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Ice Dancing vs Ice Hockey, Ice Dancing wins.

Postby abc789987 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:52 am

Hmm, what would you rather watch?

The U.S. vs. Canada men's preliminary-round showdown Feb. 21 won't be shown on NBC, but on cable's MSNBC at 7 p.m. EST. Instead, the Peacock will bring fans an exhilarating night of ice dancing, women's speedskating, men's freestyle skiing and men's giant slalom – rather than what amounts to an NHL all-star game on an international stage.

NBC explains its ice-dancing-over-U.S./Canada-hockey decision

So we reached out to NBC for comment and context, and found out who gets the blame for this malarkey: American women.
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Postby keithp40 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:13 am

abc789987 wrote:Hmm, what would you rather watch?

The U.S. vs. Canada men's preliminary-round showdown Feb. 21 won't be shown on NBC, but on cable's MSNBC at 7 p.m. EST. Instead, the Peacock will bring fans an exhilarating night of ice dancing, women's speedskating, men's freestyle skiing and men's giant slalom – rather than what amounts to an NHL all-star game on an international stage.

NBC explains its ice-dancing-over-U.S./Canada-hockey decision

So we reached out to NBC for comment and context, and found out who gets the blame for this malarkey: American women.


FOX would have showed hockey....NBC on the other hand...
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Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:15 am

I'd be upset if I had NBC, but I don't....so I can actually watch the game if its on MSNBC. I don't have a problem with it at all. :grin:
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Postby cprice12 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:33 am

Women love ice dancing/ice skating and I am sure the ratings whoop hockey. :roll:

NBC needs to have more options for the olympics for people who don't have cable...maybe three stations created just for the olympics that people could pay for...maybe $50. They could name the stations Red, White, and Blue and show events non-stop on each station. They could rerun the popular ones overnight and have recap shows overnight as well.

It's genius.
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Postby Ruutu15 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:26 pm

cprice12 wrote:Women love ice dancing/ice skating and I am sure the ratings whoop hockey. :roll:

NBC needs to have more options for the olympics for people who don't have cable...maybe three stations created just for the olympics that people could pay for...maybe $50. They could name the stations Red, White, and Blue and show events non-stop on each station. They could rerun the popular ones overnight and have recap shows overnight as well.

It's genius.


That's a good idea, I'd definitely pay 50 bones for something like that.
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Postby not_a_wings_fan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:37 pm

Or just buy cable for a month... same price.
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Postby cprice12 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:03 pm

Ruutu15 wrote:
cprice12 wrote:Women love ice dancing/ice skating and I am sure the ratings whoop hockey. :roll:

NBC needs to have more options for the olympics for people who don't have cable...maybe three stations created just for the olympics that people could pay for...maybe $50. They could name the stations Red, White, and Blue and show events non-stop on each station. They could rerun the popular ones overnight and have recap shows overnight as well.

It's genius.


That's a good idea, I'd definitely pay 50 bones for something like that.


I was actually joking.
NBC tried this in 1992...and it flopped...maybe because it actually cost $95-$170.
It was called, the Triplecast.
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Postby cprice12 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:03 pm

not_a_wings_fan wrote:Or just buy cable for a month... same price.


You usually can't sign up for cable without a contract of some sort.
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Postby DaDitka » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:25 pm

NBC even cut out the live streaming of events to cut costs. :facepalm:
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