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1/29/2022 3:11 PM

Why am I watching four guys give "grades" to the rider that switched teams WHEN THERE ARE BIKES ON THE TRACK???

Dear God, fire EVERYONE that works for the broadcast. Start over. This is terrible. It is so unacceptable.

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1/29/2022 3:12 PM

They fucking blow

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1/29/2022 3:18 PM

Don't they know that only commited fans watch race day live, show us what we're tuning in for, we dont need this other bullshit.

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1/29/2022 3:19 PM

It's midnight here in Sweden, I have a 15hr work day tomorrow, and iv chosen to stay up late to listen to this bullishit while there are bikes on the track.
Then show 30secs of group C, then go to an ad! That was 20mins of absolute shit!

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1/29/2022 4:59 PM

Who is this black guy and this
New older guy doing rdl? Are they relevant in our sport or just stupid YouTubers or tixktockers? Osborn and nichols are good because they actually give insight of the riders and tracks. I don’t give a shit about giving riders grades…do that shit before or after qualifying.

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1/29/2022 6:29 PM

Badd127 wrote:

It's midnight here in Sweden, I have a 15hr work day tomorrow, and iv chosen to stay up late to listen to this bullishit while ...more

Woah. There actually are people willing to watch C practice?
laughing

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1/29/2022 6:40 PM

At this point I would be happy if they just showed the bikes with no announcers for the 3-4 hours that practice is running. Just bikes and bike noise....

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1/29/2022 6:56 PM

Yep. Again, I’d rather watch the stream of the track from the security cam.

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1/29/2022 9:28 PM

What’s RDL?

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1/29/2022 9:30 PM

Grouper wrote:

What’s RDL?

Race Day Live

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

1/29/2022 10:31 PM

I gave up watching after round 2. A couple years ago coverage was really good and it really helped picking fantasy teams being able to see who was figuring out the track. RIP Uncle Jim and what once was a great way to spend a Saturday.

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1/29/2022 10:39 PM

SFellure33 wrote:

Why am I watching four guys give "grades" to the rider that switched teams WHEN THERE ARE BIKES ON THE TRACK???

Dear God, ...more

*thread

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1/29/2022 10:46 PM

I hope you can get a refund

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"What happens to your hands when you crash?"
"I put my hands up real quick to protect my sunglasses"

1/29/2022 10:56 PM

Yea RDL sucks, I just watch the A practices on mute. The content is garbage and I won't even start on Blair. Definitely time for a hard reset.

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1/29/2022 11:20 PM

I never bitch about this shit. But today got on my nerves. They had some commercial playing that took up the first 3 minutes of the 250 A qualifying.

They showed everything in B and C.....but run a damn commercial during A ?

I PAID for this so I could watch qualifying. Instead , it looks like I paid for commercials.

As of right now , I am not paying for this next year. I already have it on my TV subscription. Why pay for this RDL commercial / bullshit segment / additional cost program? Losing me as a core fan.

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" And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

1/29/2022 11:23 PM

Badd127 wrote:

It's midnight here in Sweden, I have a 15hr work day tomorrow, and iv chosen to stay up late to listen to this bullishit while ...more

KONG wrote:

Woah. There actually are people willing to watch C practice?
laughing

I watch all of it. That's why I paid for it!

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" And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

1/29/2022 11:24 PM

I'll say it again. They let Holley go because COVID fund cutting...
How much are they paying this new hack team? It's gotta be more than they were paying Holley.

RDL is a complete and utter failure now.

Bring back Jim Holley.

...if not....you might as well kill RDL.

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I may not be an insider but I have loved this sport since the 70's. 2-smokers forever!

1/30/2022 4:50 AM

Its bad enough for me to to stop watching.. And i blew watching the races live too.

Did it this morning in an hour and a bit.

Its just TV fuck wits doing what TV fuckwits do.

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The only exercise i get these days, is shaking my head in disbelief

1/30/2022 5:29 AM

1. If you are watching RDL you are into the sport. No need to explain how sand works or anything really, we already know.

2. If you add information, it better not take away from the reason someone is watching, the qualifying coverage.

3. The demographic is not kindergarten children looking at TikTok videos.

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1/30/2022 5:32 AM

Markee wrote:

1. If you are watching RDL you are into the sport. No need to explain how sand works or anything really, we already know.

2. ...more

Exactly.

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#FMS

1/30/2022 6:29 AM

Hey on the plus side Blair & RC work really well together. I think the new girl will be gone as soon as Robbie Reynards wife gets back from maternity leave.

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1/30/2022 6:47 AM

Fun thread

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1/30/2022 8:43 AM

chad_111 wrote:

Don't they know that only commited fans watch race day live, show us what we're tuning in for, we dont need this other ...more

Fucking this^^^^

Not a single person “casual fan” is going to search, sign up and pay for, on a monthly basis, a RDL subscription to watch Saturday practice and qualifying all day.

Casual fans watch SX because nothing else was on or there was nothing better to do on a Saturday night. Casual fans may or may not go to a live race and if they do, they show up late and leave early. Why, just so many times why do we put so much effort and time into educating people that don’t really GAF no matter how 3rd grade you make it.

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1/30/2022 8:47 AM

chad_111 wrote:

Don't they know that only commited fans watch race day live, show us what we're tuning in for, we dont need this other ...more

brocster wrote:

Fucking this^^^^

Not a single person “casual fan” is going to search, sign up and pay for, on a monthly basis, a RDL ...more

Damn maybe Monday morning you should walk into Fleds offices & buy the rights to broadcast the series.

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1/30/2022 9:34 AM

Magoofan wrote:

I'll say it again. They let Holley go because COVID fund cutting...
How much are they paying this new hack team? It's gotta be ...more

Holley was there actually. I ran into him in the pits at the end of the night. He is doing the vip tour and track walk while Lurch is announcing. (Lurch has been doing vip). I was really surprised to see him and he told me he really misses RDL.

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1/30/2022 11:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2022 11:53 AM

chad_111 wrote:

Don't they know that only commited fans watch race day live, show us what we're tuning in for, we dont need this other ...more

Finally... the most legit critical comment in five threads about this subject. The RDL team needs to go much more hardcore moto and less bubblegum coverage. Props.

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1/30/2022 12:57 PM

Yeah, but that one dude really brings "the energy."

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1/30/2022 12:58 PM

The coverage seems to be focused more on rider profiles than the actual qualifying thats happening. Find a guy, focus on him, talk about him regardless of whether hes on a lap or talking with his mechanic, then repeat with the next guy. The best analysis came from Colt Nichols who picked up on some line choices, etc while he was on. I think he actually steered some of the convo back to the track action a couple times.
They need a reset. RC, the best racer the sport has ever seen who has unlimited racing and bike setup knowledge, spent time describing the difference between a rectangle and a triangle this week, instead of how rhythm lanes develop because of the difference in venues. Maybe let Alex from dirtworks explain instead if RC is just going to oversimplify so badly?
Were fans, we know this sport inside and out. I want to see riding, i want technical details. Tell me what gearing HEP is running and why, is HRC still on new clamps this week? Too much flex? Not enough? What's it taking for Eli to triple onto the raised table, what line is setting him up? Seat bouncing? They're also missing an opportunity to talk with the mechanics and team managers to gain more inside information on how the day, practice and qualifying are unfolding.
I know there's potential there, they just have to want to tap into it.

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1/30/2022 2:50 PM

Grouper wrote:

What’s RDL?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Race Day Live

Man, I thought it was Roger Da Lobster.

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1/30/2022 3:14 PM

chad_111 wrote:

Don't they know that only commited fans watch race day live, show us what we're tuning in for, we dont need this other ...more

brocster wrote:

Fucking this^^^^

Not a single person “casual fan” is going to search, sign up and pay for, on a monthly basis, a RDL ...more

B Gotti wrote:

Damn maybe Monday morning you should walk into Fleds offices & buy the rights to broadcast the series.

I am already part owner. I pay for a subscription to see qualifying as it was advertised…

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