DanicaDanica Patrick has disappeared.

Not only has she disappeared from contention – finishes all her races about 20th position or worse – but NASCAR has disappeared.

Maybe NASCAR is on some distant channel being broadcast from the moon, but it surely doesn’t show up on any channel listed in the TV guide of my local paper. It’s just gone. Along with Danica.

In contrast, the 2016 Rio Olympics is being shown on 11 networks. ELEVEN!!!

Not that I am able to watch eleven channels – can anyone? I mean, would anyone even HAVE 11 television sets in the same room!

Here is what you would be facing accroding to nbcolympics.com

Gone“Rio 2016 will be the most live Olympics ever, find out how to catch all the action.
The networks and digital platforms of NBCUniversal will present an unprecedented 6,755 hours of programming for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . .  .

“That’s roughly 356 hours of coverage per day (19 days). If the 6,755 hours ran on one channel, it would take 281 days to finish airing.

“With Rio just one hour ahead of the Eastern Time zone, the 2016 Summer Games will be the most live Olympics ever. NBCU will present 2,084 hours of Olympic programming across 11 networks.”

TELEMUNDO (Spanish language)
Golf Channel
NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
NBC UNIVERSO (Spanish language)
USA Network
Specialty channels (Basketball and Soccer)

And it doesn’t even end there: “NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream 4,500 total hours.”

Pity us folks who only get broadcast TV – over the air. Translation, ONE channel. NBC. That’s it.

I’m lost.



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