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Olympic frostbite

I'm having a hard time figuring out when to watch what on the Olympics this year. I wanted to follow hockey and the USA hockey site is pretty good about posting schedules, but it's hard to find out on the vast cable array of channels just what would be covered when.

Also, they're doing the usual thing of following personalities instead of sport. So when the Americans play, we have good coverage of what's going on, but otherwise, it's "cut to the personal vignette". I guess to really watch the games there must be some super cable package you can buy that does the right thing?


I've found the in general the good coverage is on CNBC and MSNBC, or on NBC early in the morning. The prime time coverage is awful - it isn't even like watching sports. It is like watching a careful put together presentation. I just want to watch an event uninterrupted from start to finish. Luckily there is hockey tomorrow at 9:30, I believe.

I also agree that it is hard to track down exactly what time stuff is on, but if you dig around on nbcolympics.com, you can generally figure out what you want.

Posted by: Nathan at February 19, 2006 12:10 AM

I agree. I would love to be able to enjoy the figure skating or ice dancing without listening to the constant babbling of the talking heads. How can I enjoy the emotion, the grace, the interpretation of the music and the drama of the program if they don't stop interrupting?!?!

Posted by: Dana at February 21, 2006 10:18 AM