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#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
Spoofing the cauldron malfunction from the opening ceremonies--and throwing in a mime--was genius. Funny stuff, and then touching when the speed skater belated got to light the cauldron.

And it's always good to hear Neil do "Long May You Run".
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#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Last night, NBC broadcast the medal ceremony for the women's moguls.


    and the young lady in third place was crazy thrilled to be there and was going NUTS for the anthem - but did we get to see any of it? No. Only the more or less emotionless 1st place girl.

    Their coverage sucks. I am so sick of "profiles" of athletes. How about - some sports?


ESPN has been making a bit of noise (usatoday.com) for a while now about wanting to grab the 2014/2016 Olympics. The part of their plan that I wholeheartedly agree with is showing more events live and uninterrupted.

I only hope that they would plan to broadcast/simulcast the majority of them (or at least the more popular events) on ABC as well. Believe it or not I know a lot of people who would not be able to watch the games if they weren't on network television, and would be deeply saddened by that fact. Also replaying any events that occurred during the day during primetime or later at night would be nice for those of us that have to work a 9-5. But I cannot *stand* the way NBC chops up their coverage of events.


RE: closing ceremony
Maybe it's a Canadian thing, but that whole spectacle just felt really bizarre and (for lack of a better word) cartoonish. Not really the epic ending you'd expect for the Winter Olympics.



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#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.79
    Originally posted by Jericholic53
    RE: closing ceremony
    Maybe it's a Canadian thing, but that whole spectacle just felt really bizarre and (for lack of a better word) cartoonish. Not really the epic ending you'd expect for the Winter Olympics.


That's what made the closing ceremony so great. Finally something different than the usually dry cookie cutter ceremonies of past.

This was by far the most enjoyable Olympic closing ceremony that I can ever remember watching.

My fav part was when Catherine O'Hara came out with the curlers brushing the ice in front of her as she screamed "Haaaaaaarrrd.....Haaaaaarrrrd !!!!"



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#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.51
    Originally posted by Jericholic53


    I only hope that they would plan to broadcast/simulcast the majority of them (or at least the more popular events) on ABC as well. Believe it or not I know a lot of people who would not be able to watch the games if they weren't on network television, and would be deeply saddened by that fact. Also replaying any events that occurred during the day during primetime or later at night would be nice for those of us that have to work a 9-5. But I cannot *stand* the way NBC chops up their coverage of events.



This wouldn't be much different from how the coverage was now. Almost all of the Hockey, and all of the Curling I watched was on USA, MSNBC, and CNBC.



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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by Jericholic53


      I only hope that they would plan to broadcast/simulcast the majority of them (or at least the more popular events) on ABC as well. Believe it or not I know a lot of people who would not be able to watch the games if they weren't on network television, and would be deeply saddened by that fact. Also replaying any events that occurred during the day during primetime or later at night would be nice for those of us that have to work a 9-5. But I cannot *stand* the way NBC chops up their coverage of events.



    This wouldn't be much different from how the coverage was now. Almost all of the Hockey, and all of the Curling I watched was on USA, MSNBC, and CNBC.


Sorry, I meant if *all* of the events were only available on ESPN and none on ABC.



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