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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Here's how I get around the coverage.

    0. Record everything, never watch live.
    1. Fast forward through every ad (do this always -- ads are for morons.)
    2. Fast forward through every segment where the camera is on an anchor.
    3. Fast forward through every segment on an American athlete.
    4. Fast forward through every segment with piano music.
    5. Fast forward through every post-event interview with an American athlete.

    This will do for a start. You can cut about 90% of the ape jingoism and about 60% of the maudlin garbage by using your remote.

    I would say each hour of coverage contains about 12 minutes of content; the rest is feces for the hogs.
    This is our plan for this year as well. We had cut cable for Rio and felt like we missed out on too much. This time we've cleared space on the Tivo for max recording.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Watch the feeds on (for me at least) the NBC Olympic Channel on ROKU. It's the international feed devoid of hoopla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Here's how I get around the coverage.

    0. Record everything, never watch live.
    1. Fast forward through every ad (do this always -- ads are for morons.)
    2. Fast forward through every segment where the camera is on an anchor.
    3. Fast forward through every segment on an American athlete.
    4. Fast forward through every segment with piano music.
    5. Fast forward through every post-event interview with an American athlete.

    This will do for a start. You can cut about 90% of the ape jingoism and about 60% of the maudlin garbage by using your remote.

    I would say each hour of coverage contains about 12 minutes of content; the rest is feces for the hogs.
    I was tuned in this AM and witnessed a new piece of "programming" for NBC: Interviewing PR reps for corporate sponsors. Switched that off right quick. Missed the end of the event, then realized I didn't care. Outside of curling and women's ice hockey there isn't much I want to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Watch the feeds on (for me at least) the NBC Olympic Channel on ROKU. It's the international feed devoid of hoopla.
    My wife is a big time cross country skier.

    She watched an event this morning off the NBCSN app as a replay of the live coverage. She wondered who the announcers were because they were not so pro American even though an American wound up fourth. And the event itself was fully covered with no fluff. She enjoyed it immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    I was tuned in this AM and witnessed a new piece of "programming" for NBC: Interviewing PR reps for corporate sponsors. Switched that off right quick. Missed the end of the event, then realized I didn't care. Outside of curling and women's ice hockey there isn't much I want to see.
    Short track speed skating, That stuff is amazing.

    Soon after the Vancouver Olympics, I was visiting my brother in Minnesota. They happened to have a short track speed skating event in Mariucci. We went. Basically all the Olympiads were there, including the great South Korean team and many medalists (except Apollo Ohno who was too busy with sponsor stuff to bother).

    Let me tell you folks, if you ever have an opportunity to watch short track speed skating IN PERSON, go. Absolutely go. It was one of the most thrilling sports event Iíve ever experienced in my life. And Iíve experienced some pretty neat stuff in my life.

    As to the Olympics, I also love hockey (duh), except menís this year, and curling. But I also enjoy Alpine skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, long track speed skating, and all the sliding events (as a big time race car fan, how can I not?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    My wife is a big time cross country skier.

    She watched an event this morning off the NBCSN app as a replay of the live coverage. She wondered who the announcers were because they were not so pro American even though an American wound up fourth. And the event itself was fully covered with no fluff. She enjoyed it immensely.
    That's because the rest of the world treats it as a sporting event, not a soap opera. Fark NBC.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Men's Alpine Downhill postponed till Thursday (Wed. night here) due to weather.

    Really liking the layout of the Slopestyle course. Lots of options and variety for the riders.
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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Anyone else staying up for the USA-FIN hockey game at 2:40?

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    For a show of awesome athleticism, check out Women's short track relay's finals. Loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Short track speed skating, That stuff is amazing.
    You're not kidding.

    I got hooked on short track speed skating while at NMU. In 2003, they hosted an ISU World Cup event. It was fantastic to see up close and I fell in love with the sport. And, NMU at the time was a training site for speed skating as well.


    Short Track Speedskating, Long Track Speedskating, Hockey, and some Curling are my must watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    For a show of awesome athleticism, check out Women's short track relay's finals. Loved it!
    I need to watch the replays.

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    The ladies' slopestyle snowboarding event is postponed because of weather. What, is it too sunny? It looks like a gorgeous day out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    The ladies' slopestyle snowboarding event is postponed because of weather. What, is it too sunny? It looks like a gorgeous day out there.
    Wind is blowing 15-20 mph.... That's dangerous for the 3 larger hits on the bottom half of the course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    Wind is blowing 15-20 mph.... That's dangerous for the 3 larger hits on the bottom half of the course...
    It gets windy in the mountains? Well I never...

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Slopestyle is now underway on MSNBC.... Final is now 2 runs, best score counts instead of 3....
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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    Not on msnbc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Not on msnbc.
    My bad... NBCSN...
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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    I hope they didnít cut into curling. :-/

    Iím on DVR delay on prime time and nbcsn

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    Re: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Thread: It's Time to Bribe Some Judges

    I have been trying to watch mostly using the NBC Olympics streaming app (using Fire Stick, or Roku), and it has been terrible. Just unwatchable. They try to insert ads into the coverage, but NBC is so terrible at it that they ruin the coverage. They cut away from the broadcast during important parts of races, for one x-country ski race I was watching, I couldn't see the winner cross the finish line, because they cut to commercial. For short track they were inserting commercials between each race. Well, the **** races last 30 seconds each, so it is all commercials. Add to that, they cut away too quick, so when a skater is under review for a penalty, etc. they cut away before the explanation is given, and you get back to coverage right when the next race is starting with no explanation. They won't let you fast forward through the ads on the app either. They really are ****ing this up.
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