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Race Day 2013 Comments....

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby Stratis » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:39 pm


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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby the cook » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:52 pm

While it may be true that you take certain minor risks with the more colorful and experienced buggy commentators such as Mr. Estes, the ability to describe what is actually happening and anticipate what might happen should take precedence.

Not to name names but "Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow!" from this year's broadcast leaves a bit to be desired, and must be that much worse for those with only the radio broadcast at their disposal.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby shafeeq » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:58 pm

So, what is the primary audience for the CMUtv broadcast, anyway? The people watching live on the jumbotrons, the people watching live elsewhere, the people watching a later rebroadcast?

I agree that the coverage during the races themselves is pretty good, so if drops have to be sacrificed to get better replays, then that's a good tradeoff. The two sportscasters are far better both in presentation and knowledge than years ago, but I do feel like the 2 buggy people + 1 sportscaster teams did a better job of picking up on subtle things than the 1 buggy person + 2 sportscasters team. Just because one notices something the other doesn't and brings it up, or they both see the same thing and have two different views on it.

Perhaps a good addition would be to every 3-4 heats, bring in someone like Estes, McCue, Mohin, etc. to recap/make their predictions/stir things up. Plus they only have to stay on the good side of the FCC for 5 minutes.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby barney » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 pm

Was trying to think how I could put this diplomatically, but couldn't.

One of the hottest topics with alumni in the chute, among people who know buggy well and across organizational lines, was how horrendous Jess' broadcasting was. Comments like "If this team wants to win, they're going to have to push faster on their reroll than we saw earlier" really aren't adding anything to the conversation. As a woman I'd like to see a more interesting and knowledgeable representative. I don't know anything about Jess, but I think an ex-driver would make a good addition.

I guess that was more diplomatic than I thought it would be after all.

Peace out.
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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby McCue » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:58 am

I actually didn't hear much of the commentary this year besides the "let's get ready to rummmmmbleeeee" guy, but I would guess that filling 4 hours of races with commentary is , especially when you have to be careful not to reveal too much about what you know.

I'm down with Shafeeq's suggestion of bringing in guest stars, if for no other reason than that's the way we got from Nik in '05. If there's one thing this sport does not lack, it is talkative, colorful personalities.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby SigNuSi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:11 am

"...you're telling me that there is literally shit flowing down the back hills?"

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby McCue » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:15 am

"Joining us via satellite, it's Carl Nott."

One day.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:49 pm


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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby Carl Nott » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:12 pm



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