NBC Stakes Olympic Programming On American Women, American Women Recoil In Horror

I'm all for the frillier Olympic sports. I mean that. If you've never tried lifting another human while on skates trying to look graceful, it's immeasurably harder than it looks. That said: NBC choosing to air (among other events) ice dancing in place of the USA-Canada hockey tilt is some kind of sick joke, right?

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The notion that the NHL would shutter its season for the Games and that its broadcast rights holder wouldn't then put the NHL-centric U.S. vs. Canada on its primary network is baffling.

So we reached out to NBC for comment and context, and found out who gets the blame for this malarkey: American women.
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No. No, no, no. Sorry. You're not sticking us with this one, Peacock. It's hockey versus ice dancing. This is a programming move that would strain credulity, if you had any remaining after enabling a Paul Haggis-helemed We Are The World remake.

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