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Old 10-23-05, 05:37 PM   #1
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Does anybody else find televised sports annoying?

It seems like sports, particularly football and base ball, dominate TV.
A good show is soon to be on, one which maybe requires thought, an overall educated show. Then to your misfortune, football is playing before the show. THe show is supposed to start at 7PM. Football is going....its 6:55 and its still going. There are no closing messages, no credits. Its 6:59 and theres no sign of the show ending. You go away and figure after a cup of tea or some other beverage the show will surely be started. 15 minutes later you go and the same guy is still boasting about how this player did this, and this player tackled that one. 7:20, the commentator announces that there are 2 minutes left. 7:45, "1 minute left".
I find this situation common, and really annoying. Am I just a hermit or does anybody else feel this way?
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Old 10-23-05, 05:40 PM   #2
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It seems like sports, particularly football and base ball, dominate TV.
I find this situation common, and really annoying. Am I just a hermit or does anybody else feel this way?

I hate ball sports !
I used to worry about being the weird one at work
who came in sober and not giving a _ _ _ _ about who won
the superbowl or whatever the day after but I got over that real
fast. The older I get the less I understand them.
But, yeah.....I agree, the network money makers football,baseball,
nascar etc are a few of the reasons its so easy to not watch Tv.
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Are you kidding, sports program?

I find those tabloid shows are much much more annoying. Every day of the week, every station, one after another. And all those talk shows targeted toward women who have too much time in their hands, every day of the week, every station, one after another! Does this mean women have nothing else to do but watch TV?

Sports shows I don't watch(like hockey, foot ball games except USC) don't bother me that much. They don't come on the air that often and usualy only one station at a time, unlike tabloid shows.

I have to wonder who is paying attention to which movie star hooking up to which.

I'd much rather have 24 hour news station.

And those political campaign ads sponsored by current California governor, I find them very annoying.

Edit: Majority of sports shows are scheduled on weekends daytime and most people are out there doing something outdoor like bike riding? Why are you watching TV on the weekends?

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Old 10-24-05, 02:04 AM   #5
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It seems like sports, particularly football and base ball, dominate TV.
A good show is soon to be on, one which maybe requires thought, an overall educated show. Then to your misfortune, football is playing before the show.
gosh darn you smarty pant types. i wish i was too smart to see the point of baseball and football
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Show that requires thought? Educated show?

*PLEASE* where? I've never seen one.

Oh, for the love of Pete, don't tell me you mean a game show.
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Old 10-24-05, 05:15 AM   #7
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P.S. Yes, Televised sports sucks gonzo beans!!
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Old 10-24-05, 05:37 AM   #8
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I hate when sports pre-empts scheduled shows I might actually *want* to watch. I was about ready to send a dog-poo bomb to the NFL after three straight weeks of Simpsons withdrawal a few years ago.
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thats why you have cable or satellite. so you can watch the same piece of **** any time of the day. TV sucks period. There stopped being consitently decent shows on there years and years ago. Now its just a time waster filling the void for 3/4 of the people.
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Old 10-24-05, 07:26 AM   #10
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Thank god we have the internet so that people can complain about everything under the sun.
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Old 10-24-05, 07:28 AM   #11
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Exactly - cause its not like you can complain to the TV. All its going to do is show you another advertisement with some girl running through a meadow and jumping on a bed and then telling you to see your doctor for some <insert obsecure medical condition that may put you at risk>.
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Old 10-24-05, 08:32 AM   #12
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I never really could understand why people are so fascinated by a bunch of guys or girls that can do things with balls and get paid kings wages. OOOOOH Boy my hero wow he can really throw that ball good. I really want my kids to look up to the local soon to be pro college quarterback who was convicted of **** of a local high school girl and drug charges. See kids you can do anything you want in America as long as you’re good with some type of ball.

Having said that I played many sports, Basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, ect… and they are real fun to play but to spend my free time watching overpaid drugged up criminals just to have something to say to my coworkers at the water fountain on Monday is nothing but a waste of life. And I live in a pathetic football nutty college town that pours millions of dollars down the drain on this crap so it’s all talk talk talk about how ‘We’ did. Gee aren’t ‘We’ great. ‘We’re’ gonna kick there ass ooooh boy. Meanwhile the underfunded cycling team cannot even get a criterium on campus

Ok second cup of coffee coming up.
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Old 10-24-05, 08:37 AM   #13
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dang dude
NO MORE COFFEE FOR YOu. I mean **** I hate sports and sports players, but they're not alll bad. mostly. sort of ..
Okay, damn it all wheres my coffee. Oh wait I dont drink coffee what am I thinking.
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There's a reason it's called broadcasting. They need to appeal to the masses so they can sell more stuff.

I find the most useful button on my remote is the OFF button.

But as long as your viewing habits don't affect me, go for it!
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I never really could understand why people are so fascinated by a bunch of guys or girls that can do things with balls and get paid kings wages.


Oh man. Kings don't make wages. Kings are salaried.
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Old 10-24-05, 11:34 AM   #17
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Yeah, I find it frustrating when sports pre-empts something I want to watch.

Since I gave up cable, though, I don't watch much on TV except sports (and PBS). Mainly I just watch the big events (eg World Series). I do think it's sad when watching other people play sports eats your life. Come to think of it, anything that "eats your life" sucks. Even cyling forums.
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Old 10-24-05, 11:41 AM   #18
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Old 10-24-05, 11:43 AM   #19
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Oh man. Kings don't make wages. Kings are salaried.
Their "Kings Salaries" really take the fun out of the Olympic versions. It's no longer a story of people living what they love and working hard to triumph despite everything. Now it's a bunch of millionaires skating or playing basketball who are like, "We weren't getting paid for this anyway."
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I pay just enough attention to sports that I can have a relatively informed conversation with my cow-orkers on the morning after a big sporting event. I can stick my head in the golf fanatic's office on Monday morning and say, "Man, can you believe John Daly missed A THREE FOOT PUTT in a playoff to lose?!!" I actually only saw that one hole.

Or, after Florida State lost to Virgina a couple of weeks ago, "Man, they have got to get rid of that offensive coordinator. I don't care if he is Bobby Bowden's son." I didn't see the game, mind you. I was at my daughter's wedding reception. Or, like this morning, "Can you believe it? Guy only hits one home run all year and it wins a World Series game...." I learned about that on NPR on the way to work.

While my cow-orkers are vegging out in front of the TV watching games, I doing something culturally uplifting: I'm flipping back and forth between the NASCAR race at Martinsville and Comedy Central's country comedy marathon. That Larry the Cable Guy.....he cracks me up.
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I find that televised sports are great background noise for napping.
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I find that televised sports are great background noise for napping.
I won't disagree with that.

You can have a lot of things get done while paying half attention to the TV. Doing so will never affect the result of the game. But then, I can say the same thing to any shows on TV.

I even have a jinx. My favorite teams lose when I sit there watching it and doing nothing else.

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I find television annoying in general.
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It depends on who's doing the televising. Just look at the difference between your local Fox Sports Network and the big national Fox. Giants games on the Bay Area FSN have Kruk and Kuip and Jon: a great team that's a pleasure to watch. The national Fox, on the other hand, is a travesty: mound cams, such tight closeups that you can never see the pitcher's entire body, and Jeanie Velazko. Would someone please silence her?
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Love hockey on TV (mainly because the Red Wings are fantastic), can't stand anything else. Then again, the only sports I play are baseball and hockey.
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