Day: February 7, 2022

Best-bets for Feb. 9: U.S. has gold-medal prospects

1) Winter Olympics, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., NBC. For viewers who prefer events with American contenders, here are two big finals, both live. There’s the women’s snowboarding halfpipe, with Chloe Kim (shown here), who won in 2018 at 17. And there’s men’s figure-skating: Nathan Chen is a three-time world champion, but finished fifth in the 2018 games. The winner that time, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, is trying to be the first guy in 94 years to win the event three straight times. Read more…

Super Bowl Sunday? Here’s a guide

For sports fans, TV viewers and other humans, this will be too much – WAY too much – of a good thing.
It will be Super Bowl Sunday AND the Olympics. NBC will have quarterbacks, speedskaters, rappers (including Kendrick Lamar, shown here), linebackers, gospel singers, ice dancers, a country star and commercials. Lots of commercials.
It will also have hours of people talking about football … at the same time that a sister channel (the USA Network) ranges from the dazzle of freestyle skiing to the non-dazzle of curling.
It’s a busy blur for viewers … and a busier one for Mike Tirico, who anchors the Olympic in Beijing and does play-by-play of the Super Bowl in Inglewood, Cal. Here’s a guide to the day (Feb.13); times are ET and, except where noted, shows are on NBC Read more…