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#151 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

Whining about the bar at the bottom is just ridiculous when we get near constant coverage.


Agreed.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

I watched Smoke's channel (795) on Hotpass all night so the TNT broadcast was in the background. I do like the "Wide Open" coverage and Indycar's similar "Side by Side". I thought TNT's most recent version of "Wide Open" was the best they have done. In past years much more screen was used for the ads and the race was much less visible. Last night was less intrusive.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

I've watched two races now with HotPass and I've got to say, I love it! I have the PIP going with another driver in the bottom right corner, so I can see two in car cams at the same time. :) Sometimes the "vroom!" sound effects freak me out a bit, but they seem to be less as the race progressses.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:46 AM

I've watched two races now with HotPass and I've got to say, I love it! I have the PIP going with another driver in the bottom right corner, so I can see two in car cams at the same time. :) Sometimes the "vroom!" sound effects freak me out a bit, but they seem to be less as the race progressses.


I can't even imagine NOT having Hotpass anymore. If it goes away I will be really really bummed. And my driver barely ever gets a channel.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

Could someone clarify something for me about the TNT broadcast? It concerns the "local broadcast" mentioned by Mr Alexander Saturday. I know when any program is on the big three ABC, CBS and NBC, they have our local broadcast stations that will insert their local ads. However, since TNT is a cable broadcast company, where does the "local broadcast" situation come into play? Could it be that the local cable company (or DTV in our case) has the right to insert their ads?! Just wondering!

As to the comments about Larry Mac killing the English language, I guess since I was moved down here from Pennsylvania by the Army back in 1993, I have gotten used to many southerners in the "Heart of Dixie" speaking a language different from what I had been used to...but I got over it. HA!

Plus, praise be to God that next weeks race at Loudon will be TNT's last of this year. Their broadcast of the races are the worst. The onliest exception is Fox since they inserted Michael Waltrip into their program...my mute button really gets a workout during his stint.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

Could someone clarify something for me about the TNT broadcast? It concerns the "local broadcast" mentioned by Mr Alexander Saturday. I know when any program is on the big three ABC, CBS and NBC, they have our local broadcast stations that will insert their local ads. However, since TNT is a cable broadcast company, where does the "local broadcast" situation come into play? Could it be that the local cable company (or DTV in our case) has the right to insert their ads?! Just wondering!


All broadcast channels are required to provide X amount of time, per hour I believe, to "local broadcast". it doesn't matter if it's a cable channel or one of the big four, you forgot FOX.

As to the comments about Larry Mac killing the English language, I guess since I was moved down here from Pennsylvania by the Army back in 1993, I have gotten used to many southerners in the "Heart of Dixie" speaking a language different from what I had been used to...but I got over it. HA!


I was born in the south and I've heard bad grammar before but his is an insult. Someone who can't clearly speak English shouldn't be an on air personality for anything. Mushmouth from Fat Albert's gang would be a better on air broadcaster than Larry Mac.

The onliest exception is Fox since they inserted Michael Waltrip into their program...my mute button really gets a workout during his stint.


Yeah, definitely a bad choice on FOX's part by adding Mikey.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

All broadcast channels are required to provide X amount of time, per hour I believe, to "local broadcast". it doesn't matter if it's a cable channel or one of the big four, you forgot FOX.


Just to clarify, it's not "required" in the sense that it's a government regulation or law, it's only required by contract: the broadcast networks' contracts with their affiliates, and cable networks' contracts with satellite and local cable providers, contain provisions that they'll provide X minutes of time per hour for local commercials.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

Mike Joy is the best of the best.

I think Ned's son Dale does a very nice job and he keeps getting better.

That is why I like ESPN. They don't have announcers that embarrass the sport....(Kyle Petty, Wally (choke on air) Dallenbach.)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

Good riddance TNT...at least for another year.

Yesterday's race was the worst as far as times for commercials...according to CAWS & JAWS -
http://www.cawsnjaws...trial-tools-301

The race took 124 minutes whereas the commercial times were 56 minutes and when you add in the brief commercials of 5 minutes...that's roughly 61 minutes total or half of the race. Not to mention all of the TV promos...absurd.

Why does NASCAR allow one entity to ruin an otherwise halfway decent race? I guess NASCAR likes the revenue! If it wasn't for Hotpass, I'd be more livid. Bring on the ESPN family and the Chase.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

Good riddance TNT...at least for another year.

Yesterday's race was the worst as far as times for commercials...according to CAWS & JAWS -
http://www.cawsnjaws...trial-tools-301

The race took 124 minutes whereas the commercial times were 56 minutes and when you add in the brief commercials of 5 minutes...that's roughly 61 minutes total or half of the race. Not to mention all of the TV promos...absurd.

Why does NASCAR allow one entity to ruin an otherwise halfway decent race? I guess NASCAR likes the revenue! If it wasn't for Hotpass, I'd be more livid. Bring on the ESPN family and the Chase.

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I am very happy that TNT is done with its coverage for another year, but man that race was boring. These cars, in this day in age, with these "hard to pass" tracks makes for a snooze fest.:(
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

Good riddance TNT...at least for another year.

Yesterday's race was the worst as far as times for commercials...according to CAWS & JAWS -
http://www.cawsnjaws...trial-tools-301

The race took 124 minutes whereas the commercial times were 56 minutes and when you add in the brief commercials of 5 minutes...that's roughly 61 minutes total or half of the race. Not to mention all of the TV promos...absurd.

Why does NASCAR allow one entity to ruin an otherwise halfway decent race? I guess NASCAR likes the revenue! If it wasn't for Hotpass, I'd be more livid. Bring on the ESPN family and the Chase.

Chuckz
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All of the other networks run pretty much the same ratio of race to commercials:

http://www.jayski.co...ercials2012.htm
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

ESPN will be running political ads during the races this year. Boo.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

I am very happy that TNT is done with its coverage for another year, but man that race was boring. These cars, in this day in age, with these "hard to pass" tracks makes for a snooze fest.:(



Goodyear brought a terrible tire. When the left sides don't wear out everyone just runs the same speed.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

Goodyear brought a terrible tire. When the left sides don't wear out everyone just runs the same speed.


Yup, and apparently no one wants to "have at it" this year.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

They should have let Cope on the track for Sprint Cup ... that would have added some Drama for TNT. :D

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

They should have let Cope on the track for Sprint Cup ... that would have added some Drama for TNT.


:DIt would have made a difference. Don't think Harvick would be as nice in the Sprint Cup Race.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

I just noticed in my guide that they've added "-1" notice channels indicating there will be no more standard definition Hotpass channels as of August 5th (the date of the second Pocono race).

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

I just noticed in my guide that they've added "-1" notice channels indicating there will be no more standard definition Hotpass channels as of August 5th (the date of the second Pocono race).


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

6 days till the Brickyard, baby. When the tires hold together, it makes for some awesome racing (and, arguably, the best camera shots in all of NASCAR).
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:33 PM

JJ win at the Brickyard? Haven't I seen this before? :nono:
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

JJ win at the Brickyard? Haven't I seen this before? :nono:

Only three times before. Precious trying to get his daughter to kiss the bricks.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

Damn, Mark's lucky to be alive after that wreck - a few inches to the left and that wall tries to go through his driver side door :eek2:

Someone off-topic, but is that the same announcer doing the Keselowski commercial (the psychiatrist press conference/eating turkey/pepper spray commercial) who did the "stop taking in stray animals, etc". D* commercials earlier this year?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

I attended the race and the Mark Martin deal was scary. There was an audible collective gasp from the crowd. However, it wasn't until I got home and watched my recording of the race that I realized that Mark could have been killed.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

Damn, Mark's lucky to be alive after that wreck - a few inches to the left and that wall tries to go through his driver side door :eek2:


If you look at the wreck in slow motion you see where the wall tried to come in farther forward on the car than it did but the frame of the car, and the way it's shaped at the driver's door, moved the car ever so slightly forward and made the wall come in the car farther back. Not that it wasn't a scary wreck but the frame/roll cage on the driver's door is sturdier than the frame where the wall did go through. I'm not saying it could take a direct hit, and let's hope we never find out, but it did help keep the wreck from being worse.

If you look at a car without its skin you'll see the angle of the metal that I'm referring to. The wall of steel that makes up the driver's door area is farther out and has about a 45 degree angle in towards the back wheel well. Looks like the wall initially tried to come in on that angle but because of the angle the car slid forward before the wall came in.

And regardless of hitting Bobby or not it was Montoya's move that caused it all. As usual Montoya is at the root of a big wreck, and then puts Joey in the wall too. The man is a menace.
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