I dont talk about sports enough to need a Sports category, so Im using the Rants topic because damn.
Whatever happened to Broadcast Standards? Were watching the Olympics “Live” and theyve been taped, manipulated and moved around to maximize the amount of time were supposed to spend in front of the TV. NBC is using 1950s tricks to get us to watch their coverage when instead they should be covering the events when they happen.
For example, Phelps swam one of his races at 7:21pm PST the other day. What was NBC showing? Access Hollywood or some other nonsense. When did they air the world-record-breaking swim? Who knows? Sometime later, during their heavily-edited coverage of the events.
Lastly, I know Americans only care about a few events, but youve got three channels! Give me variety! Give me other countries awesome athletes. If Im going to watch the Olympics, Im interested in the greatness of the athletes regardless of their nationality or the popularity of their sport. And get rid of baseball and basketball. Theyre already on too much anyway.