“Do you believe in miracles?... Neither do we. Let’s cut away and join Harold as he walks the streets in pajamas and novelty glasses and interviews bewildered locals.”
They even had their human interest hook! She’s a freaking snowboarder who borrowed Shiffrin’s skis!
I was shocked NBC didn’t do any of these things you listed. I get the call to pull away from Super-G to show Rippon live, but coming back to Ledecka’s run and not even a) trying to pass it off as live or b) finding a live call, just made it all the more baffling than simply calling the event too early. I haven’t…
No, she won by about 10 inches. She was going 90 km/hr
Sadly, this means that no matter how many golds Shiffrin wins in the future, either in these Games or future ones, she’ll never be able to break the record for most golds won, which will be held by her equipment.
Her reaction was so great. Moments like that are why I love the Olympics. That, and when NBC talks up Vonn and other MURICA ONLY athletes as always being shoo-ins to medal and then they don’t even make the podium.
I stopped watching after the folks on NBC assured the viewers that nobody could possibly take the gold from Veith. Oh well!
Most awkward installment of Let’s Remember Some Guys ever.
I am a bit embarrassed to have to spell this out so directly but maintaining separation between sales and editorial is a foundational tenet of journalistic ethics.
Either ESPN is a news-gathering operation or not. If ESPN bills themselves as a news organization - which, for the record, they do - then advertising concerns dictating editorial content is a fundamental breach of the ethics of professional journalism. A newsroom is not “any other business.”
do you not know about reporting? it’s not acceptable if ESPN wants to retain credibility as a sports news outlet.
It doesn’t matter in the slightest. I’ve worked in the advertising business at major media outlets and we have absolutely no say in what goes into the editorial side. They’re kept separate for a reason. This was relatively harmless, but what if it was an actual news outlet that wrote a critical piece about an…
Doesn’t matter. Sponsors shouldn’t dictate content unless it’s a clearly marked sponsored post.
The “bad thing” is the journalism branch of a company, and the advertising branch, are supposed to operate independently of each other
They have a national audience full of loser bros just as creepy as they are — by their metric, this was a “home run” comment (and ever so much the better if it got all the snowflakes butthurt, I imagine).
Or any 17 yo, as if you ask most women they will surely tell you many a tale about gross middle-aged men saying and doing disgusting shit to them well before age 17. I was 14 the first time some strange man groped my ass and I most certainly did not look “older.” I am only 5'1" and still don’t weigh over 100 lbs, so…
what do you expect from a guy who married his own daughter
Patrick: We got our selves another caller on the line. It’s Roy from Bama
If she was 18, you wouldn’t be ashamed to say that she’s a little hot piece of ass.
how is this asshole on the air?