Chalk up another stupid decision by NBC. With a live hockey game between the Czech Republic and Russia airing as I type this, NBC decided to tape delay that, too.
What are they airing instead? The consistent ratings grabber that is SKI CROSS! That’s right. On a Sunday afternoon in the middle of the day, NBC is not going to air a crucial hockey game live coast-to-coast. Ski cross is going to get the attention for the next 2.5 hours and anyone living in the Mountain Time Zone westward will not be getting it live. When the game airs at 3 PM PT it will overlap the US/Canada live game on MSNBC at 4:30 PM.
I don’t see how anyone can justify NBC’s decisions now. This is indefensible stuff from the only network airing the Winter Olympics in the US.