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(KATU)   Getting excited to watch the world's best skiers in the Olympics? Don't count on it   (katu.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Lindsey Vonn, giant slalom, Sochi, super-g, skiers, International Ski Federation, U.S. Ski Team, Sochi Olympics  
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2014-01-07 01:49:15 PM  
4 votes:

nyseattitude: van1ty: There is no way there are more than six people on Fark who were excited to watch skiing.  Hell, there probably aren't six people on here excited about the Winter Olympics at all.

I am. I always look forward to the Winter Olympics.


I look forward to the Winter Olympics.  I do not look forward to NBC.

When the luge is on, SHOW ME THE FARKING LUGE!!!!  Don't show me the 2 Americans and the 3 eventual medal winners, interspersed with feel-good stories about 3-legged puppies with cancer and how they taught an athlete to persevere.

How am I supposed to feel thrilled, disappointed, hopeful, etc. about the luge competition if I don't see enough of it to gain any context?
2014-01-07 02:08:28 PM  
2 votes:

NeoCortex42: xiola: FrancoFile: nyseattitude: van1ty: There is no way there are more than six people on Fark who were excited to watch skiing.  Hell, there probably aren't six people on here excited about the Winter Olympics at all.

I am. I always look forward to the Winter Olympics.

I look forward to the Winter Olympics.  I do not look forward to NBC.

When the luge is on, SHOW ME THE FARKING LUGE!!!!  Don't show me the 2 Americans and the 3 eventual medal winners, interspersed with feel-good stories about 3-legged puppies with cancer and how they taught an athlete to persevere.

How am I supposed to feel thrilled, disappointed, hopeful, etc. about the luge competition if I don't see enough of it to gain any context?

So true.   Enough with the feel-good stories.  Show the competition.

How long does NBC have control of the Olympics coverage?  Why isn't it rotated around like the Super Bowl?  Their coverage of the last summer games were an embarrassment, especially how they covered the opening ceremonies.


A$ long a$ they pay the IOC the licen$ing fee$, they'll have the right$.  They come up for bid every 8 year$ or $o.

/I miss Jim McKay
2014-01-07 04:13:06 PM  
1 vote:

FrancoFile: nyseattitude: van1ty: There is no way there are more than six people on Fark who were excited to watch skiing.  Hell, there probably aren't six people on here excited about the Winter Olympics at all.

I am. I always look forward to the Winter Olympics.

I look forward to the Winter Olympics.  I do not look forward to NBC.

When the luge is on, SHOW ME THE FARKING LUGE!!!!  Don't show me the 2 Americans and the 3 eventual medal winners, interspersed with feel-good stories about 3-legged puppies with cancer and how they taught an athlete to persevere.

How am I supposed to feel thrilled, disappointed, hopeful, etc. about the luge competition if I don't see enough of it to gain any context?


I've already decided to watch the online streams and basically ignore the TV coverage unless it's something worth watching (meaning an American medal). It's better coverage than the TV coverage and I can see everything instead of just what NBC wants us to see.

/Though they announced today that they won't stream the Opening Ceremony
//Again
2014-01-07 04:11:52 PM  
1 vote:

Debeo Summa Credo: If you, me, and everyone else hates it, why do they do it? It certainly can't be any cheaper to pre-produce hundreds of vignettes in different athletes' hometowns than it would be to just keep showing the events they are already filming. What is the rationale?


That's the problem.

Actual sports fans hate them.  Olympics-only sports fans (who overlap strongly with fans of Oprah and The View) like them.
2014-01-07 03:48:55 PM  
1 vote:

Debeo Summa Credo: FrancoFile: NeoCortex42: xiola: FrancoFile: nyseattitude: van1ty: There is no way there are more than six people on Fark who were excited to watch skiing.  Hell, there probably aren't six people on here excited about the Winter Olympics at all.

I am. I always look forward to the Winter Olympics.

I look forward to the Winter Olympics.  I do not look forward to NBC.

When the luge is on, SHOW ME THE FARKING LUGE!!!!  Don't show me the 2 Americans and the 3 eventual medal winners, interspersed with feel-good stories about 3-legged puppies with cancer and how they taught an athlete to persevere.

How am I supposed to feel thrilled, disappointed, hopeful, etc. about the luge competition if I don't see enough of it to gain any context?

So true.   Enough with the feel-good stories.  Show the competition.

How long does NBC have control of the Olympics coverage?  Why isn't it rotated around like the Super Bowl?  Their coverage of the last summer games were an embarrassment, especially how they covered the opening ceremonies.

A$ long a$ they pay the IOC the licen$ing fee$, they'll have the right$.  They come up for bid every 8 year$ or $o.

/I miss Jim McKay

There were just as many "feel good" touchy feely stories in the 1980s with Jim McKay.

/still looking forward to the Winter Olympics.


Ratio of action to filler has gone way done.  And the ABC segments ("Up Close and Personal") weren't the unadulterated schmaltz that NBC puts on.  Roone Arledge imposed a hard limit (2:30) on them, too.
2014-01-07 02:26:27 PM  
1 vote:

NeoCortex42: xiola: FrancoFile: nyseattitude: van1ty: There is no way there are more than six people on Fark who were excited to watch skiing.  Hell, there probably aren't six people on here excited about the Winter Olympics at all.

I am. I always look forward to the Winter Olympics.

I look forward to the Winter Olympics.  I do not look forward to NBC.

When the luge is on, SHOW ME THE FARKING LUGE!!!!  Don't show me the 2 Americans and the 3 eventual medal winners, interspersed with feel-good stories about 3-legged puppies with cancer and how they taught an athlete to persevere.

How am I supposed to feel thrilled, disappointed, hopeful, etc. about the luge competition if I don't see enough of it to gain any context?

So true.   Enough with the feel-good stories.  Show the competition.

How long does NBC have control of the Olympics coverage?  Why isn't it rotated around like the Super Bowl?  Their coverage of the last summer games were an embarrassment, especially how they covered the opening ceremonies.


A few years ago-probably the 06 games- I had the chance to watch them on Canadian TV. Amazing, they actually showed SPORTS, the way Jim McKay and ABC used to.

Now you can watch for 2 hours and see exactly 4 minutes of events. Thank god for DVRs.

NBC, if you are listening. Please keep 2/3 of the "producers" you are sending to Russia home, and substitute more cameramen in their place.
2014-01-07 02:24:59 PM  
1 vote:
Remember when MTV was just music videos. I miss them days.

/Olympics = Sport
//show me sports
2014-01-07 01:58:21 PM  
1 vote:

van1ty: There is no way there are more than six people on Fark who were excited to watch skiing.  Hell, there probably aren't six people on here excited about the Winter Olympics at all.


Winter Olympics is Best Olympics.
 
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