When NBC Sports decides to drop a turd on the American cyclists, they drop a big one. I checked out their sports network to see if they were broadcasting at least a highlight show of the Paris-Nice race and saw they weren't. Their coverage of the race begins at midnight, Eastern Standard time. Hey, dumb shits at NBC Sports, I don't own a DVR. Back when the network used to be Versus they broadcast a lot of cycling, but since it became NBC Sports those moments are becoming few far between. Maybe some moron executive believes cycling to be slightly un-American. Most likely, however, it's simply a ratings issue. I suspect that of all the sports networks, non of which are ratings giants, NBC Sports pulls in an average amount of viewers, and they do have to pay Dan Patrick; that guy seems to be all over the place. This means there might be a few thousand more people watching college basketball then there would be watching Paris-Nice.
Of course their stupidity goes beyond that, it becomes incredulously dumb. This is how they note times for the races they will be broadcasting (my highlight).
"This TV schedule is subject to change and all times are considered ET. All events are same day delay or next day delay except for Amgen Tour de France, Tour of California, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and Paris Roubaix."
Holy Shit! Amgen is now sponsoring the Tour de France! Someone must have their head up their ass at NBC Sports. Not only do they insult the Tour de France, they insult Amgen. Of course, maybe they believe I'm the only one out here who looks at their cycling website, which would be fricking stupid. Of course, for all I know this copy was written by Dan Patrick.