NBC is doing you a favor by tape delaying the Olympics

NBC is doing you a favor by tape delaying the Olympics

This is probably one of the worst written things I’ve seen advocating for tape delay. Not only is NBC condensing out things from other countries and all the extras, but who actually enjoys watching sporting events later in the day when we already know what happens? Let me watching something live so I can see the result unfold instead of waiting five hours already knowing that USA won and for me to see how they won. Who wants tape delay like that?

For The Win

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To everyone who complains about NBC’s lack of live coverage for marquee Olympic events: Be careful what you wish for. The Winter Games can get pretty boring when you’re sitting through endless figure skating routines, alpine skiing runs and curling matches.

Those edited primetime highlight shows you deplore are a blessing. Instead of wading through hours of tedious action that has no bearing on medals, then running the risk of missing the pertinent action because you went channel surfing, the tape-delayed package gives you the important stuff you need. The existence of highlights tells you that there are plenty of lowlights out there too.

Why wouldn’t you love the primetime package? Everything you love on TV is edited. You have Netflix so you can enjoy House of Cards. Yet you’d cancel your subscription in an instant if the show consisted of Kevin Spacey going through six…

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The Wells Report is out and I still feel the same way

Ted Wells has released his report on the Miami Dolphins scandal. You can get all the details in the above tweet with links.

I will keep my thoughts on it short.

Like I had said before, both sides are at fault and I still see it after this report. Richie Incognito, along with the other people, need to know what kind of language they are using and how it can be offensive. There are certain things you can and cannot say and even though you think it’s OK, you know anything that crosses the line doesn’t translate to everyone.

Jonathan Martin didn’t do much or enough to stop it or even tell people he needed help. Instead he hid it and ran away. That doesn’t solve any issue at all.

Ultimately, the instigator will get the brunt of the punishment but Martin didn’t do anything to help prevent the ongoing verbal assaults. This isn’t a surprise in the locker room culture that I’ve seen in the NFL. Jokes happen all the time and sometimes they go too far. Certain people know the limits and some don’t. This is the case of that and it’s sad it has come to this.