NBC is dropping its paywall and allowing people to stream the 200 meter men's individual medley race featuring rival teammates Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, according to All Things D, which is an interesting concession to the many who aren't super happy the network is keeping the best races for primetime. Surely this will fire up the debate again, but first let's all watch the race for free. It's scheduled for 3:14 p.m.! (Of course, many are tweeting that the stream isn't working for them.)
Update with results: The race is over and Phelps has won his record 16th Olympic gold medal. Some people watched and other people (like us) got frustrated with the quality of their stream and did not. You can resume your regularly scheduled debate on spoilers and NBC now.
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