Weekly sports media notes version 08.25.16: On NBC’s Olympic wrapup, ESPN’s “Sports Reporters” experiment and more …

A dancer performs during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

A dancer performs during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

“Peacock should not be proud of coverage”
— Headline from Aug. 14, 1992, Daily News sports media column.

Yeah, we wrote that 24 years ago. How time flies when things don’t really change.
Ty Duffy from TheBigLead.com, who may not have even been born when I wrote that story years ago, wrote this that we tend to agree with:
“The Olympics are an imperfect fit now. We’re only on the precipice of a sea change. The cable model is on its last legs. It’s not clear what the future will look like or whether Internet streaming will be able to replace the revenue generated from a traditional TV audience. The event feels far more like its butting against the future, than being at the forefront of it.”

We have more on that and more at this link …

 

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  • Tom

    ABC’s last Olympics was Calgary ’88.
    The Beast 980’s last day was Feb. 29.
    Fred Roggin’s show was in PM Drive.