Every two years after the Olympics, we should declare a Post-Olympics Withdrawal Stress Disorder Day. After 2 weeks of constant updates and events filling our TVs, tablets, and phones, it feels like not much is happening out there this morning. I predict speaking with a lot of grumpy people over the next couple of days.
We’ll be missing the events, pre-packaged stories of inspiration, cheesy NBC montages, musical cues, and drama that dwarfs any scripted television programming.
My wife and I get pulled in to this sports-opera more than most. Since the ’92 games, we have gotten caught up in the big events as well as the stuff that you can only see during an Olympics. Trampoline, badminton, and the equestrian events were tough to catch this year.
I didn’t see nearly as much coverage on TV this year as in years past due to travel, work, and other real-life events infringing on our TV time this summer. But with the ample updates via social channels, online video, and mobile apps, it was easy to get a quick fix.
It also marks the last time until the next Olympics that the once-great NBC will have any content of value. Case in point: the preview clips from the new Matthew Perry show, “Go On”, looked dreadful. From the people who brought you “Joey”, indeed!
The media geek in me will soon fill the entertainment / sports / news void with the NFL season (#GoBears!) and a big political storm about to hit. We’ve got two conventions, 4 debates, and an election night on the horizon people!
So there’s lots of good media content to look forward to this fall. And, if that’s not enough to cheer us up, note that the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi is only 543 days away.