NEW YORK - NBC today showed their new coverage of the Premier League champions by pushing the game to the USA network and showing roughly 5 seconds of Nessun Dorma as sung by Andrea Bocelli.
"We realized that we needed to do more than absolutely nothing, so we upgraded from 0 seconds of coverage to 5 seconds of coverage," stated Michael Perman, vice-president of programming for NBC Sports.
"It was important for NBC to cover this in a really overbearing manner to show our commitment to the game so we managed to sandwich roughly 200 adds around the 2 seconds of atmosphere that we all knew existed but didn't really want to show at all. It was really more important to show some horses getting rubbed down and people talking about things that were eventually going to happen over on the main channel and show some hightlights while our announcers talk over the amazing scenes and then cut away before Bocelli sings."
Reportedly, NBC Sports was very proud of the fact that they moved from not giving a shit about the ceremony to do a really horrible job broadcasting it.
"It's a major step up for us! We are now doing an incompetent job. Before we weren't even doing A job. Hopefully we will figure out a way to do an even more moderately awful job going forward. Next year we hope to show you about 6 seconds of atmosphere followed by 86 commercials and then hopefully we will miss the first kick of the game."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as it happens.