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 couch … » 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

How NBC Could Make An Olympics That People Wouldn't Hate

Another day of action in London, another day of inaction by NBC. At 3:55 Eastern time today, Usain Bolt will run the men's 200-meter final. Five or six or seven hours later, NBC will get around to letting television viewers in the United States see what Bolt has done. » 8/09/12 1:50pm 8/09/12 1:50pm

Even U.S. Troops Are Getting Screwed By NBC's Olympic Tape Delay

If you're stationed in Europe or in Afghanistan as a U.S. military member, you get one advantage when watching these Olympics: The time difference is smaller. But of course they're screwed, too. » 8/08/12 2:08pm 8/08/12 2:08pm

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