Entries from February 2010 ↓

Why doesn’t Comcast offer the CBC?

i love watching the Olympics. The skiing and snowboarding are fascinating, short-track skating is a thrill, there’s plenty of snark about figure skating and, hey, those curling gals are kinda cute!
But i despise being forced to watch on NBC.
First, let’s address the primary issue. i know Bode Miller won gold in the super combined. There’s an AP story about it on my NBC Olympics iPhone app – since NBC is apparently too busy deciding how long we must wait to see the actual race on the freakin’ teevee. Clearly someone there has heard about the interwebs, since they were able to get the AP story out there… so really, since most of all know what happened, why make us wait to see the races?
While i’m on the subject, this whole idea of advertising is not working. i will never eat at Arby’s, Subway or McDonalds (let alone link to them), no matter how many times NBC shows their ads. 
Then there are the laundry ads. Believe me, i love the adorable kids in their athletic gear in those commericals. But then they get to the end and – really? really?!?! – they’re aimed at moms who do laundry? (Apparently my husband and brother are the only men on the planet able to do the wash?)
Like i said, i love watching all these sports – and after a nasty stomach virus, there’s not much else i could do the last three days. But i’m sick of NBC’s delay tactics.

Why doesn’t  Comcast offer up the Canadian Broadcasting Coverage? At least tonight i’ll be able to watch Canada-U.S. hockey – just not in high def.