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Discussion: Unlucky?

in: Swampfox

Feb 14, 2018 6:46 PM # 
I think the worst part of unlucky is that you probably live in the wrong country to get even a few seconds of XC skiing on TV.
There may be a five second spot on some local news (Minnesota probably) when/if Jessica Diggins wins a Gold but nothing before that. That would still be five seconds more than the expected coverage of orienteering on American TV the next 20 years or so.
I´ve watched every second of the XC skiing and also the Biathlon on Swedish TV5 which I suppose wouldn´t be broadcast in Laramie.
Feb 14, 2018 8:11 PM # 
I never expected to see much coverage of orienteering as part of this Winter Olympics, so that part isn't disappointing. ; )

Probably there is complete skiing coverage even here, somewhere--but not on over-the-air broadcasts. If I were to turn on the TV one of these nights and suddenly there was a bunch of XC coverage, that would be a good sign that some American won a medal. Short of that, though...

However, I imagine it will all show up on Youtube eventually, and by then I will have forgotten the results, if I ever even saw them in the first place. So I can watch then, and it will seem totally fresh to me.
Feb 14, 2018 8:36 PM # 
Strangely we had quite a bit of xc last weekend. Must have been slow for other things or they didn’t know what to do without football. But good coverage of biathlon, skiathlon, a long xc race that the winner took a nap at the mass start, and a couple heats of the women’s sprint yesterday. Mostly been curling which lands with golf as most unexciting things to watch.
Feb 16, 2018 2:25 AM # 
Actually, lots of XC and biathalon on NBCSN during the day. We can't get over-the-air in our area, so we're trialing some of the streaming online options, which provide a line-up similar to cable.

I've also seen a lot of curling.

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