#NBCFail to BBC Sweep
Today, I watched one of my favorite events, the Women's All Around (Artistic) Gymnastics competition L I V E . Every gymnast. Every country. Every event. Uncut. Commercial-free. On BBC.
I joined the growing number of Americans disgruntled with NBC's coverage of the London Olympic games. Not only delayed, NBC's coverage is selective, riddled with meaningless commentary, interrupted by lots of commercials and wastes time with lack-luster interviews (let the swimmers catch their breath BEFORE you ask them questions; And oh, isn't there anybody else besides Bela Karolyi that can be the network's "gymnastics expert"? He needs subtitles!). In contrast, I find the BBC announcers to be compassionate, finding the positive in every athlete - win or lose. Happy thought indeed.