Winter Olympics: Ice Dancing Before USA vs. Canda Ice Hockey, Come Again, NBC?

February 20th, 2010 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics so far has been poor to say the least. It has been even worse for men's ice hockey. Instead of showing some of the premier games that have been played so far, most of the men's hockey has been played on channels like the USA network and MSNBC.

Team USA is slated to play Team Canada on Sunday, in what will be the biggest showdown of the tournament thus far. Both come in with 2-0 records, and the winner of the game will clinch first place in Group A and the automatic bye into the quarterfinals. Safe to say, it is a very important game.

You would think that a game this big would get the prime slot on NBC.  Instead, it will take a backseat to ice dancing. Really, am I supposed to believe that ice dancing is more important than Canada vs. USA? I'm not trying to say that ice dancing can't be fun to watch, but it doesn't compare to this game.

Instead of being shown on NBC, the game is going to be shown on MSNBC. I don't know about most of you, but I don't even know what channel MSNBC is on my television, nor do I know if I even get it.

One of MSNBC's slogans is "The Place for Politics." Interesting ...

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