Sure the TV package for SX is decent this upcoming year (I'm being forgiving given the fact 6 races won't be live which is pretty much unacceptable in every other sport) but we will have a total of 11 live, I believe, and of course with the Nationals we get to work our remotes and dvrs to death in HOPES of getting all 4 motosfor 12 rounds but in addition to expanded TV coverage what we also need is a the return of the audio webcast Jim Holley on SX and Tim Cotter for MX. They are at every event and the races (outdoors at least) are still being called so why not let the fans here it. Pacesupercross.com back in the day was incredible and yes, though I love watching each race, I still miss the audio especially with all the pre-race and post race coverage. Something we do not get at all on TV. We get some via the web but not like it was with the webcasts.
Our sport NEEDS more coverage. This would be a good way to bring back what was an excellent source for years. And yes, I'm sure the numbers dropped when the subscription fees came out but I would imagine with the growth of the sport that a subscription fee would pay off now. I know Youthstream does pretty well with their TV subscription. I bought the SX subscription a while back and have never spent money more wisely. This would also be an excellent vehicle for Supercross/Motocross on Sirius.
So to all on Vital or any one who knows anyone with clout or has clout...please encourage this and support this. Almost all sports have radio and TV coverage.....even high school sports in a lot of cases....except ours. we need it back. Please help and please support.
I actually can safely say that I enjoyed the audio webcasts with Damiani/Holley and Weege and Holley and Tim Cotter's crew actually more than watching the broadcasts on TV. The amount of coverage was incredible. Although I did love Art Eckman. Best TV commentator ever, in my book.
OC, I'm glad you agree but why do you think this would never happen. Nearly all sports have radio coverage and I think since they took it away from us that more people would actually purchase the subscription now since they probably miss that enhanced coverage.
Just wondering. Glad I'm not alone.
Dude.......are you Tim Cotters brother in law or cousin or something?
This is like the 10th thread you have started talking about the awesomeness that is Tim Cotter.......lol.
We get it, you like Tim, I think he does a great job too but jeez man.....back down the man love a little.
And he didn't do the last audio commentary. That was Holley and Jason Weigandt.
The reason all other sports have radio coverage is because there are radio stations that cover baseball and football year round.....who have ad revenue to support them.
And the reason it went away is because there was probably only a few folks that paid to subscribe......I was one of them.
The problem is the thousands of people that couldn't come up with a couple bucks and instead stole the signal or otherwise complained about having to pay.
I thought the audio-cast was great but this "give me everything for free" society we live in makes it a long shot to come back.
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LOL, no dude..i'm not Cotter's cousin or something. I just really enjoyed the radio calls and miss it in our sport. I like Ralph, Fro, RC and everything but the telecasts these days sure don't have what it used to with Eckman, Bailey and especially with Holley and Weege and the live call at the Nationals.
But on the bright side it is better than a few of the commentators we have had in between then and now.
You can webcast with iphone these days. Someone that goes to all the rounds could do their own commentary.
Not sure how the broadcast rights would play into that.
The webcasts are long dead and gone. Why do people have to continually open up this old wound? No one misses the webcasts as much as me, but lets move on now shall we??
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The webcasts were the best.
I dont think I can survive another year of Ralph.
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