Gold Medal Men's Hockey Tape Delayed on NBC

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  1. ladybugblue

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    Hey,
    I was looking at when the Gold medal Men's Hockey will be shown on Sunday, and it will be tape delayed (at least for those of us on the West Coast!!). What a rip off...it is the weekend and those of us that want to get up early should be able to see it. I am so mad about this... :madfire:
     
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    It's the Gold Medal game. I don't think they want to be showing it at 8:00 EST AM. It could get some decent ratings.
     
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    True but they have paid programming...and better home and gardens...could they play it on MSNBC or CNBC or USA live and then on NBC tape delayed... :madfire:


    Still mad...
     
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    Last I saw it will be televised at 8 AM EST (on east coast at least)
     
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    try one of their sister networks, i thought some of the other nbc/universal networks were showing the olympics as well.
     
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    Yeah it will only be live on the east coast/central time zone. It makes perfect sense. It would be a 5AM start time on the West Coast. NBC is dumb but they aren't that dumb. Just STAY OFF THE INTERNET and youll be fine.
     
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    uhm it may just be canadians on the west coast but... if you're a hockey fan you'll watch the game regardless of what time it is.
     
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    Thats what happens when Poker gets higher ratings then hockey in US. People would rather watch pocket Ace's all day its just a fact.
     
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    I stayed up till 5:30am to watch Russia-KAZAKHSTAN.. beat that! :P
     
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    NBC doesn't want just hockey fans watching the game...they may be trying to, i don't know this may sound crazy, grow the sport and put some money in their own pocket as well. Hockey isn't that big a deal here in the US, millions of people will not get up at 8am on their own to watch the gold medal game. However, if its on while sane people are watching tv they'll probably get some people to stop while channel surfing.

    There's nothing wrong with tape delay, I actually wish they delayed more of the games so people who work could actually watch them. It worked in 1980 so why wouldn't it work now. Just stay off the internet and pretend its live, works pretty well actually.
     
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    Not if the idiots on all the channels say the score first, which happened to me in the USA-Slovakia game.

    I still can't agree with tape delay, definitely not a Gold Medal game. To NBC, its all about the ratings.
     
  12. Duh. That's how they make money.
     
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    But the thing is it is still being shown at 8am Pacific time just tape delayed...what is the difference between 5am or 8am?? Really the ratings will be about the same...
     
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    That is what I am worried about...how does NBC spoil the score in a game BEFORE showing the said game?!?...that and I have a brother that likes to call and always spoils the end result...I guess I need to avoid the internet and the phone Sunday morning.
     
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    You mean they're not broadcasting for charity and love of the game?

    Seriosly if you're getting pissed off about this, then get a life.
     
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    Ha, so did I. I got up at 730AM to watch the Russia Vs. Latvia game the next day, too. As someone who usually goes to bed at 4AM, that's early.

    Anyway, yeah, just put the TV on NBC and turn it on when the game starts for you west coasters, prior to that, avoid everyone.
     
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    Ha I stayed up all night to catch the game too, only stupid me thought it started at 7. So while it was going on I was still playing Project Gotham.
     
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