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« on: May 13, 2009, 12:34:38 PM »

I was reading an article today at Laidback Racing about the "chat" with David Hill of Fox on Friday.  I was appalled at his comments when asked about why Fox is dumbing down the coverage with the weasel, so I went to the transcript from the actual chat and this is what he really said:

"FOXSports.com: 
Paul asks: I've been a fan of NASCAR for the last 15 years, and I've seen many changes in how we watch the sport. While I greatly enjoy NASCAR on FOX's coverage, I am not too fond of the implementation of the Digger character. There are many longtime fans who say that the Digger character is childish, dumbs down the coverage, and is a useless element to the broadcast, having no relevance to the upcoming race. What do you say to those who oppose to Digger?
 
3:09 David Hill:  Tough. 
3:09 FOXSports.com:  Resistance is futile: Get your DIGGER gear here!"

I've always thought the people in charge at Fox were arrogant and blind to what the fans really want.  But I really never thought they'd be so completely rude to the viewers as this.   Angry

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 08:51:35 PM »

Fox has clearly turned off more old time fans than it has gained new ones. But as long as Nascar and the sponsors continue to pay the $, Fox will do its thing. I hear/read complaints about DW on every Board I'm involved with, but Fox could care less. Maybe we'll get lucky and the current economic situation will have a real effect.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 12:57:49 AM »


3:09 David Hill:  Tough. 
3:09 FOXSports.com:  Resistance is futile: Get your DIGGER gear here!"


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