That's the cutest cheater in Olympic history, Kohei Uchimura, relishing the rewards of an appeal well done. Cut to Bob Costas thanking us for joining him.
Why didn't the British team appeal their scores? Why didn't the Ukrainians appeal their scores? Why doesn't every gymnast that has ever fallen off an apparatus appeal his or her scores? Let's ask Bob Costas. Oh, wait, he's cut to another commercial.
It's not only the obvious, amateurish (not in a good way) bullshit of changing scores after the fact so that a favorite team can win medals that has forced me to turn off the olympics for good, again.
It's also NBC.
Bob Costas might as well be hosting The Bachelorette. Every second last night was carefully manipulated by the network. Remember, it all happened five hours early. NBC producers carefully cut tape, changed sequencing and added drama before every commercial break.
The adorable, freckled-faced Ukranian gynmast that cries when he finds out that the Japanese have stolen his medal? Let's cut away from the hapless Americans for 30 seconds so that we can show him not fucking up a routine around 9:30 PM. The bushy haired cutie pie cheater from Japan? Give him some time earlier in the hour so that we can really, really hate him when it counts.
Why don't I like the olympics? For the same reason I don't like Say Yes to the Dress, The Bachelorette or Whose Sleeping with a Kardashian.
Why do the olympics get such great ratings? Same reason Say Yes to the Dress, The Bachelorette, and Whose Sleeping with a Kardashian make a ton of money for their respective networks.
But Bob, it ain't sports. And this sports fan is going back to baseball.