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Title: Toyota Series Truck Championship
Post by: cowboy271 on November 15, 2008, 07:09:29 AM
I was really excited about watching the Truck Championship race between Benson and Hornaday.  When I heard DW was going to be in the booth with Mikey, I made an emergency run to restock the beer fridge to hopefully dull some of the Toyota posturing.....it didn't work.  I was interrupted during the first few laps so missed some of the broadcast (I chose to kill my liver rather than watch the pre-race festivities) and they'd ran about 15 laps.  For about the next 30 laps or so I was wondering what happened to Hornaday but I finally heard Phil Parsons mention he was in second while Benson was 8th or so, and there a few comments about Harvick helping Hornaday once Hornaday got the lead then back to Benson's in-truck cam showing him falling back thru the field due to ill handling.  I really didn't need all the in truck shots as I could hear DW and Mikey covering Benson's regression every corner  I haven't watched much truck racing this year due to the apparent bias towards the Toys and this race broadcast was no different from the BBB to start to the race until the Waltrips began salivating in their mikes over Toyota's championship. 

Beer fridge is empty again...I'll be accepting donations of Alka Seltzer, Aspirin, Pepto-Bismal or good whiskey to live through the weekend.

This broadcast brought unbiased race coverage almost to the level of the BIG networks unbiased political coverage.


Title: Re: Toyota Series Truck Championship
Post by: super61 on November 15, 2008, 03:08:32 PM
get a new crew for the booth, that is all i can say, how can they think mikey brings anything other than bloody ears to the booth and then toss in jaws and you have a family reunion gone all wrong

Title: Re: Toyota Series Truck Championship
Post by: Cheryl on November 16, 2008, 06:50:10 PM
I'm with James and Ken, they need to dump everybody in the truck booth except Phil Parsons.  We listened to MRN a LOT Friday night and thankfully, they got rid of DW about halfway through the race.  But Manic Michael was still there, which really makes it impossible for me to listen to the SPEED commentary very long.


Title: Re: Toyota Series Truck Championship
Post by: old hot rodder on November 17, 2008, 03:59:35 PM