One named Steve Cram
One named Steve Cram
Here is what I don’t understand, NBC actually does a fantastic job covering other endurance sports.
Cycling coverage, both Tour and Vuelta, is excellent with 30+ minutes of uninterrupted coverage at the end of the race.
I once watched a 10,000 meter speed skating final on NBC Sports. Showed the whole thing, splits every lap, no commercials.
Cross country skiing and Biathlon are excellent (when shown).
Somehow it’s only with running where they assume everyone tuning in would rather watch ANYTHING other than the race. So strangely infuriating.
Absolutely terrible of NBC cutting that much time out of the race and not utilizing plot screen technology
Also the announcers barely even talked about Fisher and his AR
3000m is my designated time to vacuum the dishes.
In fact I'd rather dream about sleeping, while sleeping, than watch 3000m
Lewis Johnson calls Mu’s win a “dominant performance”. Didn’t know edging someone at the line was dominating them.
But you do have time commenting on a running website on a thread about the 3000m.
i mean that's what they do for indycar and nascar...
re "watched it on tv before," why can't they show tv commercials but keep the thing running or do picture in picture on peacock that people pay for? what's annoying is that part of the race is simply not shown or preserved. not live streaming. not if you come back in a week.
Yeah that was a bit ridiculous like ya got a race going after a WR or at least close to it and they cut out for a third of the race wtf.
Missed the meet today while traveling but I would wager that this was a break for local commercials which has to be done during a set time period in the show. Picture in Picture is not possible since the commercials are coming from your local NBC station, not from NBC’s control studio in NY or CT where they can do the P-I-P. I think USATF actually "sells" the commercial time and they have to get sign off from the advertiser to show their commercial at less than 100% of the screen. Even if it was technically possible there’s no way that a local station is going to negotiate with its advertisers to give them less than 100% of the screen.
I would think that the NBC producer wanted to put the local break between events but with all the great results and hoopla, they just got caught up in a bad situation.
Whatever happened to 'Uninterrupted coverage of the ____ is brought to you by _____.' ?
Peacock doesn't have local commercials.
For those frustrated with the NBC / Peacock coverage, and are too lazy, cheap, or technologically challenged to get a VPN: You might be interested to know that Norwegian TV was showing the full DL Championships last night with a ½ hour delay, accessible (at least from Spain), with no commercial interruptions, and without cost.
Go to watchathletics.com, click on the event you want to see, click on Live Stream,
then click on the Norwegian broadcaster. Not perfect but worth a try. Spoiler
alert: to ensure suspense, turn off Let’s Run.
re peacock doesn't have local commercials, who cares if they are local or national? and the thing is, if my wife watches real housewives, same outlet, it doesn't skip 3 minutes of her show to put on a set of ads. it starts where it stopped. which is what, when they had a full FIS skiing deal, their world feed races used to do. or on indycar some % of the breaks are picture in picture with the race still visible.
and then, like i said, the need seems fake because what you could do -- as they sometimes do on shorter DL telecasts -- is reduce the fat to more like lean races. fewer replays of the same race. we watched it. then go to commercial between instead of in.
You think it's okay to have commercial breaks in a 10K? You bast@rd! BAST@RD! BAST@RD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This applies to EVERY field event. All we got were the American athletes and those who won. So while the 3000m had a commercial break in the middle of it, every field event only got a 15 second recap. The entire NBC production is poor.
I am just glad we did not have to suffer with Leigh Diffy
Peacock normally uses the world feed for Diamond League meets. But the exception is always Eugene. They use the NBC version, and it's agony. It guarantees commercial breaks for the steeplechases and also the 5000, which this year was the 3000.
The NBC version also means virtually zero coverage of field events. Yesterday the women's high jump was totally ignored until the two successful jumps at 2.03
NBC absolutely does not do a good job showing bike races. It's buried in there, but they do offer the world feed for TdF and it makes NBC's coverage look laughable.
The world feed is commercial free with recent ex pros talking about in depth team tactics, nuances of descending, sprint stage lead in's, etc. Robbie McEwen spent the better part of 5 minutes on a stage reviewing how a recently repaved road on a last k run-in was going to need a different strategy in the rain, since new pavement tends to leech oil when wet.
The NBC feed is Phil, Bob, and CVV talking about how hard the sport is for 20 min then a 10 min human interest story about whatever American is at the back of the pack this year. Plus the commercial breaks are followed by a 30 second bumper on either end to tell us how this stage is "brought to us by Peloton and the new Peloton Tread. Take your training to the next level with Peloton Tread. Whether biking, running, walking, or just getting your fat ass mobile again, Peloton Tread is your partner in fitness. Peloton Tread."