Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Way for NBC to Really Capitalize on the Olympics
How is this for an idea?
After staying up until after 1am every night for two weeks, plus watching the Olympics during the requisite "prime time" hours, in addition watching MSNBC during my kids nap time; I still feel like I missed 85% of the Olympic Games.
I wasn't able to watch much of the boating events except for the Men's Eight, only the Badminton final, some Clean and Snatch (yes, I watched that) and minimal water polo.
Yet, my Olympic Fever has not dampened AT ALL. How about NBC start running all of the events that they didn't cover on say "Bravo" or the USA Network? Let's watch the events that we didn't always win gold or even heavily favored for gold? What about Pistol? Or Fencing? (which we swept-but there was no coverage) Could I please have a replay station on my OnDemand feature on Charter Cable?
I swear, the TV people are smarter than me because I will be forced to watch the National Convention coverage simply because my butt is used to being on my couch at 8pm sharp. But I would much rather watch the replay of the Steeplechase over a bunch of politcos waving flags or flip-flops or whatever they are going to use these next two weeks.
I am an American. So of course I will be watching. But give me Men's 70-meter Archery final every day of the week. Not literally. But some version of that.