Behind the Broadcast: NBC Sports regrouping, trying to put positive spin on Belmont
Saturday, June 9, 2012
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At 10:25 a.m. Friday, the NBC Sports media relations department emailed a press release to promote its “Championship Saturday” coverage. The network had three big events — the French Open women’s singles final in the morning, Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals that could see the Los Angeles Kings win the title over the New Jersey Devils and, the big one, I’ll Have Another going for horse racing immortality by winning the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.
Shortly after the press release came out, NBC Sports’ dream day became a huge nightmare....