As I said the other day, I've been having a blast watching the Olympics on a plasma screen in HD. The quality of the viewing experience is unparalleled. I've lauded your breathtakingly crisp HD.
I've been supportive of tape delay for primetime airing, sometimes a necessary evil in a commercial environment.
I've been a devoted and understanding viewer. Some viewers have been whining about Bob Costas, but heck...I love the guy. I think Andrea Kremer is an SNL/Amy Poehler spoof just waiting to happen, but you can't please everyone.
But NBC, I'm done in.
Finally, this morning, I woke up grouchy and tired and headachy - all because NBC's tape delayed Olympic coverage airs well into "late night" (11:30p onward) and the wee hours of the morning.
I'm thinking there has to be a better way.
As has been widely reported, live events airing late on the east coast are delayed for three hours, apparently so left coast viewers can watch the Olympics on the same, grueling schedule as our New York brethren.
As early as last Sunday, on the Yahoo sports blog, Chris Chase warned that NBC would face "viewer backlash."
I don't know if it's backlash as much as we're all just too exhausted to continue watching.
Click here to read more about the NBC West Coast Tape Delay fiasco.