Everyone knows that the Olympics and NBC ferociously protect their brand and the footage of the Olympic Games. But the details of those restrictions aren't always that interesting and so it's just kind of a vague notion that other stations can't have highlights and local businesses shouldn't use the word "Olympics" in their promotions. But if you're someone dealing with those restrictions on a day-to-day basis, it can be pretty frustrating. Just ask WGN's Pat Tomasulo. Or don't, because he'll tell you anyway.
In a sports segment that probably would have focused on the Olympic under normal circumstances, Tomasulo went on a rant that took a pretty weird turn. "It's not the actual sports of the Olympics I don't like," he says. "It's NBC's restrictions on the TV rights and anything Olympic related."
He goes into detail on how much footage he's allowed to show and then invents his own games, which he calls the "The International Athletic Competition Run By One of the Most Corrupt Organizations in the World."