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Old 07-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #46
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I have always thought this was done as some sort of agreement (for lack of better word) between the organizations and the teams so that the winning bike/sponsor would get some sort of guaranteed recognition for winning and nothing probably looks better for sponsors and manufactures than their bike crossing the finish line first. It does suck for the rest of us though.
No conspiracy. The point of racing is to win. No matter how good the other battles are, the race winner is what matters.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #47
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No conspiracy. The point of racing is to win. No matter how good the other battles are, the race winner is what matters.
Who said anything about a conspiracy? I hypothesized that there was an agreement in place so that the winner got air time at the most influential point providing a reward for the sponsors which the team/rider deserve. Even if they did some sort of split screen no one would watch the winning bike run across the finish line solo when people are fighting for 2nd etc...
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #48
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That and at least three Progressive "Flo" commercials every break. Heaven!!!
"Flo's as popular as ever right now," Progressive's Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Charney, told ABCNews.com. "In fact, our research shows that she's actually gaining popularity with consumers, which is unheard of for a character who has been on the air for almost 100 commercials. We expect Flo to be around for a long time."
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #49
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"Flo's as popular as ever right now," Progressive's Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Charney, told ABCNews.com. "In fact, our research shows that she's actually gaining popularity with consumers, which is unheard of for a character who has been on the air for almost 100 commercials. We expect Flo to be around for a long time."
ARGH!!!! Nooooooo.

But then ANYTHING is better than the stupid lizard. OR the general
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #50
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Who said anything about a conspiracy? I hypothesized that there was an agreement in place so that the winner got air time at the most influential point providing a reward for the sponsors which the team/rider deserve. Even if they did some sort of split screen no one would watch the winning bike run across the finish line solo when people are fighting for 2nd etc...
Good idea. Lets lessen the importance of winning.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #51
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ARGH!!!! Nooooooo.

But then ANYTHING is better than the stupid lizard. OR the general
She is 43 years old so I think they won't be holding back on the make up in the years to come.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #52
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From the motogp website.

The only Honda rider to start from pole at Laguna Seca in the MotoGP era is Nicky Hayden, in 2005.
No rider has ever won at Laguna Seca in their rookie season in the premier class of GP racing.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #53
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Good idea. Lets lessen the importance of winning.
The initial statement was regarding having to watch a single rider cross the finish line first while the viewers (except you) would prefer to watch a close battle for 2nd etc... in the final corners and the possible reasons for giving the viewers (-1) what they don't want.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #54
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Speed Coverage/AMA

If it's so bad pay for the feed. I remember when there was NO coverage live, interrupted, missed passes at all. If you wanted to know who won you had to READ about it in Cycle News. Yes Speed sometimes cuts the action at a less than ideal time, but it's free quit bitching ! Sad truth is "Dumbest Stuff on Wheels" probably sells more ads than the AMA/DMG/Josh Hayes show. I haven't followed the series since DMG took over and cancelled Road Atlanta.


Not only does he work out , he drinks beer too ! He's a partying narcissist I guess that makes it ok !
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #55
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Yes Speed sometimes cuts the action at a less than ideal time, but it's free....
I don't think so.



I am much happier paying Moto GP.com than I was paying Direct TV, I know that for sure.

If you have internet (you are here, so presumably you do) and you are willing to watch live, you can always get the world feed for all practices and all classes on firstrowsports.eu or vipbox.tv.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #56
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I just heard Nicky is outta work!
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #57
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I just heard Nicky is outta work!
Yes, we've already run that topic into the ground. We are preparing to talk about what we can expect from JLo and DP this weekend with their injuries.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #58
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Oh! on the speed coverage/no coverage...I agree quit yer whinin...and get on MGP coverage...hmmm....'bout the cost of a front tire and then ya can find somethin else to whine over...
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #59
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Speed/whoever manage to cut to commercial whenever there is a pass/change in the lead/crash. But, they catch up on replay.
I stream from MotoGP.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #60
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I love it when the director cuts to a paddock shot just as the leader is about to change.
Or cut to the team standing in the pits RIGHT as a pass is completed so you can't see if there is a counter move. Yeah, those are fraking great.
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