The Olympics are one of the best spectacles that a sports fan can enjoy. Hell, they’re something that even non-sports fans love to watch. The idea of cheering on your countrymen and women as they compete for gold can be a truly thrilling experience. Unless, of course, you already know the outcome before the event airs.
In today’s modern world of the internet, television news, Twitter, and Facebook, the idea of keeping the results of the biggest sporting event in the world a secret for nearly half a day is ridiculous. Yet that seems to be exactly what NBC expects you to do by not airing any of the most popular events live during the day, instead saving them for their primetime coverage at 8 p.m. EST.