questionsare you glad that the olympics are over?

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Yeah, kinda. I enjoy watching them for a while, then.. I don't. Some I couldn't care less about (water polo, whatever that horse thing is, etc..). And, some of the sports I'd like to see more of, they don't seem to cover very well (Judo, wrestling, power lifting, etc..) At least, NBC didn't cover them well.

Maybe a lot of the problem was NBCs coverage. Woke up this morning and water polo, CRO vs. ITA was on. That was my only choice, and I couldn't believe there wasn't something.. anything.. better to show me.

It was fun, but 2 weeks is enough. It was fun while some of it lasted.

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It's nice to see every four years, but I'm ready for some football!

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No Olympics means No Bob Costas, thank you....

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A little bit, actually. I'm not super invested in them, but I would watch whenever someone had the games on. It'll be a nice change of pace to see news on another topic.

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I thought they were terrible this year. I knew every result before I could watch them and Ryan Seacrest and Bob Costas were on. Enough said.

With the way technology is now, I should be able to select which sport I want to watch. If the Master's can do it, why can't the Olympics? And with the way the world is, Ryan Seacrest should be no where near anything remotely related to sports.

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I enjoy most of them, but agree that a set of olympics every 2 years is enough. Can't wait for curling in 2014, though!

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Yes and no.

Yes, I'm glad they are finally ending because its all that's really talked about for the duration, all the news outlets report about it instead of some of the more important things, like some rioting that was occurring in Anaheim, CA. Got a few seconds of airtime, just wasn't enough time dedicated to it. Heck, the earthquakes we experienced in Yorba Linda, CA got more attention!

Sadly, I will miss the family experience. Definitely helps to bring us all together, since we seem to be spending less time as a family -- between people working, school, etc.

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Sort of. We completely missed the first new episodes of Leverage, and watched far too many hours of tv because "it's the Olympics." Good stuff, but I'm not sure I could take another week of it.

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meh. I just feel sorry for the London business owners who had their summer ruined by it.

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I watched the opening ceremony, a little bit of the competitions, and the closing ceremony, which is always my favorite part. Everyone seems happy and excited and glad it's about to be over. They don't have to worry about training schedules and strict regimens for a day or two and they can just be jubilant and friendly and happy to be there.

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NO... They went by much too quickly. We really enjoy watching them; even the sports we aren't familiar with. It must be tough on the athletes to work so hard for so long and then to have it end so quickly!

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@videowallart: How was their summer business ruined? I would have thought sales would increase due to the influx of olympic watchers.

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@kmeltzer: Yep. Totally missed out on Judo and Tae Kwon Do. It didn't make any sense on my TV listings and official olympics app, but I'm hoping theres a compiled video out there with all the highlights. I'll probably check out NBC sometime this week.

Watching the Olympics this time felt like watching the New Years Eve event go by. Somehow I'm sad it's all done now.

Of all the Olympics I've watched also, I think this one was the best so far (so far lived through five summer olympics).

The closing ceremony in my opinion was probably half as epic as the the opening ceremony.

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No, i enjoy it and 4 years to wait for next one is too long.

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Yes and no, but I am excited about the new Fall televisions show premiering over next couple of weeks.

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Yeah, I'm glad they're over. As others have mentioned, NBC's coverage was mediocre. I would like to see them embrace the future and offer the option to view more (if not all) US and/or medal events in 2016.

Yes, I know NBC did stream some events online this year. It was WAY too restrictive, though; requiring a cable/satellite service which included the extra NBC channels in order for you to watch online. What's the point of that? If I had the channels, I would watch it on my TV. Put the events online with commercials (targeted or otherwise) in the streams. Stop pretending to be "with it" and actually be with it.

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Yes, but not because what you might think.
I went into the Olympics with a 3/4 full DVR(I knew better but just couldn't get it down). I recorded basically everything new on NBC and quickly came to a point where my Tivo would start automatically deleting my oldest programs. I quickly played and recorded my oldest programs to a DVDR. That along with watching Olympics all evening I was able to basically keep up(I did lose 1 day episode which turned out to be Dahlhouser and Rogers loss and thus last game!) but I'm kind of glad I'll now have a break.
Don't get me wrong, I really liked it, but it does get to be a bit much. I can't imagine what I would have done if I had pay TV, it's times like this I'm glad I'm OTA only ;)
I'm also not a fan of water polo but in my case I liked when it was on........allowed me to scan and delete episodes much faster, same thing goes for rowing but as the saying goes, to each his own.