I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Is it
possible for one human being to watch all of NBC's prime time Olympic
coverage and survive the fluff? Well, duh. I've done it before.
that. And before
that. In fact, I've done it for every Olympics since the Sydney
2000 games. Why? Because I like the pain.
No, actually, it's just because I love the Olympics. Yes, they have
their problems, what with awarding the games to oppressive dictatorships
and all, but once you get past all of the scandal (which admittedly
seems harder to do every year), the Games themselves are everything
you've ever wanted in a sporting event. You literally get the best
athletes on the planet on the biggest stage in the world. How often
does that happen?
Once every two years, now. But that's not why you're here. You're
here because you've somehow found out about my quest, which is the
same as in previous years: watch every hour of NBC's Olympic programming
and break it down into its component parts of Events (yay!), Ads (necessary),
and Meaningless Fluff (boo!).
And why can I do this? Because I am the Olympic Champion of Geeks.
Yes, I've used that
line before, but it's appropriate, don't you think? After all,
how many other people would subject themselves to 65+ hours of Olympic
programming in just over two weeks? Why, that's like having another
job! Most people watch the Olympics to relax, not make a spreadsheet.
Of course, there's another reason to do the Olympic Watch this year:
the title. Seriously, how could you not love a report based on Big
Trouble In Little China? Plus, that graphic up there was fun to
draw. And in case you're wondering, that little bear with the gun?
You can find him here.
I'm sure we'll be banned in China in a matter of days.
Anyway, thanks for showing up again to watch me torture myself.
If you have fun here, be sure to check out the main
Rockwood website after you've read up on the Olympics.
So, everybody hunker down in your La-Z-Boys and get plenty of Chinese
food. We've got weeks of NBC Olympic coverage to enjoy! Let's go!