NBC's Olympic ratings haven't been the greatest, and it's not hard to figure out why.
Some really good events are on channels no one can find. To a viewer like me, who dips in and out, NBC isn't doing a very good job of explaining the rules and scoring, and introducing us to the athletes. You get interviews, but they appear to be filler and not because an athlete has something interesting to say.
ESPN and Mike Patrick are parting company. Patrick has been there from nearly the beginning. The guy is as solid as they come, but vanilla.
Rev. Billy Graham died yesterday. 99. I heard a radio news report refer to Graham as "The Protestant Pope." That report alleged Graham preached to more people than anyone in history. When you think about it, it's plausible. He filled football stadiums and arenas. Millions watched his TV specials. Plus, Rev. Billy Graham was around a long, long time.