Tonight, when Team USA and Team Canada meet in the Vancouver Olympic Games, you won't find the game on NBC...the NHL's American flagship. If you have Comcast, you won't find it in HD. You'll see it on the NON HD MSNBC channel.
Say what you want about the sport of hockey and it's wide appeal, but this could be THE premiere matchup of the Olympic games. How can NBC justify NOT showcasing their NHL stars?
They will tell you it's all about ratings, and they aren't lying. Historically, the Olympics have been more popular with women than men. Be that as it may, I think most women would be willing to watch ice dancing on a taped delay while NBC promotes it's sport.
I guess I'm biased, and don't...or can't...understand. It's a shame that this fantastic hockey game will fall through the cracks while more mediocre skaters fall down and embarrass themselves like they did Monday night.
Gary Bettman, once again, is getting effed by NBC. A commissioner with half a sack would fight for his sport. Bettman won't...and once again hockey fans are the ones who suffer.
If you'd like to watch the game tonight with some hockey fans...come to Dinger's on 106th and Western on the South Side tonight. The Score's Danny Mac Show (which includes me) will be there watching the game. The event starts at 6pm.