August 29, 2004

Cable Could Keep NBC's Olympic Torch Burning: meaning Bravo could go from Queer Eye to Odd Sports World? Olympics apparently mean a lot of bank.

posted by billsaysthis to other at 08:22 PM - 8 comments

You're forgetting that NBC has already done this. It was called "Wide World of Sports", and it certainly did offer a wider view on the world of sports than what we have now. I think having a channel devoted to the Olympic sports would absolutely rock. Or we could just get Eurosport.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:12 PM on August 29

ABC did wide world of sports.

posted by goddam at 09:41 PM on August 29

But ladies, what about Inside the Actor's Studio? What would people do with out being able to watch and mock that pompous ass James Lipton?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:07 PM on August 29

Granted, as an Olympics addict i may be going through a bit of withdrawal a few hours after the closing ceremonies, but a channel that follows these sports would be very cool. It would be nice to be able to keep up with these sports besides the usual page 2 stories.

posted by Punkrockrat at 11:30 PM on August 29

I'd love to get Eurosport here. So much more variety than ESPN*.

posted by tieguy at 06:28 AM on August 30

(And for those who haven't seen, Eurosport is a lot more than just olympics sports; it also does cricket, ballroom dancing, non-NASCAR/F1 auto racing, like rallies, etc.)

posted by tieguy at 06:29 AM on August 30

ballroom dancing you say? sign me up.

posted by garfield at 08:43 AM on August 30

If they did expanded coverage on sports that didn't get a lot of play during the Games, I could totally get hooked on it. Seriously. Esoteric sports and expanded replays of more mainstream matches we didn't get to see would be an easy sell in my house.

posted by chicobangs at 12:45 PM on August 30

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