Most of the time, I am willing to ignore the results of the Olympics in order to watch events on TV as if they are live. And I have seen considerable drama -- Georg Hettich's tough-as-nails win in the Nordic combined, Kristina Smigun's exciting finish in the women's pursuit. The crash at the beginning of men's pursuit was so stunning that I backed up the telecast and watched it again.
But Sunday afternoon, I was watching the luge when NBC decided to hold back the finish for its prime-time telecast. Since they had just devoted considerable time to the event, the insistence that I wait was galling. So I went online to see how it ended up -- and will do something else during that portion of tonight's coverage.