I noticed the Olympics were going to start at 7:30 PM PST, so I told my kids let’s watch. I live on the West Coast and I knew we were going to get a slight delay, no big deal. This was the first opening ceremonies we were going to watch as a family. I thought it would be cool for the kids since they enjoy playing Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics on the Nintendo Wii.
Well 7:30pm rolls around and as my family and I watched the coverage, we notice no opening ceremonies. I thought, that’s alright, we are going to get some coverage on the luge racer, Nodar Kumaritashvili, who tragically died during a training run. Thirty minutes into NBC’s coverage and there were still no opening ceremonies. That was enough for us so we just turned off the television.
Whose stupid idea was it to tape delay the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics on the West Coast from 6pm to 9pm? I can understand a slight delay but 3 hours you have to be kidding me. But what should we expect from the network that ask Jay Leno to retire from Late Night then give the Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien but when Jay Leno thinks about coming to Late Night, NBC offers Jay a talk show at 10pm. When Jay’s show fails at 10pm, NBC get the bright idea to move Jay to a 30 minute show from 11:35pm to 12:05 am and move the Tonight Show to 12:05am. But would the Tonight Show, no longer be the Tonight Show after midnight?
NBC and their bright ideas and they wonder why their ratings are in the toilet.