As Twitchy reported, the #NBCFail hashtag was poised for a return as the network announced it would tape-delay the opening ceremony “to put context to it, with the full pageantry it deserves.” Americans finally had the opportunity to see the opening ceremony Friday night, but many noticed that NBC wasn’t quite delivering the full pageant. That, in turn, sent #NBCFail back into Twitter’s trending topics.

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Because they were too creepy, maybe?

  • Scott Carroll

    If Routine Failure were an Olympic Sport, NBC would be Michael Phelps.

    • Jake Wilde

      Yeah, I think some people actually thought they might cover the Olympics well. I think it is too politicized now anyway. Costas made just about everyone want to hurl.

      • Blake Waymire

        Yes he did. Right after the IOC president finished telling us to keep politics out of the Olympics, they were on politics again. I want to go to Canada next time to watch the ceremonies.

      • ew0054

        The man would not stop talking for more than 30 seconds. He was horrible and ruined the experience.

  • nick price

    Props to CBC for showing live Olympic coverage in detroit

  • IndySkye

    If I were in charge of NBC’s coverage, I would have edited out the ballet and replaced it with Russia’s classic struggle against moose and squirrel.

    • Mead

      Come Natasha! Ees time to beet sh*t out of muuse and squoil

    • Robyn

      Except if you want to get technical, they’re Pottsylvanian. Any resemblance to real Cold War-era Eastern Bloc nations or Cold War-era Eastern Bloc politicans or spies, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 😛

      • SupplyGuy

        That was just their cover. They were really Soviets.

  • DG

    You’d think by now NBC would have caught on to the miracle of the World Wide Web. Or, internet, as most of us call it these days. Stop Hiding Truth NBC!!!! The funniest thing about the opening ceremonies of the 2014 SOCHI Olympics? NBC’s Coverage of it!

    • Michelle ✓classified

      The Internet and the WWW (Web) are not the same things, although it’s very common for folks to think they are the same.

  • Mead

    I don’t care who they are, that choir was freaking entertaining.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    The more tweets and comments I read about these Olympics, the less desire I have to watch any of it. First time ever.

    • ew0054

      The Olympic opening ceremony was very entertaining. It was the way it was broadcasted that is leaving a bitter taste. No subtitles – instead, nonstop blabbing about nothing throughout the entire show. Hopefully people will upload feeds on YouTube of just the show without the talking.

      • Robyn

        The IOC will have it, but you’ll have to wait a while. During the Games, the official Olympic channel provides footage, but it’s geoblocked unless you live in a nation without a broadcasting deal. However, the entire Vancouver and London opening and closing ceremonies became available worldwide a short while after their respective Games ended, with the option of watching without commentary.

  • WhoDat

    Luckily, you can find all these things online. No big loss if it isn’t on tv.

    • SupplyGuy

      Yeah, who watches TV anymore? I plug my laptop into my TV and do a lot of youtube.
      Hopefully one of these days the alphabet companies will go the way of the dodo birds that they are.

  • descolada9

    So glad I watched this afternoon on BBC2 feed

  • NY2DC

    And here I thought my weekend was off to a slow start. These people need to get a life!

    • Ice Cold Troll

      And here you are.

  • Politiwars

    Could not believe the inappropriate comments from the broadcasters during the ceremony. I left the sound muted for half of it because they would not shut up.

    • ew0054

      Agreed, but then you lose the music, which was superb. The broadcasters ruined the show.

      • Lienathan

        Oh, you actually tuned in to watch the event? Unpossible. You had to have tuned in to watch the indispensable commentary of their very important television personalities.

  • DG

    @NBCOlympics What life was like during the 1936 Olympics. Ahhhhh, memories!!!!!

  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I realize they aren’t going to please 100% of the people but geez, it’s like they intentionally just screw things up!

    • Ethanery

      It gets people talking about them

  • WhoMeToo

    OMG!!! Please tell me the “Police Choir” was a bad SNL skit. Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

  • RJ Chesnut Jr.

    Millions of dollars bid to cover this event, and NBC brings the Junior High media club in to screw it up. What about that Bob Costas interview with Obama, was he stoned ?

    • ew0054

      This guy can’t step aside of anything! The Superbowl and now the Olympics. Why cannot we enjoy one evening of entertainment without his arrogant, ugly mug shoved in our faces?

    • Ice Cold Troll

      Yeah, look what we got — ▲

      Look what they got — ▼

      • NY2DC

        Yeah, except I had just gotten home at 3 AM and you spent your evening trolling these boards, creep.

  • ashknothole

    Must see NBC edits. Now in video format as well!

  • rambler

    Can’t wait for the rating numbers on the coverage to come out.

  • Angie Foster Bixler

    Absolutely disgusted by NBC’s & especially Matt Lauer’s coverage of the Olympics so far. It’s embarrassing.

  • Conservaguy

    Why NBC is allowed to cover anything is beyond me. They are awful at EVERYTHING.

  • brewerandpatriot

    NBC lost me the minute Bob “Pinkeye” Costas threw it to Cris Collinsworth.

  • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    To the people hollering about the police choir. How do you think I felt when watching the opening of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney? They had arranged for a simultaneous rendition of the choral piece of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to be sung by choirs all over the world. 30 seconds into it and CBS goes to commercial. I discovered that I could string profanities together for about 5 minutes.

  • ew0054

    Costas and the woman with him were terrible hosts. They came off as out-of-place wanna-be political commentators. They talked over the entire show. Whether or not you like Russia, we should have been able to enjoy an Olympic opening ceremony without all the political commentary for one night. NBC should have put subtitles instead of allowing these two clowns to ruin the historical experience with their BS.

  • Ice Cold Troll

    No comment today from NBC’s programming directors…

  • jvermeer51

    So the IOC thinks an anti-gay propaganda law is so awful they have to comment but in Beijing the slaughter of maybe 40 million of their own citizens by the host government is not worth a comment. And liberals wonder why so many think they are, at a minimum, communist apologists.

  • Jd

    They ruin everything now.. We used to be able to just watch and enjoy.

    Now, everyone and their brother’s second cousin needs face time with the camera, and all their friends need to get to you, shoving product advertisements in your face.. The Olympics have become a gigantic bloated face fest.. Everyone and their friends company begging you to throw adoration and money at them.

    Just StFU and let me watch my country compete!

    No one wants you there, if you’re with a mic, say “wow, would you look at that” every 10 minutes.. No one wants your 4 decade old interpretation of the 2014 Sochi games opening ceremony..

    Just stop it.

  • Cabover_Country

    Anyone who allows ndc to broadcast their hate in their own homes deserves to eat everything that sh!t network dishes out to them

  • Tim Dow

    NBC treated the Parade of Nations like it was a high homecoming parade. Disgusting!

  • Christina

    The commentary was embarrassing at best. Tretiak carrying the torch should have been described by referring to why he is revered. Instead they just talk about 1980 and beating him. Gee, I wonder why Americans can’t figure out why they are such J.E.R.K.S !!!!!!!!!!

  • Lee Workman

    NBC seems to be too involved demonizing Russia to bother with the actual filming of the ceremonies.

  • Jonathan Leibowitz

    Since liberty subjectively allowed isn’t liberty at all, we cannot maximize its benefits if liberty’s forbidden when it appears undesirable.

  • DragnarDaBreaker .

    Err.. in what country was the freedom of speech, again? I’m glad to see that fellow americans keep clean of anti-russian propaganda and enjoy Olimpic games.

  • Борис РФ

    Fucking freaks, don’t deprive their people watch the Olympics!