The Olympics Sap-o-Meter widget.

The Olympics Sap-o-Meter widget.

The Olympics Sap-o-Meter widget.

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Aug. 12 2008 12:08 PM

The Sap-o-Meter Widget

Embed our Olympics schmaltz tracker on your blog, iGoogle, or Facebook page.

Every four years, we tune in to the Olympics to watch swimming, running, and jumping. Instead, NBC deluges us with tales of heartache, triumph, and redemption. For all these years, we've accepted our fate silently—there's never been a way to figure out precisely how saccharine NBC's coverage really is. Until now. Welcome to Slate's Olympics Sap-o-Meter!


On Monday, we published our first Sap-o-Meter entry and marveled as NBC piled up an impressive 29 Sap Points. Can't wait to find out tomorrow's score? Click the "get & share" button on the widget above and select the type of site where you want to embed the widget. (There's a shortcut for Facebook users here.)

We'll update the widget each morning with the latest Sap Score as well as NBC's Sappiest Line of the Day. Clicking on "Olympics Sap-o-Meter" will take you to that day's article.

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