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24 April 2005 @ 11:07 am

Today is the first showing of F1 on CBS. I flipped on the coverage and was greeted with a screen reading "if you hear the buzz, it's too late." I thought, "hm, interesting intro. With as fast as those cars go, when you hear the buzz -- and I like the way they describe the sound of the engines -- then the car is already flying by." Then I realized that it was a comercial for something called "Locust". So much for cool.

I must briefly whine that Speed's intro is vastly superior. No matter how dull the race is, I've found the intros to always be worth the time watching. I am also going to whine that Ralph Sheheen is doing the comentating. I always associate Ralph's voice with WRC coverage, and my hindbrain is whining that it is being denied.

Edit: What motorsports grid up with drivers getting on the dirty part of the track early? Out lovely presentation team just commented that F1 does it "differently", while I assumed that they were doing it logically. Heck, I always grid up at autocross in such a way that I am on the clean line as soon as possible -- and I'm not running slicks.

Does the Speed coverage use the Speed commentators? 'Cause all the comments for newbies are starting to annoy me. Particularly since they say things that I know are WRONG.

You people had to circle the steering wheel so your viewers would know what you were talking about. I'm going out on a limb here, but I think most of your viewers know what a freakin' STEERING WHEEL is!!!

lucifie, I think you're going to outlast me on watching the coverage. Four laps down and I'm about ready to start throwing things. This is actually a record. It usually takes half the race before I start snarking the commentating.
Current Mood: brain is whining
Current Music: Bzzzzzzz
Leighlucifie on April 25th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
I only lasted about 8 laps before I got tired of swearing and started flipping channels.
Sandpanthersandpanther on April 25th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, after I posted that I started doing other things and only half listened to the rest. It was a pretty good race, as long as you could tune out the commentators. Though honestly, if they said "carbon fibre brakes" one more time... I also wanted to throw things when they said that F1 counts down laps, then they gave all their numbers counting up. *rolls eyes* Must check out the Speed coverage to see if they have (slightly) more sane commentators. I'll wait a week to get less annoyance. I cheered when Peter Windsor came on to do the end of race interviews.
azgregmazgregm on April 25th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
The last thing I remember, since I didn't make it all of the way through the tape after returning from an autocross, was that M. Schumacher had only gained two positions so far in the race; Uh, dumbassess, he hasn't gained any track positions, he is only 11th because Raikonnen and Barrichello have dropped out of the race, and they were in front of him! I expect better from those two, even if you can't get them to shut up! I'll take SPEED's coverage anyday over this.
Leighlucifie on April 25th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
I see he did make it up to 2nd though... and was very close to catching Alonso. That is so depressing... I suppose this means that the season will fall back into the usual pattern now. At least it was interesting for a little while.
Sandpanthersandpanther on April 25th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was about my feeling watching it. The commentators were going on and on and on about Schumi. So very "been there, done that". I hope we aren't back to business as usual. I've really enjoyed having a little variety in the winners.

Geh!!! And the way the stupid commentators kept going on that Schumaker, with winning this race, would win the season. Hello??? Race four out of nineteen! Not that big a deal!! Stupid twits...

At least Barrichello retiring shows that Ferrari doesn't have it completely together yet. Maybe there is some hope for more entertainment this season.
azgregmazgregm on April 26th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Just watched the rest of the race last night, them boys don't know when to shut up! I just loved how they said Schumi was making more fans today. Absolute crap from two guys who shouldn't be reading out of "F1 for Dummies" while they are on air. I think we are in for a varied season, I just hope we get to see some racing for the lead like Alonso and Schumi were.