> Hi everyone!
> I just saw on CNN then went to the IOC's site to confirm. If you
> how the olympics were covered, hated the way the winners were
decided, etc. now
> is the time to tell them. Go to www.olympic.org and click on
> Suggestions which is at the bottom of the page. They are taking
> suggestions for improving future games.
> If you don't like having to go to the internet first to find out
how your fav
> athlete did with the 50/50 chance that you'll see them race, tell
> enough voices complain about the time delays, we just might get
> coverage of the events rather than those pathetic olympic
> anchors who don't know the sport that we got. Who knows, they
just might take
> it seriously..
Somehow I feel that this poll will not have a little or no
effect on NBC and how they televise the Olympics. If NBC/MSNBC/CNBC
showed only live coverage, millions of people would *** and moan
that it wasn't *fair* because most people are at work at the time,
and wah, wah, wah. Pleasing all the people all the time ain't gonna
be possible. I wish they could do better and these games had less
of those cloying "Up Close & Personal" profiles. And we got to see
many more athletes who weren't Merkins.
Sorry for my cynicism, but NBC is a *commercial* network and
they pays oodles and scads of millions of dollars just for the
rights. Then there's the people costs, the technical costs, the
lodging, food, transportation, etc. It probably cost NBC (with
$545M to the IOC) in the neighborhood of a billion dollars for
showing the SLC games. How do you propose they recoup these costs
and *try* to make a profit (they *do* try to make a profit you
know)? ;-) And how do you propose they deal with the time
differential between a 4 time zone country (sorry HI & AK) and the
near half-day difference with Greece in 2 years? ;-)
"Colorado Ski Country, USA" Come often. Ski hard.
Spend *lots* of money. Then leave as quickly as you can.