1984. Unless you're thinking Atlanta, that was '96.
I watch other countries teams (particularly Japan) play. They seem to be more passionate and involved.
The streaming and On Demand was horrible. Several of the events I watched had no audible commentary at all and looked like pasted together outtakes from previous broadcasts. The ones that did have commentary were often completely out of sync with the video, like watching football on TV with no sound and listening to baseball on the radio.
I live in Silicon Valley. I literally can stand on my roof and see Yahoo's headquarters, Google's campus and Levi Stadium, yet AT&T can't offer U-Verse or anything faster than occasional 3mbps dsl service (you can pay for it, but it ain't gonna work). The only broad in their band wouldn't look good even with beer goggles.
If you think this is racist, you should see the local PG&E commercials on broadcast TV: Asian worker in SF, Hispanic worker for San Jose, stereotypical Oakland resident for Oakland and a white guy for Eureka.
I've been a customer of the Duluth Trading Company for years. They've been writing this style of copy in their catalogs since forever.
Any company that can put extra long T-shirts in a bucket and sell them as Plumber's Butt fixer or draw an overweight tradesman naked running around for their Buck Naked underwear is just SO Obviously trading in on the fame and fortune of celebrities and artists and not on the sense of humor of its customers.
Nothing like a group of fringe kids staggering to 7-Eleven at 3am to refuel on caffeine and carbs. Challenging ourselves to play 24 or even 36 hours straight during summer vacations. Going through PTSD because you rolled 00 on 2x20 sided dice when you only need a 4 or more to save.
And having to hide the whole thing because several of you were members of an evangelical church youth group.
You just can't do those things now with mmorgs or even lan parties.
I've seen this in real life. Imagine a corporate executive who feels the need to store all of his Exchange email in a .pst file, expressly against IT policy but he insists that he needs more than IT has allocated per mailbox... Now further imagine this nameless executive knows just enough about Windows and Outlook to be dangerous to himself and those around him. One night he's doing personal folder maintenance. He thinks he's archiving a certain account's emails with drag&drop operations to a pst file on a thumb drive. Then Mr. Wonderful deletes his junk mail, empties the Deleted Mail folder and runs the compact datafile tool. Several weeks later, he discovers,(duh) those emails never copied over and they're no longer recoverable. Now horrified exec even offers to pay out of pocket for DriveSavers, to no avail.
Moral of the story: Never put anything beyond the ability of a human to mess up. They will prove you wrong, everytime.
So, does this mean that all of Comcast's Xfinity WiFi customers are now committing a crime if they connect to another subscriber's WiFi through their Comcast provided equipment? Guess I'd better turn myself in; I connected to a neighbor's Xfinity AP (I don't know who)with my android phone using my Xfinity ID just to see if it worked. I hope they have internet access in the big house.