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Byline: Sean McAfee
OLYMPIC COUCH POTATO
I've come to the conclusion that these Olympics have a silver lining after all.
Yes, the tape delay is maddening, and the network prime-time coverage has been disjointed and often sappy.
Thank goodness, then, for cable.
While we've been spoon-fed a steady diet of meaningless heats in swimming and track and nap-inducing diving preliminaries during NBC's daytime broadcasts, MSNBC and CNBC have been a veritable action buffet 279 hours of competition, mostly uncluttered by the fluff that suffocates the network offerings.
There's good stuff out there; you just have to find it.