AA Podcast #79 – Diving into NBC’s Olympic coverage

In this week's edition of the Awful Announcing Podcast, we're trying something new. For the first time, we have multiple guests and they are all from our awesome staff. Ken Fang, Steve Lepore, and Joe Lucia all hop aboard a roundtable broadcast breaking down NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi and the highlights and lowlights of these games for the network. We also share some of our favorite moments from the Olympics so far and why everything can be explained by a classic Simpsons reference. Topics include…

-Best & Worst Moments from NBC's coverage thus far.
-Bob Costas' pink eye and how the network handled an unexpected "crisis"
-The live versus tape delay debate and why NBC's effort towards sports fans is better in 2014, but still a long ways from perfect.
-Record ratings for NBCSN and whether or not the Olympics actually pulls them ahead of Fox Sports 1 in the race for #2 behind ESPN.
-Why did the Bode Miller interview receive such an immense backlash?
-Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir being the stars of Sochi and how NBC can use them going forward.
-Favorite moments from the Olympic competition – hockey and curling feature prominently here.
-An overall grade for NBC's coverage.

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