Few thoughts on NBC’s Olympics coverage

1) Would it kill them to put together a spoiler free web site? If they’re not going to show the events on TV until 12 hours later then it would be nice if it were possible to view their site without having the outcomes of events yet-to-be-shown popping up all over the place.
2) They really need to do a better job of explaining how far along in the event each piece of coverage is. The third snowboarder whose run you’ve shown is in third after her run? Well, that’s nice, but is she the 3rd person to go overall or have you skipped 13 other people in the course of showing the 3 Americans? It makes a bit of a difference. I’m not going to get worked up about her being in the bronze medal spot if there are still 30 people to run.
And then for curling they put up what end it is pretty much all the time, but hardly ever how many rocks are left. That’s kind of like baseball coverage that only tells you what inning it is but now how many outs there are or whether it’s the top or bottom of the inning.
3) A lot of their graphics are far too small. I’ve got a decent size regular-definition TV and many of the times/standings they throw up there just can’t be read. They’re cramming the times of 4 different competitors into a square smaller than the little map they put on there for severe weather warnings. You have a lot of unused screen there NBC, use some of it!

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