I realize I am probably in the minority here, but some of us do like watching indoor volleyball at the Olympics, and indeed, even prefer it to watching beach volleyball. (Not to take anything away from the skills and athleticism of the beach volleyball players.) It was annoying enough that indoor volleyball was relegated to the daytime "live" hours only, or the 12:30 am telecast.
And the U.S. women's volleyball team was dominant, crushing everyone on its way to the gold medal match against Brazil.
Finally, that match was designated for prime time airing. And yet, even there, you screwed things up!
Showing the first game, where the U.S thrashed Brazil, made it seem like a foregone conclusion that we'd get the gold. Then there was a cutaway to Bob Costas, announcing upcoming NBC programming Sunday morning, and then he matter-of-factly said that we would be rejoining the match, with Brazil now up 2 sets to 1.
Not only that, when we "rejoined" the match, it was 18-11 in favor of Brazil in set 4. So between where we left off and where we picked up, either Brazil started playing out of its mind or the U.S. fell apart or both, but we viewers were shown . . . nothing.
At some point, one of the announcers said something like, "This is one of the most amazing comebacks I've ever seen."
Yeah? Well, I would've liked to have seen it too.