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Olympic Viewing: Daft police, jumps and spills

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm •  Published: February 10, 2014

MIGHT AS WELL JUMP: We were about to change the channel Monday when the NBC Sports Network was showing ski jump training — I mean, you can't find anything better to show than training runs? — but it was actually a nice showcase for analyst Jeff Hastings. He has a good idea of what the competitors are thinking and it was accompanied by solid video showing a look of concern, even fear, on the face of skier Sarah Hendrickson as she prepared to test an injury.

SPIN OUT: Television viewers seem intrigued by young women falling down in the snow. TiVo said that three of the five most re-watched moments by digital video recorder owners Sunday involved snowboarders Aimee Fuller of Britain and Ty Walker and Jessika Jenson of the United States taking falls. That gold medal run by American Jamie Anderson? Apparently, smooth excellence wasn't quite enough.

EYE ON COSTAS: Bob Costas won't be getting rid of his glasses anytime soon. It looks like his eye infection has now claimed both eyes.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT: "NBC Breaking News: Bob Costas' eye has been airlifted to safety."

TWEET, PART TWO: "Seriously, @nbc, take Bob off the air. My eyes itch just looking at him."

UPCOMING: Star time. Shaun White goes for his third straight gold medal in the halfpipe on Tuesday.


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