Originally Posted by tullytra
I'm with you on showing the marquee events. The thing about the coverage that grinds me is that last night they showed a couple balance beam routines, went to commercial and then came back for the other couple balance beam routines. It'd be nice if they could've squeezed the Russians and Americans into one set instead of breaking up the four minute and a half routines with a P&G commercial thanking moms everywhere for churning out Olympic athletes.
My issue has been, do we need to see every swim heat and do we need to see every single move the american gymnasts make (and every move their parents make in the stands??). So many other events going on, that they should be showing stuff even if no American;s are participating. I did not see the South Korean fencer girl lose, if it was not for telemundo I'd have no idea there was soccer being played. What about seeing some of the other basketball teams? or Judo? Cycling? or Weightlifting (where a guy broke his elbow) or pretty much anything other than swimming, gymnastics and volleyball. The back stories are so contrived, the athletes so hyped and the climax so anti-climatic.