07-31 05:57:20 PM  
BBC is the best olympic coverage ever. Miss it now I live in Canadia.
 
2012-07-31 06:01:17 PM  

Gunny Highway: 4NSpy: Oh, and NBC needs to stop doing this....

[i.imgur.com image 787x1133]

Yeah. Last night was inexcusable.


How about monday night when they came on the 6PM news and announced the results of the Mens 400M Individual Medley. It was so stunning they had to just let everyone know about it right away. Then they had the nerve to say "If you want to actually watch it, it's coming up next." What a bunch of tards.
 
2012-07-31 06:01:28 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: . You would think they would have contingency plans for something like that.


You would think so.

downstairs: Wow, that's amazing. Not an Olympics fan... but that does suck. I've noticed very little "cutting in".


Also during the swimming coverage in prime time yesterday one swimmer pulled out of a race and they're saying they have no idea why they scratched. Apparently not knowing an athlete or coach has to tell the officials they're pulling out of a race and thus the officials know. I've watched tons of track over the years, seen quite a few people pull out and in just about every case they can tell you why they pulled out, even if it's something completely unforeseen at the last minute. And I had a feeling the swimmer pulling out wasn't something that happened ten minutes before the race.
 
2012-07-31 06:03:22 PM  
Skimmed the thread, so I'm sure someone's said this already:

Can the announcers SHUT THE FARK UP for 2 seconds when something's happening? I swear, someone at NBC told them, "No dead air. Ever."

Blahbblahblahblahblah....when it's the last 50m and she's fighting for gold, nobody gives a shiat about the fact that she grew up in Bumfark and she had to overcome an extruded vagina and everybody at the general store is rooting for her Call the event, don't just fill in when you don't have something to say.

/rant over
 
2012-07-31 06:04:50 PM  

Do the needful: How about monday night when they came on the 6PM news and announced the results of the Mens 400M Individual Medley. It was so stunning they had to just let everyone know about it right away. Then they had the nerve to say "If you want to actually watch it, it's coming up next." What a bunch of tards.


Wow.

At least PTI (the only sports show I watched)... started yesterdays show *very* loudly announcing "Ok, we're going to talk about something that happened in the olympics, that you may or may not have seen. If you're watching on delay, turn away now!!"
 
2012-07-31 06:07:42 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: More ass shots. Guys or girls I dont care, I need that ass.


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2012-07-31 06:07:54 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Also during the swimming coverage in prime time yesterday one swimmer pulled out of a race and they're saying they have no idea why they scratched. Apparently not knowing an athlete or coach has to tell the officials they're pulling out of a race and thus the officials know. I've watched tons of track over the years, seen quite a few people pull out and in just about every case they can tell you why they pulled out, even if it's something completely unforeseen at the last minute. And I had a feeling the swimmer pulling out wasn't something that happened ten minutes before the race.


Ever seen NASCAR on TNT? You'll hear the following two things 100 times in a race:

"It appears as if something has happened."

"Woah! The 13 car spins.... ummm.... who drives the 13?"

"While we were away at break.... (insert something big that happened)"
 
2012-07-31 06:14:09 PM  
I like the BBC coverage just as much as everyone else, but it's not happening here unless PBS can outbid everyone else.
 
2012-07-31 06:19:16 PM  

12349876: I like the BBC coverage just as much as everyone else, but it's not happening here unless PBS can outbid everyone else.


It would be kind of awesome to see the federal government throw PBS a billion or so (a drop in the bucket for the Fed) and say "Get the Olympics and go wild. The only requirement is do you best to provide universal access."

Universal access being over the air programming, online streaming, and apps for the major phone operating systems. The stupid shiat with this Olympics is that by 7 pm Eastern, the British are all going to bed and the Olympics are over. So you can show everything live and then run a SportsCenter type thing in Primetime. Everyone wins.
 
2012-07-31 06:19:23 PM  

downstairs: Ever seen NASCAR on TNT?


Many times and what you said is true. It's like they found out yesterday they're going to be covering the race.
 
2012-07-31 06:23:20 PM  

WhyteRaven74: downstairs: Ever seen NASCAR on TNT?

Many times and what you said is true. It's like they found out yesterday they're going to be covering the race.


Exactly. Its like they asked *me* to cover the play-by-play of a race when I first became a fan circa 2006.

"Huh, not sure why he took only 2 tires when they had 4 perfectly good ones sitting there... strange stuff from the 48 crew there, Kyle."
 
2012-07-31 06:25:35 PM  
Live coverage all day on 5 channels
Condensed version of the days events in prime time
Live and archived streaming of all events online

Yeah, what shiatty coverage.
 
2012-07-31 06:25:47 PM  

Gig103:
In fact, I'm very tempted to pay one of those companies that gives me access to a UK DNS server monthly, so I can use iPlayer and watch BBC.


Do it. I've been watching BBC's coverage for the past couple of days, and it smokes NBC's coverage.
 
2012-07-31 06:28:05 PM  

ha-ha-guy: 12349876: I like the BBC coverage just as much as everyone else, but it's not happening here unless PBS can outbid everyone else.

It would be kind of awesome to see the federal government throw PBS a billion or so (a drop in the bucket for the Fed) and say "Get the Olympics and go wild. The only requirement is do you best to provide universal access."

Universal access being over the air programming, online streaming, and apps for the major phone operating systems. The stupid shiat with this Olympics is that by 7 pm Eastern, the British are all going to bed and the Olympics are over. So you can show everything live and then run a SportsCenter type thing in Primetime. Everyone wins.


Problem: The Federal Reserve and the federal government are mutually exclusive, as 'The Fed' is private.
 
2012-07-31 06:36:19 PM  

Shostie: oldernell: I watched a little during the day, and even tried to watch at night. Five minutes at night and I am analyzed and up close and personal wiped out, and turn it off. It seems the commentators get more air time than the participants. Could be the worst coverage ever.

Incorrect:

[i.imgur.com image 300x282]

Incidentally, ALSO by NBC.


You're nuts. If you had the benefit of uh, getting it free, it was the best US coverage ever by a mile. Full events, No commentary or BBC commentary and no hosts or fluff pieces (They saved those for the network).
 
2012-07-31 06:38:38 PM  

consider this: Live coverage all day on 5 channels
Condensed version of the days events in prime time
Live and archived streaming of all events online

Yeah, what shiatty coverage.


Oh yeah..

MSNBC: Lockup Boston
CNBC: Informercial
Bravo: Housewives of NJ.
 
kab
2012-07-31 06:50:21 PM  

pisceandreamer: Guess no one should be particularly shocked that NBC is more concerned with shareholders than customers.


And we're done here.

As much as their TV coverage has sucked absolute ass (and it has), the online streaming has been really good. So I can't complain.
 
2012-07-31 06:53:34 PM  
What a douche pig.

The commercial sets are mind-hammering, too.
A couple of hours of this crap and I feel like I've been embalmed.
 
2012-07-31 06:56:53 PM  
/Buy some magical alignment of the stars and life circumstances, we happen to have Comcast, so I've got three channels and internet streaming of the events.
//CNN has been spoiling the SHIAT out of NBC, too, so there's that.
 
2012-07-31 06:57:37 PM  

BalugaJoe: Oh yeah..

MSNBC: Lockup Boston
CNBC: Informercial
Bravo: Housewives of NJ.


Here's the schedule for tomorrow

MSNBC - Olympics 9am to 6pm
CNBC - Olympics 5pm to 8pm
Bravo - Olympics 7am to 3pm
NPCSP Olympics 4am to 8pm
OSOCC - Olympics 12 am to 12am
OBASK - Olympics 12am to 12am

How horrible, right?
 
2012-07-31 07:04:09 PM  
NBC has WHEEL OF FORTUNE right now.
MSNBC has Hardball with the doofus.

Shareholders demand this, right?
Farking race to the bottom, how werk it.
 
2012-07-31 07:07:10 PM  
Reading the whining from people complaining "Thanks for ruining it for me CNN" on CNN's FB feed. CNN is putting "Olympic Result:" on their news alerts but people are not just asking them to stop posting the results but to stop BROADCASTING the results on their network! Seriously, how moronic do you have to be to demand a news company stop broadcasting the news?
 
2012-07-31 07:07:57 PM  

consider this: BalugaJoe: Oh yeah..

MSNBC: Lockup Boston
CNBC: Informercial
Bravo: Housewives of NJ.

Here's the schedule for tomorrow

MSNBC - Olympics 9am to 6pm
CNBC - Olympics 5pm to 8pm
Bravo - Olympics 7am to 3pm
NPCSP Olympics 4am to 8pm
OSOCC - Olympics 12 am to 12am
OBASK - Olympics 12am to 12am

How horrible, right?


The problem is they don't show certain big event during their "live coverage" and instead show smaller sports so they can replay the big event at night during prime time. NBC was showing the Olympics all day today they didn't how swimming or gymnastics on tv though.

Thank god I'm in Canada for this olympics and don't have to deal with NBC
 
2012-07-31 07:14:19 PM  
NBC's problem is that they are utterly unable to reconcile the idea of a tape delay with the need to be first to break news to people. If you are trying to have any drama in your broadcast at all, you can't go around spoiling the ending for people first.
 
2012-07-31 07:20:43 PM  

Carth: The problem is they don't show certain big event during their "live coverage"


All events are available live online.
 
2012-07-31 07:21:26 PM  
Meh, the coverage sucks, but he's right. If we don't like it we can go fark ourselves.

Oh, and the blog sucks "oh noes, they didn't honor terrorism victims from forty farking years ago!!!". Who cares?
 
2012-07-31 07:22:18 PM  

Carth: The problem is they don't show certain big event during their "live coverage" and instead show smaller sports so they can replay the big event at night during prime time. NBC was showing the Olympics all day today they didn't how swimming or gymnastics on tv though.


As someone who's sick and tired of beach volleyball, swimming, and gymnastics, I rather enjoy that they don't show these during the day.

MOAR team handball! Why did this never catch on here?
 
2012-07-31 07:25:16 PM  

Carth: Thank god I'm in Canada for this olympics and don't have to deal with NBC


CBC isn't showing the games at all and TSN is showing 9 hours of coverage per day. Go ahead and tell me how that's even close to what NBC is offering.
 
2012-07-31 07:25:41 PM  

Shostie: oldernell: I watched a little during the day, and even tried to watch at night. Five minutes at night and I am analyzed and up close and personal wiped out, and turn it off. It seems the commentators get more air time than the participants. Could be the worst coverage ever.

Incorrect:

[i.imgur.com image 300x282]

Incidentally, ALSO by NBC.


You misspelled Pat O'Brien hosts the CBS Winter Olympics

3 hours of prime time, 45 minutes of actual sport!
 
2012-07-31 07:27:06 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Oh, and the blog sucks "oh noes, they didn't honor terrorism victims from forty farking years ago!!!". Who cares?


They were honoring the victims from Britain's worst terrorist attack which happened in 2005. That's like asking why someone would care if the UK refused to show a 9/11 tribute, get a clue.
 
2012-07-31 07:38:48 PM  

Skiffy: Gig103:
In fact, I'm very tempted to pay one of those companies that gives me access to a UK DNS server monthly, so I can use iPlayer and watch BBC.

Do it. I've been watching BBC's coverage for the past couple of days, and it smokes NBC's coverage.


Which one do you use, and does it work on mobile devices? I like the idea of getting BBC iPlayer (and probably is a better investment than Hulu+)
 
2012-07-31 07:41:09 PM  
To any Americans out there dissatisfied with NBC's coverage, or just wanting to watch the games online without having to farking sign in, I have the solution. Install Expat Shield(which assigns you a UK IP address), and watch everything for free on BBC.com.

You're welcome.
 
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