ABC MX Coverage



11 replies to this topic
  • Steve123

Posted June 03, 2001 - 02:54 PM

#1

Just watched the Mt Morris race on ABC. Great opening video/music. Baily did a good job, but who was that other clown?

  • Amador

Posted June 03, 2001 - 03:03 PM

#2

Steve , where do you live? because it wasn't on at my house! FORMULA 1 INSTEAD. I'M PISSED!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 03, 2001 - 03:38 PM

#3

I think the other announcers name was Gannon, maybe Terry Gannon??? Anyway, I loved the cable cam ABC set up and the other interesting camera angles. I thought they did a really good job covering the track but of course way too many commercials. I kept reaching for my VCR remote to fast forward thru the ads but then I would remember I was watching the actual broadcast. I'm in Phoenix BTW.

  • Flying_Fynn

Posted June 03, 2001 - 05:36 PM

#4

No coverage of the Mt. Morris race by ABC in Murrieta, California either.

  • Clod_Thrower

Posted June 03, 2001 - 06:30 PM

#5

Not on ABC in Oregon (bummer)

  • MAD_POTTER

Posted June 03, 2001 - 06:46 PM

#6

On in Denver at 1 PM local time.
KC

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  • Flying_Fynn

Posted June 03, 2001 - 06:47 PM

#7

Just discovered that in my area, the Mt Morris race will be shown on June 4 (Monday)at 1:30 a.m. For anyone else who happened to be in an area where the race got bumped, check out tvguide.com for when it may have been rescheduled in your zip code.

I havn't been able to find out yet whether it was my local cable programming company (ATT Broadband) or ABC that rescheduled it.

Later

  • verge

Posted June 03, 2001 - 07:03 PM

#8

I threw a tape in the VCR and went riding. I came home to find that I taped a indy car race. I was pissed so I sent an email to ABC to let them know what I thought of thier programing. Their email is at:http://espn.go.com/a...s/askabcsports/

  • Concho

Posted June 03, 2001 - 08:32 PM

#9

In Texas the Indy Race came on after Mount Morris. You sure you got the right time?

Later,

Concho

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 04, 2001 - 05:56 AM

#10

ABC's coverage was awesome. The camera's on the cables above the track -- absolutely covered the event better than any Televised MX I have ever seen. You guys that missed it, make sure to tape the replay - I was only sorry that they didn't cover the 125's....ESPN2 should take note on how to cover a outdoor MX & keep the audience focused on the action.....Did Ferry end up starting last in the 2nd moto to come up to 5th? So much for the Hughes on the 450 & Dowdy on the 520.......

  • Jasons

Posted June 04, 2001 - 06:56 AM

#11

The race was on in Northern CA, I have a dish though, but I am surprised to hear how many people thought the coverage was good. The cable cam had good angles but it was a little too far away and the programming made the sport seem boring. Most of the racing was cut. I think they may have shown 10 min of each 30 min moto. One problem with the cable cam was that it made the track look smooth.
I have been a Bailey fan for a long time and he usually has excellent commentary but he made a comment about changes to the track at the beginning of the broadcast that did not seem very smart. I think he said the only change to the track was to cut down a bunch of trees so the spectators could see better. Not that it makes much difference in western PA but to some tree hugger watching tv on Sunday afternoon......
Even though I think it could have been much better I am very happy to see our sport broadcast on network tv.
Jason

  • Steve123

Posted June 04, 2001 - 09:57 PM

#12

Amador,
I live in the Northwest of the Northwest. ( north of Seattle, WA)





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