I see that NBC finally decided to show the game, only about 5 minutes after it had ended in real time. Rather anti-climactic, huh? :p I was discussing this with Flippy today, and we would absolutely be willing to pay for a "pay-per-view pass" to have live raw feeds of all the Olympic events during the course of the games. Our cable system has about thirty channels set aside for "InDemand" hockey, basketball, baseball, etc., so why not just pipe the Olympic feed into them during the games, in real time? I don't need commentary, I just want to see what's going on. I'd shell out $50 to $100 to have that privilege for two weeks, *and* I'd probably still watch a lot of the edited, commercialized wrap-up in the evening, too.
This I can tell you, Yes those nasty middle class white dudes in American do wish more hockey was on and less....much less ballroom ice skating. But, like many on this planet you thought those white dudes actually had a say in anything. We work the bulk of hours...pay the bulk of the tax's and die....this make many on the left happy except when they remember the dead white guy was a source for transfer payments to that politician constitutes. Hmm will it be the Wings or the Stars ? So much for the Canadian fantasy of another Stanley Cup in South Ontario...I mean Tampa Bay.
leigh-ann the new FIOS fibre optic sevice in the Dallas area offered through Verizon had most of the Olympics available through the video on demand feature..It's not real time but it's a step and it's included in the basic package. By the next olympics I'll bet every major and minor city in the U.S. and Canada will have this or a competing product.