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#151 Deluxx

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:39

Apparently fox pulled their funding.

It was depressing to see a video of them there a week before... it's like wtf

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#152 Frank Grimes

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:11

Overall, I have no complaints about the NBCSN coverage of the races. Basically, they are picking up where Speed left off. I like the little boxes of the race action during commercials on the live broadcast - it is better than nothing and, for DVR folks, it forces us to actually see the commercials. If I remember correctly, every ad was for side by side ATVs. I think I'll go with the Can-Am over the Polaris. :lol:

The other difference (when compared to Speed) is that the NBCSN pre-show seems to feature a lot less of Buxton's grid walk and more live shots of the hosts in the studio with the pointy table. It was great to have Varsha back for Malaysia - he's the Vin Scully of F1 in the US.

#153 Deluxx

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:01

Needs more grid walks, imo. Even if they're just shots :/

Or Skyf1 feed

#154 DogEarred

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:53

I watched motorsports in the States for a couple of years in the mid 90's & thought how terrible the CART & F1 coverage would have been without Bob Varsha. By far & away the best commentator. He could read a race developing & speak at the same time. Glad to hear he's still around.
There was another good guy who used to report from the pits - was it 'Jerry Somebody'?

Edited by DogEarred, 05 April 2013 - 07:56.


#155 Frank Grimes

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:22

Needs more grid walks, imo. Even if they're just shots :/

Or Skyf1 feed



Yeah, Buxton does a good job. I enjoy the random "celebrities" he tracks down. The best was when Bernie forced Buxton to interview Bo Derek about 25 years after she was culturally relevant.

#156 Frank Grimes

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:23

I watched motorsports in the States for a couple of years in the mid 90's & thought how terrible the CART & F1 coverage would have been without Bob Varsha. By far & away the best commentator. He could read a race developing & speak at the same time. Glad to hear he's still around.
There was another good guy who used to report from the pits - was it 'Jerry Somebody'?


Jerry Punch?

#157 DogEarred

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:57

Jerry Punch?


Knockout!! - That's the fellow. Is he still around?

#158 Victor_RO

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 18:37

Knockout!! - That's the fellow. Is he still around?


He's been doing pit lane reporting for Nascar on FOX this year I believe.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:31

He's been doing pit lane reporting for Nascar on FOX this year I believe.

Dr.Jerry works for the Mouse.
ESPN/ABC
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#160 DogEarred

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 14:45

Dr.Jerry works for the Mouse.
ESPN/ABC
Jp


You've lost me there, Jon. - Is that anything to do with Tom & Jerry?....

#161 Deluxx

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 15:15

You've lost me there, Jon. - Is that anything to do with Tom & Jerry?....


http://en.wikipedia....elevision_Group

#162 jonpollak

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 22:41

Hey...
After lengthy talks..blah blah..blah Nigerian Streaming Club has kidnapped the wife of a well placed media mogul and is proud to announce...
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER !!!!

USA GETS F1 INTERNET STREAM

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Edited by jonpollak, 10 April 2013 - 22:42.


#163 Watkins74

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 22:54

^

Doesn't really mean anything to me to have a stream of something that is already on TV. What I want is a stream of the untelevised practices like SPEED did and hopefully commentary free.

#164 Deluxx

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:33

this^

#165 jonpollak

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:32

true.

I was only saying..
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#166 Deluxx

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:04

Rofl :p

Its a good step in the right direction, eh? I mean they didn't exactly RULE OUT that they were never going to do it, so I'll hold my breath.

#167 Deluxx

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 15:09

I'm just going to throw this out there.

I understand NBCSports is broadcasting some other stuff... but I don't get why they have to do delayed coverage of quali @ silverstin. I'm sure they could have found a channel to throw it on.

Blahhh

#168 montoyasminion

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 15:58

I'm just going to throw this out there.

I understand NBCSports is broadcasting some other stuff... but I don't get why they have to do delayed coverage of quali @ silverstin. I'm sure they could have found a channel to throw it on.

Blahhh

I watched F1 qualy live on UniMás in Spanish. Dish Network channel 830.

#169 LH08WDC

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 20:34

I'm just going to throw this out there.

I understand NBCSports is broadcasting some other stuff... but I don't get why they have to do delayed coverage of quali @ silverstin. I'm sure they could have found a channel to throw it on.

Blahhh


They did stream it online though. But I can completely understand your frustration.

#170 jonpollak

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 21:13

They did stream it online though.

If you had the right cable package that is...

Jp continues his 'cursed/charmed' routine today as he arrived in Montreal (x weeks late for the race but allowing for BOTH TSN2 and RDS live coverage of qualy today)

:stoned:

Remember gang it's on CNBC in the morning!!
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 23:23

Remember gang it's on CNBC in the morning!!
Jp

Lol, CNBC is like NBC's island of misfit toys. 'Ultimate Factories' on a business news network? :lol:

#172 fer312t

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:03

Anyone clear this up... CNBC supposedly has the coverage starting at 7:30 EST (w/'race start at 8:00AM EST.) That's 3 hours from now. But the autosport clock (which I strongly suspect is the correct time) says 4 hours - so the race will start at 9:00AM EST ???

#173 fer312t

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:08

To answer my own question - per F1.com, the Autosport clock is actually incorrect...race starts in little under 3 hours from now, not 4.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 18:09

Are NBC Sports really that incompetent?

The Tour De France coverage ran over into the British GP slot and they have a news segment and give away the results of the race they are just about to show.

#175 Afterburner

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:05

Are NBC Sports really that incompetent?

The Tour De France coverage ran over into the British GP slot and they have a news segment and give away the results of the race they are just about to show.

Yeah, completely stupid move from NBC here. Spoiled the race for me, unfortunately. They've been fantastic so far, though, considering it's their first year, so I can forgive them a slip or two like this. Don't screw it up again, guys. :up:

#176 Deluxx

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:26

So dumb lol

#177 SR388

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:46

NBCSports did a pretty bad job today. They missed the pass of lewis on Button. They also missed the 1st Lewis pass on Webber. Never replayed either!