Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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Despain is not too bad. I agree with Cigar that it is the "All NASCAR All the Time" that ruined SpeedVision for me. Once Fox bought it I knew that it would be a ratings only venue totally without regard for their audience.
Interesting part is that NASCAR ratings are DOWN by a good bit. Couldn't happen to a better bunch. The ESPN/ABC broadcast team is mind-numbing. Sunday I had two screens going, one with the Grand Prix and one with the Pre-race NASCAR. All the ABC folks could talk about was the artificial "drama" of the Chase and the tight race it made for a championship while on the other screen I was watching a reasonably natural "chase" that had a 1 point differential - with no gimmicks.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.