Japanese television and online streaming have been dominated by Yuzuru Hanyu’s gold medal. Luckily, there are a few other things happening, although the Japanese press doesn’t seem to care.
Yuzuru Hanyu: A-
Shoma Uno: A-
Yuzuru Hanyu’s performance: A
Seeing Yuzuru Hanyu’s performance 24 hours straight: F
Simulcast failing in final 30 seconds of Hanyu’s actual performance: F
Men’s Free Skate: B
Winnie the Pooh: A
Flinging Pooh: A
Flinging poo: F
Going there: D-
Hitting the easy ones: F
Totally Not Russian Russian team’s frown at their scores: A for not pretending.
Jin Boyang’s genuine joy: A
Genuine joy: A+
Possibility of genuine joy: C-
Japan finishing 1 and 2: A
Brian Orsor finishing 1 and 3: A
Brian Orsor’s income the next few years: A+
Javier Fernandez: A
Running real-time Technical Score: B
Potential for butt-hurt: F
Potential for controversy in a corrupt competition: F
Canada versus Sweden in Curling: A
Sport with the best sounds: Curling.
Whatter ya’ tryin’ fer?
Never touch it. Never touch it.
Never. Never. Never.
It’s straight. It’s straight.
HARD! HARD! HARD!
Isabel Atkin: A
Great Britain’s first skiing medal: A
Fact that it come from an American: A+
Fact that it’s bronze: C
Delayed Medal Ceremony: D- for I just won a gold medal; let me get drunk NOW.
US Slopestyle ski suits: Maroon and Gray: B-. Maroon and Blue: A
Worst team uniforms: Norway’s curling trousers: F for wearing ugly Christmas sweater as trousers.
Watching three sports streams at once: E for Elvis.
Bobsled superimposing other sled to show actual victory distance: A for Really? Two-hundredths of a second is THAT far?
NBC screwing up Woman’s Super-G call: F
Ester Ledecka: A
Her Super-G run: A+
All NBC announcers: F
US media in general: F
That’s all for now. More as it is discovered/created.