Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 5?

I’ve come to realize over the last few days that I’m really partial to Olympic swimming events. Nobody purposely tries to throw a race to avoid tougher matchups down the pike (see badminton). There are no pesky judges to witness a thing of perfection — like McKayla Maroney’s flawless vault — then score it like there were hidden glitches only they could see. And swimming is straightforward: Read More

Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 4?

Is it possible the 2012 Olympics might’ve peaked on Day 4? There was Allison Schmitt’s Olympic record-setting Gold-medal performance in the 200 freestyle. There was the triumph of the U.S. “Fab 5″ — oh those vaults! and oh the injustice of McKayla Maroney’s imperfect vault score! — in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final. But for me, the most thrilling part of NBC’s primetime coverage had to be Read More

Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 2?

To me, the Summer Olympics have always been synonymous with first names: Nadia. Mary Lou. Shawn. (That’s Comaneci, Retton and Johnson, for the uninitiated.) So as women’s gymnastics took center stage on Day 2 of NBC’s prime time coverage, I couldn’t wait to go ga-ga over the mind-bending array of flips, twists and rotations.

What I wasn’t prepared for was Read More

Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From the 2012 Opening Ceremonies?

Simply smashing! That pretty much sums up Friday night’s spectacular, occasionally mind-bending, and wonderfully irreverent (Queen Elizabeth, you go girl!) Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Trying to single out a most memorable moment from NBC’s extensive primetime coverage would be akin to choosing the most dazzling shot in a Roger Federer five-setter, but here goes. Read More