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alpina22
05-09-2005, 08:48 AM
YAWN!!!! While I'm complaining, what is it with Finnish drivers and their lack of excitement? Raikonen (and Hakkinen before him) are both expressionless people. Maybe it's just F1 but in the WRC, there were some very charimatic Finnish drivers (Juha Kankonnen & Marku Alen come to mind).<HR " COLOR="#FF0000" SIZE="4"><IMG SRC="http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid71/pf6202e356e98345cfcf645c40f59e961/fb8e85cf.jpg">
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wu88
05-09-2005, 10:02 AM
great race last yr...
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commercial....and it was tape delay!! AC
05-09-2005, 10:04 AM
then they wonder why f1 is not popular.

patavakian
05-09-2005, 11:18 AM

m5todd
05-09-2005, 04:20 PM
...after way too many commercials for stuff I'll never buy; they come back to the 'action' and everything you wanted to see has already happened.

They ought to just let SPEED take care of the coverage as they obviously don't get it.

patavakian
05-09-2005, 06:32 PM
I for one would rather keep F1 unpopular in the US, then maybe our races wont get the attention they deserve and decome corrupted by the "american way"... capitalism anyone.

Sorry, bad day at work.

Patrick

on a better note, just bought tix to EU for the summer and tix to Magny Course - can't wait to hear the engines roar, yes, I will be wearing blue and white amidst the sea of blue and yellow.

Pani
05-09-2005, 08:06 PM
because Speed Channel is not offered here (Center City Philadelphia) by Comcast. I have no idea why, but now I'm finally able to watch some F1 besides the old footage on DVD.

morgwai
05-09-2005, 08:50 PM
schumi, kimi and alonso playing texas hold'em...

dabadoya
05-09-2005, 11:20 PM
The Nascar Channel. When they started covering nascar PRACTICE live ....I lost faith. Now all the other NASCAR crap shows like poker, nation etc....Hey SPEED, why not start a brand new channel devoted to nascar....give us back some racing without the BS hype.
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dole
05-10-2005, 01:28 AM
"Ralf is about to catch the car in front of him... Time for a commercial." Then another commercial for bladder control medicine. WTF? is this some kind of aversion therapy? Thank goodness for TiVo.

Bryn
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Kaptain
05-11-2005, 08:29 PM
F1 is boring <img src=http://www.theraceforum.com/images/forum/2915-58-1.jpg height=167 width=230>

Scott-M
05-11-2005, 08:41 PM
They aren't running a charity. They're going for veiwership.

If you could get 15% of the people on Roadfly (and some of the other nameless boards) to send an email to SPEED all in one day... they might just do something about it.

Maybe

On the up side they are showing more live "road racing"

On the down side, Wind Tunnel used to be good... till it got moved to Sunday nights only. Now all they talk about in NASCAR.

Yountz
05-11-2005, 09:56 PM
basically if you have noticed cbs has chosen to air the f1 races that do not occur on nascar sunday races. Also cbs is actually not doing the races bernie has sold the rights to 4 to an outside production company that promised him they would be on network tv. that company purchased the time on cbs and has sold all the ad space. Bernie has no idea about cable tv since in UK the networks are everything. He has also allowed them to have things like the on board cam sponsored by whoever and this is not allowed in speeds contract.

Yountz
05-11-2005, 09:58 PM
CBS' ratings where twice what SPEED averages for their races...

Scott-M
05-12-2005, 11:02 AM

HSV-DAN
05-12-2005, 03:35 PM
They bought SPEED to be the Nascar advertisement channel, and it's coming to fruition. If F1 wasn't off US prime time, I'm not sure they would keep it. Remember the replays on Tuesday in prime time? Now it's midnight on Thursday or something equally usefull.

AZ Coupe Jason
05-12-2005, 05:46 PM
ARe you on Crack? NASCAR is a set better than baseball.. ewww look at them drive in circles wow!!! I got box tickets to NASCAR, Subway 500 at PHX international a couple of weeks ago.. and I let the seats go empty, If want hill billy fun I will go cow tipping!

And BTW SPEED sucks ***_now!!! Just IMHO

Jason

couper
05-12-2005, 05:47 PM
over a thousand requests to SPEED for less NASCAR. I'm sure other forums have done it as well. They probably have set their spam filter to dump all no NASCAR emails by now :)

I agree though it doesn't hurt and it gets the word out.

I want HiDef F1 broadcast with 5.1 audio!!!!. Once you go HD there's no looking back.

Scott-M
05-12-2005, 09:08 PM
don't ask for less NASCAR. Ask for more of something else.

That way you put them off.

It actually might be better to organize a good ol fashion letter writing campaign.

Kaptain
05-13-2005, 02:37 PM
I don't care too much for NASCAR.

Sports car racing like SPEED World Challenge, Grand-Am Cup, and ALMS is more far more exciting.


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