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chuckles 02-02-2010 04:34 AM

Will we be able to watch the Olimpics on the Emerald Princess when we are at sea.

thanks chuckles

penny3333 02-02-2010 11:55 AM

They usually have at least ESPN and a station from the states. If it is on either of those stations, then you will be able to watch. However, I doubt you'll be spending much time watching tv http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

chuckles 02-02-2010 03:34 PM

Penny,it's not for me.My sons wanted to know, because they love their hockey. If I thought of even thinking of watching hockey my wife would drop me off at the first port.

thanks chuckles

Dave 02-02-2010 05:09 PM

The thing is the Winter Olympics is an NBC deal so ESPN won't be showing anything other than highlights. Thus they will be showing it on NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC, and whatever other channels NBC has under it's umbrella. Given it is the Olympics I'd expect they will be showing at least some of it but there is no way to say absolutely yes or no.

Frankly I think ice hockey is one sport that translates poorly to TV, unlike football or basketball which can be better on TV than in person.

MCPayne 02-02-2010 07:33 PM

As Dave mentioned, the Olympics are on the networks of NBC. Here is the site for them, and if you click on "TV Listings" you can select your local TV provider and local NBC station. I know this doesn't help on a cruise, so you'll probably have to resort to highlights on ESPN.

dochri 02-03-2010 10:38 AM

Dave -- I'm thinking you are not Canadian!

Dave 02-03-2010 04:36 PM

Quote:

I'm thinking you are not Canadian!
I have zero interest in ice hockey, despite growing up in upstate NY where it was reasonably popular. Oddly, ice hockey has a local presence here in Alabama - the University Of Alabama At Huntsville has a good team and we also have a professional team. I still don't understand the attraction!

chuckles 02-03-2010 06:08 PM

I am from Ontario, Canada.

chuckles

wooddon 02-03-2010 09:07 PM

Hockey is our number one sport!!!! It's the best sport to watch on TV and our families will be glue to the TV during these games in Vancouver.

penny3333 02-04-2010 11:37 AM

Dave, I think it's the going to a fight and a hockey game broke out that is the attraction. http://bestsmileys.com/lol/21.gif


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