February 10, 2014

Medal blocking.

I want to watch the Olympics without knowing the outcomes, but I'm constantly looking at websites. I'd like some software that would block stories that reveal results. It's impossible to avoid spoilers!

18 comments:

rhhardin said...

I found out who won the superbowl without wanting to.

Also who they were playing.

David said...

My solution is to forget it immediately. That becomes more workable day by day.

Joe said...

I haven't paid attention at all and the only result I know is because of your post here about the speed skater.

Bob Ellison said...

It's a good idea. I propose a "spoils" html gate. Its first and usually sole argument would be a tag like sports or elections or plot or movie. You tell your browser which things not to spoil, and it doesn't display that content.

MadisonMan said...

I haven't watched any Olympics yet.

NBC hates me. But I'm not the prized demographic.

John Lynch said...

Set up a news feed, like Google Currents or Feedly. Exclude any sports feeds.

J.R. said...

I'd like to be able to watch without 40 minutes of commercials in each hour of "coverage."

J.R. said...

I'd like to be able to watch without 40 minutes of commercials in each hour of "coverage."

Joe said...

Don't forget the 15 minutes of talking heads for a grand total of 5 minutes of sports.

Freeman Hunt said...

I'd like to be able to watch without 40 minutes of commercials in each hour of "coverage."

This is why I haven't watched any of it.

Laslo Spatula said...

I'll read the details in March.

Laslo Spatula said...

I miss the East German judges.

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tim maguire said...

I was listening to a TLDR podcast yesterday about a game called "last man standing" where the participants compete to see who can go the longest without learning who won the Superbowl.

The effort to avoid knowing is really hard and it actually becomes a problem in their lives to the point where, after only 2 or 3 days, losing becomes a relief.

EMD said...

Norway is winning.

madAsHell said...

Norway is winning.

Nope. The winners have already cashed their checks.

tim maguire said...

There area lot of Olympics left, but right now I am solidly in last place in the office pool.

gadfly said...

This would first appear to be a an issue about NBC's programing format. If broadcasts were live, with competition shown from multiple venues, then no problemo - but that will not happen because Americans want their preferred events broadcast in prime time and NBC would never be able to sell advertisements.

So unless you are an Olympics freak hauling down live broadcasts direct from satellite links - you ain't got no bitch - because those circumstances would negate any reason to complain.