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XO Limbaugh: Olympic/Sports Media Won't Shut Up, Let Sport Speak For Itself

The NBC TV ratings are tanking, frankly. And there are ...
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
"So they go to Norway and they do a mini-bio of the guy...
Mysteries of Critsburg
  02/13/18
...
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
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guy who gets it
  02/13/18
This is a problem in most sports broadcasting today. The cov...
cannon
  02/13/18
cr. btw, afaik, it's only a problem in the US. when i wa...
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
He's right. Two comments: 1. I do think that the broad...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
Scholarly
Sir Incelot
  02/13/18
#2 is basically the NFL's demise (even before the ultra-shit...
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
yes, wholeheartedly. and i know i've spoken about this in...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
Here are my comments! The rat face man sneered
;.;.;.;....;;;;;...;;;;;.;.;.;;;..;;.;;
  02/13/18
always. a. gook. pumo. shitting up a chill sports thread
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
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leolenin
  02/13/18
and no one could give a fuck about retarded shitennial snowb...
West White
  02/13/18
someone made a thread about how all the snowboarding events ...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
sounds like doubles tennis! ljl at "doctor" fed...
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
right, but, doubles champions at tournaments receive way les...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
cr
West White
  02/13/18
same here. Goes back to my dislike of "judge scored&quo...
michael doodikoff
  02/13/18
this isn't really what i'm getting at though.
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
I'm sick of x-games shit at the olympics.
michael doodikoff
  02/13/18
i am too. if it were up to me, i'd get rid of all snowboardi...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
shorttrack is kinda cool. It is an actual race. Speedskating...
Guy Debord
  02/13/18
i don't like short track because there's too much interferen...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
Yeah it’s ref-dominated instead of judge-dominated.
Such anathema to us!
  02/13/18
...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
JFC regular NBC at it right now, promoting American women at...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
jfc NBC actively rooting against US men
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
I just wish they were honest about it. Our women do great, b...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/13/18
anyone else see this moment last night? was infuriating
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
With Natalie Morales right?
Guy Debord
  02/14/18
cr. stupid cunt.
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
I saw this last night and was going to poast. I did same thi...
Guy Debord
  02/14/18
I just wish they'd be honest about it. If they're gonna ment...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
My wife got on me this morning because I said, "Jesus C...
Guy Debord
  02/14/18
cr, and then the line is "the USA women are winning gol...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
See US Women's Soccer.
Guy Debord
  02/14/18
bingo. again, i'm fine with women's sports, and i will of...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
tbf the mens team is embarrassing
ma anand sheela
  02/14/18
so is the women's team -- it's just that they play in a segr...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
you support ending weight class segregation in wrasslin, box...
West White
  02/14/18
no, but i'm also not out there saying a 55kg wrestler would ...
Baron Mark von Ironside
  02/14/18
...
West White
  02/14/18
rush limbaugh literally tried to be a panelist on NFL Countd...
ma anand sheela
  02/14/18
always. a. gook. pumo.
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/14/18
sorry your thread sucks, shlomo.
ma anand sheela
  02/14/18
yeah all the sudos feel this way
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/14/18


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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:22 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

The NBC TV ratings are tanking, frankly.

And there are a number of reasons for it. One of the reasons is that NBC’s delaying a lot of the events, and yet you can catch them live anywhere you want via streaming. By the time NBC airs some of these big events, like the opening ceremony, they’ve already been seen by millions of people. They are accessing whatever website they can, whether they’re domestic or foreign. And, you know, it’s kind of a microcosm for what is happening in sports broadcasting. You can find raw-feed coverage out there where all you get is event.

You don’t get any announcers. You don’t get any… What do you call those features? Okay so you got some skier from Norway. So we’re gonna do a personality package on the guy. So they go to Norway and they do a mini-bio of the guy’s life, the adversities he’s overcome, being beaten up by his father, growing up near a sewer. Skiing was the only thing to get him out of whatever. You know, do one of those packages. You don’t have to put up with that stuff if you don’t want to now. If you watch the televised coverage you have to get all of that, all of the…

Nobody shuts up, and the event ceases to be the event. They never let the sport speak for itself. They always have to have commentary, packages, what have you. And I think one of the reasons ratings are down is it’s not just the time difference. I would like to know… I don’t care enough to actually study it myself. But in an hour of Olympic coverage, how many minutes is actual competition, versus how much is announcers talking to each other about whatever. Personality profile packages of some of the performers — and, of course, the obligatory piece on the sexual harasser up there in Wisconsin or wherever — and then advertisements.

I wonder what percentage of every hour’s telecast is actually sporting content. (laughing)

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/02/12/celebration-of-kim-jong-uns-sister-symbolizes-media-hatred-for-trump-and-pence/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393047)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:24 PM
Author: Mysteries of Critsburg

"So they go to Norway and they do a mini-bio of the guy’s life, the adversities he’s overcome, being beaten up by his father, growing up near a sewer. Skiing was the only thing to get him out of whatever."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393061)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:26 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393076)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:55 PM
Author: guy who gets it (Elite 8 poaster)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394146)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:29 PM
Author: cannon

This is a problem in most sports broadcasting today. The cover guys don't know when to shut up

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393107)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:31 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

cr. btw, afaik, it's only a problem in the US.

when i was growing up, it used to be sacrilege for the tennis announcers to talk during the points. now they all do it. i almost never see this on bbc/eurosport.

american kike sports media is awful.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393120)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 1:50 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

He's right.

Two comments:

1. I do think that the broader NBC coverage over many channels mediates this a bit. For starters, you can just watch the competition online thru NBC, and that can be just the actual sport. But even on TV, channels like NBCSN and CNBC are a lot better about reining in the fluff. This continues to be most problematic on regular NBC during prime time broadcasts.

2. This is what happens though when a company tries to broaden viewership. As you start to pull more and more people in at the margin, you have to change what you're selling to include them. And then, much like diversity in this country, you've become so inclusive that you lose sight of what the event is actually about.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393742)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 1:54 PM
Author: Sir Incelot

Scholarly

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393763)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 1:54 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

#2 is basically the NFL's demise (even before the ultra-shitlibbery really ramped up)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393765)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 1:56 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

yes, wholeheartedly.

and i know i've spoken about this in the past, but fans in the wrestling community always want to increase viewership, particularly for the NCAA Championships, and I tell them to be careful what they wish for, because before you know it a bunch of grizzled midwestern wrestling fans will be watching a broadcast with lib bullshit, entertainment production, and human interest crap.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393791)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 1:58 PM
Author: ;.;.;.;....;;;;;...;;;;;.;.;.;;;..;;.;;


Here are my comments! The rat face man sneered

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393799)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 1:59 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

always. a. gook. pumo. shitting up a chill sports thread

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393806)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:57 PM
Author: leolenin



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394159)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:01 PM
Author: West White (+)

and no one could give a fuck about retarded shitennial snowboarding and "ice dancing"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393826)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:04 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

someone made a thread about how all the snowboarding events feel like events that were created as corollaries to a more main event (skiing) and just contain people who could never make it in the original event -- that certainly feels right to me. something feels fraudulent about all the x-games-type events.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393844)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:07 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

sounds like doubles tennis!

ljl at "doctor" federer's BSC doubles gold

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393866)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:08 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

right, but, doubles champions at tournaments receive way less pay, fame, and receive basically downgraded titles. to the extent they funnel money to guys below the top 20 to help them stay on tour, i'm all for it, plus it can be fun to watch.

in the olympics, a slopestyle gold medal is treated the same as an alpine slalom gold medal, and that seems ridiculous to me.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393874)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:07 PM
Author: West White (+)

cr

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35393869)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:50 PM
Author: michael doodikoff

same here. Goes back to my dislike of "judge scored" subjective events, although I'll give figure skating a pass on this one.

I just like objectively timed/scored olympic events. Don't care that some chick landed a 720 vert whatever on a pipeline. I want to see athlete get from point A to point B the fastest, pushing the limits of human physical capacity.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394117)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:53 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

this isn't really what i'm getting at though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394137)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:54 PM
Author: michael doodikoff

I'm sick of x-games shit at the olympics.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394141)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:57 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

i am too. if it were up to me, i'd get rid of all snowboarding, freestyle skiing, and short-track speed skating events. i might keep snowboard cross.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394156)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:59 PM
Author: Guy Debord

shorttrack is kinda cool. It is an actual race. Speedskating kinda sucks really -- races against the clock aren't all that exciting, at least to me.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394172)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 3:01 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

i don't like short track because there's too much interference or potential interference, and the results seem way too random to me.

it's not that i think long track is exciting; it's that i think it's a better sport. those two points are sometimes in conflict.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35394181)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:50 PM
Author: Such anathema to us! (a prancing two-star equivalent)

Yeah it’s ref-dominated instead of judge-dominated.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35398151)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:52 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35398163)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:24 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

JFC regular NBC at it right now, promoting American women athletes, talking about how they are outperforming men (without mentioning higher worldwide competition for men), referring to Title IX and how women need more opportunities, etc.

I just turned the channel.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35397993)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:41 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

jfc NBC actively rooting against US men

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35398094)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:43 PM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

I just wish they were honest about it. Our women do great, but they compete against women and the men's side has far, far more competition worldwide. It's not even close.

Where I get annoyed is when the start comparing the women vs the men, because there is no comparison, and most of the women know it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35398108)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 10:42 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

anyone else see this moment last night? was infuriating

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400493)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 10:58 AM
Author: Guy Debord

With Natalie Morales right?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400613)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:00 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

cr. stupid cunt.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400621)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 10:57 AM
Author: Guy Debord

I saw this last night and was going to poast. I did same thing-- turned it off. It is great we have a bunch of good women athletes in these games, but it is relentless that they are singled out and promoted over men. Like, say your brother was a male Olympian and you are hit over the head constantly by NBC, commercials, etc. with how this is a women Olympic team and women are so fierce and strong and are winning medals! I would be like WTF?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400606)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 10:59 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

I just wish they'd be honest about it. If they're gonna mention that the women are doing better, they need to also mention that the men face exponentially more competition worldwide. It's an unfair comparison.

The bigger issue is that it leads to way too much women's sports being shown. I want like a 60-40 skew towards men's sports, not the other way around.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400620)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:07 AM
Author: Guy Debord

My wife got on me this morning because I said, "Jesus Christ enough with the women's ice hockey team." She accused me of being anti-American. I mean I hope they win gold, but they have significant advantages based on the fact that most other countries don't devote any time or money into fucking women's ice hockey.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400660)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:08 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

cr, and then the line is "the USA women are winning gold medals, while the men can't even medal! -- why do they men get more [insert whatever]"

it's fucking infuriating.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400667)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:09 AM
Author: Guy Debord

See US Women's Soccer.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400673)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:16 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

bingo.

again, i'm fine with women's sports, and i will of course root for the US (except in certain instances), but stop fucking comparing them to the men.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400728)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:30 AM
Author: ma anand sheela

tbf the mens team is embarrassing

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400848)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:31 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

so is the women's team -- it's just that they play in a segregated junior varsity league against even worse teams.

if women want equality, the should either end gender segregation in sport or kindly shut the fuck up.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400853)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:55 AM
Author: West White (+)

you support ending weight class segregation in wrasslin, boxing?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35401024)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:57 AM
Author: Baron Mark von Ironside

no, but i'm also not out there saying a 55kg wrestler would beat a 95kg wrestler

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35401034)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:57 AM
Author: West White (+)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35401037)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 11:30 AM
Author: ma anand sheela

rush limbaugh literally tried to be a panelist on NFL Countdown for a month so that he could rant about black quarterbacks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35400841)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 1:07 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

always. a. gook. pumo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35401530)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 1:09 PM
Author: ma anand sheela

sorry your thread sucks, shlomo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35401546)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 1:18 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

yeah all the sudos feel this way

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891870&forum_id=2#35401611)