Pre-Winter Olympics Schedule Grousing Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rosenkavalier, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA


    Just got my hardcopy TV Guide (Feb 6-12) with the Olympic preview section.

    It confirms that not only the ladies' singles, but the ice dancing, is going to be on NBC primetime. :p

    (Compulsory dance in primetime. Yeah, right!)

    And then there's USA Channel's daily skating show, Olympic Ice. Scott Hamilton, Dick Button. Sounds good, yeah? But it's hosted by Mary Carillo -- who was a studio host for the Athens Summer Olympics, and did lead-ins for the equestrian events by saying "Now back to the horsies." :rolleyes:

    See what I mean? -- you curling guys, you're much better off.

  2. alphacooler

    alphacooler New Member

    Feb 2, 2006

  3. Dromomaniac

    Dromomaniac Pre-Avatar

    Jul 25, 2003
    Yes, but will there be celebrities?
  4. Marco

    Marco Loyal Little

    Sep 19, 2000
    Capital of...
    Nothing new there, is there?
    I remember Torvill and Dean in prime time, for example. (AFAIK every ice dancer since them has been crap.)
  5. Timbeau

    Timbeau Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2002


    Whoa!!! I had forgotten about curling! I was just thinking about what events I'd be interested in and hadn't noted curling. I think it's time to get that Expressvu receiver out and hook it up again, they do some nice coverage of curling.
  6. DavidS

    DavidS Member

    Sep 27, 2000
    Dayton Ohio
    I heard that NBC (and the Olympic committee) used the Torino name rather than Turin because they received big product placement $$ from Ford, which is planning to revive the nameplate.

    Or did I just make that up?
  7. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    You'll get more of that this year. MSNBC will be showing mens' hockey for much of the day on 2/15, 2/16, and 2/21. CNBC will be showing it on 2/18 and 2/19. None of those games involve Team USA, whose games will be on USA Network or NBC. Most of those games are available in HD on Universal HD (for the cable games) or NBC HD (for the broadcast games).

    My TiVo has 50 suggestions (in Basic) that will be cleared out for all that hockey. Hopefully, it won't need more room than that (though, I'll record in Medium, or maybe even High, so I might have to fire up TiVoToGo in preparation).
  8. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    Thank you for bringing up an ugly memory. I had completely forgotten about that.

    Since this is an Olympics grousing thread can I start complaining about Bob Costas now or do I have to wait?
  9. Gene S

    Gene S Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Belleville, IL
    As luck would have it, I'm going out of the country at the end of next week. (With no access to a television while I'm gone) I've got to set up 93 hours of manual recordings in my Tivo to get all that I want to see. :(
    Thats just on the NBC channel, I haven't looked at the sister stations yet.
  10. Rosenkavalier

    Rosenkavalier Call 1-600-DOCTORB!

    Nov 9, 2001
    D/FW area,...
    As the OP, I grant your boon -- grouse away. (Note the 'Pre' in the thread title -- it's intended for early gripes. :) )
  11. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Isn't it easier to set up a season pass and then delete whatever recordings you don't want?
  12. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA

    Thank you.

    I can't stand this idiot. He serves no meaningful purpose and usually has no idea what he's talking about. Thankfully this time around I have an HD TiVo and can zip through his inane banter with himself.

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