NBC Sports performs remote control gymnastics

122 seend The US Open felt like an Olympic sport. Call it remote gymnastics and yours is competing for the podium after day 1.

First of all, the good news is that NBC Sports offers more than 45 hours of live coverage of the tournament from Thursday to Sunday, including live coverage of more than 100 hours in Brookline, Massachusetts, including notable teams and holes.

But in order to do that, the audience had to return from Peacock to the USA Network to NBC in the US and make a final stop on Peacock. It was harder than a three-card game for Monte to move on. If you don’t have a scam, good luck.

I know some of you are reading this complaint and thinking, “Did you really have to change the channel four times in 14 hours? Alas, humanity! ‘ Sure, most of us can guess how to press a button four times, but the question is, why should we do it today?

My opinion is that this plan was created by a bunch of overpaid executives with elegant MBAs, who are probably good enough at their day job, but it’s clear that they’re not golf enthusiasts.

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Peacock, an NBC streaming service that debuted in 2020, is a new favorite on the web, and the US Open can no doubt target new users to the home platform or introduce bonus content that will continue to return to more existing users.

However, when it comes to 122 TV coveragend The U.S. Open kicked off brightly and began early Thursday in Peacock for only premium members who were paying for Premier League football, WWE and its Olympic coverage. I didn’t earn more than $ 4.99 a month and eagerly – I think in the end my wife and I can get tight. Yellowstone – To see the start of the round of the likes of Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm.

I wasn’t the only one who was upset about having to search for credit card information and accept billing from another streaming platform. (Note: Don’t forget to cancel for 30 days as you normally would.) John Sluhan, St. Head of Professional at Boone Valley Golf Club in Louis, he wrote: “I’d like to pay $ 4.99 to bounce around all day, but I’ll save that for a liter of gas and switch to two cable channels like my dad and grandpa.

“Happy to pay for coverage of notable groups, but empathize with those who can’t afford it” said Tim LionsI look like someone who I would like to put in my pocket in a wolf game.

Others noted that coverage of the featured group was free on the USGA app. I wish someone had said that to Peacock a month before I paid. However, for USGA, the operator of the US Open, many believe that the Master’s is overriding in importance, which cannot be a good thing for its TV partners to continue to switch platforms. The Masters TV show is the second, and it’s very common to ask viewers to pay for initial coverage, unless you think social media. The biggest bone to choose is paying for another decombined product and then being forced to suffer through advertisements – in this case the seemingly endless ClifBar ad. When an ad was not for sale, Zen music reminded me of the melodies of a waiting room in an elegant spa. It was very.

At 9:30 a.m. ET, coverage changed to the USA Network. I don’t know about you, but I do The fight against the family the question was what TV network would you hit to watch professional golf, USA Network would get an “X”. Under no circumstances would this be one of the top 5 answers on the board. This is partly because of NBC’s new initiative, which began “expanding its list” in January with the addition of NBC Sports premium content. The goal is to “introduce new communities to the U.S. by further consolidating the network as the primary destination for the best and most comprehensive entertainment in all its formats.”

He managed to bring it to the U.S. network, something I haven’t seen since Suits and Burn note. It reminded me of the annual hunt to find Tru TV for NCAA March Madness.

Most of the responses to a tweet that I sent to people asking how they feel about remote gymnastics expressed their displeasure at the futile work involved in watching a golf tournament. I haven’t heard a good explanation yet why a network with a Golf Channel doesn’t use it. I’m leaving, but this can’t bode well for the future of the GC, which has shrunk its Orlando headquarters and reduced its staff skeleton to Stamford, Connecticut.

But not everyone cared about having to switch channels, once again the A-team formed by Dan Hicks and Paul Azinger was formed to drive NBC hours. A Twitter follower called Casual Water, a self-proclaimed “golf discord junkie”. he replied, “I feel like my (horrible) fat can change the channel every three hours and I will survive. I’m glad the whole day is on. It wasn’t always like that. “

There is no argument. It was the second time ET Network on the USA Network shone at 5pm if you keep your score at home. All of these enthusiasts in the U.S. network had to be excited to go through a section Chicago Fire Village club.

19:00 ET when Phil Mickelson went to 18 p.m.th green, the time spent by the USA Network was over, Hicks explained, and you guessed the passage, Chicago Fire he was on his back. It was time to get back to where it started every hour ago: Peacock’s paid game coverage.

“You can watch 9-and-a-half-hour coverage on basic cable between the US and NBC. You can see coverage of featured groups and holes throughout the day on the free website and app. tweeted David Lettieriformer golf professional turned lawyer.

I’m glad I saw a new subscriber to Mickelson collecting a staggering 78. Canadian Adam Hadwin was the only place to hang the leader of the first lap under 4.

When Day 1 coverage ended, there was no argument that NBC Sports was offering an absurd amount of coverage. From the initial disc to the final putt, viewers can consume golf coverage in a variety of ways. But it sure would be easier if it was broadcast somewhere (and without an ad for subscribers).

The Players Group, a sports marketing and management company for the golf industry, perhaps best said in response to my tweet: “It’s crazy and uncomfortable, but we’ll do it anyway.”


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