My grade is: F NBC continues to refuse to recognize that the world has changed. In a world of instant Internet news and streaming video doing a tape delay of events is simply not acceptable. How did NBC fill most of its airtime? When were weren’t being subject to an endless series of the same commercials shown over and over again we had to endure an endless series of “warm and fuzzy” profiles on the athletes. It’s really amazing we actually saw any competition at all. We also saw the standard NBC US-centric, almost jingoistic coverage of the games. Only sports that the US had medal hopes for were shown. We were treated to endless coverage of beach volleyball because the US dominated both the men and women’s competition while other sports were ignored. I remember in one women’s medal ceremony the silver medal winner was an American, the gold medal winner was not shown or even had her name mentioned during the entire ceremony. I had pondered giving them a D for the limited live coverage they provided, but then they committed the ultimate sin to people living on the US West coast. NBC refused to allow them to see the last Michael Phelps race live. Goat herders in Morocco could watch the US swimmer try for a record 8th gold medal live but people in Los Angeles could not.