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Comcast to carry FX-HD and SpeedHD Nationwide

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Redlinetire, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. tnsprin

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    I assume you mean new HD. They already have many FOX LIL and RSN in HD.
     
  2. davethestalker

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    Recruiting former college football players has become a trend.

    Most teams (especially the top tier teams) hire trainers who's only task is to make the pit crews better. They focus on diet, weight training, and of course practice, practice, practice.

    We had a small 1/4 mile oval a few blocks from where I grew up. So, going to the races was a regular thing. Even when I was very little and my Dad was stationed in Germany (US Army) we went to MX races. I have memories of a really rainy and MUDDY race.

    Now, I live near an MX track that hosts the annual 4th of July event.... RED BUD!!! It would have been great to see this year's event in HD on the new TV :(
     
  3. WebTraveler

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    You are really arguing a silly point. I already conceeded that based upon the dictionary definitions of the related terms that car racing could conceivably fit into those definitions. I don't see why you are trying to jam it down my throat even further. The fact remains that I will never see car racing as a sport, but I conceed that the definitions are probably all inclusive that it could be considered a sport.

    I am not going to watch a 2 hr race. I have better things to do than being board to tears. When I was a kid I went to 2 indy style races. I thought it was going to be sooo cool. Not too far along I was board out of my mind.

    Obviously there are some out there that find car racing to be incredibly exciting. That's great for those folks and a good example of why America is America.

     
  4. davethestalker

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    True WT, there are some that call a "dog" a "cat" and earnestly believe 2+2=71 and that's what our soldiers fight for. I guess it depends on what the meaning of "is" is.

    Just a light hearted jab.
     
  5. Schizm

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    I guess we'll miss the first F1 race under artificial lighting on SpeedTV HD. :(
     
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    Not here. :D
     
  7. Jim5506

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    Don't miss the World Poker tour on ESPN.

    Chess is next, when you run out of material you improvise.
     
  8. Schizm

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    The kicker for me was a few months ago. ESPN in primetime was playing the national spelling bee. :nono:
     
  9. WebTraveler

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    Well if car racing is a sport, participating in a spelling bee is certainly a sport. I have to say that the spelling bee is a bit more exciting than nascar and poker. But it is really a waste of programming for all three of these.
     
  10. texaswolf

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    Talk about jamming it down throats...we have heard you don't consider racing a sport, finding it boring, and just don't comprehend what the entire sport is about....so as you keep reposting it, you will keep getting people "jamming it down your throat". We got your point...no need to repeat it. People are entitled to their opinions...my wife considers football boring, so i tell her as i did you... try watching a whole game...maybe you'll understand the whole sport, but....women are women, can't tell them anything:rolleyes:

    :hurah:
     
  11. TR7Spyder

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    Such inflammatory, off topic posts are usually reserved for trolls who are stirring things up and not "Contributing Editor”. :confused:

    I race cars, watch lots of car racing, but I can’t stand NASCAR, but if it will bring me SpeedHD, I am all for it. ;)

    So speaking of which, are there any plans for this to happen on E*?
     
  12. Jim5506

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    Actually sports have NOTHING to do with athleticism, it about the attitude of gentlemanly competition in whatever endeavor.

    If you thing driving a car for 500 miles at 200mph six inches away from other cars at 200mph around corners and down straightways is not an athletic feat, you are definitely out of touch.
     
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    I know what it is about. Its about some dude in a car going fast in circles for hours while people get tanked while they "watch" smoking their cigarettes. Am I wrong?
     
  14. Schizm

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    yes. It's not all about NASCAR
     
  15. sthor

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    My two biggest complaints about Dish are the lack of Fox News and Speed Channel in HD.
     
  16. sthor

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    You Spongebob fans are quite intellectual.
     
  17. Paul Secic

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    I think the national spelling bee should be on ABCFamily.:eek2:
     
  18. WebTraveler

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    Not sure what your point is, but take any ordinary program and Spongebob wipes Speed clean any day of thd week. There is a race or two that might generate some numbers, but on a daily basis, who is watching?!
     
  19. AirKuhl

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    Must be nice to have opinions unencumbered by facts.

    I'll make a deal with you. Come out here and let me take you on a 20 minute session around Laguna Seca in my Carrera track car. If you can step out of the car afterwards, legs and arms shaking, pale, light headed, short of breath, 180bpm heart rate and drenched in sweat down to your underwear, look me in the eye, and tell me that race car driving requires no level of athleticism beyond a typical trucker heading down I-10, I'll pay for your trip. If not, you pay me the same.

    Should be easy, you're not even driving, just sitting there, and an ALMS racer at LS pulls 50mph more top speed and 3x the G's in the corners as my car, all inches away from other cars and for 2 hours instead of 20 minutes, so it will probably just be boring, right?
     
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    Let's not forget the hot Dog Eating Contest :grin:
     

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