So many words have been written about this that it probably falls into the category of beating a dead horse, but I can't help myself.
Never mind that one of the most dramatic moments of these Games was relegated to MSNBC, that being the U.S.-Canada hockey game. At least I get MSNBC at my house, and was able to enjoy what surely was one of the most dramatic games involving the U.S. since the Miracle on Ice.
And now, more than 3 hours after the end of the game, the tape-delayed West Coast coverage switches to "the last minute" of the game, followed by Bob Costas breathlessly talking about how Canadian newspapers all over the country will be talking about this game. And then, a quick cut to Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth breathlessly talking about how dramatic the game was.
Well, shame on you Bob, Al and Cris for participating in this charade. And screw you, NBC. Yeah, we'll keep watching, because we really don't have any choice, do we? But make no mistake about it - what you're doing with these Games demonstrates a contempt for your audience the likes of which hasn't been seen since...oh well, about three weeks ago, I guess.