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IRISHMAFIA Fri Feb 12, 2010 09:57pm

Well, I've Already Had Enough of the Olympics (Rant)
 
Settled in to catch the opening ceremony of the Olympics, watched the piece about the luger who died. Of course, they had to find an equipment issue, but putting pads on those girders probably wouldn't have helped that much at 80+ mph.

Love the portions about Canada, beautiful country especially the Rockies. Interesting clip on the torch run though I could do without Arnold on the screen longer than 5 seconds.

Then started the preview of the coverage which was nothing more than a commercial about the show within the show. Those sneaky little *******s :rolleyes:

Then came Quincy Jones and Wathephucsisname, Lionel something or something Lionel with their pitch of We are the Scam of the World, the Sequel. You know, where all the proceeds (that is an important word here) go to feed the hungry and and provide medicines, yada, yada, yada. Then just as the NBC announcers started to promo this money grab, for profit benefit event, I.......oh, look, there' Criminal Minds.

Nevermind!

Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:31pm

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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA (Post 661372)
Settled in to catch the opening ceremony of the Olympics, watched the piece about the luger who died. Of course, they had to find an equipment issue, but putting pads on those girders probably wouldn't have helped that much at 80+ mph.

Love the portions about Canada, beautiful country especially the Rockies. Interesting clip on the torch run though I could do without Arnold on the screen longer than 5 seconds.

Then started the preview of the coverage which was nothing more than a commercial about the show within the show. Those sneaky little *******s :rolleyes:

Then came Quincy Jones and Wathephucsisname, Lionel something or something Lionel with their pitch of We are the Scam of the World, the Sequel. You know, where all the proceeds (that is an important word here) go to feed the hungry and and provide medicines, yada, yada, yada. Then just as the NBC announcers started to promo this money grab, for profit benefit event, I.......oh, look, there' Criminal Minds.

Nevermind!


Here in Toledo, Ohio, our cable system carries the CBC. Many times we watch the Olympics on the channel rather than on NBC.

MTD, Sr.

IRISHMAFIA Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:05am

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Originally Posted by Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. (Post 661377)
Here in Toledo, Ohio, our cable system carries the CBC. Many times we watch the Olympics on the channel rather than on NBC.

MTD, Sr.

Wish I had that luck! :D

mick Sat Feb 13, 2010 08:18am

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Originally Posted by Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. (Post 661377)
Here in Toledo, Ohio, our cable system carries the CBC. Many times we watch the Olympics on the channel rather than on NBC.

MTD, Sr.

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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA (Post 661382)
Wish I had that luck! :D

Not so lucky this year, Mike.

I looked forward to watching CBC, which, historically, had excellently balanced reporting on the Olympics and Olympic athletes from all countries and did not emphasize the U.S. programs.

Unfortunately, the larger CTV underbid CBC, and we will be locked into the commercial laden coverage of NBC sports.
Sucks to be me, eh?

HugoTafurst Sat Feb 13, 2010 08:24am

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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA (Post 661372)
Settled in to catch the opening ceremony of the Olympics, watched the piece about the luger who died. Of course, they had to find an equipment issue, but putting pads on those girders probably wouldn't have helped that much at 80+ mph.

Love the portions about Canada, beautiful country especially the Rockies. Interesting clip on the torch run though I could do without Arnold on the screen longer than 5 seconds.

Then started the preview of the coverage which was nothing more than a commercial about the show within the show. Those sneaky little *******s :rolleyes:

Then came Quincy Jones and Wathephucsisname, Lionel something or something Lionel with their pitch of We are the Scam of the World, the Sequel. You know, where all the proceeds (that is an important word here) go to feed the hungry and and provide medicines, yada, yada, yada. Then just as the NBC announcers started to promo this money grab, for profit benefit event, I.......oh, look, there' Criminal Minds.

Nevermind!

Kind of makes you wish there was a softball game to work, eh?:cool:

I'd stay and talk more, but I've got to get ready for a DH.
:D

IRISHMAFIA Sat Feb 13, 2010 09:54am

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Originally Posted by HugoTafurst (Post 661407)
Kind of makes you wish there was a softball game to work, eh?:cool:

No, you see I have a life :eek: and it involves more than softball. :D

DaveASA/FED Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:29am

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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA (Post 661416)
No, you see I have a life :eek: and it involves more than softball. :D

Not sure many people would buy that. Lets see you have 9,625 posts here on official forum, 4286 posts on eteamz. With the rough estimates based on the time you have been enrolled in both those sites, that's about 4.1 posts per day, everyday. Plus I assume you still umpire, UIC, attend the National UIC clinics, and a host of other softball related things.....I don't think that would leave much room for other things in your life!! :D

NCASAUmp Sun Feb 14, 2010 02:36pm

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Originally Posted by DaveASA/FED (Post 661594)
Not sure many people would buy that. Lets see you have 9,625 posts here on official forum, 4286 posts on eteamz. With the rough estimates based on the time you have been enrolled in both those sites, that's about 4.1 posts per day, everyday. Plus I assume you still umpire, UIC, attend the National UIC clinics, and a host of other softball related things.....I don't think that would leave much room for other things in your life!! :D

And I've also been spotting him on another softball-related forum, too... ;)

IRISHMAFIA Sun Feb 14, 2010 02:46pm

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Originally Posted by DaveASA/FED (Post 661594)
Not sure many people would buy that. Lets see you have 9,625 posts here on official forum, 4286 posts on eteamz. With the rough estimates based on the time you have been enrolled in both those sites, that's about 4.1 posts per day, everyday. Plus I assume you still umpire, UIC, attend the National UIC clinics, and a host of other softball related things.....I don't think that would leave much room for other things in your life!! :D

Hell, you missed about another half-dozen softball sites I frequent.

Multitasking. For example, I attended a professional lacrosse game (Phila vs Buffalo) last night and posted from the terminal in the box.

SethPDX Sun Feb 14, 2010 06:51pm

How about this: I live in Oregon. Vancouver is about a 6-7 hour drive away. But every evening when NBC advertises events "live in prime time" I know that really means "live on the East Coast" and I will be watching on a 3 hour tape delay. :rolleyes: Not only that, they insert edited events from earlier in the day and chop them up to manufacture suspense.

The good news is the Olympics website lists results as they actually happen. As I did in 2008, I can go there instead of dealing with NBC's artificial drama. There is enough real excitement in the events themselves.

HugoTafurst Sun Feb 14, 2010 06:53pm

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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA (Post 661612)
(snip)

Multitasking. For example, I attended a professional lacrosse game (Phila vs Buffalo) last night and posted from the terminal in the box.

Nuff said;)

DaveASA/FED Sun Feb 14, 2010 07:31pm

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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA (Post 661612)
Hell, you missed about another half-dozen softball sites I frequent.

Multitasking. For example, I attended a professional lacrosse game (Phila vs Buffalo) last night and posted from the terminal in the box.

I rest my case your honor. :D

Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Sun Feb 14, 2010 07:40pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by mick (Post 661405)
Not so lucky this year, Mike.

I looked forward to watching CBC, which, historically, had excellently balanced reporting on the Olympics and Olympic athletes from all countries and did not emphasize the U.S. programs.

Unfortunately, the larger CTV underbid CBC, and we will be locked into the commercial laden coverage of NBC sports.
Sucks to be me, eh?


Dang it. No wonder I have not been able to find the Winter Olympics on CBC.

MTD, Sr.

shagpal Sun Feb 14, 2010 08:14pm

it's gone all downhill since it went to 2yrs. since they removed softball, I'll never watch another olympics ever again.

IRISHMAFIA Sun Feb 14, 2010 09:45pm

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Originally Posted by SethPDX (Post 661645)
How about this: I live in Oregon. Vancouver is about a 6-7 hour drive away. But every evening when NBC advertises events "live in prime time" I know that really means "live on the East Coast" and I will be watching on a 3 hour tape delay. :rolleyes: Not only that, they insert edited events from earlier in the day and chop them up to manufacture suspense.

If I'm on the West coast and I'm looking for a particular event, my wife and I scout out the bars in advance to see who had satellite to get the game live.


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