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GoNutz last won the day on October 2 2010

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  1. I consider myself a fan of the Olympics, but I wouldn't call any of the criticism "cancel culture." The IOC is a terrible steward for the Olympic movement, they're bad in a way that's only matched by FIFA. Even their "reforms" have been lots of talk, little substance. In the past there have been critical organizations and movements against the events when cities vie to host, I think it's likely that those will only grow. Unless the IOC really sits down and figures out that a lot of people really have beef with them, that can't just be swept away with a shiny video package.
  2. Neat, I've been looking at Peacock on and off they have some ok stuff, maybe I'll have to buy a month or two. Yes it does, thanks! In my head I was like I can turn on Hulu Live TV for a month and just do that, but if I didn't have to I wasn't going to. Because of the time zones I might be able to get a little peek the first day or two to see if it's worth it. I've been looking at Peacock, and maybe turning off HBO for a month, maybe I'll do a swap.
  3. I've been Googling around looking for an answer, maybe you guys have seen something. Is Peacock going to be the go to solution this year for NBC's Tokyo content. I can get NBC OTA, but I'm wondering if Peacock is going to be what I want rather than also having to get some OTT on top to get USA/CNBC. Has anyone seen some reporting on how NBC is planning to broadcast?
  4. Didn't postpone already cost them around $2 billion, I'm guessing at least $3 billion in losses.
  5. Banned from public transportation? What are the Japanese playing at here? Who holds an international event and then bans international media from public transportation?
  6. You are spot on, although in my opinion the IOC lost it's credibility quite a while ago, support from TOP sponsors and other major stakeholders rests with the popularity of the event itself. The striking thing to me is that the Japanese people are not really down with holding the event this year, and I've seen I think three different reports (possibly from the same poll, I didn't delve too deep) showing that the majority are not supportive of going through with it this year. It has all the makings of a disaster about to unfold simply because of the financial rewards that may flow to certain or
  7. In my opinion it's a coin toss whether it goes forward or not, I've seen it reported that when surveyed 70% of Japanese people are now against going forward with the event. Doesn't the resulting bad pr from an event that goes forward outweigh the costs? Is the IOC really thinking that even a single athlete death or permanent disability that comes as a result from attending the event won't be a bolded direct line of blame that points right back at them?
  8. They'll probably package half-day old stuff for traditional prime-time filler like they usually have. Their online stuff has been on a positive trend of getting better and more and more usable, although I think their Rio stuff was pretty unreliable. I used to swipe my parents Time Warner log-in to watch some stuff even though they're in Ohio and I'm in LA, I've never subscribed to cable, it's simply overpriced and a waste of money for what you actually get, but since Vue came around I'll turn it on, every so often for certain things like college sports or olympics. I'm almost never home during
  9. I suppose it's possible. We could have working self-driving cars and stuff by then so it might not be that bad, but in today's LA, the traffic would be a literal nightmare. The other thing is using dorms for housing, USC's students comes back like the third week of August, people move back in 2 weeks to start school the 21st, I don't know about the UC system, they might be on quarters, but that's still a pretty quick turnaround from the games to students. I have no doubts they'll be able to do it, I just think it will be pretty interesting.
  10. This is true. NBC lost most of their other sports rights so they poured a ton of money and attention into The Olympics. With ABC/ESPN (NBA,) FOX, and CBS (NFL,) anyone else would have put the Olympic sports behind their main sports rights programming. Sure NBC is money grubbing and they make their money from affiliate's rights fees, retrans fees, and advertising, so it would be nice if they viewed broadcasting the Olympics as a public service, but they do offer a product for money, which is kind of the American way lol.
  11. Mehh, I think we'll need to see what happens in the years between 2020 and 2022 before we even contemplate whether or not the Olympic movement is "saved," traffic will be terrible, but at least the costs will be manageable, and the venues aren't that big of a worry. I love my city, and I like the Olympics, I hope 2028 meets or beats 1984's experience!
  12. Haven't paid enough attention lately is this awarding two at once a stunt? Eleven years in advance seems like quite a bit of time to plan and prepare.
  13. The challenges facing the IOC are only going to compound. I would rather see them disgraced than play into their stupid politics and games, a 2024 failure, and a 2028 capitulation by the USOC is only playing into their game. I'd rather wait until they are desperate then hold a US hosted games on our terms.
  14. I think if LA 2024 can't pass their anti-american bias, we should be more sparing. Sit out 2028 try for 32, 36, or maybe even wait for 40. I think LA has best the city layout for this type of thing. I would hope that any bid would be acceptable by the residents of the city, so looking for more spread out cities, where it wouldn't cause that much disturbance to most people, Houston, Phoenix, Minneapolis is pretty spread out I think. Chicago somewhere in the middle, though SF is really compact and I think it would cause a huge disruption to people, same with NY although I think NY is so big alre
  15. People just like to bitch. In real life most Americans only really care about US Athletes. Maybe they wanna see a couple heartfelt stories about people that overcame some kind of adversity to get there but that can wear thin with a lot of people quickly. I think they can get away with a few Canadian or British athletes that have gotten pretty popular in the mainstream, or people they want to dramatize like le Clos. I think my only real criticism is their lock-in with cable companies, but what should we really expect when Comcast owns them, they're not going to do anything that doesn't help or
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