February 17, 2002
Just thought I'd rant a bit about the Olympics.
It's a joke, really. The only events the Americans seem to be good at are... half-friggin-pipe? Since when the hell did that become an event? Curling is also strange, but I can deal with it -- it's been around forever. The biggest story seems to be the whole figure skating controversy (the latest I've heard is that judge got suspended indefinately, I dunno if that's correct or not.) Woo. Excitement, eh?
Another thing that sucks is tape delayed coverage. I mean, it really, really sucks. I could kinda understand it with the summer games held in Australia (it was, after all, on the other end of the Earth), but it's crazy now. Salt Lake City is at most two or three hours difference in time zone from me. Yet, for some insipid reason, I have to wait until 10pm to watch a hockey game that was played at 10 am. Feh. (Side note about hockey: What's the point? It seems like teams just picked from the NHL... maybe I'm not paying all that much attention, but I've heard of a good 75% of these people. It'd be far more interesting to me if more non-NHL players were involved.)
Finally, if the closing ceremony coverage is even half as bad as what the opening ceremony coverage was, I'm going to personally march to NBC headquarters and slap Costas/Couric. WTF was up with critiquing the dance? And, a little note to the camera guys -- if it's a group performance (ie, more than 1 person performing (DUH!)), it has more effect if you can see the whole thing. Don't friggin' zoom in on one person, damnit. Show as much as possible.
END RANT, and hopefully, END OLYMPICS. (When are they over? I'd love to know. Somebody please post a comment telling me.)
Posted by bard at February 17, 2002 10:53 PM
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