My Facebook page erupted yesterday afternoon after the US Women’s Soccer team had defeated Canada and won their ticket to the Olympics finals against Japan.
After seeing the celebration, I immediately felt like a spoiled chump. But I still wanted to see the game. (This reaction is perfectly in line with how much of this year’s Olympics has been for me. Spoilers > Anger > I’ll watch anyway.) Of course, I never got a chance to see the game — or even a few extended plays. Instead, there was a pitifully short highlight reel at the beginning of Primetime coverage last night that showed the headline-grabbing final moment. Then it was over.
Sure, maybe there really wasn’t time in NBC’s 40,000 hours of primetime Olympics coverage to show a more than 4 minutes of women’s soccer. Yet, I will point out that they somehow made time for a segment about latitude and longitude last night that was probably twice as long as the soccer highlights. Thanks for nothing, dudes. READ FULL STORY »