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January 30th, 2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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The rumor is that the tv deal that DMG has negotiated will show races on a ONE FUCKING WEEK DELAY.If this is true,Im 100% done.I had already pledged to boycott attendance.If i have to wait a week to see a race,i wont do that either.Like i said,its a rumor from a so called insider so im not going to blow just yet.If it is true,i think the end of DMG will be swift.At least the hair brains from AMA negotiated same day delay and occasionally live.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (povol @ Jan 30 2009, 08:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>The rumor is that the tv deal that DMG has negotiated will show races on a ONE FUCKING WEEK DELAY.If this is true,Im 100% done.I had already pledged to boycott attendance.If i have to wait a week to see a race,i wont do that either.Like i said,its a rumor from a so called insider so im not going to blow just yet.If it is true,i think the end of DMG will be swift.At least the hair brains from AMA negotiated same day delay and occasionally live.


Wait until you see the coverage. If it's the same yokels and the same commercial-laden coverage, you can be furious.

If DMG uses it's network pull to drastically up the coverage, I don't really care.

Obviously, this exercise in idiocy is at the request of the venue owners who want people to show up. If AMA racing was carried on network TV they could easily enforce blackouts, but it sounds like it is going to remain on speed.

The AMA is asking for handouts left and right to keep the series alive. There are going to be plenty of stupid arrangements brokered to scratch the backs of the charitable contributors.

The venue owners have stated on numerous occasions that they would prefer NOT to participate b/c the usually lose money on AMA events. Thankfully, many of them seem to be fans of motorcycles so they continue to lend their venues to AMA events in hopes that things improve.
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January 30th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (mylexicon @ Jan 30 2009, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Wait until you see the coverage. If it's the same yokels and the same commercial-laden coverage, you can be furious.

If DMG uses it's network pull to drastically up the coverage, I don't really care.

Obviously, this exercise in idiocy is at the request of the venue owners who want people to show up. If AMA racing was carried on network TV they could easily enforce blackouts, but it sounds like it is going to remain on speed.

The AMA is asking for handouts left and right to keep the series alive. There are going to be plenty of stupid arrangements brokered to scratch the backs of the charitable contributors.

The venue owners have stated on numerous occasions that they would prefer NOT to participate b/c the usually lose money on AMA events. Thankfully, many of them seem to be fans of motorcycles so they continue to lend their venues to AMA events in hopes that things improve.

That is one theory i considered,where the fan has no choice but to come to the track because of horrible tv coverage.The other is that the tv exec's have done their homework and took the fans pulse on the state of bike racing in America and found out the fan isnt buying what Roger is selling .If the audience isnt buying,neither is television.All i know is that AMA/DMG has become insignificant in the race fans eye and WSBK is about to explode.Im assuming Speed has the contract for WSBK here in the states,and im hoping they are not so stupid as to fuck this up.I understand not being able to go live to Europe but they had better not screw around and show 1 tape delayed race on Sunday and then the other on Tuesday. That would be dropping the ball big time.I visit a lot of bike sites and WSBK is the buzz,and its a loud buzz.I have never seen the level of anticipation for a bike series that WSBK has generated for this year.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (povol @ Jan 30 2009, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>That is one theory i considered,where the fan has no choice but to come to the track because of horrible tv coverage.The other is that the tv exec's have done their homework and took the fans pulse on the state of bike racing in America and found out the fan isnt buying what Roger is selling .If the audience isnt buying,neither is television.All i know is that AMA/DMG has become insignificant in the race fans eye and WSBK is about to explode.Im assuming Speed has the contract for WSBK here in the states,and im hoping they are not so stupid as to fuck this up.I understand not being able to go live to Europe but they had better not screw around and show 1 tape delayed race on Sunday and then the other on Tuesday. That would be dropping the ball big time.I visit a lot of bike sites and WSBK is the buzz,and its a loud buzz.I have never seen the level of anticipation for a bike series that WSBK has generated for this year.

Well,Guess what?.Speed decided to be their typical ignorant self and are only showing Race 1 on Sunday for the opener of WSBK,and race 2 on Tuesday, when everyone in the world has to work.Who are these fucking idiots that run, what used to be a station dedicated to racing.You have the most anticipated motorcycle racing series in memory and with all their wisdom,we get to see Living the Low Life or some piece of shit like that instead.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (povol @ Feb 2 2009, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Well,Guess what?.Speed decided to be their typical ignorant self and are only showing Race 1 on Sunday for the opener of WSBK,and race 2 on Tuesday, when everyone in the world has to work.Who are these fucking idiots that run, what used to be a station dedicated to racing.You have the most anticipated motorcycle racing series in memory and with all their wisdom,we get to see Living the Low Life or some piece of shit like that instead.

They pulled that shit (Race 1 on Sunday, Race 2 on Tuesday) a few times last year, pissed me off to no end. I just ended up downloading the race and watching it later Sunday night. Idiots. I agree, a channel that used to be dedicated to racing now is all about bullshit stupid reality shows that take air time over racing.
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I'm not surprised. This is a Fox channel. They use it to keep the rednecks happy by showing 13 hours of NASCAR coverage every Saturday and filling the gaps with reality TV featuring people dumber than their audience (oh, it's possible). Motorcycle racing on TV died in this country when Fox bought Speedvision.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Austin @ Feb 2 2009, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Motorcycle racing on TV died in this country when Fox bought Speedvision.
sad thing is it never got the chance to flourish... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img]
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You shouldn't be too surprised to see nothing has changed on that channel.
Their coverage has always sucked for all roadracing.
If you want to be even more pissed off than check your Guide on your cable or satellite box and foward it 24 hours ahead and check out a sampling of what Speed is on any given day.
There will be multiple reruns of a ride pimping show or a bunch of guys standing around arguing about drag racing or guessing how fast a drag car is.
Speed is the MTV of racing. Somewhere along the line they forgot what they were created for.
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This is the same network that once interrupted a live AMA race for NASCAR post-race coverage. Now that NASCAR is trying to run a motorcycle series, who expected speed to give good coverage to what is currently the strongest road racing championship on the planet?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr. Shupe @ Feb 4 2009, 03:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>This is the same network that once interrupted a live AMA race for NASCAR post-race coverage.
damn i remember that happening! i almost put my foot thru the tv screen!!! fuckin idiots! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]
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