It’s always fun to watch the Olympics, but NBC’s opening ceremony coverage was painful with all of those commercials. It was so bad that my wife and I turned it off after the first 20 minutes. I know, we should’ve DVR’d it, but we don’t have a DVR. We already pay for cable, Netflix and Hulu, and I rarely watch TV. My wife does most of the watching and it’s usually on Netflix or Hulu so there’s no real need for the DVR.
I only turn on the tube to watch sports or the news. However, every two years when the Olympics come around, I tend to watch a lot more. The problem with NBC’s coverage this year is that most of the games/matches I want to watch aren’t on live, and I’m not into their lame tape delay. Especially since I live in LA and I can see all of my east coast friends tweeting and posting about who won. It takes the fun out of the games.
The one credit I can give NBC is that they set up a pretty good website for keeping up with the games, called NBCOlympics.com. It streams live matches and lets you replay past ones. US-based viewers get 30 minutes of free coverage and after that, they have to log in using their cable provider info to watch the rest. I did that using my Time Warner credentials and I’m back to being a happy camper.
BTW: I was fortunate to attend Day 6 of the 2012 Olympics in London. I went as a guest of British Airways. Here are my pics!
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