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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:22 PM

Just flipped over and sat through

Laps 111-114 green flag racing
114-118 Commercial mostly TNT commercials
118-122 Green flag racing
122-125 TNT commercials
125-128 Racing
129 - 131 Commercial
131 - 134 racing
134 - ??? Commercial

This is brutal

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:47 PM

From 2003

From the production and broadcast side, the NBC-TNT team has been receiving a lot of compliments. However, that has been overshadowed by the rash of complaints about the number of commercials during each of the first four telecasts.

Even the race teams are voicing their displeasure in this area. One team said they timed a recent broadcast, and according to their figures, there were 30 minutes of commercials for every hour of racing.

I didn't time the length of the commercials versus the amount of actual racing that was shown during the July 27 race at Pocono, but I did track the number of laps of racing versus the number of laps we missed while commercials were being shown. The result was not good news to the millions of fans who want to see a lot more racing than commercial breaks.

In the first 50 laps at Pocono, before the first caution flag, the audience was treated to 29 laps of green-flag racing. That means they missed 21 laps while various commercials and promotions for upcoming TNT shows were being shown.

In the next 105 laps, the ratio was 58 laps of racing versus 47 laps for commercials or a promo for another TNT show that we just didn't want to miss.


I guess i will dvr it next week

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:19 PM

It's all around horrible...

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

It's better than watching Digger clips on FOX.

Edited by Starscream, 06 June 2010 - 06:06 PM.


#5 Bobby

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:29 AM

My favorite part is when Wally Dalenbach was daydreaming.

Alexander: Do you feel that more in 2nd than 23rd, Wally?
Wally: Huh? Feel wha?
Alexander: The wall
Wally: Oh, yea. You do.

I have to give ESPN one thing, they don't do the cheesy crap anymore. At least not to the level of FOX or TNT.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:45 AM

i agree. tnt takes this poo to a different level of sucks.

ABC puts on a fuging race now.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:33 AM

Versus does a better job with it's IndyCar coverage than TNT does with NASCAR and Versus sucks.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

Pocono is brutal. I would almost rather watch the commercials. Although the last part of the race was entertaining, that is usually not the norm from what I can remember.

#9 Happy Panther

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

Yeah restarts were fun but it gets strung out real quick.

Seeing Legano get all pissed off was fun

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:30 PM

If Pocono was 100 miles shorter it'd be a really decent race.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:43 PM

TNT went down the toilet when Benny passed away. At least no Bill Weber to grate our nerves.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

At least no Bill Weber to grate our nerves.


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:43 PM

http://www.royalparl...emagicians.html

Oh my! I've heard he's an a-hole so please, keep him away from the children! :lol:

#14 Happy Panther

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:01 AM

If Pocono was 100 miles shorter it'd be a really decent race.


This is a common theme right now about the problems of NASCAR. I wonder if they will start shortening races. IRL apparently has fewer laps and a time limit too.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:23 AM

I know that in Formula 1 the race can't exceed two hours. Most are set for just over 305km (Monaco is about 270km) and if they don't reach that mark by the two hour limit then the race ends on whatever lap they're on.


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