BAD TIMING

The Associated Press
In this combination of two photos, South Africa's Chad le Clos, left, reacts as he wins gold, and the United States' Michael Phelps, reacts after winning silver in the men's 200-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo)

It's everywhere you want to be. But maybe not at the right time.

NBC ran a poorly timed Visa commercial Tuesday that celebrated Michael Phelps winning a gold medal in 2008 in a split-second finish. It ran directly after the network broadcast Phelps' silver medal race — which he lost in precisely the same way.

A day earlier, NBC ran a "Today" show promo about interviewing Missy Franklin on her swimming gold medal just BEFORE televising the race.

— David Bauder — Twitter http://twitter.com/dbauder

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