Dick Ebersol resigns as NBC Sports head

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  1. May 19, 2011 #1 of 128
    Steveknj

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    busyba

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    Wow, I didn't realize he was (until now) still running NBC Sports. Seems like he had been doing that forever.
     
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    Neenahboy

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    One can only hope.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    I better not lose my Olympics!

    I love that stuff.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    You won't lose it. Someone will bid for and obtain the broadcast rights. It's just a matter of who. I think ESPN/ABC are also bidding. Not sure if FOX/Fox Sports is bidding. Many felt like Dick Ebersol's long track record with the IOC would give Comcast the inside track in the upcoming bidding, but now that he's gone, it's anyone's guess what will happen.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    But I'll loose all that awesome music NBC has. It's not the Olympics without that music.


    also having in on Comcast is bad for me, I have time warner cable.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    NBC is Comcast. No matter who wins the bid, you'll be able to see it just fine on TWC, provided you get the necessary channels. If NBC wins, that means NBC, Versus, CNBC, MSNBC, UniversalHD and maybe a couple of others. If ESPN/ABC wins, that means ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN Classic and maybe a couple others. If FOX wins, you'd need to have FOX, your local Fox Regional Sports Network, FX, and maybe a couple others.
     
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    Azlen

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    If ESPN gets it we may see the end of the tape delayed prime time broadcasts. Ebersol was really big on doing that.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    what about the music? it won't be the same without the theme music

    :)
     
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    busyba

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    If ABC gets the Olympics, they can have Jim McKay anchor it again.







    :p
     
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    jneugeba

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    HUGE Olympic fan here. I don't think I am too sad about him leaving. He did a great deal for the Olympics here in the USA but his love of tape-delay really really did not sit well with me (it wasn't just the Olymipcs - he did it for tennis and other sports as well.)
     
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    jsmeeker

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    There is no way some other network shows women's gymnastics at 3:00 AM or 2:00 PM in the USA
     
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    LoadStar

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    I know it's been expanded over the years.... but wasn't the original John Williams fanfare, "Summon the Heroes," originally written for ABC's coverage of the 1984 Olympics? If both NBC and ABC can use the music, I'd imagine that it could be possible that if someone else gets the Olympics, they could use it too.

    Of course, if FOX gets it, they'll probably try and use the NFL on FOX music. :mad:
     
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    Steveknj

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    Maybe I'm older than you (or maybe not) but most of that music was composed for ABC back in the 1970s. It became so ingrained in Olympic tradition that NBC bought the rights. IRC the first NBC Olympics (1988?) didn't even use those themes. So, perhaps with the Olympic rights will come the Olympic music.
     
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    Steveknj

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    NBC had coverage on USA and Bravo as well in the past. I would imagine that ABC might use ABC Family and perhaps even some Disney coverage.

    I hope Fox doesn't get it. A whole week of Joe Buck covering the Olympics would be too much to take!!
     
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    Steveknj

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    The fanfare, is even older than 1984, I remember it going back as far as 1972. Williams created a new theme for the 84 LA games and that has been incorporated into the fanfare on NBC. I think the intent of the new stuff was to sound a bit like Gershwin who was featured in the Opening Ceremonies that year (think I watch too much of this stuff?) I have a lot of old Olympics on VHS tape. I actually bought my first VCR in '84 (for $388!!) to record the Olympics while I was at work, and have watched it many times over the years.
     
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    Good riddance.
     
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    Frylock

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    Didn't NBC take a loss on the last Olympics? Seems that will drive the demand down somewhat...
     
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    Steveknj

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    Care to elaborate? Not sure why you would feel that way.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    It's hard for me to say because most of the recent games have been covered by NBC, so what I hear there "sticks". But you and Load Star are probably right that it's a mix. Stuff composed for the games and stuff composed for the network's on-air coverage.
     

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