NBC's coverage of the trials has been very frustrating. They don't show all of the rounds and youtube with provider authentication only for live events on NBC is annoying. I'm not looking forward to using that during the Olympics. Although people have an irrational hatred of Silverlight, I liked the player used 4 years ago. Youtube streaming is a mixed bag. The video streaming has been more than 2 minutes behind television. That's unacceptable in this day and age.
Regarding the actual broadcast... there is no excuse for them continuing to keep the same horrible commentators that are recycled for so many track meets. You would think they would know more about the athletes simply from watching the events. Track and field has winners and losers that are based on measurements. It doesn't take more than a simple knowledge of those metrics to know what to expect from most of the events. There aren't but so many elite athletes that have the ability to stand out or represent the US. (That means someone with the world's best mark shouldn't be considered a surprise.) I want to hear the athlete's season best and personal best. I don't need commentary that can belittle their accomplishments like they did with Jeff Demps. The ignorance and incompetence of the commentators wouldn't be so bad if the graphical presentation was better. I want to see and hear the names of all of the competitors before the event and at least see all of the results after the event. Likewise, the clock should not stop when the first competitor finishes.
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