The Silver Bullet

An opinion in popular sports

2008 Olympic Games TV Schedule (for the Bay Area)

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LAST UPDATED: Sunday 8/17 10:30am PST NOTE: Channel/Time for US Soccer Semifinal

It was great excitement that I am finally acknowledging the Summer Olympics and the final go-around for Baseball and Softball at the Games. As I opened by morning Newspaper, looking for when some of the games would be played… I found a list of crap. All these sports playing for seven hours? How can anyone sift through all this. And even more, understand the tape delay and the confusing NBCOlympics.com TV schedule.

So it is without sanity that I have attempted to sift through some of these schedules, focusing only on a select few. The aim here was to find when we could see Team USA Live in soccer, baseball, etc.and then particularly point this schedule towards the San Francisco Bay Area. NBC11 couldn’t pull it off either.

There are some vague spots but that’s as far as I can figure out. I will try to update the schedules as playoff matchup become available and if they release certain times of particular telecasts.

NOTE:

TD= tape delayed, but presented live.

**=PART OF A BLOCK OF PROGRAMMING, NOT NECESSARILY LIVE, could go to the next day.

BASEBALL:
Wed 8/13 vs Korea 3:00am RESULTS: USA 7, S. Korea 8
Wed 8/13 vs Netherlands 7:30pm RESULTS USA 7, Netherlands 0
Thu 8/14 vs Cuba 8:30pm RESULTS: USA 4, Cuba 5 (11 inn.)
Fri 8/15 vs Canada 7:30pm RESULTS: USA 5, Canada 4

Mon: 8/18 vs China 4:00am TV: 9am to 2pm, MSNBC**
Tue: 8/19 vs Taipai 4:00am TV: 2am to 2pm, MSNBC**
Wed: 8/20 vs Japan 4:00am TV: 2am to 2pm, MSNBC**

Playoffs TBD

BASKETBALL:
Sat 8/9 (W) vs. Chech Republic 5:00am RESULTS: USA 97, Czech 57
Sun 8/10 (M) vs. China 7:15am, RESULTS: USA 101, China 70

Mon 8/11 (W) vs, China 5:00am RESULTS: USA 108, China 63
Tue 8/12 (M) vs. Angola 5:00am RESULTS: USA 97, Angola 76
Wed 8/13 (W) vs. Mali RESULTS: USA 97, Mali 41
Thu 8/14 (M) vs. Greece 5:00am RESULTS: USA 92, Greece 69
Fri: 8/15 (W) vs. Spain 5:00am RESULTS: USA 93, Spain 55
Sat 8/16 (M) vs. Spain 7:15am RESULTS USA 119, Spain 82

Sun: 8/17 (W) vs. New Zealand 7:15am TV: TD, 10:15am, NBC
Mon: 8/18 (M) vs. Germany 5:00am TV: LIVE, USA

PLAYOFFS TBD

BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:

MEN-QUARTERFINALS:

Gibbs/Rosenthal vs. Brazil   MON 8/18 6:00am TV: MSNBC 9:00am – 2:00 pm

Rogers/Delhausser vs. Germany   Sun 8/17 7:00pm TV: TD, (Mon) 12:30am- 2:00am, NBC

WOMENS SEMIFINALS:

Walsh/May-Treanor   vs Brazil   Monday 8/18 7:00pm TV: TD, 10:00pm NBC

WOMEN’S QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

China 2, Branagh/Youngs 0. (Team 2 eliminated)

Walsh/May-Treanor 2, Brazil 0

SOCCER

WOMENS SEMIFINAL: vs. Japan Mon 8/18 5:00am TV: LIVE, MSNBC

WOMENS QUARTERFINAL RESULTS: USA 2, CANADA 1

MEN ELIMINATED

FEILD HOCKEY
Sun 8/10 vs. Argentina 3:30am USA 2, Argentina 2
Tue 8/12 vs. Japan 3:00am RESULTS: USA 1, Japan 1
Wed 8/13 vs. Germany 7:30pm RESULTS Germany 4, USA 2
Fri 8/15 vs. New Zealand 5:30pm RESULTS: USA 4, New Zealand 1

Mon 8/18 vs. Great Britain 3:00am TV: LIVE, USA
Playoffs TBD

SOFTBALL
Mon 8/11 vs. Venezuela 9:00pm RESULTS: USA 11, Venezuela 0
Tue 8/12 vs. Australia 9:00pm RESULTS: USA 3, Australia 0
WEd 8/13 vs. Canada 9:00pm RESULTS: USA 8, Canada 1
Thu 8/14 vs. Japan 9:00pm RESULTS: USA 7, Japan 0
Fri 8/15 vs. Taiwan 9:00pm RESULTS: USA 7, Chinese Taipai 0 (5 inn.)
Sun 8/17 vs. Netherlands 4:30am RESULTS USA 8, Netherlands 0 (5 inn.)

Sun 8/17 vs. China 9:00pm TV: LIVE, CNBC

PLAYOFFS TBD

GYM VOLLEYBALL
Sat 8/9 (W) vs. Japan 7:00am RESULTS: USA 3, Japan 1
Sat 8/9 (M) vs. Venezuela 9:30pm RESULTS: USA 3, Venezuela 2

Sun 8/10 (W) vs. Cuba 9:30pm RESULTS: Cuba 3, USA 0
Mon 8/11 (M) vs. Italy 9:30pm RESULTS: USA 3, Italy 1
Tue 8/12 (W) vs. Venezuela 9:00pm RESULTS: USA 3. Venezuela 1

Thu 8/14 (M) vs. Bulgaria RESULTS: USA 3, Bulgaria 1
Fri 8/15 (W) vs. China 5:00am RESULTS: USA 3, China 2
Fri 8/15 (M) vs. China 5:00pm RESULTS: USA 3, China 0

Sat 8/16 (W) vs. Poland 9:30pm TV: Sunday 2pm – 6pm, NBC**
Mon 8/18 (M) vs. Japan 7:00am TV: TD, 10:00am, NBC
Playoffs TBD

I know that’s not all the events but those are the ones that you might want to watch LIVE! Most other events will give you highlights throughout the day, You can watch Universal HD all day long for highlights as well.

-DAN

P.s. Has it occurred to anyone that we here in West Coast get shafted on these major television events. Whether it’s the Emmy’s or the announcement of who is this year’s American Idol, we always get the three hour boot. Understandably, the networks must cater to the East Coast, and I surely don’t want to watch EVERYTHING at 5:00 Local Time.

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August 9, 2008 - Posted by | Basketball, danharris, Olympic Games, Sports, thesilverbullet

1 Comment »

  1. у вашего блога прикольный диз, сами делали?

    фамильное древо чаплин

    Comment by sheemspeegE | May 22, 2011 | Reply


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