Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Chee Leong Y » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Due to shortage of space on the subject line, I wanted to
say is tell those bozos 'NBC' network to stop saying and
putting sign on it's advertizement saying "It's American
Game." Hey, it's a World's Game. Olympic is not even orignate
from U.S. And, U.S. is not even born yet.
 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by T. Ryerson Full » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> Due to shortage of space on the subject line, I wanted to
> say is tell those bozos 'NBC' network to stop saying and
> putting sign on it's advertizement saying "It's American

Well, they can really say whatever they want, and I think their viewers
like this whole "Americanization" of the Olympics. If you have a problem
with it, contact them at the G.E. building, I think it's at 1 Rockefeller
Plaza N.Y. (if the Letterman portion of my brain is functioning so-so).
They could call it the N.B.C. games, since they have purchased them for
the next 12 years. It's only T.V., and American T.V. at that. I haven't
seen it on my "socialist" CBC or on our other "Canadian" networks.
Don't get your shorts in a not, there not about to unilatterally change
the name. It will always be the Olympics, however they have been called,
the L.A. games, The Barcelona games, The Seoul Olympics, Lillihammer
games, etc. Who Cares!

Quote:
> Game." Hey, it's a World's Game. Olympic is not even orignate
> from U.S. And, U.S. is not even born yet.

Don't understand all that at the end, try calming down before you type.
The Olympics do belong to the world, but the actual games belong to the
host site, the athletes belong to their respective countries, and the
sponsors belong to their consumers.
As for where and when the games originated (I think that's what you were
getting at) that doesn't matter either. The games don't BELONG to Greece
either, as has had to be proven countless number of times. The games
belong to one thing and one thing alone. The Dollar.
It's the only thing that knows no true borders.

If you don't like it, complain, that is your right (if you are an American
citizen), however don't expect anyone to listen, that is their right.
If you aren't a citizen (or at least residing in the U.S.) I think you
will get VERY LITTLE sympathy from N.B.C. or anyone else for that matter.

Good Luck!

T.Ryerson Fller

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Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Stephen Devo » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Due to shortage of space on the subject line, I wanted to
>say is tell those bozos 'NBC' network to stop saying and
>putting sign on it's advertizement saying "It's American
>Game." Hey, it's a World's Game. Olympic is not even orignate
>from U.S. And, U.S. is not even born yet.

Relax!  It's no big deal!  NBC is calling these Olympics America's
Games because they're being HOSTED by the USA this time!  There's
nothing sinister about it.  Believe me, NBC does not believe that the
United States if the originator of the games.  

These ARE America's games this time.  The USA has the responsibility
for putting them on.  That's all there is to it.  I think it's
entirely appropriate for NBC to be referring to them as "America's
Games" this time around (that is, if they are, I haven't heard them
referred to in that manner).

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by {Full User Nam » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00


In order to avoid confusion among educated readers, I've not repeated
Mr. Yap's message.

Mr. Yap please learn to communicate in the english language before criticizing
anything American.  

The Grizzz.

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Rusty Wilso » Wed, 31 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
({Full User Name}) writes:


Leong Yap) says:

>In order to avoid confusion among educated readers, I've not repeated
>Mr. Yap's message.

>Mr. Yap please learn to communicate in the english language before
criticizing
>anything American.  

>The Grizzz.

Mr. Yap:
Whereas I understand your protests, I also think it is a waste of
energy and you're preaching to the choir.  As for the comments of "The
Grizzz," pay no attention to him.  You have the right to say anything
you want in this group.  Your english is understandable, so don't worry
about "The Grizzz" comments.  He is beng very chauvinistic, the same
attitude that NBC has.  Is there any other reason why he doesn't use
his real name, or blocks out his name in his e-mail address?  At least
we know he is from Texas, and uses a government account.  I am sure the
State of Texas doesn't appreciate his using the account for this reason
otherwise he would use his name.
 
 
 

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Post by Eric We » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00

[regarding NBC "American Games"]

Quote:
>Well, they can really say whatever they want, and I think their viewers
>like this whole "Americanization" of the Olympics.

Oh, we do?  Yeah, as a US citizen, I know I was really thrilled to see
ten music videos about our volleyball team shaving their heads instead
of something boring like actual sports coverage. :)

Quote:
>If you don't like it, complain, that is your right (if you are an American
>citizen), however don't expect anyone to listen, that is their right.
>If you aren't a citizen (or at least residing in the U.S.) I think you
>will get VERY LITTLE sympathy from N.B.C. or anyone else for that matter.

NBC won't give much sympathy to US citizens, either.  Whatever our
complaints about their coverage, they know we'll watch (we have
little choice if we want to see ANY of the Olympics), and that's all
they really care about.

ecw

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Ted Moo » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> >Due to shortage of space on the subject line, I wanted to
> >say is tell those bozos 'NBC' network to stop saying and
> >putting sign on it's advertizement saying "It's American
> >Game." Hey, it's a World's Game. Olympic is not even orignate
> >from U.S. And, U.S. is not even born yet.

> Relax!  It's no big deal!  NBC is calling these Olympics America's
> Games because they're being HOSTED by the USA this time!  There's
> nothing sinister about it.  Believe me, NBC does not believe that the
> United States if the originator of the games.  

> These ARE America's games this time.  The USA has the responsibility
> for putting them on.  That's all there is to it.  I think it's
> entirely appropriate for NBC to be referring to them as "America's
> Games" this time around (that is, if they are, I haven't heard them
> referred to in that manner).

I do see the merit in this author's complaint about America's Games.  I,
too, felt somewhat the same.  Besides, I seriously doubt that the
corporate sponsors of the games had patriotism in mind when they "donated"

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by John M. Horeth, I » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00

No do like some of us are doing -- go to the actual games and do
not watch NBC.

--
John M. Horeth, II
Horeth Programming Services, Inc.

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by T. Ryerson Full » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> No do like some of us are doing -- go to the actual games and do
> not watch NBC.

Give me some tickets, and I'll show you yanks how to really party!

Montreal '76 wasn't a flop because of our poor planning and cost of
construction, it was the DAMN BAR-TAB.
The Americans paid with American Express, and as you know, they only take
Visa. Shouldn't have let them get into the good beer and single malt. :(

GOT MILK?
GOT TICKETS!?! (picture of a guy standing outside the Stadium, with a
mouthful of 5 mutli-coloured mini-dohnuts). :)

Cheers, and Enjoy you're Long distance walking tickets (be sure to get the
lst mile and not the first, so your Olympic experience lasts longer).

Can you tell I'm jealous. (Gotta save for Stanley Cup tickets!)

Ciao!

T.Ryerson Fuller

--
* Society has come along way, before they would have burned me, now they are
content with burning my books.  - Freud's reactions to Nazi book burning.
* Gotta have a liscence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp.
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Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by T. Ryerson Full » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>Well, they can really say whatever they want, and I think their viewers
>>like this whole "Americanization" of the Olympics.

> Oh, we do?  Yeah, as a US citizen, I know I was really thrilled to see
> ten music videos about our volleyball team shaving their heads instead
> of something boring like actual sports coverage. :)

The problem is that the average viewer can't stand 2 hours of coverage of
a sport they don't like, but everyone can get into that "flashy" quick
clip and sound bite from the athletes. Hurrah! If you're a volleyball fan,
would you rather watch the 6 hour Equaestrian events, or ALL the
competitors in the Decathalon, or Archery/Shooting (Oh God! Noooo!)
CBC is definitely better than NBC, but you guys don't get that. Thank God
we get ALL of them, even a French channel).

Quote:
> NBC won't give much sympathy to US citizens, either.  Whatever our

Well, if you're Bill Gates.......... Well, if you're Bill Gates, you're
probably watching ALL the sports on your 50ft giant screen P.I.P.
HDTV direct sat. link. :)

Quote:
> complaints about their coverage, they know we'll watch (we have
> little choice if we want to see ANY of the Olympics), and that's all
> they really care about.

How ever if 2 million people say they want to see the ball-rooming dancing
or dog-grooming competition you may just see Ginger Rogers and Fred of Hair
on NBC.

NBC sucks, that's why there's sattelite. Rent one for the games!
I just watch 'em at the cottage.

Ciao!

T.Ryerson Fuller

--
* Society has come along way, before they would have burned me, now they are
content with burning my books.  - Freud's reactions to Nazi book burning.
* Gotta have a liscence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp.
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Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Bob Kin » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>Due to shortage of space on the subject line, I wanted to
>>say is tell those bozos 'NBC' network to stop saying and
>>putting sign on it's advertizement saying "It's American
>>Game." Hey, it's a World's Game. Olympic is not even orignate
>>from U.S. And, U.S. is not even born yet.

>Relax!  It's no big deal!  NBC is calling these Olympics America's
>Games because they're being HOSTED by the USA this time!  There's
>nothing sinister about it.  Believe me, NBC does not believe that the
>United States if the originator of the games.  

>These ARE America's games this time.  The USA has the responsibility
>for putting them on.  That's all there is to it.  I think it's
>entirely appropriate for NBC to be referring to them as "America's
>Games" this time around (that is, if they are, I haven't heard them
>referred to in that manner).

Then they (NBC) should refer to the 1996 Games as 'Atlanta's
Games.'  The USA is *not* sponsoring these Games.  Nor does
the USA have any responsibility for them.  The city of
Atlanta bid for and was selected to host the games.  The
Olympics are always hosted by a city, not a country, or a
state.  That's why we speak of the 'Montreal Games', or the
'Munich Games', or the 'Los Angeles Games.'

NBC is doing the greed routine, trying to appeal to jingoism
to hype their coverage of the games.  As always, they do it
in poor taste.  As would ABC, CBS, TNT, ESPN, or any other
broadcast or cable network.  It's all part of commercial
television, at least in this hemisphere.  At least it hasn't
gone the route of The Federal Express Olympics, or the
Poulan Weedeater Olympics.

Yet.

Speaking only for myself, not for IMS.
----------------------------------------------------
'Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself.'
Bob Kinne
Integrated Medical Systems

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Don Del Gran » Sat, 03 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>NBC is doing the greed routine, trying to appeal to jingoism
>to hype their coverage of the games.  As always, they do it
>in poor taste.  As would ABC, CBS, TNT, ESPN, or any other
>broadcast or cable network.  It's all part of commercial
>television, at least in this hemisphere.  At least it hasn't
>gone the route of The Federal Express Olympics, or the
>Poulan Weedeater Olympics.

No, but they have the next best thing: the Swatch timers (for the athletics
and swimming events, at the very least), the Reebok medal-ceremony suits (for
the Americans, anyway - and I for one believe that there are thousands of not
millions of people who only realized they were Reebok-supplied because some
members of the USA basketball team made it a point to cover up the Reebok logo
on them)...but there's no doubt that the single biggest sponsor is NBC itself.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in 1988 and 1992, didn't NBC pay more than for TV
rights than all of the other countries (besides the hosts) put together...and
then doubled?
(There's one story I heard that may be an urban legend, but I wouldn't put it
past any American TV network: supposedly, part of NBC's deal in 1988 was that
Korea introduce daylight savings time (aka "summer time") so prime time in the
Eastern USA would be 11 AM-2 PM, making it easier on the athletes for the live
events, and as a result one woman committed suicide because, not knowing that
the clocks were moved ahead, was one hour late with her husband's dinner.)

Hopefully, since they're in the USA, NBC will dedicate more time in 1996 than
in 1992, which means more time for "other" events...in theory, anyway.  I
doubt that I'm the only person who remembers that NBC's coverage of the Men's
Gymnastics All-Around consisted of a fast-forward showing of the gold medalist
going through his routines in a music montage, while the "high bar" event the
next night was shown in its entirety - which just HAPPENED to be the ONE Men's
Gymnastics event an American won (what a coincidence!).

----------------------------------------------

I'm waiting for the day when the IOC decides that "any event that is not
watched by at least 10% of the USA TV audience will be dropped from the
Olympics - shooting, archery, yachting, (team) handball, (field) hockey,
equestrian dressage, fencing,..."

 
 
 

Tell 'NBC'to stop saying American Game!

Post by Eric Gjova » Sat, 03 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>> Due to shortage of space on the subject line, I wanted to
>> say is tell those bozos 'NBC' network to stop saying and
>> putting sign on it's advertizement saying "It's American
>Well, they can really say whatever they want, and I think their viewers
>like this whole "Americanization" of the Olympics.

Not ALL of us!  Some of us actually want to watch the sports, and not
just the big ones, and not just the Americans competing...

Quote:
>It's only T.V., and American T.V. at that. I haven't
>seen it on my "socialist" CBC or on our other "Canadian" networks.

I'm just glad that, for the first time since the Calgary Winter Games in
1988, I'm going to get the chance to watch the Games on both American and
Canadian channels.  So when NBC is going on and on about something that
has little or nothing to do with sports -- or they're showing the same
Coke commercial for about the eightieth time that night -- I can flip
over to the CBC and see something else.

--Eric "Even Canadian commercials will be a relief" Gjovaag
--
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism
or the darkness of destructive selfishness.  This is the judgment.  Life's
most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
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