S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
This is my Super Bowl rant:
I love watching football. I love the Super Bowl. But my question is this: WHy on earth does ONE game require 8 hours of pre-game crap on TV???? I just don't understand... We spent an hour on Phil Sim's All Iron Team. While the stories of some of the players, and the community projects they've taken on is nice, and cool...An hour? Then there's the Pre-Pre-Game show...Where we chronicle the teams' journies from their team hotels to the stadium. Oh, and we had to devote time talking about the Colts changing hotels last night. Oh, then we need to interview guys and ask them how they slept last night like we would a child on Christmas Morning...."Jimmy! Jimmy! How'd you sleep last night knowing Santa was coming to town??? Were you excited, Jimmy???"
Why can't we just do a 2 hour pre-game show 2 hours before kick-off, and stop wasting so much damn time on useless crap???
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
You guys are missing the point, intentionally I believe. He is not saying that he is forced to watch it. He is questioning why they have it. 8 hours is pointless, and you all know it. So why not contribute and discuss it rather than make him look like an idiot? Come on now.
I agree 8 hours is way over the top. I am doubtful anyone would sit around and watch the game after all that. That would require 11 hours or so of TV watching, and yeah, not many people are suited for that.
GuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2061 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1179 times:
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 6): He is not saying that he is forced to watch it. He is questioning why they have it. 8 hours is pointless, and you all know it. So why not contribute and discuss it rather than make him look like an idiot? Come on now.
8 hours is not pointless. It's quite obvious that CBS (FOX and ABC included), put on the 8 hours of pregame because it makes them a ton of freakin money to be able to pay the NFL to broadcast the game! All those commercials add up to lots and lots of bucks.
And another thing, if people didn't watch it, they wouldn't be able to sell ads for it, now would they? So if S12 doesn't like it, it's his choice, but plenty of others ARE watching it.
AND besides that, what exactly would you rather be watching on the first Sunday in February? Thug Ball (NBA)? Hockey (Meaning the horrible Flyers or maybe the slipping Red Wings like are always on NBC)? X-Games? Texas-Hold'em Poker with washed up Hollywood types? NBC's presentation of the Detroit Car Show? I mean really, come on, there ISN'T anything else on so today you get 8 hours of Pre-Game.
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 6): I agree 8 hours is way over the top. I am doubtful anyone would sit around and watch the game after all that. That would require 11 hours or so of TV watching, and yeah, not many people are suited for that.
Someone must be... and besides that, I know it's not allowed, but if it was, how many people would be tailgating outside the stadium from 10AM to game time, watch the game, and then go back and tailgate afterwards? Plenty.. I'm sure.. to some, 11 hours of Football is like sitting here on A.net for a day posting stuff...
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 8): 8 hours is a lot. You know it. Why not "bitch" or talk about it also, rather than "Don't watch it if you don't like it." I think it is rather blatantly obvious he won't be watching it.
It wouldn't be such an issue if he wasn't a chronic bitcher.
That said I am sure CBS figured out they could generate more revenue by running an 8-hour long pre-pre-pre game show, than having 4 hours of infomercials, maybe a golf game, then maybe a 2 hour pre-game show. So in the end it doesn't much matter what the OP thinks,
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
I understand where you are coming from when it comes to CBS wanting to make money off ads, it does make sense. But, I will be surprised if they get the ratings they are expecting. Most people will be out getting ready for the parties and what not. Most people don't really tune in at least 2 hours or so before the game, from my experiences.
You obviously don't know much about the sport then. NBA players are just like NFL players. Furthermore, care to compare the amount of actual fights/brawls with that of other sports hockey or soccer for example?
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
I agree with S12 that 8 hours definitely is ridiculous, and I cant think of a single circumstance in which I would want to watch that much pre-game coverage...but, as others have said, just watch something else...right now Im watching FSU-Duke basketball, for instance, and when game time comes, thats when I will switch over to CBS...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 16): You don't have to watch football to know that 8 hours is too much time for one game.
Haven't a clue to be honest. There's one poster already who says it's just fine. I turn on the TV a minute before the game, and a minute after it's over, myself, mainly to watch the commercials. I just never watch the pregame, so I don't know what's appropriate.
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4): The local PBS station is showing nonstop Red Green episodes all day.
Must be nice. My PBS affiliate stop airing that show a couple of years ago.
Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter): While the stories of some of the players, and the community projects they've taken on is nice, and cool...An hour?
Could be worse. Ever since the Bears won the NFC Championship, the local news stations have some story practically every night on Brian Urlacher. They have just about interviewed the entire town of Lovington, NM (where he when to high school) by now. Today is even Brian Urlacher Day in New Mexico. Granted, he may be a good football player, but this is just ridiculous.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
Maybe CBS intends the pre-game bullshit to be used as background noise in bars and at private parties. I can't imagine anyone listening to those blowhard washed-up former athletes as they spew their useless monotone commentary for eight hours straight.
AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1074 times:
I guess any of you didn't see ESPN of the NFL Network during the past week then? Every time I went by one of those channels, it was Super Bowl stuff. I can't understand why anyone would watch that. They just repeat things over and over to fill time. That's why I went by and kept going. All I care about is the game, not some ex-player's predictions.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 992 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2): Just tune in an hour or two before game time. Simple. There are other channels.
Quoting Garri767 (Reply 3): You dont have to watch it. Turn it to something else.
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5): S12, they make this little gizmo called a REMOTE CONTROL so you can change the channel . . . you don't have to watch 8 hours of pregame. You don't even have to watch 1 minute of pregame.
Of course, failing the possession of a remote, you might have to actually walk over to the television and push a button . . . .
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7): No, he was ranting, it says right there in his opening post. He had no intention of discussing it, he just wanted to bitch.
Guys, you have totally missed the point. I didn't say I was watching the crap. I was asking why on earth we needed 8 hours of that crap! I watched basketball. I watched movies...I went to the store and got crap for the party I went to.
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 18): Haven't a clue to be honest. There's one poster already who says it's just fine. I turn on the TV a minute before the game, and a minute after it's over, myself, mainly to watch the commercials. I just never watch the pregame, so I don't know what's appropriate.
Well, Westy....Just to clue you in...The Super Bowl is the only game that has an 8 hour devotion the day of the game on TV. No other sport has 8 hours to discuss the game. None.
: Biggest annual event in football - perhaps in sports period - all year. Broadcast to over 130 countries - live. Biggest chance for advertisers to get
: And it's still over the top. What did we have today? From my memory: The season in review. Followed by- The Super Bowl Today. Followed by- More Super
: You lucky SOB. That show is hilarious and unfortunately I'm lucky if I see it a few times a year. I'm not sure if it's just me missing it or if it's
: Because after the first hour of the 8 hour pregame I was pretty wasted and didn't care what I was watching. I don't know exactly what I watched, but I
: smoke alarm Mark Edit: I changed it to something less irritating.[Edited 2007-02-05 07:06:37]