The oldest track & field blog on the internet

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Olympic Trials, Men's marathon

It appears the Trials webcast is far more popular than the idiots at 30 Rock expected. MediaZone is overloaded and I cannot get in--it doesn't appear that anyone can.. The Let's Run live thread doesn't have a single person getting video as yet, and even the message board is slowing down and occaissionally crashing. No trouble at Track & Field News--no one goes to their site (and no one seems to be trying to watch, either).

NBC (and possibly the NYRRC) have a huge PR bust on their hands, plus the network lost out on a big ratings opportunity by deciding not to broadcast the race. This probably would have set a Saturday morning ratings record on MSNBC or CNBC.

No comments: