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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

Just curious what is everyone's interest level in the Olympics? I'll watch but I'm more likely than not unless there's something really compelling not make it appointment TV. The Orioles are my first sports priority to begin with and since they are still competitive, they get my interest. If they were going through a typical Orioles season, I'd probably pay more attention to the Olympics.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

If I sit down to watch TV between now and mid-August, I'm probably going to watch the Olympics. There's so many channels that cover it (NBC, NBC Sports, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo) that I'm bound to find something that I enjoy. So, I'd say I have a pretty big interest level compared to the normal American.

If it's during an O's game, I'll flip back and forth, with most of my attention to baseball (until they start losing the game).

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:57 AM

I'm interested, but it's so freaking annoying staying on top of the schedule and most notably, the NBC schedule.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:58 AM

I'm interested, but it's so freaking annoying staying on top of the schedule and most notably, the NBC schedule.


@NBCDelayed is a good follow on Twitter.

(I believe Adam was the one who found it last night.)

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

Love the Olympics. Always have. I'll be watching most nights the next few weeks after I put the kids to bed.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:04 AM

I watch it a lot, and I don't particularly care what sport is on. I'm basically at the mercy of NBC anyway so whatever they decide to air, I get invested in.

I dislike the time difference but it shouldn't be as big of a deal next games in Brazil.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

My interest level in the Olympics has always been very high, even when the normal way to watch was only on one channel. When the Olympics come around (especially the Summer Games), that's where my sports-watching attention goes (except for 2008). Orioles games just get score-checked, or followed on Gameday if I have the time/inclination. For all of the issues with tape delays, etc., I think during the last few Olympiads, the coverage has been better with bringing more sports to viewership that aren't normally in the offing in the U.S. Each type of Olympics comes around only for a little over a couple of weeks once every four years, so I give them essentially exclusive attention. I'm also looking forward to being able to follow more events live in 2016.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

If I sit down to watch TV between now and mid-August, I'm probably going to watch the Olympics. There's so many channels that cover it (NBC, NBC Sports, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo) that I'm bound to find something that I enjoy. So, I'd say I have a pretty big interest level compared to the normal American.

If it's during an O's game, I'll flip back and forth, with most of my attention to baseball (until they start losing the game).

I'm not quite flipping back-and-forth unless there's something interesting on but if it's lopsided, I'm more liekly to change the channel.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

I'm interested, but it's so freaking annoying staying on top of the schedule and most notably, the NBC schedule.

I usually just keep it on NBC unless something jumps out.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

@NBCDelayed is a good follow on Twitter.

(I believe Adam was the one who found it last night.)

That's a good one, I really enjoyed some of their tweets.
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