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What's Trending From London: Airing Grievances With NBC

While the #NBCFail chatter has slowed down over the course of the London Games, many in the media today are taking to Twitter to offer various criticisms of NBC's Olympics coverage. N.Y. Times’ Bill Carter wrote, “Think NBC didn't have bias 4 treanor-jennings in all US v-ball final? Chek announcer call:’Misty’+’Kerry’ vs. ‘Ross’+’Kressy’-1st-name basis.” Grantland.com’s Sebastian Pruiti tweeted, “The reading of the tweets by the studio hosts might be the worst thing on NBC's broadcast.” NPR’s Peter Sagal posted, “Hey, NBC: If the Taekwando guys agree to wear bikinis, will you let us watch them?” Deadspin’s Timothy Burke: “NBC SN is running an SI feature on an open-water swimmer while the open-water swimming competition IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.” 

Other Olympic tweets of interest:

The Guardian’s Marina Hyde: “Still, very much enjoying NBC’s McDonalds-sponsored medal table.”

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman: “Giving a gold medal performance in london is @MikeVacc from the ny post.”

BBC’s James Pearce: “Hospitality centre for African nations competing in Olympics has had to close because of unpaid debts.”

L.A.Times’ Diane Pucin: “Massive crowd support for USA women at Earls Court. And the place is packed.”

SI’s Grant Wahl: “No major global women's soccer tournaments for 3 years after today. USA-Canada challenge series would be a good idea after Olympic drama.”

Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski: “Instense sun in Olympic Stadium results in a first for me: Seeing a shirtless dude working on press row. (Broadcast, naturally).”

SI’s Holly Anderson: “Dressage is the best. I'm sorry. I just love that it's possible to be an Olympic gold medal-winnign horse dancer.”

Blogger Awful Announcing: “Wrestling is so hardcore they have a challenge brick and not a challenge flag.”

Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde: “Most interesting site in London: Worldwide Wes emerging from the basketball venue wearing Team USA sweat suit, same one the athletes get.”

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