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2010 Indy 500

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, May 30, 2010.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    We're starting our engines and there's no thread on this yet?? (or am I missing it?)

    I just want to know: If Jim Nabors ever dies, who is going to sing the song?
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    21: Mellencamp.

    And please, a win for TK or Marco Andretti today.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Figures--21 is already into the wall.
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Jesus ... nice driving, Hamilton.
  5. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    WTVD in Raleigh cut into the race coverage to cover a murder-suicide. WTF?

    EDIT: Oh, and the incident happened 2 and a half hours ago.
  6. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    Ganassi and DeFerran Dragon are probably going to be looking for new pit crew members tonight.
  7. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Why wouldn't they cut in? The murder happened in a public location (Target) where shoppers witnessed the whole thing. And the store is now shut down. Of course WTVD is going to break in with that story. They would be stupid not to.
  8. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Because it's a) old already, b) there's no threat to the public if the gunmen offed himself, which they knew by the time they cut in, and c) no one watching the race is going to be heading off to the SuperTarget in the middle of it. Breaking in is not understanding the audience watching the race. They could easily insert a scroll and direct people to one of their sub channels instead of interrupting race coverage.
  9. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    It wasn't the last lap of the race. It was a significant news story. The store was shut down. The station completely gets the race audience because it clearly understands that not too many households are watching it. The ratings suck. I guarantee you that very few viewers are calling WTVD to complain about a brief interruption.

    Edit: Sorry for the threadjack
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Try cutting into a NASCAR race in this region. Not kidding.

    Dunno why TVD would deem this worth interrupting network programming. But since TVD is an ABC O&O, there will be no word from the powers-to-be.
  11. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Oh, I get NASCAR. I live in a similar market. The affiliate I worked at would never have cut into a race.
  12. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    As irrelevant as the 500 has become, the ratings likely spiked with the break-in.
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