Who said America was the leader of the free world? If anything, the Olympics have shown that we are lagging behind– well, at least NBC is.
While everyone is watching the London Olympics unfold in relatively real-time, in the great US of A, we’re left with finding out the results before watching the event, which kind of takes the excitement and fun out of things.
And, today, here we have yet ANOTHER example: Only an estimated 2 billion people around the world saw Jamaica’s Usain Bolt thrash his rivals to win gold in the men’s 100 meters.
But did you in the U.S watch? Probably not, because it wasn’t on!
Bolt solidified his title as the world’s fastest man at 4.50pm EDT today coming in at a record time of 9.63 seconds
As one astute Twitter follower put it, “Thank you NBC for showing Bolt winning the 100 meter finals instead of woman vollyball (sic) and horses. wait you didn’t.”
And another one chimed in, saying, “‘Would have been nice if NBC chose to broadcast it live. NBC really values its audience.”
Are you as throughly exhausted by reading who wins online as opposed to seeing the events unfold, as we are?