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Title: Smooth Move
Post by: Cheryl on February 24, 2008, 10:30:30 PM
After Fox continued to try and make several of the drivers come up with a better name for that stupid Gopher Cam just now, Kurt Busch tactfully pointed out to them how they didn't originate the technology.  Hahahahahaha!  He said "it reminds of seeing the tread cam used at Indiannapolis Raceway Park years ago..."  Way to go, Kurt!  Fans and John Daly were pointing the same fact out all over the interest all last week - how ESPN originated this device and even won Emmys for the technology.  It was really nauseating how Fox was trying to get Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth to "name" the thing and they both tactfully refused to play.  But Kurt topped them both with his subtleness.  Smooth move!   :laugh:

Cheryl


Title: Re: Smooth Move
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2008, 11:15:47 PM
Almost two hours into the broadcast, and Fox is still making their reporters badger every single driver into naming the camera.


Title: Re: Smooth Move
Post by: super61 on February 25, 2008, 12:01:44 AM
and they have then at the new iowa track as well, just like fox tho, to get a new toy and play with til we get sick of it
ken


Title: Re: Smooth Move
Post by: Cheryl on February 25, 2008, 12:07:25 AM
and they have then at the new iowa track as well, just like fox tho, to get a new toy and play with til we get sick of it

Yeah, but at least the other racing series don't have to come up with a cutesy name for it.

Okay, Martin even topped Busch saying "if I hit it, it's going to be the stupid-cam."  That was hilarious! :laugh:

BTW, how many times over the last 2 1/2 hours has Fox said "we'll be racing within the hour?"  How more blatant can they get in trying to make sure people don't change the channel.  Ugh...

Cheryl


Title: Re: Smooth Move
Post by: shawn on February 25, 2008, 01:08:12 AM
UGH, here's an idea for Fox, how bout give it no name and get rid of the graphic every time they use that shot.  Whats next, giving a name to the tower cam, or the cam coming out of turn 4


Title: Re: Smooth Move
Post by: super61 on February 25, 2008, 08:23:46 AM
why not shawn? we now have a title sponsor for restarts.....

ken


Title: Re: Smooth Move
Post by: Cheryl on February 25, 2008, 01:21:23 PM
I simply love the faces almost every driver gave them when they were asked about the stupid thing!   :laugh:

Cheryl