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Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Vivian on July 02, 2004, 06:09:21 PM
Figure it out and you will be the winner of that puzzle!!    :roll:

Do you want a hint?  What is this weekend???   :)


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: ronbarnes7777 on July 02, 2004, 06:32:57 PM
here you go vivan all of it   thank god it's friday last race this year and nbc will be back next week


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Cheryl on July 02, 2004, 07:48:02 PM
Quote from: "ronbarnes7777"
here you go vivan all of it   thank god it's friday last race this year and nbc will be back next week


Wow! Ron, that's good!  I saw the NBC and understood the TGIF but couldn't figure out everything in between.  I thought she had something about the 4th of July or liberty in there.  :lol:

Good one, Viv!

Cheryl


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Vivian on July 02, 2004, 10:06:33 PM
Sorry, all of it is not right.  Try, try again.   :lol:


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: marrtinigirl on July 04, 2004, 05:19:00 PM
Thank God (Goodness?) It's Finally Last Race This Year And NBC Will Be Back Next Week!!!!!

Am I close?  Cuz I was thinking the same thing.

I have to say I was EXTREMELY annoyed with Chris Myers in the pre-race show.  I know that there is the running joke about the fact that he constantly has to read his notes, but it really isn't funny.  Nor do I think it is a joke.  When DW was talking about hearing things tonight you don't usually hear like bump drafting, sling-shotting (yeah, like they still do that) and even towing, I found myself screaming at the TV when Chris said "Well, you'll have to tutor me."

EXCUSE ME?  How many races has he sat through at restrictor plate tracks?  He's never heard these terms before and needs tutoring?  I mean, they tend to explain these things ad nauseam during every race, he can't retain that?  Oy.

Thank God FOX's season is over and we can relax with NBC.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: John on July 05, 2004, 01:19:28 AM
Thank God It's Fox's Last Race This Year And NBC Will Be Back Next Week!!!

While I could care less who broadcasts the races (the first line above is a response, not a personal opinion), I do not like having to drop one broadcaster and change to another in the middle of the season.  I wish it was split better.  But, like I have read other fans saying in other places, as long as its on TV.  It's still better than stick and ball sports.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Vivian on July 05, 2004, 08:44:55 PM
John, you are mighty close.  One word off.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: John on July 06, 2004, 02:38:42 AM
Thank God Its Fox's Last Race This Year and NBC Will Be Back Next Weekend.

How's That?


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Vivian on July 06, 2004, 08:51:38 PM
John,  Now you are 2 words off.  Try again.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: John on July 07, 2004, 03:22:15 AM
Thank Goodness Its Fox's Last Race This Year and NBC Will Be Back Next Week.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Vivian on July 07, 2004, 08:41:34 PM
YEA!    :D  John wins, finally.  I am looking forward to this weekend with Alan, Benny and yes, even Wally.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Cheryl on July 07, 2004, 08:51:26 PM
Quote from: "Vivian"
YEA!    :D  John wins, finally.  I am looking forward to this weekend with Alan, Benny and yes, even Wally.


Me too!

Cheryl


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: John on July 08, 2004, 02:21:47 AM
So ...  What do I win?  Don't leave me hanging like this!

I like Alan and Wally, Benny is full of energy but lacking substance.  I know I'm going out on a limb here but ... Bill Weber, I'm not looking forward to.  Reminds me of the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons. :lol:


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Cheryl on July 08, 2004, 12:49:41 PM
Quote from: "John"I like Alan and Wally, Benny is full of energy but lacking substance.  I know I'm going out on a limb here but ... Bill Weber, I'm not looking forward to.  Reminds me of the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons. :lol:[/quote


Oh man!  I think Weber is great!  He may come across a bit pompous at times, but I think that is just his seriousness.  Hell, I'd much rather have someone totally knowledgeable about the sport doing the pre-race show than someone like Myers who simply reads notes someone gave him and seems to be mocking the sport at every turn!  And I'll take seriousness (which I translate to professionalism) over gags and self-promotion by old drivers.  Dave Burns is the guy who gets the antics during the NBC half, but even then he's clearly knowledgeable about the sport and last year at least any gag he did seemed to relate directly to racing.  The one I remember best was his demonstration of the so-called "Lucky Dog" rule using a german shepherd.  Now that was funny and related to current issues in racing.

I'm anxious to see how the NBC team does this year.  Too bad they have such a boring track for their first race back...

Cheryl


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: John on July 08, 2004, 05:07:00 PM
Did you look that up so we wouldn't have to?


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Desmond on July 08, 2004, 05:12:46 PM
NBC announced yesterday that, starting Saturday, they will introduce a new feature called "Inside the Field," which is supposed to be an expanded version of "Through the Field," my favorite part of their broadcasts.

Also, producer Sam Flood promised not only to cut commercial breaks short after crashes, but also in events such as an unexpected pit stop from one of the leaders.

There's the difference between Fox/FX and NBC/TNT.  The second-half networks believe in constant improvement of coverage.  Fox and FX do not.  We'll see if the ratings reflect that.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Cheryl on July 08, 2004, 06:33:52 PM
Quote from: "Desmond"
NBC announced yesterday that, starting Saturday, they will introduce a new feature called "Inside the Field," which is supposed to be an expanded version of "Through the Field," my favorite part of their broadcasts.

Also, producer Sam Flood promised not only to cut commercial breaks short after crashes, but also in events such as an unexpected pit stop from one of the leaders.

There's the difference between Fox/FX and NBC/TNT.  The second-half networks believe in constant improvement of coverage.  Fox and FX do not.  We'll see if the ratings reflect that.


You are SO right, Desmond!  Hey!  Where is everyone getting all this info on NBC?  I checked their motorsports website yesterday and there was nothing but a few old articles there.  First Vivian said something about them having something on XM yesterday and now this.  I feel so out of touch... :(

Cheryl


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Vivian on July 08, 2004, 09:42:42 PM
First of all, John, you won but there is no prize other than praise and the fact that you outwitted everyone else who participated.   8)  :P  :wink:  :lol: That should make you feel good.  BTW, I am glad you are back with us.

Cheryl, I think I read about the broadcast on Jayski and I am sure it said XM although it might have been MRN but I don't think so.

Great info, Desmond.  I am really looking forward to them being back.  One of my favorite features is Through the field so will be happy to see that come back.  BTW, did they happen to mention the line up plan??


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Desmond on July 09, 2004, 04:17:38 PM
Still no word on a lineup format on NBC/TNT. I guess we'll all going to have to tune in tomorrow to see for ourselves.

In 2003, the lineup featured not only the names and pictures of the drivers, but also the names of the crew chiefs.  This was shown in a traditional format, unlike the Fox scrolling tickers.

If you remember, the first few races on Fox had two sets of tickers: one showed the names of drivers, the second showed the pictures of their cars and crew chiefs' names.  From about Bristol on, the second set was discontinued.

One final note: due to the Athens Olympic Games (and part of the record 1,210 hours of coverage), the Watkins Glen and Michigan 2nd date will be shown on TNT.  There is no NASCAR racing over-the-air from August 8 (Brickyard 400) to September 5 (Fontana :oops: ).

P.S. To clarify, the 1,210 hours of coverage are spread among seven different networks, including NBC.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: marrtinigirl on July 09, 2004, 06:53:11 PM
Desmond, are you saying that they aren't televising the races at all?  According to Scene, all races from Aug 8 until Sept 5 are on TNT.  Please clarify.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: BAM24/25 on July 10, 2004, 02:46:54 AM
BAAAHHH! :D


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Michael on July 11, 2004, 03:05:45 PM
Quote from: "marrtinigirl"
Desmond, are you saying that they aren't televising the races at all?  According to Scene, all races from Aug 8 until Sept 5 are on TNT.  Please clarify.


The Scene is correct, but Desmond means it won't air on networks you automatically pick up if you get a new television without any cable, pretty much saying, if you don't have TNT for about 5 weeks, you're screwed...and perhaps that it's time to get cable.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Desmond on July 12, 2004, 04:40:13 PM
I did not watch the lineups on Sunday due to another family commitment (details on General Chit Chat), but the Saturday lineups were presented in a traditional format.  No across-the-screen scroll, thankfully.

Also, the seven networks broadcasting the Olympics are NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, USA, Telemundo and NBC HD (high definition).  The additional networks will carry specific sports and preliminary events (e.g. CNBC will carry boxing, Telemundo soccer), while all the top events will as always air on NBC.

Michael, thanks for saving my butt on the last post :D


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: marrtinigirl on July 15, 2004, 03:23:29 AM
Oh Desmond, your butt didn't need saving, you just made me panic there for a second.  But then I realized what you were meaning, kind of like a couple years ago when our cable didn't carry F/X so we missed a few races.  It sucks.  Luckily now we have both TNT and F/X.  But I realize that everyone isn't as lucky.


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Michael on July 16, 2004, 05:56:16 AM
Quote from: "Desmond"
...and NBC HD (high definition).


According to http://www.nbcolympics.com, NBC HD will use different commentary teams for the events they do. (Example, 3-time Olympic swimming Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines will be the swimming analyst for standard NBC, while another multiple Olympic Gold Medalist, also in swimming, Dara Torres, will be the swimming analyst for NBC HD.)


Title: TGIFLRTYANBCWBBNW!!!
Post by: Michael on July 16, 2004, 05:59:54 AM
Quote from: "Desmond"
One final note: due to the Athens Olympic Games (and part of the record 1,210 hours of coverage), the Watkins Glen and Michigan 2nd date will be shown on TNT.  There is no NASCAR racing over-the-air from August 8 (Brickyard 400) to September 5 (Fontana :oops: ).


Actually, Indy and Fontana will be on NBC, as Indy is 5 days before the Olympics, and Fontana is a week after. Only the Glen, Michigan, and Bristol will be on TNT. Of course, the 2nd Michigan date and Bristol are always on TNT.