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Remember When the Olympics Were On TV ?

Original post made by jrm, Vista Grande Elementary School, on Feb 23, 2010

Wow......the NBC commentator was right...NBC stands for "nothing but curling.....what a waste.

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Posted by Karin
a resident of Danville
on Feb 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

worst coverage ever of Olympic Games!

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Posted by Bainter the Painter
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

House Painting should be a olimpyc sport. It is more interessing than kerlingf and challenging. I like house painting. But no one cares what the painter thinks. That's ok.

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Posted by Farmer Bob
a resident of Danville
on Feb 25, 2010 at 8:47 am

I'm shocked !!

Curling is so very exciting - it keeps me on the edge of the couch while drinking a good merlot. And, it is way more comfy than sitting outside, in the wet and cold, watching the grass grow in the yard! Think of the mental horsepower required to cast those stones at just the right direction and speed so they nuzzle ever-so-slowly into the blue hole (or wicket, or whatever its called). And all that grunting and chattering the sweepers do, willing the stone to follow their every wish. Awesome !! (and healthy - a glass of merlot is good for your heart)

If only the Raiders or 49ers could generate as much excitement - sigh.

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Posted by Tally
a resident of Danville
on Feb 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

I was introduced to curling in Switzerland a number of years ago. It hasn't gotten any better.

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Posted by inmyopinion
a resident of Diablo
on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

Are you kidding what other "sport" can 43 and 46 yo women and a woman 5 months pregnant compete for an olympic medal. GO CURLING!!!

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Posted by jeff Britton
a resident of Blackhawk
on Mar 2, 2010 at 8:15 am

Curling May bethe cultural side of the olympics but I miss the nightlife atomsphere that they used to report about before every little thing we did was not deemed politicaly incorrect.

Remember Alberto Tomba? the Italian gold medal winner who went out drinking and chasing women all night before he stomped the competion? two olympics in a row!

Maybe we can replace curling with ice fishing? it would be almost as boring but the beer commercials would be better. and you could eat along with your favorite team.

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Posted by eagle
a resident of Danville
on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:44 am

This was the worst Olympic coverage in memory. NBC should be barred from ever televising another such event! There was more air time devoted to the stupid previews of upcoming NBC idiotic shows than there was coverage of athletic events. The same stale commercials were repeated every few minutes ad nauseum, interrupting the flow of olympic races. Everytime there was an instant replay showing an ice hockey score, the network blocked the shot of the puck entering the goal with a spinning NBC logo.
And-there was precious little explanation of the scoring of the events; there was hardly any cultural coverage of this world event, and except for a few chosen favorites, NBC neglected all other sports men and women. Only a handful of NBC select ice skaters were shown in the final ice dancing. I guess NBC decides for all viewers in America who rely on cable TV what everyone should watch. How disgusting!
At timed it almost seemed that this was the Lindsey Vonn, or Jerry Seinfelt show. PLEASEEEEEEEE, return the olympic coverage to ABC sports or ESPN.

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