Dear NBC,

Let’s discuss your coverage of the Olympics.  Between the summer and winter Olympics, we get to see them every 2 yrs or so.  They’re kind of a big deal, so we like to see as much of them in real time as possible and uninterrupted.  That being said, this 2012 London Summer Olympic coverage has been awful to say the least. Never have I seen so much commercial interruption and interviews during events that have nothing to do with what’s actually being shown.  For example, let’s take this morning’s Women’s Marathon.  Those of who actually get up at 6 AM to watch the live coverage of it want to do just that, watch the live coverage of it.  I really don’t care about the tennis players showing up for their match or Lindsey Vonn talking about tennis.  Why? Tennis has nothing to do with marathon running!!  Then, you break away from the race every 30 seconds while our friends who are watching on BBC get to watch an uninterrupted race. You’re killing me here!

Let’s also discuss your primetime coverage.  With so much going on in these games, one would think you’d have plenty of options of events to put on TV.  Instead, we’re watching a segment on rock bagpipping and getting horrendous sideline reporting by your sideline swimming reporting.  When something like the Olympics, that only comes around every few years, we want to watch as much of it as possible without stories that have absolutely nothing to do with it.  If you want to do side or backstories, have a Olympic pre game show so to speak that is actually worth watching or commentators that actually know how to work it into event coverage.  Better yet, show the stories with they’re actual sport!  After these Olympics are over, I’ll be watching very little, if any, of you NBC.  One shouldn’t have to take to twitter and social media exclusively to get their live coverage of an event, something I just spent my Sunday morning doing.  If you’re goal was to fill my morning with minimal coverage of actually competitive activity, congrats, you’ve done your job well. #NBCFail


Olympic Loving Americans

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8 time marathoner, 65 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. BibRave Pro, Doctor and a mix of insanity

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