Aug 9, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Julie Zetlin (USA) performs with the ball in the individual all-around gymnastics rhythmic competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
You must fight Olympic TV-watching fatigue. Try to think back to how you felt when London cauldron was lit - yes, it seems like a month ago - and your homemade "U-S-A" poster was new and crisp. Get that mindset back. Because right now we all still have a medal-count to determine. So, some Friday viewing highlights (all times ET):
NBC Sports Network at 8:00 a.m.: Another sport to cross of your saw-'em-all list if you haven't already - taekwondo. Watch finals in several weight classes.
NBC at 1:00 p.m.: Rhythmic Gymnastics individual all-around qualifying. A chance to see elite athletes in the highest level of international competition trying to go for gold while using ribbons. Not something you see every day. Or will have a chance to see again for four years.
NBC at 3:00 p.m.: Live coverage of a pretty grueling track event - the women's 5,000-meter final.
NBC Sports Network at 3:30 p.m.: Live coverage of U.S. men's basketball team playing Argentina, which it's already beat by 33 points in a game in these Games. Not to mention there's some animosity after Carmelo Anthony got punched in theh groin during that game. Still, if this latest Dream Team somehow loses, you don't want to miss it.
NBC prime time at 8:00 p.m.: This is one of those nights when you can see why the Olympic TV prime-time formula was invented - this action doesn't exactly sell itself to mass audiences. Coverage includes some track relay finals, men's volleyball, men's platform diving qualifiers and finals in BMX cycling - a sport that probably would have been a huge draw at the Ancient Greek Games if anybody had thought of it back then
Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY