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« on: August 14, 2006, 11:35:34 AM »

This is from Bob Margolis at Yahoo.com

Coming from a television background, I probably am qualified to say this: NBC's race telecasts are right up there with some of the worst-directed sporting events ever broadcast. Sunday's edition was just another in a continuing pattern of NBC delivering the worst coverage of auto racing possible.

Several key moments of the race were missed by the director and had to be shown to the television audience via replay.

NBC's NASCAR broadcasts are poorly produced and place too much emphasis on the race leaders. Much has been written this year about the drop in television ratings for NASCAR broadcasts, and the blame for any drop in ratings that NASCAR experiences during the final 14 races of the season should be placed squarely on NBC Sports' shoulders.

Never has there been a better description for the phrase "lame duck."

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 05:05:44 PM »

Bob is right.  At times, NBC doesn't look like it's even trying, and that's too bad because we all agree that NBC/TNT generally provides better coverage than Fox/FX.

Another sign they are throwing in the towel: Sam Flood, the producer of the NBC/TNT telecasts, has been reassigned to NBC's Sunday Night Football.  His first assignment was last night's game between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals.

If Bob's description of the racing coverage is accurate, we could see the effect of Flood's absence.

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