I was getting so upset! Why doesn't NBC get it? We want to watch gymnastics, not gymnasts getting dressed, wrapping their wrists, walking around, bouncing up and down while waiting..... You can hear floor music playing and see/hear the crowd cheering while the camera is following one of the 4 Chosen Ones around before and after their routines. Can you imagine MLB doing that? The guy takes his at bat, then they follow him and only him around the bases, not showing how he's advancing or the other teammates as they bat; then he scores so they follow him into the dugout, make us watch him put his helmet away, scratch his groin, put on his hat, wipe off the sweat, drink some Gatorade, check his phone..... Meanwhile, other guys are batting/fielding, but we're still watching the same guy. How long would that last? So why do gymnasts and fans of gymnastics get treated like that? Who at NBC can we shake and tie to a chair and force them to allow the people to watch as many routines as possible instead of just the Chosen Ones? After all these years why can't they get that we want to see the sport and not treat us viewers like a bunch of teenage girls watching a soap opera?
I was watching with my sis in law and my niece who loves gymnastics. This is my SIL's first time really being interested and wanting to watch with her daughter (9 years old). The coverage was so boring, sporadic, and interspersed with so many commercials that my sil was yawning and decided to go to bed because IT WAS SO SLOW AND BORING! Meanwhile, my niece fell asleep! Why is NBC so bad at covering this sport? It could be exciting and fun, but instead is a snooze fest! I am so disappointed with them. They could have kept it so interesting by showing the routines of everyone but instead we only saw the same 4-5 girls until the last rotation on beam when they included 2 new gymnasts.
I think most of us on this board could do 100% better at covering these trials than all the people employed by NBC. They obviously have NO IDEA what gymnastics fans want to see.