For those who watch the Olympics--for which there are good reasons for
been one huge frustration: NBC's tape delay. The Peacock network has
been airing footage of events three to 12 hours after they take place.
Disgruntled pundits and sports fans have been ripping into the network. The Seattle Times' Ron Judd
says he's getting "buried by e-mail" and "swamped" with hundreds of
calls by outraged viewers. A local media company has taken a poll
in which 91 percent of nearly 4,000 respondents say the delay is "ridiculous."
the most humorous expression of disgust occurred today--on NBC's very
own Web site. Tweeting from Vancouver, U.S. skier Jake Zamansky said he
couldn't "wait to
see how bad NBC covers ski racing today." Then, automatically,
nbcolympics.com surfaced Zamansky's tweet--displaying it prominently on
the site. Fortunately for us, Deadspin's Tommy Craggs noticed and captured a screenshot:
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