Yesterday, I was watching this thrilling infomercial, when it was rudely interrupted by a &^%%@* NASCAR race. If you're not familiar with Caws & Jaws, it's a mother and son team that logs the various things during a race...including the race time versus the commercials time. You can find more info at: http://www.cawsnjaws.com/
each week. This weeks race was timed at 125 minutes while the commercials took up nearly half of it at 58 minutes...not including those pesky brief (?) little ads. Look, I know that the provider (TNT in this case) have to pay for the rights to broadcast the race, but come on, if they wouldn't bid too much, there would be no need for the incessant commercials. At least with Hot Pass and the mute button, we can still watch the race from the drivers car while the commercials are taking up so much of the race...thank you DTV!
To add more problems, while watching Hot Pass, I lost the drivers video portion from the first caution flag until around lap 62. I don't know if that was caused by NASCAR or TNT, but that was ridiculous. I was watching Smokes channel because of the problems he was encountering and switched to Juniors channel and both had lost the drivers video...but not the audio - luckily.
The TNT producers, or whatever they're called, sure need to go back to TV 101. During one report, a pit reporter was talking about Boyer's tire and it's wear and said something like, "you can see right here what he encountered", but the TV never showed what the tire looked like. I've seen better TV productions by high school students...disgraceful!!