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Old 07-24-15, 07:23 PM
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Have you been watching the Tour de France?

I work out of my house and have really enjoyed watching it in the mornings.

Who would have thought I would have also enjoyed commercials repeated over and over again that featured a talking horse..........
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No, I haven't cared enough to bother. In any case, it's moot because I won't pay for cable.
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Yes; always do. Some years (this one is a good example) I'm not sure why ... yawn. The Sky procession is a crashing bore. I'll be pulling for Quintana on the Alpe tomorrow, but it's a no-hoper I'm afraid.
I'm another one who doesn't have cable/tv; just stream it live using a Eurovision feed.
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
I work out of my house and have really enjoyed watching it in the mornings.

Who would have thought I would have also enjoyed commercials repeated over and over again that featured a talking horse..........
You asked for a horse and you got a goat.
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Old 07-24-15, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
You asked for a horse and you got a goat.
You've been watching, too! Someone told me that Hannah was in those commercials. I'm going to see if I can spot her tomorrow.
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Here, live coverage starts at like 2:00 AM, so no. But at the gym I put some time in on a stationary trainer that has a tv mounted to it with cable so I get an NBC sports replay that starts I think 6 PM local. I've never seen a sports program with so many commercials. It's like 2 minutes of coverage and 5 mins of commercials. I can only take the talking horse so much.

I much prefer the less publicized races that I can find Eurosport coverage on line.

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Old 07-24-15, 08:36 PM
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I preferred Rob Lowe's Directv commercials. Mr Ed went out a long time ago. And now my Directv rates will increase for those brainless things on the beach.
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Old 07-24-15, 08:46 PM
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I would have also enjoyed commercials repeated over and over again that featured a talking horse..........
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Old 07-24-15, 08:50 PM
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That's Derek Jeter's squeeze.
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That's Derek Jeter's squeeze.
the horse????
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I stopped watching sports on TV period. I think they have lost their credibility. There's too much money enticing athletes to become whatever pharmacological experiment will create better performance. The only control we have is to tune them out. I feel if I watch, I am part of the problem.

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When I'm In the woods riding my bike I often stop and watch riders flying up and down the trails.

But to sit and stare at the TV watching roadies In a race, no thanks.

I grew up with NASCAR, so I will admit after the Tour De France is over I will snoop about on You-Tube looking for those epic bike crashes
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Old 07-25-15, 06:06 AM
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I've been stuck in the house with a leg injury the past three weeks and unable to walk more than a few yards so this Tour has come at a great time for me. For the first time, I must have watched 75% of it.
OK the start of each stage does take time to get going but the end of each day has been fascinating watching the team tactics and individual skills.
The climbers are amazing and those twisting descents are done at a scary speed.
It's also been enjoyable watching the great Alps & Pyrenees scenery and we're lucky here in the UK that we only have 2 minutes of adverts every 20 minutes or so.
I'll be lost when it finishes as I don't watch daytime TV otherwise.

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Old 07-25-15, 06:52 AM
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I've been watching as much as I can after work. It's very entertaining and I love to see first time stage winners and I try to imagine what that must feel like.
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I'm with you! I've always loved horses.........
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I watch a little and try to see the last few K when I can. The difference in those riders and the everyday cyclist is unreal. About fifteen min or so is enough.

I wish they spent more time on tactics, logistics and equipment.
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Horse and Goat in the commercial?.....Never noticed.
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Oh wait, it's on right now....
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I record the coverage and watch it some time during the day when it's convenient. I normally watch the first bit and then skip to the last 10-12 km or so and watch the ending.

I admit to being a bit spoiled by following the Tour Divide for the last several years. Watching a bunch of TdF pampered bike racers with a huge support team no longer seems very interesting compared to roughly the same number of people racing a longer distance in a shorter time through the wilderness of the Rockies. With no support other than what they can carry on the bike.

I think I'm jaded.
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today they, NBCSN, just broadcast the last part of the Stage , but Alp D'Huez , 2nd big climb of the day,

Got uninterrupted by commercial breaks coverage.
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Yes; always do. Some years (this one is a good example) I'm not sure why ... yawn. The Sky procession is a crashing bore. I'll be pulling for Quintana on the Alpe tomorrow, but it's a no-hoper I'm afraid.
I'm another one who doesn't have cable/tv; just stream it live using a Eurovision feed.
Have we been watching the same race? How can any bike race that has Peter Sagan in it be called boreing?
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No, I don't watch sports or much TV either, but when I was a kid, I really liked Mr. Ed.
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Old 07-25-15, 02:27 PM
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Have we been watching the same race? How can any bike race that has Peter Sagan in it be called boreing?
You're right; I forgot about the Raymond Poulidor de nos jours -- even Greg van A. won a stage this year.

Seriously, though, Green sticks to him like a certain substance to a blanket -- he is a huge talent. I am hoping he does win tomorrow. It's unlikely, but I hope he can do it.

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Old 07-25-15, 02:43 PM
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There is no TV coverage I am aware of but DAYUM!!!!!
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