Why Does NBC's Primetime Figure Skating Broadcast Suck?

For the past few weeks, I've been having a problem. My job, such as it is, has been to watch the Olympic figure skating competitions and to then write about it for this website. So nearly every day, clad in my pajamas and sporting my best last-panel-of-a-Cathy-comic hair, I've loaded up the NBC livestream from my… » 2/20/14 8:00pm 2/20/14 8:00pm

NBC Broke Even On The London Olympics, So Get Ready For More Tape…

The lasting legacy of these recent London Olympics wasn't Ryan Lochte's epic bro-ness or McKayla Maroney's perpetual disinterest in everything, but rather it was #NBCfail, the hashtag that, over the course of 17 days, came to signify the complete ineptness of a media conglomerate to please its wider audience, from the » 9/07/12 10:00am 9/07/12 10:00am

Fake, Jingoistic, And Stupid: Gymnastics Coverage Is The Worst Part Of…

If you have a full-time job, no privacy at work, and/or a boss who cares about productivity, you probably didn't spend two hours in the middle of the day, like I did, watching the women's all-around Olympic gymnastics final. This means that you get to see it tonight on NBC, with routines sprinkled between the hours of… » 8/02/12 7:02pm 8/02/12 7:02pm