Friday, February 9, 2018

Low Hanging Fruit

I am up early enough to watch the Opening Ceremony - pre-show begins at 5:30am with the Ceremony beginning at 6 a.m. ET.  There will be an encore broadcast on CBC at 9 p.m.

This is complicated, isn't it?  Time Zone differences for events such as this are challenging.  CBC has the schedule at:   There is a 14 hour difference between Eastern Time and Pyeongchang - Korean Standard Time.  
We can go to the current local time HERE.  And we see it ticking away - at 5:30 a.m. ET, it is 7:30 p.m. KST 

What did CBS sports have to say about this?
"Get ready to stay up late, East Coasters!"

What is the exciting Olympic news?
The first headline is from the CBC:  'Pyeongchang' has become  hashtag for Olympic apathy.  It says what's missing is enthusiasm in South Korea. 

The Atlantic likely has its finger on the pulse:
"For viewers at home, though, the Olympics can be something much simpler: a perfectly pleasing television event to liven up the middle of winter. The Games have every ingredient of a two-week miniseries, promising triumph and failure, raw emotion and sideshow laughs, pure spectacle, and constantly rising stakes. Most importantly, they come fully stocked with characters. But while no Olympian is undeserving of an audience, even the most committed viewer has to prioritize".

It goes on to prioritize the most compelling athletes - e.g. Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, and so on.  See more HERE

Today's image gives visual meaning to the expression  "Low Hanging Fruit"

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