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Old 07-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #16
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I'm the contrarian! I won't plan to watch any of it.

I've dubbed the Olympics as sports for women. So little of the broadcasts are about the sport itself and they are about sports we don't care about 3 out of every 4 years!

Call me the curmudgeon, but there are some good pennant races (including my hometown team) heating up in baseball that hold far more interest.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:32 AM   #17
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I'm the contrarian! I won't plan to watch any of it.

I've dubbed the Olympics as sports for women. So little of the broadcasts are about the sport itself and they are about sports we don't care about 3 out of every 4 years!

Call me the curmudgeon, but there are some good pennant races (including my hometown team) heating up in baseball that hold far more interest.
I think you're just watching NBC. Try one of the NBC affiliates or the BBC. That's just sports without the background soap operas.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #18
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I think you're just watching NBC. Try one of the NBC affiliates or the BBC. That's just sports without the background soap operas.
eurosport is good - hopefully they'll be covering the olympics..
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I'm excited that the Olympics is being held in one of my favorite cities, London, this year. I haven't been there since the late 90s so seeing some of the area during the coverage will be fun.
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So excited for the Olympics to start! I'm living in London, and am volunteering in the Olympic Park as well as seeing a few events. I'm looking forward to following the Athletics. I was lucky enough to attend the dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony a couple of days ago, and so am very excited to see tonight!
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I would like to see all the shooting sports! archery/riffle

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All the track events. I'm especially looking forward to what might be the best men's 100m event ever.
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Women's beach volleyball (the best uniforms in all of sports!!!).

I will kind of watch swimming just to see how Phelps does because I like him but the rest of the sports I'll just check out the highlights.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #23
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I love it all. My family knows that I will have the TV and/or computer going for the next couple of weeks. I am very excited. I really don't care if the Americans win - I just love a good competition.

Safety and good sportsmanship to all of the athletes.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #25
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I think you're just watching NBC. Try one of the NBC affiliates or the BBC. That's just sports without the background soap operas.
Very good point - I don't care for the soap opera portion of the Olympics. It removes the redeeming value of watching sports - the actual competition - and not just the highlights that the network thinks you want to see.

Other stations showing the full events probably would be appealing to me - but again for me - I don't care about these events at any other time, so I stick with those I do care about each and every year.
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