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2010 Winter Olympic TV Schedule UPDATE

FINALLY!

NBC has decided to right their wrongs (though a little bit late), by airing the USA vs. Finland Semifinal on Friday LIVE on all coasts. I do feel bad for already taped TV Hosts, Bonnie Hunt and Ellen, who will be pushed back to their normal time slots for the day here in the Bay Area.

Even though we will now see it live, the tables have suddenly turned on the USA. When it looked at one time the US had the easier road to the Gold Medal Game, now it looks the uprising Canadians will coast into the Final.

Slovakia upset Sweden late last night… and that means Canada will face a 7-seed Slovak team, and the US will face the 4-seed Finland squad.

Either way, The USA will have a tough time winning gold in these Olympics. The Canadian team is too strong right now, and it will take a work of art to knock these guys off their game now.

Ultimately, though, this country should be proud of a Silver effort, when no one thought they make the medal round anyway.

-dan.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, Olympic Games, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet | 1 Comment

2010 Winter Olympic TV Schedule (Bay Area by sport)

With the excitement of the Olympics, comes the confusion of how we are to watch them here on the west coast. The Olympic planners have once again catered to the needs of the East Coast, even though the games are being played on the West. Live events that are played a 5 PM local time, will be played in tape delay at 8PM. The east coast gets it LIVE.

Either way, I always have trouble trying to decipher the TV schedule, so I spend some time sifting through it, to find when the really important stuff is on. As with the 2008 Summer Olympics, things will change as we go along, so I will try to keep it updated.

Mostly, I will focus on USA team sports (with Canada included for Hockey) with some highlighted individual events. Some networks will actually air items live and I will try to designate those here as well. Hopefully, this helps your Olympic games watching experience.

So this is for all of us on the Left Coast! To get this schedule by Day… CLICK HERE

Networks: NBC11, USA, CNBC, MSNBC  (All Times Pacific; TD = Tape Delay)

ICE HOCKEY

USA Men

Tues 2/16         vs. Switzerland 12:00pm   TV: USA (LIVE)

Thurs 2/18        vs. Norway 12:00pm   TV: USA (LIVE)

Sun 2/21          vs. Canada   4:45pm     TV:  MSNBC (LIVE)

Canada Men

Tues 2/16         vs. Norway 4:30pm TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Thurs 2/18       vs. Switzerland 4:30pm   TV:  CNBC (LIVE)

Sun 2/21          vs. USA  4:45   TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Elimination Round

Tues 2/23         USA vs.  TBA, if needed   12:00pm   TV: USA (LIVE)

Canada vs. TBA, if needed   4:30pm    TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Quarterfinals (if teams qualify)

Wed 2/24         USA vs. TBA 12:00pm   TV: NBC (TD, will air at 3:00pm)

Canada vs. TBA  4:30pm    TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Semifinals

Fri 2/26            USA vs. TBA 12:00pm   TV: NBC (TD, will air at 3:00pm)

Canada vs. TBA  6:30    TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Medal Round

Sat 2/27           Bronze Medal   Game 7:00pm   TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Sun 2/28          Gold Medal Game 12:15pm       TV: NBC (TD, airs at 3:15; there is no reason to believe they will change this to LIVE)

USA Women

Sun 2/14          vs. China  12:00pm       TV: USA (LIVE) (replay at midnight MSNBC)

Tues 2/16         vs Russia  2:30pm    TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Thurs 2/18       vs. Finland 2:30pm   TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Medal Round

Mon 2/22         Women’s Semifinal 12:00pm    TV: USA(LIVE)

Women’s Semifinal  5:00pm   TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Thurs 2/25        Women’s Bronze 11am    TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Women’s Gold  3:30pm   TV:  MSNBC (LIVE)

Team USA Curling:

Tues. 2/16:      Men vs Germany  9:00am    TV: USA (LIVE)

Women vs. Japan 2:00pm     TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Men vs Norway 7:00 pm    TV: CNBC; 7:00pm-2:00pm (TD)

Wed. 2/17:       Women vs. Germany 9:00am  TV: USA (LIVE)

Men vs. Switzerland  2:00pm  TV CNBC (LIVE)

Thurs. 2/18:     Men vs. Denmark    9:00am    TV: USA (LIVE)

Women vs. Denmark   2:00pm   TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Fri. 2/19           Women vs. Russia  9:00am   TV: USA (LIVE)

Men vs. France 2:00pm    TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Sat 2/20           Men vs. Sweden  9:00am    TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Women vs Great Britain 2:00pm    TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Sun 2/21          Women vs. Canada 9:00am    TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Men vs. Great Britain 2:00pm   TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Women vs. Sweden 7:00pm    TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Mon. 2/22        Men vs Canada 9:00am  TV: USA (LIVE)

Men vs. China   7:00pm   TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Tue 2/23          Women vs. China   9:00am   TV: USA (LIVE)

Women vs. Switzerland 7:00 pm   TV: MSNBC (LIVE)

Playoffs:

Thurs 2/25        Women’s Semifinals 9:00am TV: USA (LIVE)

Men’s Semifinals 2:00pm   TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Fri 2/26            Women’s Bronze  9:00am   TV: USA (LIVE)

Women’s Gold   3:00pm TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Sat 2/27           Men’s Bronze  9:00 am   TV: USA (LIVE)

Men’s Gold    3:00pm     TV: CNBC (LIVE)

Figure Skating: (not one live event for the west coast here.)

Sun 2/14          Pairs—Short Program 4:30pm  TV: NBC (TD, actual air 7:30pm)

Mon 2/15         Pairs—Free Skate and Medals 5:00pm     TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Tues 2/16         Men—Short Program 4:15pm    TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Thurs 2/18       Men—Free Skate and Medals 5:00pm   TV NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Friday 2/19      Ice Dance Session 1 4:45pm   TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Sunday 2/21     Ice Dance Session 2  4:15pm   TV: NBC (TD, airs 7:15 pm)

Monday 2/22   Ice Dance Ses 3 and Medals 4:45pm   TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Tues 2/23        Women—Short Program  4:30   TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Thurs 2/25        Women—Free Skate and Medals 5:00pm  TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Sat 2/27           Exhibition Gala    4:30pm   TV: NBC (TD, airs 8:00pm)

Most of the other events you can find on NBC throughout the day, but remember anything on NBC is likely three hours after the event occurred.

GO TEAM USA!

-dan.



February 2, 2010 Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, Olympic Games, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet | Leave a comment

2010 Winter Olympic TV Schedule (Bay Area by Day)

2010 Olympic TV Schedule by day
(Tape delayed events for West Coast listed at delayed airtime)

TIME – NETWORK -EVENT

note: these are for TEAM USA only (except for Men’s Ice Hockey, where I have included Canada)

Friday February 12
7:30pm – NBC – Opening Ceremony

Sunday February 14
12:00pm – USA – Women’s Hockey vs. China
7:30pm – NBC – Figure Skate: Pairs Short Program

Monday February 15
8:00pm –  NBC – Figure Skating: Pairs Free Skate and Medals

Tuesday February 16
9:00am – USA – Men’s Curling vs. Germany
12:00pm – USA – Men’s Hockey vs. Switzerland
2:00pm – CNBC – Women’s Curling vs. Japan
2:30pm – MSNBC – Women’s Hockey vs. Russia
4:30pm – CNBC – CAN Men’s Hockey vs. Norway
8:00pm – NBC – Figure Skating: Men’s Short Program
9:30pm-2am – CNBC-  Men’s Curling vs Norway (TD)

Wednesday February 17
9:00am – USA – Women’s Curling vs. Germany
2:00pm – CNBC – Men’s Curling vs. Switzerland

Thursday February 18
9:00am – USA – Men’s Curling vs. Denmark
12:00pm – USA-  Men’s Hockey vs. Norway
2:00pm – CNBC-  Women’s Curling vs. Denmark
2:30pm – MSNBC – Women’s Hockey vs. Finland
4:30pm – CNBC – CAN Men’s Hockey vs. Switzerland
8:00pm – NBC – Figure Skating: Men’s Free Skate and Medals

Friday February 19
9:00am – USA – Women’s Curling vs. Russia
2:00pm – CNBC – Men’s Curling vs. France
8:00pm – NBC – Figure Skate: Ice Dance Session 1

Saturday February 20
9:00am – MSNBC – Men’s Curling vs. Sweden
2:00pm – CNBC – Women’s Curling vs. Great Britain

Sunday February 21
9:00am – MSNBC – Women’s Curling vs. Canada
2:00pm  – CNBC – Men’s Curling vs. Great Britain
4:45pm – MSNBC – Men’s Hockey vs. CAN Men’s Hockey
7:00pm – CNBC –  Women’s Curling vs. Sweden
7:15pm – NBC – Figure Skate: Ice Dance Session 2

Monday February 22
9:00am – USA – Men’s Curling vs. Canada
12:00pm – USA –  Women’s Hockey vs. TBA (Semifinal)
7:00pm – CNBC – Men’s Curling vs. China
8:00pm – NBC –  Figure Skate: Ice Dance Session 3 and Medals

Tuesday February 23
9:00am  – USA – Women’s Curling vs. China
12:00pm – USA –  USA Men’s Elimination Round Game (if needed)
4:30pm  – CNBC –  CAN Men’s Elimination Round Game(if needed)
7:00pm – MSNBC – Women’s Curling vs. Switzerland
8:00pm – NBC – Figure Skate: Women’s Short Program

Wednesday February 24
3:00pm – NBC – USA Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal
4:30pm  – CNBC – CAN Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal

Thursday Februry 25
9:00am – USA – Women’s Curling Quarterfinals
11:00am  – MSNBC – Women’s Hockey Bronze
2:00pm – CNBC – Men’s Curling Quarterfinals
3:30pm – MSNBC – Women’s Hockey Gold
8:00pm – NBC – Figure Skate: Women’s Free Skate and Medals

Friday February 26
9:00am – USA – Women’s Curling Bronze
3:00pm – NBC – USA Men’s Hockey Semifinal (if still alive)
3:00pm – CNBC – Women’s Curling Gold
6:30pm – CNBC – CAN Men’s Hockey Semifinal (if still alive)

Saturday February 27
9:00am – USA – Men’s Curling Bronze
3:00pm – CNBC – Men’s Curling Gold
7:00pm – MSNBC – Men’s Hockey Bronze
8:00pm – NBC – Figure Skate: Champions Gala

Sunday February 28
3:15pm – NBC – Men’s Hockey Gold
(could be LIVE at 12:15, but no sign of that yet)
7:00pm – NBC – Closing Ceremony

Hope this is Helpful for some of the sports.  TD = Tape Delay

TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS SCHEDULE… CLICK HERE

For a listing of this schedule by sport, CLICK HERE

-dan.

February 1, 2010 Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, Olympic Games, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet | Leave a comment