NBC's Olympic coverage is so often the brunt of legitimate complaints – not airing events live, tape-delaying coverage for the West Coast, irresponsible product placements, too many puff pieces – that it's easy to ignore the many positive aspects of the network's Winter Games coverage.
In all honesty, aside from the lack of live coverage of marquee daytime events, the peacock network does an excellent job with its telecasts. (That may be like saying "Aside from the landing, the Hindenburg had a great flight," but we're in a good mood today.) Here are our four favorites:
1. Bob Costas and Al Michaels. You know you have a pretty good hosting team when Michaels, the legendary voice of primetime NFL football (first on Mondays and now on Sunday) and the Miracle on Ice, is the daytime guy. Costas may rub some the wrong way, and he blurs the line between coverage and commentary when he goes out of his way to rip Bode Miller, but he deftly handles the studio broadcast, is a fantastic
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