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  1. I can tell you that from first hand experience. On hockey, Bob Cole and Harry Neale were big Canada homers during their games. So was Don Cherry. I remember Don Wittman doing curling too. What i remember about that was, during the anthem after Canada won, he shut up and let the pictures do the talking.
  2. CBC was my choice when it came to hockey during the Olympics. Bob Cole and Harry Neale were so much better than whoever CBS used in 98. They did a pretty good job, given that NHL players were in the Olympics for the first time and they did Hockey Night In Canada.
  3. Speaking of 1998, i had to be very careful to not tell my mother about some events, because i had seen them on CBC 16 hours before CBS showed them. One example was the ladies figure skating final, i did not tell her what happened, for fear she would know before CBS showed it in prime time.
  4. I still remember in Nanago in 98, watching CBC and I could hear the anger in Brian Williams's voice(the CBC guy) because the snowboarder from Canada was disqualified. I just cant imagine McKay or Gifford during the ABC era being that mad over a decision like that.
  5. I'm surprised that ABC didn't devote it's prime time schedule to the 1980 Winter Olympics.
  6. Kind of like the Olympics in Rio, what's been happening with the NHL playoffs, NBC is having to juggle their NASCAR and Indycar coverage with hockey. In some cases they've had to use CNBC, USA and even NHL Network for games.
  7. wonder how that affects the primetime ratings. for example gymnastics. you can watch it live on peacock or on tape on nbc. if people stream it early in the morning, could that have a bi g impact?
  8. Besides Kayla Harrison, there were a couple of great American performances here that deserved some primetime attention- Helen Maroulis, Gwen Jorgsen, and Ginny Thrasher. But all of those were live on cable, so i'm guessing that NBC didn't want to duplicate what they aired live on NBCSN...
  9. I have to agree, Quaker, that's one thing NBC will never do on an Olympics. That would be overkill for sure.... But one thing that NBC does right, iMHO, is showing the gold medalist close up as they are listening to the anthem. And if they are emotional, like we saw in Rio, that's a bonus for them.
  10. One thing i'd wish NBC would do, IMHO for the medal ceremonies, is show the American and show his or her family at the same time on a split screen, during the anthem. That's one thing i'd wish they had done in Barcelona in 92 or Atlanta in 96. They have the cameras in the stands, don't they?
  11. The Xifinty races are during the "downtime" since those races will be in the afternoon. I could see some events simulcast on NBC and NBCSN because of the Today Show. Some track and field events or even basketball games.
  12. NASCAR is taking two weeks off between Loudon and Michigan to accommodate the Olympics. Can't think of what else NBCSN would have maybe IndyCar, but that's about it.
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