Skip to comments.Don't go to Drudge Report if you want to be surprised by the results of Olympic events
Posted on 07/31/2012 4:08:18 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
Wow, I've so enjoyed watching the Olympics but two days in a row I have made the mistake of going to the Drudge Report and before I could look away there were the results of what I was planning to watch tonight.
I don't care about all this noise about NBC not airing the events live - who is going to be up at that time in the morning to watch what is going on in a time zone so far away.
I've visited Drudge everyday for years and love the website but he really should be more considerate. He could at least put up a headline that does not give away what happened.
That's my rant...and my vanity post for the year.
Poor Americans. They gotta have news when they want it and not one second before. And they want news sites to not report the news.
Imagine 9/11 on tape delay.
I want it LIVE even if it on the other side of the world. I remember the 1996 tape delayed Atlanta Olympics. The excuse was that terrorists might try to do something spectacular on LIVE tv. Well, they did that on 9/11. The media covered it.
If you don’t wanna know that US women gymnasts win GOLD today, then don’t read news on a news discussion forum. :-)
Michael Phelps breaks record for most Olympic medals with gold in 4x200-meter freestyle relay
London Olympics: U.S. women win gold medal in gymnastics
U.S. women win soccer group by beating North Korea, 1-0
Have to wait forever out here on West Coast to watch the good stuff & since on computer most of day, it’s almost impossible not to see the live results. Way to go NBC..
Thanks for the heads up. I’ve been avoiding many sites. though I stopped going to Drudge when he endorsed Romney back in the day.
Go Team U.S.A.!!!
There are seriously bigger fish to fry.
I'd say, Oh, thank you very much except that I don't much care for soccer so no big deal.
“That’s my rant...and my vanity post for the year.”
We’re supposed to do one a year?
And you are the type that opens presents well before Christmas morning, probably don't even bother to wrap them, tells the person you are giving a gift to what got them as they open the present.
It doesn’t take away one thing for me to know ahead of time. I still enjoy watching them compete. Their skills and determination are still amazing even when you know the outcome. Besides, I don’t always get to view every sport I want to watch and it is nice to know the standings.
Nope. I admit that sometimes at the end of a long wrapping session, I start putting presents in stockings so I don’t have to wrap them. I do not purchase gifts until a few days before Christmas because we have 10 children.
If you don’t want to look at your present (i.e. an Olympian achieving his/her dream), then don’t watch tv, listen to the radio, or log on to the internet during the Olympics except during NBCs designated present unwrapping time.
If you don’t want spoilers for any major sporting event avoid FR as well.
I remember as a child about fifty years ago when the World Series was played, the games were all played in the afternoon. Kids would sneak transistor radios into school, and even some of the teachers were in on the fun. I guarantee you, if tv had taped delay at that time, nobody would have wanted to wait five hours to find out who won. Ditto for me. Taped delays especially don't make sense on weekends.
So I've noticed LOL
I like knowing the results so I know whether or not to waste my time watching it.
So your advice is don’t go to the Drudgereport if you’re trying to avoid hearing the news? Got it. :)
Do we allow liberals on FR? You know that is not what I said and twisting what I said is intellectually dishonest.
If you are trying to avoid the results of the Olympics before having an opportunity to watch them on TV in the evening, don't visit the Drudge report.
Isn't that really what I said? BTW, I noticed on another thread you were defending Obama LOL
The smiley at the end of my post was a suggestion that I was joking with you. I do think it goes without saying that you should avoid current events oriented websites if you don’t want to hear news about current events, but I was making light of it, not accusing you of anything nefarious. I didn’t realize it was such a passionate issue for you.
I saw the smilely on your post and had a smile on my face when I wrote back to you. Not much rattles me. Had fun exchanging posts with you and hope to see you elsewhere on FR.