Because my rage for the epic failness of NBC’s live coverage of the Olympics is eating me alive, I’ve taken to collecting hilarious Tweets and sundry that agree with me.
UPDATED: It seems NBC is not above spoiling itself at the most basic idiotic level. Last night, NBC aired a promo commercial for Missy Franklin’s gold medal win immediately before airing the tape-delayed race: NBC Runs Today Promo Spoiling Outcome Of Race They Were About To Air
Every 2 years Americans put aside our differences, unite in support our Olympians & marvel at how awful NBC’s coverage is.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 28, 2012
NBC is to successful
#Olympics coverage as the Galactic Empire is to successful construction of indestructible Death Stars.
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) July 31, 2012
NO GIVE NBC HARD TIME ABOUT OLYMPICS COVERAGE! POOR NBC NOT USE TO SO MANY PEOPLE WATCHING THEY CHANNEL!
— DRUNK HULK (@DRUNKHULK) July 30, 2012
Team USA Hockey wins gold, being dubbed “Miracle on Ice”
— NBC Delayed (@NBCDelayed) July 29, 2012
I was gonna turn on the Olympics but I heard it was a rerun…
— Erin Hennessy (@wastetimewithme) July 28, 2012
I don’t have cable and the NBC Olympics app is the worst thing to happen to my phone since I dropped it in a urinal.cord cutters = screwed
— Matthew Inman (@Oatmeal) July 30, 2012
In a way, NBC is letting us all feel the same excitement Biff Tannen experienced when he got a hold of that sports almanac!
— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) July 30, 2012
NBC’s iron grip is like, un-American. (And at the same time, extremely American.)
— Mary Beth (@supa) July 27, 2012
To be fair, NBC also tape delays the proceedings in the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department.
— Bill DeRouchey (@billder) July 31, 2012
— Ray Raney (@St_Louis_Ray) July 31, 2012
Interesting how NBC never mentions you need a cable/satellite subscription w/MSNBC/CNBC to view any coverage online. We’re screwed.
— Steven Marx (@stevenmarx) July 27, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: NBC succumbs to pressure. Shows athletes sleeping “live” during Primetime.
— Brent Newton (@1966Brent) July 31, 2012
I’ve been away from twitter all day.Can someone tweet me some spoilers before I start watching NBC’s prime time coverage?
— Mark Durrant (@DurrantMark) July 31, 2012
— Jeff Weiner (@JeffWeinerOS) July 29, 2012
@nbc, show that girl crying again, but this time zoom in & do it in slow motion. I couldn’t quite see her dreams being shattered.
— Mike Mitchell (@sirmitchell) July 30, 2012
NBC should probably tape-delay the next national tragedy for better ratings.
— MG Siegler (@parislemon) July 30, 2012
Kudos to NBC for steadfastly refusing to allow athletic competitions to get in the way of its Olympic coverage…
— JP (@RileyRebel129) July 29, 2012
36 medals awarded on the 1st day of the
#Olympics yet NBC feels there’s nothing better to show than Ryan Seacrest reading a Joe Jonas tweet.
— Brian Sargent (@awrightbrian) July 29, 2012