MotoGP/AMA Pro racing: Land of Fruits and Nuts (Hella Spoilers, dude)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Guess he figures if he can get rid of the other Respol midget he has a pretty good shot at the top spot on the podium. :D
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  2. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    Yes.

    To be clear: The AMA races will not be televised. The MotoGP race will be on Speed, (semi) live, as usual.
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  3. chasbo

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    No it is awesome. They time the commercials so you miss all the best passes and then the idiot US commentator talks about tons of useless drivel after they cut back to the racing so you miss another minute or so of action. Generally they will also have this awesome pointless 15 minutes at the beginning where they talk about stuff like the color of Horhe Lorentho's underwear while completely ignoring the podium stuff and interviews at the end of the race which are a complete waste of time anyhow. I think that they have it down to a science now so that they only show 20 minutes of the actual race. It gets better every race!

    I think of all the people that waste all that cash for the MotoGP package to see the bikes actually race and just laugh. I am hoping next year they get rid of the Brit commentators and bring back Ralph "I'm a clueless D-Bag" Shaheen and Scott "when I get excited you can't understand a single thing I say" Russell. That and at least three Progressive "Flo" commercials every break. Heaven!!!
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  4. Mr. Ray

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    Part of the problem with AMA viewing for me is waiting to see the race. The announcers BS too much. I was at the gym the other day and flipped on the Tv while I was torturing myself on the elliptical. I was lucky, or so I thought, to catch AMA SBK "in action". I worked out for 35 minutes and not one lap was turned. I was amazed.
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  5. HoneyBunz

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    I love it when the director cuts to a paddock shot just as the leader is about to change. Another one of my favorites, is when the camera guy is so obsessed with getting an extreme close up, that you miss the setup for his being passed. They understand that a race is not about the relationship between bikes. It's about focusing skills.


    Don't you just love the shot of a guy putting numbers on a pit board? I can't see that one enough. Also love the shots of the backs of guys sitting in a booth or girlfriends avoiding eye contact with a camera. This is what it's all about.
    It's cool when the camera dwells on a back marker in the gravel during the last 2 laps of a tight race.
    Why save those great slo-mo shots for the end of the race? Play them during anxious moments of racing.
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  6. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Don't forget the ever-important replay of the start while the race is happening, usually missing some epic passing.
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  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Next year?

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  8. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Actually Jonathan Greene has been announcing with Scott Rusell on the CBS broadcasts of the AMA racing. He's a welcome relief to Ralph.

    He described a particularly brave pass as "Well I guess you just load 'em up in a wheelbarrow and go for it." :lol3
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  9. DogBoy

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    I think you were watching the pre-race show which is a separate program.

    And, glad you squeezed in that part about your workout. I love narcissists. :rofl
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  10. mdubya

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  11. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Jonathan Greene is gone for the rest of the year at least. Paul Page will be doing the play-by-play for whatever the hell the AMA decides to televise (bastards) of the remaining events.
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  12. Mr. Ray

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    I drink enough beer to kill someone who doesn't work out. I have to do it. I hate every minute of it though.

    And it was the race. Or it was listed as such in the guide.
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  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    I would imagine for Laguna it's Dorna's feed with Fox(speed) cameras and cameramen, Dorna's producers in Fox (speed) trailers. do you think Fox(speed) via Dorna is going to let another US major station use their equipment without HUGE reimbursement? By the way for folks outside the U.S. Fox worldwide carry's MotoGP through many regional an individual country carriers. When in Afghanistan I was able to watch MotoGP on an Indian Fox station the only problem was they would break away to to show highlights of a cricket match or the end of a riveting Football(soccer match) only to see the interview of the end of MotoGP.
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  16. swimmer

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    and it will only take them 3 weeks to put the races on their website.
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  17. Skowinski

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    Well, that's not much different from ESPN highlighting poker as a fantastic spectator sport. Our idea of sports in this country is pretty fucked up sometimes!

    edit: Rossi will win this weekend. :deal
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  18. BeeCeeGS

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    He may not win many more, but there's no denying that a happy Rossi makes for a better show--on and off the track.
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  19. swimmer

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    So no AMA but Hector Barbera has his own show. Perfect.
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  20. chasbo

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    LOL...I am so drinking a six pack before watching this race. I don't mind Russell as much as Ralph. I will pray he looses his voice this weekend.
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