Last night, NBC slapped together a little “30 Greatest (NBC) Olympic Moments” retrospective that was supposed to get us excited about the Olympics (not that I need help), but it was a little bit of a missed opportunity. They rushed through too many of them without nearly enough grandiose language and sweeping instrumental music from a recent film score. It’s like they didn’t even want us to cry. Where were the dramatic overstatements and extreme sentimentality? That’s what we’re all here for.
This is more the style that I’m talking about:
OK, now I’m excited. The Opening Ceremony is on Friday, and I have high dramatic expectations. Don’t disappoint.