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Title: Poole's Observations from Production Truck
Post by: Cheryl on October 15, 2007, 02:49:31 PM
Here's an interesting article from David Poole, who was invited to the ESPN production truck Friday night:

http://www.thatsracin.com/247/story/8196.html

I agree that it had to hard for the announcers to talk while being bombarded with direction in their headsets.  Many times when I attened NASCAR races in the past, I listened to the TV feed for ESPN/FOX or NBC and heard the "director talk" to the announcers.

Cheryl


Title: Re: Poole's Observations from Production Truck
Post by: sally on October 15, 2007, 04:46:15 PM
All that technology, and this is the best they can do?  depressing.

Sally


Title: Re: Poole's Observations from Production Truck
Post by: Desmond on October 15, 2007, 05:25:48 PM
Did I read this right?  Rich Feinberg told David Poole that ratings are down in part because the post-race show is too long? ???

Seriously, I must credit ESPN for letting Poole in to try to counter his recent negative comments.


Title: Re: Poole's Observations from Production Truck
Post by: Steve on October 15, 2007, 09:16:36 PM
Did I read this right?  Rich Feinberg told David Poole that ratings are down in part because the post-race show is too long? ???

Seriously, I must credit ESPN for letting Poole in to try to counter his recent negative comments.

Besides, didn't NBC/TNT counter that in the past by creating a separate "Nextel Post-Race Show" when they had extra time so that ratings for the race broadcast would cease at the checkered flag? There's no reason ESPN can't do the same.


Title: Re: Poole's Observations from Production Truck
Post by: Cheryl on October 16, 2007, 12:48:53 PM
Yeah, but ESPN always has some [more important] sport to switch to after the race.   >:(

Cheryl