View Poll Results: What did you think of what sports the T.V. coverage of the Olympics showed?

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    2 6.45%
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Thread: Wrestling T.V. coverage or lack of it for the Olympics

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    Default Wrestling T.V. coverage or lack of it for the Olympics

    Does it bother anyone else what little wrestling is televised for the Olympics.

    I love seeing a gal in tiny shorts playing volleyball but did we need to see it day after day with such little coverage of wrestling?

    2 nights of synchronized diving? Come on!
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    Default Re: Wrestling T.V. coverage or lack of it for the Olympics

    I expect that there will be better coverage (i.e. ANY coverage) of the medal rounds in wrestling, but so far I'm grateful for the live video streams.
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    Default Re: Wrestling T.V. coverage or lack of it for the Olympics

    Adam Wheeler made it to the bronze medal match and they didn't flip to it.
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    We need to have a reality check here - the majority of Americans don't care about wrestling, and the rules are so confusing, the casual fans aren't going to join in. We have had a ton of coverage, between online and MSNBC. Wrestling is not a marquee sport. Keep loving it like we do, but really need to get over it. Let me ask you this - how much judo have you seen? Equestrian? Archery? We have it much better than other sports.

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    Default Re: Wrestling T.V. coverage or lack of it for the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Adam Wheeler made it to the bronze medal match and they didn't flip to it.
    They played the Wheeler match this morning on MSNBC. I was so shocked to see any wrestling that I almost missed it.

    What are the chances of seeing wrestling during "prime time" t.v? Probably almost zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    We need to have a reality check here - the majority of Americans don't care about wrestling, and the rules are so confusing, the casual fans aren't going to join in. We have had a ton of coverage, between online and MSNBC. Wrestling is not a marquee sport. Keep loving it like we do, but really need to get over it. Let me ask you this - how much judo have you seen? Equestrian? Archery? We have it much better than other sports.
    I saw Equestrian and Archery both on T.V. but have yet to see any Wrestling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avallone View Post
    I saw Equestrian and Archery both on T.V. but have yet to see any Wrestling.
    Then you haven't been looking. I have watched it every morning for about an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Then you haven't been looking. I have watched it every morning for about an hour.
    I've had MSNBC on every morning waiting for them to flip to wrestling and it hasn't happened once. This morning they ran the Lithuania vs. Russia basketball game frm 5AM on without flipping elsewhere. Maybe they have different feeds to different areas of the country.

    Forunately I can view on the net and without commentary which is rather nice.

    What i do object to is the showing of every boxing bout all day long on Universal HD. I have no interest in Lesotho v Syria in 55kg boxing.
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    All I get to see is primetime and internet feeds.
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