It’s a return visit from Sports Business Daily/Sports Business Journal sports media writer John Ourand. If this were the old Larry King Live on CNN, I would say, “Our guest for the full hour! John Ourand!” However, this podcast rarely goes that long, but trust me, John is the guest on Sports Media Weekly with Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal for the full podcast.
We spent a good portion with John talking about his trip to London to over the first week of the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad. John talks about covering the Olympics for the first time in a city where he used to live. He also discussed the sport he enjoyed attending the most and the sport that surprised him the most.
We also asked John about NBC’s reaction to the social media phenomenon, #NBCFail that took off during the first weekend of the Olympics, plus whether the tape delays that were prevalent will be a thing of the past in the next Olympics.
John also opined on the legacy of former NBC Sports Emperor Dick Ebersol who worked his last Olympics for the network.
We moved on to the strange story that broke last night that several Comcast SportsNet affiliates quietly dropped all Fox Sports Net programming as of July 31. And we talked about how the NFL preseason snuck up on all of us.
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