NBC Olympics coverage may be improving

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  1. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Is BC Place also the place where the figure staking was held and the hockey finals held? I know for sure medals were presented in those venues immediately after the competition was over and medalists decided.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I can't watch them anymore. It seems that it's about each of them trying to top each other outfit wise. I simply don't care. Neither of them are any better than the two who do it during primetime and I'm not sure I get why NBC needed two crews to do the SAME EVENT. Actually I kind of do. Having Johnny Weir on gives NBC some buzz because people are talking about his crazy outfits. Otherwise the use of two crews makes little sense.
     
  3. aindik

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    I think they use two crews to make editing easier.
     
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    Well sure, if you ignore their commentary.
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    So according to this article:

    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2014...ve-and-primetime-figure-skating-coverage.html

    It appears that NBC's plan is to have the day crew cater to the die hard fans and the night crew cater to the casual fan. Maybe that's why I can't tell the difference between them because I'm about as casual fan as their is. There's something about Johnny Weir that annoys me, perhaps it's his tendancy toward self promotion, but I just can't listen to him more than a few minutes. I think Hamilton and Bezic do a pretty good job explaining to me what's happening and that's enough for me and Tom Hammond is really the ultimate pro and I could listen to him call the tiddlywinks tourney in Upper Slobovia, Wisconsin and enjoy his announcing.
     
  6. Steveknj

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    How so? From what I read, it looks like the two crews are working off of completely different feeds. The day crew is using the International feed and the night crew is using the NBC feed. Both broadcasts are called live.
     
  7. aindik

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    If they're both called at the same time then I don't get it either.
     
  8. jsmeeker

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    Speaking of medals



    Medals being presented RIGHT NOW for women's hock. The gold medal game just ended moments ago. No waiting around this time.

    Gold to Canada. Winning goal in OT. on a 5 on 3 power play.

    USA was up 2-0 with 4 minutes left in regulation
     
  9. jsmeeker

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    Scott Hamilton is FAR too dramatic. Way too much screaming at every little thing. I have come to prefer Johnny's style.
     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I don't know, but I find it hard to say ANYONE is more dramatic than Johnny Weir :D

    But yeah, I get what you are saying.
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Speaking of dramatic, there's NOBODY more dramatic than the color guy who does cross country. I swear that man is going to pop a heart valve with one more race. By the end of each race he has NO voice left. And I'm watching and I fail to see any of the drama :)
     
  12. Bigg

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    For the most part, yes. The Office was good, Big Bang Theory is hilarious, but most of those shows aren't very good. I do want to watch House of Cards though, I've heard it's amazing. I kind of want to get a 4K TV first though lol.

    Bball is awesome. Only thing that comes close is Curling!
     
  13. Azlen

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    TBS, one of your junk channels, is number 1 in the 18-49 dem primarily because they show Big Bang Theory reruns.
     
  14. Steveknj

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    For those of you who think coverage from other countries is more varied and less jingoistic:

    http://news.yahoo.com/different-olympics-tvs-across-world-101814696.html

    Really, every country emphasizes the sports they are best at or most popular. The Netherlands or Japan or Canada is no different in that respect than the USA. People want to watch events where their country does well.
     
  15. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I'm glad you're enjoying Hammond. I wish I could say the same. Every time I've watched a figure skating broadcast on ABC, I've wished they would send Tom back to thoroughbred racing, where he's obviously more comfortable.
     
  16. Steveknj

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    I just think he has a great voice for sports broadcasting, in whatever he does. I'm no expert in figure skating, but I don't think he is either. I think he does what he's supposed to do, tell us who's skating and get out of the way so that the experts can talk about the actual skating. I think he does that fine.

    None of these guys are as good as the old ABC broadcasters from when I was a kid, Dick Button and Chris Schenkel (I think Jim McKay might have done a few figure skating broadcasts, but I remember Schenkel as the main guy). The color guys these days, be it Lapinksi and Weir or Hamilton and Bezic are WAY too prone to hyperbole and this "no skater can skate badly, ever" attitude. A skater will fall on her duff or miss a turn or whatever and its "didn't she look lovely doing it" or "this is her intro to the International scene, she'll be better next time". I remember Button telling it like it was more often than not.
     
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    That's what I like about Tara and Johnny...they aren't afraid to say, you know, that just wasn't good enough.
     
  18. Steveknj

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    From what I watched of them, they do the same, "Oh isn't that lovely?" stuff for just about every skater. Maybe they are a bit more critical. I've long ago turned them off.
     
  19. Lori

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    I've been running this through my head all day, trying to get it to make sense.

    Why do you care about the outfits that the announcers wear? They are rarely on camera.

    I guess you should be glad that you weren't a tennis fan when Bud Collins was actively announcing. :D
     
  20. Steveknj

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    I don't care about the outfits, but NBC does. That's my point. NBC gets buzz because a lot of people are talking about the outfits. And NBC, I'm sure knew that going in. There is a segment of people who tune in just to see what they are wearing today. Otherwise, I'll say again, what's the point of having two different crews announcing the same event?

    As far as tennis, I have never been a tennis fan. I'm sure I've seen Bud Collins on TV, but I don't remember him wearing anything flamboyant. But, I can give you a hockey parallel. Don Cherry. Cherry does an in between periods segment on Hockey Night in Canada. People tune in for:

    A) His outrageous suits:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...n-cherrys-25-most-obnoxious-suits-of-all-time

    B) His "old school" hockey talk - the guy still thinks hockey should be played as it was when he was coaching in the 70s.

    But mostly the suits. And he's become a legend in Canada. Don't think CBC doesn't know that people tune in for the suits either.
     

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