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(NYPost)   NBC declares wrong Olympic winner, won't admit its screw up   ( nypost.com) divider line
    More: Fail, 2014 Winter Olympics, sportscaster Dan Hicks, analyst Mike Milbury, ski announcers Hicks, analyst Bode Miller, hockey analyst Milbury, gold medal, super-G skiing event  
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2018-02-19 03:55:32 PM  
Heidi strikes again.
 
2018-02-19 04:39:16 PM  
Maybe it was better when they ran everything tape delay after all.
 
2018-02-19 05:27:17 PM  

BizarreMan: Maybe it was better when they ran everything tape delay after all.


CBC manages to cover the Olympics without once having to apologize to the host country for their moronic "Asian expert", or having to apologize to the athletes for screwing up even the most basic of commentary, or having to apologize to the viewers for skipping over the very moments that make the Olympics interesting and exciting to watch.

Tape delay doesn't fix ignorance, bigotry, and stupidity.
 
2018-02-19 07:35:52 PM  
I was going to say "when is this shiat going to end" but then I realized I don't even watch anything on NBC s carry on.
 
2018-02-19 07:38:29 PM  
It's okay, nobody in Asia worries about looking bad.
 
2018-02-19 08:08:59 PM  
Never
Be
Correct

/Also Ferengi Rules of Broadcasting number 24, 'Once you have stated it on national television, never retract it.'
 
2018-02-19 08:09:13 PM  

FormlessOne: BizarreMan: Maybe it was better when they ran everything tape delay after all.

CBC manages to cover the Olympics without once having to apologize to the host country for their moronic "Asian expert", or having to apologize to the athletes for screwing up even the most basic of commentary, or having to apologize to the viewers for skipping over the very moments that make the Olympics interesting and exciting to watch.

Tape delay doesn't fix ignorance, bigotry, and stupidity.


There really is nothing to be said that can contradict your last statement.   Particularly well said.
 
2018-02-19 08:11:53 PM  
La La Land won gold?
 
2018-02-19 08:41:59 PM  
Fark, I am disappoint. Not subby, but rtfa. Super mysogeny. Especially the quotes from Hicks.

/I find some of the "mysogeny" stuff to be an overreaction.
//However, wow.
///3 Olympians and the NBC quotes generally say that the family, or husband has more effect on performance then the Olympians'.
 
2018-02-19 08:45:39 PM  
FTFA

"In everyone's opinion, the race was over. It was one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport," said Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist.

This was their defense. Don't you shiatbirds think that the audience watching may have wanted to see "one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport" their words, happen live? Did you cut back to it and admit that your "expertise" means farkall? No? Then you're shiat "commentators" and dishonest douchebags.

/ Bode was just butthurt that a "knuckle dragger" won "their" event
 
2018-02-19 08:49:06 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: La La Land won gold?


According to Steve Harvey, yes.
 
2018-02-19 08:50:11 PM  

Luse: Bode was just butthurt that a "knuckle dragger" won "their" event


I've never heard once that that guy wasn't a colossal douchenozzle.
 
2018-02-19 08:59:49 PM  
I repeat:  I'm really glad I live close to the Canadian boarder so I can watch the CBC's telecast of the Olympics.
 
2018-02-19 09:12:13 PM  
They had to reach pretty far that race fawn ing over Lindsay Vonn and ignoring the winners to surpass Dan Patrick crushing all over  Tom Brady before during and after the superbowl. While the confetti was srill falling on the MVP Foles Dan Patrick sadly climbed up onto the winners platform stuck a mic in Folesface and the only question he could come up woyj  in his disapointment was  "What was it like facing Tom Brady>"  Even though Brady doesnt play defense and seconds earlier ran away from facing foles to shake his hand.

NBC likes pre-scripted stories better than sports I guess
 
2018-02-19 09:13:38 PM  

browneye: I repeat:  I'm really glad I live close to the Canadian boarder so I can watch the CBC's telecast of the Olympics.


I hear they have good syrup too
 
2018-02-19 09:22:43 PM  

mikaloyd: They had to reach pretty far that race fawn ing over Lindsay Vonn and ignoring the winners to surpass Dan Patrick crushing all over  Tom Brady before during and after the superbowl. While the confetti was srill falling on the MVP Foles Dan Patrick sadly climbed up onto the winners platform stuck a mic in Folesface and the only question he could come up woyj  in his disapointment was  "What was it like facing Tom Brady>"  Even though Brady doesnt play defense and seconds earlier ran away from facing foles to shake his hand.

NBC likes pre-scripted stories better than sports I guess


I can't "THIS" that last part enough. To quote Lewis's Black, "I'm interested in the game. If I wanted a story, I'd turn to the Lifetime network."

Also damn true about their obsession with Vonn. I think they're trying to recreate the ratings draw of Phelps. They put on about 30 farking minutes of slalom practice last night, obviously just to put Vonn on for a few minutes.
 
2018-02-19 09:26:59 PM  

Luse: FTFA

"In everyone's opinion, the race was over. It was one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport," said Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist.

This was their defense. Don't you shiatbirds think that the audience watching may have wanted to see "one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport" their words, happen live? Did you cut back to it and admit that your "expertise" means farkall? No? Then you're shiat "commentators" and dishonest douchebags.

/ Bode was just butthurt that a "knuckle dragger" won "their" event


That's what i dont get, werent something like 16 skiers still to go?
I dont know much about the sport but surely they were still in the realm of possibility?
 
2018-02-19 09:32:46 PM  

LSUMJ: Luse: FTFA

"In everyone's opinion, the race was over. It was one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport," said Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist.

This was their defense. Don't you shiatbirds think that the audience watching may have wanted to see "one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport" their words, happen live? Did you cut back to it and admit that your "expertise" means farkall? No? Then you're shiat "commentators" and dishonest douchebags.

/ Bode was just butthurt that a "knuckle dragger" won "their" event

That's what i dont get, werent something like 16 skiers still to go?
I dont know much about the sport but surely they were still in the realm of possibility?


The seeding system in skiing puts the top ranked skiers in the first 19 (out of 45) skiers. If NBC had stuck with the event it would have been downright silly. Not counting Ledecka, the highest finishing skier after the top 19 was Breezy Johnson at 14 (started 28).
 
2018-02-19 09:38:27 PM  

Fireproof: mikaloyd: They had to reach pretty far that race fawn ing over Lindsay Vonn and ignoring the winners to surpass Dan Patrick crushing all over  Tom Brady before during and after the superbowl. While the confetti was srill falling on the MVP Foles Dan Patrick sadly climbed up onto the winners platform stuck a mic in Folesface and the only question he could come up woyj  in his disapointment was  "What was it like facing Tom Brady>"  Even though Brady doesnt play defense and seconds earlier ran away from facing foles to shake his hand.

NBC likes pre-scripted stories better than sports I guess

I can't "THIS" that last part enough. To quote Lewis's Black, "I'm interested in the game. If I wanted a story, I'd turn to the Lifetime network."

Also damn true about their obsession with Vonn. I think they're trying to recreate the ratings draw of Phelps. They put on about 30 farking minutes of slalom practice last night, obviously just to put Vonn on for a few minutes.


That said, I distinctly remember them trying to hype up a track runner in 2000 who was going for 8 gold medals or something, and ended up getting...I can't remember how many, but it wasn't even close to 8. So NBC's obsession with individual athletes past the point of sanity is nothing new.
 
2018-02-19 09:59:03 PM  
"In everyone's opinion, the race was over. It was one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport," said Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist.
ski announcers Hicks and Miller seemed intent on justifying their cut-away to the next event.


This is stupid. Yeah they jumped the gun a little.
I've never worked in TV but I'm pretty sure the booth crew doesn't control what's being shown on TV. Some producer in their earpiece told them they were cutting away and just relayed it on TV.
 
2018-02-19 09:59:12 PM  
Milbury played hockey before the mandatory helmet rule.
 
2018-02-19 10:59:09 PM  
Milbury being an idiot? no wai
 
2018-02-19 11:24:36 PM  

browneye: I repeat:  I'm really glad I live close to the Canadian boarder so I can watch the CBC's telecast of the Olympics.


And the CBC has no problems with "nipple slips" in figure skating too! ;-)
 
2018-02-20 01:21:30 AM  

gbcinques: browneye: I repeat:  I'm really glad I live close to the Canadian boarder so I can watch the CBC's telecast of the Olympics.

And the CBC has no problems with "nipple slips" in figure skating too! ;-)


Amen, eh?
 
2018-02-20 03:04:11 AM  
I've just been waiting for this to happen.  It seems like they cut away from half the events with competitors remaining.

I can't really blame them for cutting away to other events when a bunch of long shots are remaining, but don't call the medals before it's over.  Just say we're cutting to some other event and leave it at that, with Sveta currently in first place, not Sveta with gold metal.  Then, later on, if there are no surprises, you can take ten seconds to announce the final before getting back to bobsled stovepipes.  Or, if there is a surprise, you can take five minutes to cut back to the event (and who cares if it's a few minutes afterward on tape).

Gaffes aside, I'm kind of happier with the coverage and selections.  It's a lot better than the Summer Olympics which was basically wall-to-wall Phelps.
 
2018-02-20 03:06:02 AM  

Fireproof: Fireproof: mikaloyd: They had to reach pretty far that race fawn ing over Lindsay Vonn and ignoring the winners to surpass Dan Patrick crushing all over  Tom Brady before during and after the superbowl. While the confetti was srill falling on the MVP Foles Dan Patrick sadly climbed up onto the winners platform stuck a mic in Folesface and the only question he could come up woyj  in his disapointment was  "What was it like facing Tom Brady>"  Even though Brady doesnt play defense and seconds earlier ran away from facing foles to shake his hand.

NBC likes pre-scripted stories better than sports I guess

I can't "THIS" that last part enough. To quote Lewis's Black, "I'm interested in the game. If I wanted a story, I'd turn to the Lifetime network."

Also damn true about their obsession with Vonn. I think they're trying to recreate the ratings draw of Phelps. They put on about 30 farking minutes of slalom practice last night, obviously just to put Vonn on for a few minutes.

That said, I distinctly remember them trying to hype up a track runner in 2000 who was going for 8 gold medals or something, and ended up getting...I can't remember how many, but it wasn't even close to 8. So NBC's obsession with individual athletes past the point of sanity is nothing new.


DAN OR DAVE?

TO BE SETTLED IN BARCELONA!
 
2018-02-20 07:24:29 AM  
Their coverage sucks. Their air-head commentators and personal tragedy stories are annoying.  Their editing of events blows.  Watching curling, they cut to a commercial before the start of the next end.  Coverage comes back and they are either 2 stones left in the end or skipped over ends.

I get to see curling once every 4 years and have yet to see an entire match.  Before the 80's where NBC had one channel, I can understand only covering the expected winners.  Today, where NBC has multiple channels and cable companies can set aside new channels for special events, there's no need to edit.  Setup channel 1200 for curling, 1201 for biathalon, 1202 for figure skating.....repeat.

/no idea the complexity of such channel coverage but it should be possible with 2-4 years of Olympic coverage planning.
 
2018-02-20 08:56:04 AM  

Fireproof: mikaloyd: They had to reach pretty far that race fawn ing over Lindsay Vonn and ignoring the winners to surpass Dan Patrick crushing all over  Tom Brady before during and after the superbowl. While the confetti was srill falling on the MVP Foles Dan Patrick sadly climbed up onto the winners platform stuck a mic in Folesface and the only question he could come up woyj  in his disapointment was  "What was it like facing Tom Brady>"  Even though Brady doesnt play defense and seconds earlier ran away from facing foles to shake his hand.

NBC likes pre-scripted stories better than sports I guess

I can't "THIS" that last part enough. To quote Lewis's Black, "I'm interested in the game. If I wanted a story, I'd turn to the Lifetime network."

Also damn true about their obsession with Vonn. I think they're trying to recreate the ratings draw of Phelps. They put on about 30 farking minutes of slalom practice last night, obviously just to put Vonn on for a few minutes.


I was telling Lady Hospitaller that NBC needs a channel just for the stories behind the athletes and only run the events on the main channel(s). We had the Olympic Channel show up on our cable channel list during the sliding and speed skating Olympic team qualifications.  That channel had great coverage and now is only running news features and evening updates.
 
2018-02-20 09:20:45 AM  

LSUMJ: Luse: FTFA

"In everyone's opinion, the race was over. It was one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport," said Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist.

This was their defense. Don't you shiatbirds think that the audience watching may have wanted to see "one of the most incredible upsets I've seen in any sport" their words, happen live? Did you cut back to it and admit that your "expertise" means farkall? No? Then you're shiat "commentators" and dishonest douchebags.

/ Bode was just butthurt that a "knuckle dragger" won "their" event

That's what i dont get, werent something like 16 skiers still to go?
I dont know much about the sport but surely they were still in the realm of possibility?


The course gets chewed up over time too. So the later (and worse) skiers have a harder course.
 
2018-02-20 09:41:49 AM  
Been watching the bobsled runs on NBC streaming these last few mornings.  Thank goodness they're just running the OBS feed...it's refreshing not having the announcer slobbering all over the team in 12th place just because they're from the country I live in.

Some of us enjoy the competition, not the flag.
 
2018-02-20 12:07:43 PM  

mikaloyd: NBC likes pre-scripted stories better than sports I guess


Let's leave the NBA out of this...
 
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