2020 Tokyo Olympics Viewers Blast TV Coverage for Being Hard To Follow

by Joe Rutland

Some fans watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are not too happy with NBC’s coverage and they are making their voices heard on Twitter.

Let’s see what some of them are saying.

2020 Tokyo Olympics viewer Dirty D said she was not happy with Peacock’s streaming service for the Olympics. She said it was “hard to follow” and hard to find what to watch. She added that everything is chopped up into two-minute bits. She also said that she’s switching over to YouTube TV “like I should have done in the first place.”

Viewer Dan Faulkner said he wished that Fox still had the Olympics. He wrote that it was hard to follow the sports he wanted, adding that “I just want basketball”.

Then we have viewer Elizabeth Lynn who isn’t happy with the ad placement on the NBC app. She wrote that she’s watching an ad every five minutes on the app. She also wrote that they weren’t timed well, either. Lynn wrote that she would get to watch surfers paddle but then an ad pops up when they catch a wave. She just ended her tweet with two words: “So frustrating!”

That sounds like the collective thoughts of these 2020 Tokyo Olympics viewers. They want to watch the athletes in action but the coverage isn’t helping meet their needs.

One thing is true of anyone who might consider themselves an Outsider. They are not afraid to share their opinions at all.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Off To A Rough Start For U.S. Men’s Basketball Team

While one fan above wants to watch his basketball from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, maybe it was a good idea that he may have missed the U.S. men’s team opener.

The U.S. lost its first Olympic game since 2004, falling to France 83-76 on Sunday. Back in 2004, the team lost to Argentina during the semifinals. France beat the U.S. in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, making these consecutive losses.

The U.S. team also lost back-to-back exhibition games for the third time since 1992.

Team USA stayed in the lead until just a few minutes left in the game. They can thank NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday for keeping them close.

But they missed shots and had too many turnovers. It left room for France to take over and win.

Some people think Team USA is just automatically supposed to win. Team USA Coach Gregg Popovich shot that idea down.

“I think that’s a little bit of hubris if you think the Americans are supposed to just roll out the ball and win,” Popovich, who coaches the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, said. “I mean, we’ve got to work for it just like everybody else. And for those 40 minutes, they played better than we did.”