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It’s Time for ESPN To Take Over the Olympic Coverage

By Tom McLean On February - 21 - 2010

For as long as I can remember, NBC has one of the first things that I think of when I hear about the Olympics. Either Winter or Summer games coverage, NBC's special jingle and great broadcasting teams have made the experiences undoubtedly unique. And I was one of the first to blame the American public for the financial deficit facing NBC this winter.

But whether it was Dick Ebersol or some other high-up T.V. executive, the decisions made during these games by NBC have been nothing short of embarrassing.

I live in the Pacific Time Zone. The Olympics, in all of my life, have never been in my time zone. And yet, I can't watch snow-cross, women's downhill, or men's moguls live. This doesn't make any amount of sense. 

To those that say they like watching the Olympics at night like it is now, do you really think you wouldn't be able to watch the games at the times of their events? And couldn't NBC have the same kind of show it has now on another one of their networks and people could still have their Olympic fix after dinner? This is only one of the NBC failures. 

The most upsetting offense came Feb. 21 as the United States and Canada took to the ice in M...

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