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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:18 PM

 

NBC sports, WTF???!!!

an auto show, really? Since when are auto shows a sporting event?

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Reply NBC sports, WTF???!!! (Original post)
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 OP
MADem Jan 2013 #1
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #6
tarheelsunc Jan 2013 #8
fascisthunter Jan 2013 #2
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #3
samsingh Jan 2013 #4
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #5
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #7
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 #10
sadbear Jan 2013 #9
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #11
bluedigger Jan 2013 #12
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #13
woo me with science Jan 2013 #14

Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:20 PM

1. It probably was supposed to be hockey when they planned it out a year or so ago. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:27 PM

6. I suspect that you're right

 

But basketball will be on ABC shortly, so don't despair!

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:31 PM

8. The hockey season began about a week ago. eom

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:22 PM

2. Same goes for most other channels

take for instance TLC, National Geographic, or the so-called History Channel. Info channels are now red neck goober fests.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:23 PM

3. It's January. Beats the hell out of the Superstars Competition or Battle of the Network Stars. nt

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:24 PM

4. in the eye of the beholder

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:24 PM

5. it's like wrestling on the sci-fi channel -wtf-

 

i mean they ought to at least make the wrestlers dress-up like godzilla and mothra or something like that

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:29 PM

7. There are other channels to watch. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:37 PM

10. True

 

and I'm not, just thought it strange. But the, I don't watch poker tournaments on ESPN either, another WTF "sporting" event.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:32 PM

9. Gitter done!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:38 PM

11. Turn the idiot box off.

Read a good book instead.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:51 PM

12. It's only an hour, ffs.

Driving is probably the closest most people get to daily participation in a sporting event, when you thing about it. Requires training, hand, eye, and foot coordination, and involves considerable risk.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:23 PM

13. driving in cleveland is more like put on the blinders get out the cell phn and step on the gas

 

no need to check blind spots or use turn signals.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:11 PM

14. I played a game the other day.

I counted how many of our cable channels were actually showing advertising in some form as a "show."

They ranged from 30-minute overt ads for products to the Home Shopping networks that run advertising 24/7. The interesting thing to me, though, was how much "stealth" advertising there was: full-length feature shows on the Disney parks, or fashion shows, or auto shows, for example. There was an awful lot of programming that was presented as feature entertainment, but was clearly intended to sell you something.

I remember when cable was introduced. We were told that, because we paid monthly for it, there wouldn't have to be any commercials. Now we pay for access to cable, and the shows have commercials anyway...and the length of the commercials keeps expanding. When I came across the TV Land network recently, I realized that they were showing THREE episodes of the Andy Griffith Show in a two-hour period, instead of the four I would have expected.

The greed is unfathomable.

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