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daniel anderson400

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  1. Last night was even busier, since NBC had the skiing, while NBCSN had the hockey game at the same time.
  2. The mistake that NBC made was they switched to figure skating, because they thought Anna Veith's time would make her the gold medal winner, but guess what, they were wrong and Ester Ledecka won.
  3. I'm not going to bash NBC here, but they switched from the skiing to figure skating too early. It was 1 in 10,000 chance that someone outside of top 19 would win, and it happened. Why didn't NBC hold off on switching away to figure skating until the skiing was over?
  4. I've long advocated for NBC to do what they do on the NFL and other major sports and show events in their entirety.
  5. It's not the first time NBC has done that. Back in 2002, they did that with one of the USA hockey games in Salt Lake- CNBC showed the full game, and NBC aired as much as they could around the late local news.
  6. I see that NBCSN has figure skating at the same time as NBC. Is that because will have live skiing at the same time?
  7. I have to agree, especially about Seoul. Your'e right, the biggest mistake that NBC made was they went live for the sake of going live, and you can't do that. You have to develop storylines. I remember when Greg Louganis was going for a gold medal in diving in the 88 games, and NBC had a split screen of the U.S.-Canada basketball game at the same time. That made me angry, especially since NBC could have simply followed the bigger storyline( Louganis for a gold medal after hitting his head in a earlier round.) I think that switching around from sport to sport is distracting to most viewers.
  8. I do wonder how late the local news will start each night. Could we see cases like in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where the news started as late as 1am?
  9. I see a bit of a problem with Sportsnet having skiing on the 17th- they have the Bruins-Canucks game at 10.
  10. In looking at the NHL schedule on the NHL website, City TV is helping out with NHL games during the Olympics, with them airing the main HNIC games while CBC airs the Olympics.
  11. I kind of figured that Ron MacLean and Don Cherry would be involved in the hockey coverage, but it makes sense for Kate Beirness to be hosting rather than Ron MacLean. That way, he doesn't miss any of the studio work on HNIC. The NHL conflicts really on apply with the late games out west, like Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, etc and even then, Rogers has enough channels for both NHL and Olympics.
  12. I've looked at the NHL schedule during the Olympics, and it looks like the Sportsnet channels will have the NHL games, while CBC and TSN air Olympic action.
  13. Looks like CBC has some people freelancing for them this year, with Mark Lee, Chris Cuthbert and Steve Armitage working the Olympics on a freelance basis. I guess that means that the NHL people are not going.
  14. I see that NBC will air some NHL games- i guess that's when nothing is happening-on Sundays. Was thinking that might happen.
  15. I wonder if NBC and NBCSN could swap evens between channels depending on what's going on?
  16. The one conflict that could be interesting is when the gold medal men's hockey game is at the same time(or overlapping it seems) with the NHL game Edmonton @ Los Angeles, if Canada happens to be playing that game, then i could see CBC airing the gold medal game with one of the SportsNet channels airing the Oilers/Kings game.
  17. TSN will help out on those Saturdays when there is no NHL regional action(Rogers SportsNet has exclusivity to all NHL games on Saturdays). But the bigger NHL games almost will have to go to City TV with CBC/Radio-Canada and Rogers SportsNet too focused on live Pyeongchang 2018 coverage(although in cases like Saturday, Feb. 17, one of the SportsNet channels might be needed to carry the Montreal @ Las Vegas game, and the Boston @ Vancouver game that night.) That's where TSN/2/3 might come in for Olympic action like skiing or figure skating.
  18. I don't see any conflict for Hockey Day In Canada, since the Olympics aren't going on yet.
  19. CBC will have the same issue with stretching its resources too thin(they do have the regional SportsNet announcers though to help out.) Like for example, Rogers owns the rights to the Flames, Oilers and Canucks, so those regional crews could help out. Plus i don't think all of their regular NHL guys will go to Korea, maybe Hughson and maybe Randorf would go, and they still have Bob Cole to help out on NHL games, plus the regional guys.
  20. I wonder if CBC will cover NHL during the Olympics? maybe with their regional SportsNet guys filling in.
  21. A few things about Moscow... Who would have done MLB for NBC if Joe Garagiola couldn't? Would that be where Costas or Merle Harmon would come in? I could see Harmon and Costas handling the MLB games for NBC during that period.
  22. My guess is that Don Criqui would have had a role in Moscow for sure. He'd likely would have done basketball with McGuire likely, but if Charlie Jones didn't want to do two events on the same day, then gymnastics likely? Maybe Criqui would be at Central Sports Palace while Jones would be at Lenin Stadium.
  23. Same thing with the NCAA Tournament. CBS had the games to themselves, you got the afternoon games then the news/syndicated fare, then the evening games at 7:30. Now if you were in the area that got the 5:00 west coast game, then you got a fifth game, since that game preempted the news/syndicated stuff. This was also where CBS put The Price Is Right back then. I think if NBC did the Olympics the way that CBS/Turner do the NCAA playoffs, you might get more viewers that way. I don't think need to make priemtime a big deal, if you did cable coverage of the bigger events live, then a primetime replay. Tokyo would be a good Olympics to do that, since the markets don't open till 9:30 our time, and there isn't much news going on overnight here in the states.
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