Entirely typical... (Score: 4, Insightful) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2016-08-06 05:57 (#1PNCE) "Opinionated fools on Twitter complain about something" isn't much of a news story. The extremely partisan blog with a lot of bile-spewing political comments is rather a cesspool, too.Let's see the real story: the first 40 minutes of the Opening Ceremonies included 14 minutes of commercialsEven those cherry-picked number are only a hair worse than every other ad-supported TV program in the US (~18 minutes of commercials per hour is typical), and sporting events are usually worse, getting extra commercial breaks wherever the opportunity presents itself. It wouldn't likely be any different on CBS, ABC, Fox, etc. Re: Entirely typical... (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2016-08-08 16:50 (#1PW4E) Tried to watch some of the gymnastics this weekend. The station spent over 80% of the time watching the athletes walk around, show their backstory, wait for their turn, view their reactions to the score, etc... Everything but showing the actual competitive event. Often, so much time would pass of showing nothing, that 2-3 commercial breaks would happen before seeing the next gymnastic routine.Plus, you pretty much only get to see the U.S. team and almost never see any of the other countries competitors.