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Old 10-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #1441
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I always suspected the MNF guys were just sitting on front of a green screen.
certainly possible...
I almost didn't use a football example...
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #1442
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I bet they'd rather be in Austin too.
Maybe for this one local race, but in general, I don't think they would prefer to be climbing on an airplane to fly all over the world 20-odd weekends a year. And remotely calling events is done routinely in all kinds of sports.

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Old 10-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #1443
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The speaker for the Friday night meet and greet was Bob Varsha. So he was at least in the neighborhood for the first F1 race at Indy.
I do recall Varsha being on-site at one or two of the Indy races. But again, I think this was to participate in pre-race local events, not because being on-site is any advantage while calling the race.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:31 AM   #1444
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what's that old expression? the grass is always green?



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Old 10-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #1445
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Maybe for this one local race, but in general, I don't think they would prefer to be climbing on an airplane to fly all over the world 20-odd weekends a year. And remotely calling events is done routinely in all kinds of sports.

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At one of the Indy F1 races we stayed at the Speedway B&B (Great place if you can get in, by the way). One of the guys staying there was an Italian that worked with the teams to check the souvenirs being sold outside the races. He had done it a couple of years and traveled to most of the races. He was a young very good looking guy (according to my wife) and loved the travel and the women. He said he had maybe three more years of the travel before he would give it up though. Can think of a lot worse jobs to have as a young person, but it would really suck with a family.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:22 PM   #1446
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very boring..



that's a shame... I figured you'd know
Maybe NBC will just pick up the BBC coverage & rebroadcast it like TSN does in Canada...
I was in Ottawa and Montreal for a couple of races last years and THAT was F1 coverage. David Coulthard was the color (or is it colour?) commentator and both the other guys were as knowledgable as Machette.
The only thing more fun is was watching RAI coverage of Valli riding a Ducati in MotoGP!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:26 PM   #1447
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The only thing more fun is was watching RAI coverage of Valli riding a Ducati in MotoGP!
we were in Italy during qualifying for San Marino this year..I know what you mean
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #1448
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:03 PM   #1449
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LOL

as if Kimi would wear a "snap back truckers cap"

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Alonso... not happy w/ third?

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #1451
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plenty to keep the driver occupied



Williams still not converted to coanda

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #1452
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Christmas is coming...
I wonder if Santa could drop one of these off at my house?

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That has to be the strangest promo I've ever seen....I assume I'm missing some context there.
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speaking of WTF....

Matchett explains coanda



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Old 10-27-2012, 01:47 PM   #1455
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We human beings like patterns. We rely on them to cope with the bewildering simulation that life throws at us every day.

So I suppose I should be comforted that late in what had been a spectacularly unpredictable season, F1 has now settled into a familiar pattern.

Lotus can't win a race and won't. Ferrari is blaming their wind tunnel.

And Red Bull is cheating its way to another title.

Some will say I should toughen up. Racing has always been about finding a cheat. They're right. It has.

But there's something disillusioning about a season that had so much promise, a season in which the unlikely seemed possible every weekend, being soiled not by development, but by a blatant cheat that the FIA just doesn't have the ability to detect.

Typically, I watch every televised event on a race weekend: Prac 2, qualy and the race. This weekend, my heart hasn't been in it. I dumped out of practice. And jumped through qualy to the inevitable result. And I may only give the race itself a cursory viewing.

I mean, what's the point? Nobody's going to catch the Red Bull. How can they? The cheating wing has turned a so-so car into a world beater. And that's not likely to change in the remaining 4 races.
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