Regionals and no TV


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Regionals and no TV

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 01, 2003 1:48 pm

Just a note that even though the Regionals won't be on tv, I did get to see the National Spelling Bee on ESPN twice last night, and once was even during prime time.
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:56 am

u wouldnt want to see the west regionals on tv
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:58 am

Yep, and eariler this year, I believe it was the weekend of the USATF indoor or NCAA indoor, NBC televised curling. Wow!
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:08 am

>Just a note that even though the Regionals won't
>be on tv, I did get to see the National Spelling
>Bee on ESPN twice last night, and once was even
>during prime time.>>

Brains should always be valued over brawn.

But more to the point, it doesn't take an Einstein to note that it takes one guy with a handheld camera to produce a TV show from the Spelling Bee (or billiards, or any of a number of things that people like to compare track to).

To do a track meet you need multiple cameramen with fixed camera positions, talent (and I use that term loosely) for commentary, a production truck, a stadium which meets stiff lighting criteria, etc,. etc. In short, many (or many-many) thousands of dollars.
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:12 am

Brains should
>always be valued over brawn.

But more to the
>point, it doesn't take an Einstein to note that
>it takes one guy with a handheld camera to
>produce a TV show from the Spelling Bee (or
>billiards, or any of a number of things that
>people like to compare track to).

To do a
>track meet you need multiple cameramen with fixed
>camera positions, talent (and I use that term
>loosely) for commentary, a production truck, a
>stadium which meets stiff lighting criteria,
>etc,. etc. In short, many (or many-many)
>thousands of dollars.


Hey, I bet it would be real cheap to do a televised broadcast of the grass growing in my front yard. Does that mean that it will be on ESPN this weekend?
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby trackstar » Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:33 am

I'm glad somebody shows the spelling bee -- those kids deserve some attention -- but if we can't beat out curling for TV time, we might as well pack it in.

And yes, being a native Texan, I have absolutely no appreciation for ice-based sports. :-)
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:53 am

If god had meant for Texans to ski or skate she woulda made horseshit white.
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Re: Regionals and no TV

Postby trackstar » Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:45 am

Damn straight!
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