Were you watching the same NBC coverage that I watched? It was HORRIBLE! Bob Costas is a fucking asshole! Matt Lauer is a fucking dick! He starts the broadcast saying "Let's leave the politics out of this". Five minutes later, he and Costas are talking politics.
In NBCs coverage the Olympic flag didn't go around the track. They broke away for a commercial about every 7 minutes. It seemed as though Costas and Lauer wanted the audience to boo certain countries during the Parade of Nations. Instead of talking about the athletes from the different countries, Matt Lauer would talk about his experiences in that country. Who fucking cares!? This isn't "Where in the World is Matt Lauer"!
The only time the coverage was good was when Costas and Lauer kept their mouths shut.