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Old 08-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #466
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*watches the trampolining*

Yes.. that's an olympic sport

Canada just took out gold

Rosalyn Maclennan or something
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #467
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so glad nbc decided to pull their heads out of their asses this weekend:

Olympics: NBC’s Daytime Coverage Saturday and Sunday Will Air Live in All Time Zones | Sports Media Watch
Finally! I can live with the tape delayed prime time package, it was the tape delay only for the West Coast that was really maddening.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #468
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exactly. last weekend was embarrassing

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conspiracy theorists believe nbc only did it because of name value of the men's/women's finalists. which is probably true.
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It seemed like NBC held the public to ransom over their Olympics coverage

Which is unfair because at least in Australia, the cable networks are an option to cover up the inadequate/ shit coverage the free to air provider in Australia had to offer
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*watches the trampolining*

Yes.. that's an olympic sport

Canada just took out gold

Rosalyn Maclennan or something

joba chamberlain was impressed by her performance

too soon?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #471
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Smoke pot and play poker? I've heard he's a regular at the poker room in Charles Town, WV. I've never seen him there though (I go there maybe 1-2x a month).
Charlestown ... Racesand Slots!

I go to WV a few times a year, but not to there.

I hope someone smart is in charge of his money and he doesn't blow it all.

There was mercifully less of Debbie Phelps this year. I think that NBC really is going after the "mom factor" because a large amount of their viewing audience are women, and it's easy for them to identify with the Chicos-clad mothers of the athletes.
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*watches the trampolining*

Yes.. that's an olympic sport
This is the most fun looking sport since short track speed skating.
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Charlestown ... Racesand Slots!

I go to WV a few times a year, but not to there.

I hope someone smart is in charge of his money and he doesn't blow it all.

There was mercifully less of Debbie Phelps this year. I think that NBC really is going after the "mom factor" because a large amount of their viewing audience are women, and it's easy for them to identify with the Chicos-clad mothers of the athletes.
Oh, I know very well why they do it. I sit in rooms and hear things like this seriously discussed. Doesn't make it any more enjoyable, though.
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Well the 2012 US Men's Basketball "Dream Team" is putting on a show reminiscent of the OG '92 version. Though I don't think any Nigerians were elbowed in the face by Kevin Durant so there's that.

Final score: 156-73 which is the most points ever scored in an Olympics, shattering the previous record of 137. Not bad.
The US was not as impressive against Lithuania - they barely won, 99-94.
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I wonder if the Nigerians tried to launch a pyramid scam to any of the Dream team players

^ Too soon?
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Oh, I know very well why they do it. I sit in rooms and hear things like this seriously discussed. Doesn't make it any more enjoyable, though.

And it's interesting how different the packaging is between the Prime Time soap opera and the heats of track I'm watching right now.

It's like NBC could actually do a great job if they'd stop whoring after target demo. And cut down on the commercials.

I think the gymnastics commentary with the "Fab Five" and their "awakening to dreams of gold/could the judge's scores be golden?/any sentence with the word GOLD in it" is the most barfy. I want to slap whoever writes the track for Al Trautwig.
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London won the Olympics over Chicago, not New York, right?

ETA- I just checked. Chicago was 2008.
So yeah...how the fuck could New York have lost out to anyone else?
Honest answer? Jim Dolan.

He was afraid that a stadium n the west side of Manhattan would steal business from Madison Square Garden. So he spent millions of dollars protesting the stadium, eventually torpedoing the entire thing. The backup plan was to build the Olympic Stadium in Queens. Didn't have quite the same allure to it, and they had to rush the plan together. So New York looked unprepared... and London won.

So thanks to Jim Dolan's protests...

- there is no West Side Stadium
- New York didn't get the Olympics
- the Jets had to go back to being stadium partners with the Giants
- the original plan for a retro style brick stadium for the Giants was scrapped in favor of the generic monstrosity you see today
- the real estate development of the west aide yards in Manhattan and the Willets Point section of Queens stalled, and to date has yet to see a shovel in the ground
- the Knicks still suck
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so why does it look like, to me, that Ye's swim is more suspicious? because Ledecky's swim was totally consistent with how people have always swum, whereas Ye's final split simply doesn't make sense in context. Ledecky's finally 100 won't be faster than the likely winner of the men's 1500 (China's Sun Yang) whereas Ye was faster than Lochte and half the men in the same event (the women swim the 800 not the 1500, but expect that to change in Rio where they both swim the 1500, as it should be).
I'm not a swimming expert, but Lochte's overall time was 23 seconds faster than Ye's. Ye also won the 200 IM by less than a second over than the 2nd place finisher, and the 400 IM by under 3 seconds over the 2nd place finisher.
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And it's interesting how different the packaging is between the Prime Time soap opera and the heats of track I'm watching right now.

It's like NBC could actually do a great job if they'd stop whoring after target demo. And cut down on the commercials.

I think the gymnastics commentary with the "Fab Five" and their "awakening to dreams of gold/could the judge's scores be golden?/any sentence with the word GOLD in it" is the most barfy. I want to slap whoever writes the track for Al Trautwig.
Agreed with all of this. I think they're of two minds over there right now. For whatever it's worth, this is their first Olympics in ages (actually, maybe ever since ABC had it for so long prior to NBC) without Dick Ebersol fully in charge, so, I think they're living and learning in many ways. Their streaming product is an unqualified hit so there's that.
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