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TiVo announces most rewound moment of Olympics

One of the most scrutinized Olympic moments over the weekend had more to do with lip-reading than athletic competition. TiVo said that the one moment people rewound their DVRs to watch more than any other on Saturday night was when unhappy American skater Ashley Wagner looked at the scoreboard to find her scores after skating to Pink Floyd. She wasn't pleased. Her one-word response looked about as sour as her expression. Facebook also said Sunday that Wagner was one of the most talked-about subjects on the popular social media site over the weekend.

Facebook's most discussed topic, however, was the moguls performance of Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, who took gold and silver.

Seeing American gold medal slopestyle winner Jamie Anderson in a commercial right after she is shown clinching the medal feels cheap, like hearing a song being used as an advertising jingle while it's still at the top of the charts. No doubt NBC was paid handsomely for the spot, but it doesn't do the network any favors, either. Instead, it reminds viewers they are seeing a canned TV show instead of a sporting event. When it's considered a weakness that the time zone difference doesn't allow for any live competition in prime-time, hard to understand why you would want to underline the point.

Yes, the strength and athletic skill required of Olympic-caliber ice dancers is undeniable. But it's that much harder to take seriously as a sports event when two Russian skaters have a point deducted from their performance because a feather from the woman's costume fluttered to the ice. It seemed unremarkable to NBC analyst Johnny Weir, who just came from that world, but kudos to Terry Gannon for not letting the inherent ridiculousness of the moment slip past.

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shesasexxxywrtr February 15 2014 at 10:01 AM

Have you ever noticed that the media is not "happy" unless the can report something negative? For the most part, I don't watch the news anymore, because very rarely do they say anything "good" that is going on. They zoom in right away on the failures and skim over the triumphs.

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bcrnbs2 February 11 2014 at 4:52 AM

the olympic gold medal is made of 92 percent slilver, 6 percent gold and the rest is impuriteis medals.. they are worth at today priced 550 dollars.. hardley worth the effort consitering the amount of work and danger involved . all thats left is the gglory and name in some ledger or wiki peida and in most case no body will ever look it up except to settle a bet...

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awshruby February 12 2014 at 5:56 PM

Ummm, lets not forget about the endorsement deals. The Wheaties Box, NIke or Addidas may come calling. That Gold medal is worth a lot more than you think

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ssassybee February 11 2014 at 4:48 AM

I have competed in ice skating venues and to penalize for a costume malfunction is absurd- shame you are judging the people not the costume designer or the semstress

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GERANNIE February 11 2014 at 4:36 AM

She shouldn't have even been there,another girl came in 3rd. in the nationals and the commity bumped her. Ashley came in 4th. She is not a great skater , she only came in 4th . She dosen't think she pushed that other skater out of 3rd place. She acts like she belongs there.

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blueeyessing February 11 2014 at 4:09 AM

Was there really a deduction because a feather fell off a costume? Are you joking?

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nikkitytom February 11 2014 at 12:58 AM

I'm tired of the nit picking the American media seems to be wallowing in. I turn to the Olympics and for an hour here and there am in a world of sheer beauty and incredible skills. As a pianist with memories of many competitions in my youth, I know the pressure and the work a public performance requires. And every single competitor is in my eye a hero .

It is a joy to take time away from the TV News stations ... braying about murders and Justin Beiber and world chaos ... and experience a world of accomplishment and astonishing amity.

Go away grumblers. Just go away. I'm tired of it. I want to see the inpiring side of the human race and not be endlessly dragged through the depredation and despair we visit upon each other.

Why show this disappointed skater's contorted expression ... why not focus on the young snow boarder Jamie Anderson in her moment of victory ... her eyes alight with pure joy. Who cares how many people clicked onto what. Who cares. Why pick that angle for your story?

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ssassybee February 11 2014 at 4:53 AM

Nicely said - Thank you for expression your self so well

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Big Guy February 11 2014 at 12:27 AM

If anybody bothered to watch the entire figure skating segment, you might have noticed that the Japanese girl skaing before Ashley, actually took a fall, while Ashley was just beautiful. Also, the American dancing pair put on an extrordinary performance but, all of the talking heads agreed that the Russians would get the Gold medal. The 15 year old was truly extraordinary but our dancing pair put on a superb performance and should have been closer to the gold.

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ELZA February 11 2014 at 12:15 AM

BUYONBID.........UGLY DONT THINK SO............MAYBE NOT VERY NICE ...........AND IT SHOWS.............

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77 February 10 2014 at 11:56 PM

Even the best fail, and they are not the best without failing, thats how we all learn to Fly.!
ya got to get back on the horse (or the wagon) and ride it out, you can do better, we all can.
have faith, beleive in your self, most of us did not give up on walking..we knew we could.!

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