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18 February 2010 @ 12:28 pm
NBC Olympics Coverage, in a nutshell  
- Self-inflating commentary
- Commercial, commercial, commercial
- An American!
- Commercial, commercial, commercial
- Something about that "Vikings and Dragons" animated movie
- An American!
- Touching human drama segment
- Commercial, commercial, commercial
- Someone falling!
- Self-inflating commentary, pairs event (two commentators)
- Touching human drama (overcoming hardship version)
- An American!
- Animated "Vikings and Dragons", doing some winter thing
- An American!
- More Falling!
- Another American!
- Commercial, commercial, commercial
- Medal Awards ceremony (usually American, but someone with touching human drama will do in a pinch)
- Closing self-inflating commentary
- Video Montage: Medals, Falling, and ... Americans!
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Bobyourbob on February 18th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
I thought that Vikings and Dragons movie might be enjoyable. Until the Olympics.
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 19th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
It looks similar to ICE AGE, in animation style, with probably even cornier jokes. And the Olympics link is, as you said, negative points...
They Didn't Ask Me: award-kate-2dr_phil_physics on February 19th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
This.

Dr. Phil
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 19th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
I wish I had another viewing source, but I only get a few channels. Oh well...
They Didn't Ask Me: us-flagdr_phil_physics on February 19th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
When we lived in the U.P. we could get Canadian TV, including back when the Games were in Calgary. They covered EVENTS and showed not only ALL the top contenders and praised whoever won, but also a smattering of the young up-and-comings. They did not spend all their time interviewing some American who lost while ignoring the three non-American medal winners.

Sigh.

Dr. Phil
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 22nd, 2010 06:56 am (UTC)
We have to be careful talking about this - we could get found out and tossed out of the country!

I sure would like to see full coverage of events, because for something with which I'm not familiar seeing lots of runs helps me see what makes it good. Oh well .. maybe one day I can get some full coverage.
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jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 19th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Dick Button can be pretty pointed at times - I read an article on salon.com where he took a lot of the male figure skaters to task for being clumsy and un-artistic!
Dave Thompsonkrylyr on February 19th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
+100 for the self-inflating commentary. That shit gets real old REAL fast.
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 19th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
"Now, Jim, you spent some time in Vancouver, didn't you?"
"Why, yes I do, Don, thanks for asking..."

(me: What does this have to do with anything?!?!?!)