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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 3:36 PM

ow! A team full of professional NHL players beat a bunch of kids from Norway; I haven't been this moved to tears of joy since the NBA/Team USA beat Cameroon in basketball! Canada might just go all the way to a medal! D'ya think?!
---tHe gReaT onE

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Thanks CTV for covering the hockey game. But TSN1, WTF.....I turned on the TV to TSN1 and you're showing curling....curling! It's not even a real sport. Hockey's on and you have that crap on TSN1. That's seriously messed up.'ve got some figure skater talking to the host....seriously....and talking about speed skating....sorry, that's not hockey. Find some real male sports.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Posted on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:42 AM


I just wanted to let you know that you are ruining my Olympic experience. Your coverage is amateur and often confusing. Here are some points that would make my experience better.

1. Please ensure you have announcers that are qualified to actually announce. The figure skating commentary was just awful.

2. SHOW THE ENTIRETY OF THE MEDAL CEREMONIES!!! It was two days before I even SAW a medal. CBC always did a little peice on the medal itself. Showing what it looked like, how it was produced, etc.

3. Let us know when we are watching live coverage and when we are watching taped coverage. Perhaps 'Taped Earlier" in the corner of the screen or something. I'm sure you can figure it out.

4. I was watching Men's Moguls Qualifying, and you didn't even have the times they completed their run on the screen, and your commentators didn't comment on it! This is an important part of winning or losing!!! Please don't ever miss something that is vital to scoring the event again. If it is part of the scoring, your announcers need to comment on it, and you need to have it (if possible) on the screen.

5. Videography and direction. You seem to have an annoying habit of changing camera angles at important parts of the run. Just be still! Less direction is often the best direction. Find someone that is experienced (More experienced) at directing live sports events. The luge coverage was terrible. Too many cut aways.

6. Tell me what I'm watching, and what I'm missing. Tell me about the other events that are going on. Help the viewer understand the Olympic Schedule. Do not use the words "Later Tonight". Use the actual time the event is going to be on.

7. The TV personalities are terrible!! I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SPORTS AND ATHLETES!! I don't want to know that Nelly Furtato played; I don't want to know what random athletes are tweeting, I don't want to hear what the commentators are thinking, and I don't care if some guy drapes himself in a flag or not, certainly not naked. Additionally, those two comedians on the couch, reading Tweets, are just embarassing. Thank GOD for your one saving grace, Lloyd Robertson!!!

I understand that you went to NBC to discover how they did the Olympics. Did you forget? We are Canadians!

CBC used to re-run pre-recorded events that weren't shown live. That was a great idea. Then you could see stuff that you missed because you were working, or asleep, or watching another event live. CTV is all about the LIVE experience, which is a terrible. I like live tv, but instead of filling time when there are no events running with inane chatter and hot-tub parties, you should actually show events that have been recorded, or important events that some Canadians might have missed due to conflicting schedules. For more ideas on how to improve your coverage, please Google "CTV Olympic Coverage sucks". Thank you for your time.

---Bring Back CBC Olympic Coverage, Signed a Die-hard Olympics Watcher.


Posted on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:40 AM

What's your problem? You've been complaining for the past seven years that you don't want Vancouver to host the Olympics. We get your fucking point. Can't you shut the fuck up for two weeks and allow Vancouver and Canada to have its moment.
---Angry Taxpayer

Monday, February 15, 2010

Posted on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Yeah, so I know it's only been a couple days, but what the fuck is with the Canadian Olympic broadcasters? Nothing any of the athletes do is ever "as good as we've seen before" even if they're breaking records. There's more time spent with some old uptight jackass complaining about how little sleep he got the night before because of all the celebrating. I don't know who the hell some of these "newscasters" think they are, getting pissed off because someone who was born in Canada is competing for another country. Big fucking deal, it's his own god damned choice, they're both free fucking countries, and he happens to be a citizen of both of them, they wouldn't be calling him a "villian" if he was in 25th place in the world cup standings. As much as I was to support Canada in these games, I'm not going to support the Canadians broadcasting them, hell NBC shows more live sports (CTV showed the women's mogels final almost an hour after it had happened, and what were they showing during that hour? Crap interviews that no one cares about.) and, the people commenting on NBC don't have crushed Olympic dreams shedding their ass.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Posted on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Yo BC, enough already with the crocodile tears and "mock" sorrow. Some guy from a country you couldn't even find on a map dies doing a dangerous sport the he clearly loved... fine. It's sad for those who knew him, but they knew the risks. Stop with all the weeping on television and silly talk of dedicating the entire games to this dude!

Where were your tears when hundreds of Georgians were slaughtered in the aggressive Russian military action a few years back?

And worst of all is the way this guy's death is being used as a magician's "misdirection" to take attention away from the REAL Olympic news: rampant doping by athletes, Out-of-control commercialization, censorship, grotesque (and predicted) cost overuns, and mostly:

Why was a winter Olympics awarded to a rainforest?!

I can almost see the 'weeping' VANOC execs peering cautiously through their fingers to make sure everyone's watching THEM, and not the massive protests...

---yoU knoW whO...

Posted on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM

What a "creative", "exciting" way to end the Olympic opening ceremonies then to have the great Wayne Gretzky jump into the back of a fucking "pick-up truck" and go for a 20 minute truck ride. The Olympic committee had 10 fucking years to come up with something canadians would be proud of....and all you come up with for the big finale is The Great One and a pick-up truck??? What an embarrassment!
---Walking with my head down

Posted on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:48 AM

I like all the hype for the olympics, however when you've exploited someone's death you've gone to far!

I watched the opening for the olympics start to finish, thought it was pretty cool and as you may or may not know a male athlete who was to participate in the luge died while practicing.

At around 1:30 AM after the opening ceremony show, there was a short CTV NEWS clip. It talked about the incident and showed a clip of a man going down on a luge. I didn't realize that it was the actual clip of this poor young man's demise, until the last second when they showed him, and his luge fly off the slide and brutally smash into a metal beam.

I realize to some this may not sound disturbing but please believe me it looked disturbing, and it brought tears to my eyes.

Try to understand how his team mates must feel and his family back home, who probably can't do a thing. I don't feel it's right the way CTV broadcasted his death and if you agree please comment.

---disturbed viewer

Posted on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM

"And now the whales becoming schools of salmon projected on the stage"

"The salmon were very important to the First Nations People...."


I'm trying to enjoy what is turning out to be a pretty good Opening Ceremony, and the CTV vidiots will not stop explaining it to me!

Let me draw what ever meaning I want from it.

Would you sit behind someone and whisper "Rosebud represents lost youth"?


---Matthew Luthor Older Entries »

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