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  • PWR RYD
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    Great points John. Speed used to be all a out racing (cars, motorcycles, boats, planes, etc.). Reminds me of MTV. Anyone remember when they actually played music videos?

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  • johnastockman
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    With their nascar/reality shows all-the-time focus, they've lost more than the core viewers. With their treatment of WSBK and MotoGP enthusiasts, not to mention the series themselves, I've been more & more disappointed. They lost F1 and World Superbike this season, which is a big loss for me and my friends. Fortunately, MotoGP has an all-season "Pass" and WSBK was picked up by beIN Sports Network. I watched the first beIN broadcast last night and it was amazing. No commercials during the races and in proper order: race 1 first, then Supersport, then race 2. I could never have dreamed I could get this level of coverage, but it's there. With my MotoGP Pass, beIN Sports/WSBK and F1 on another network, Speed has no value any more. Supercross is the only series I watch there and when that's over, I'll only continue with Speed IF they pick up the outdoor Motocross...which now seems extremely unlikely in the wake of all the great racing they've lost because of their nascar-cash-cow bent. Sad, as I signed up for the original Speedvision because of their dedication to showing the great series that were never shown in the US. Things change and broadcasting is a business after all, all tied to ratings. With the attitude towards motorcycles and racing them in this country, no wonder nascar is as popular as it is. If it doesn't go around in a circle or have a ball involved, it's not a viable broadcasting property in the USA. I used to follow nascar when it wasn't clone-cars, nose-to-tail. We know about the power of marketing and exposure/hyperbole...look at bose.


    John A.

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  • johnnyrichards
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    On my FB yesterday, there were several people that made posts along the lines of "What a great race! Lots of wrecks! Danica is hot!". Leads me to believe the typical Nascar fan would be happier attending a demolition derby.

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  • Squidspeak
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    Martin Truex Jr. South Jersey represent!

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  • PWR RYD
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    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    danica, danica, danica.
    Thbbbbb!

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  • arlis_1957@yahoo.com
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    danica, danica, danica.

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  • generic
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    IDK, but next season, they are hosting F1 all season long. :( I have no ideal how Speed lost such a long standing contract with them, but I got a bad feeling.

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  • PWR RYD
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    OT: the 500

    I tried to watch it, I really did. I used to be a die hard NASCAR fan (been to Bristol a dozen times and many other tracks) but wow does the TV coverage suck now. Danica Danica Danica.... D-bag Jr. D-bag Jr. Does NASCAR own Fox? Yuck! Luckily NHRA is on tonight!!! Rant off, sorry.
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