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    Letter to SPEED TV

    Here is the text of a letter I just sent to Speed tv:
    Who are you guys trying to fool? I read in your "motorcycle news" section that the final, decisive FIM Superbike races from Imola will be run "LIVE", and then turn to the program page to find them on at 8:pm central! Unless I flunked basic math, that puts them several hours later than "LIVE". Your cable channel gives motorcycle programming short shrift as it is, and YES, I would get up at 5:am to watch! How many of your Nasty-car viewers do? I guess none, since you run hour long advertisements all morning.
    While I'm on the subject, do you REALLY think ANYONE watches the re-re-re-runs of two year old nasty-car races? Or even the third viewing of last weeks races? But when it comes to filling out the "two wheel tuesday" line-up, showing the same dirt-track race from May all the way into August is OK, huh? Those motorcycle guys are just lucky we show them at all, huh? Well, I'm sick of your circle track bias, lies (how many times did you promise us you wouldn't turn this channel into "nascarTV"? Or abandon bikes? You have taken no effort to put the Formula USA nationals on TV, the dirt track nationals were shown, twice (oh, that is, two races, re-runs don't count).
    I plan on turning in my digital converter as soon as the Imola race is over, and I plan on telling Cox cable the reason I got it in the first place was to watch Speedvision, and the reason they won't make $50 bucks a month off me any more is SPEEDTV. Why don't you jerks just call it NASCARtv, like you wanted to? Did the nasty car people want too much money for their name. or were you just too cheap to pay for it?
    Good bye. Good riddance!
    Steve Creech
    Anyone else agree? [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]
    Steve Creech
    #550 am.
    The older I get, the faster I was!

  2. #2

    Letter to SPEED TV

    Here is the text of a letter I just sent to Speed tv:
    Who are you guys trying to fool? I read in your "motorcycle news" section that the final, decisive FIM Superbike races from Imola will be run "LIVE", and then turn to the program page to find them on at 8:pm central! Unless I flunked basic math, that puts them several hours later than "LIVE". Your cable channel gives motorcycle programming short shrift as it is, and YES, I would get up at 5:am to watch! How many of your Nasty-car viewers do? I guess none, since you run hour long advertisements all morning.
    While I'm on the subject, do you REALLY think ANYONE watches the re-re-re-runs of two year old nasty-car races? Or even the third viewing of last weeks races? But when it comes to filling out the "two wheel tuesday" line-up, showing the same dirt-track race from May all the way into August is OK, huh? Those motorcycle guys are just lucky we show them at all, huh? Well, I'm sick of your circle track bias, lies (how many times did you promise us you wouldn't turn this channel into "nascarTV"? Or abandon bikes? You have taken no effort to put the Formula USA nationals on TV, the dirt track nationals were shown, twice (oh, that is, two races, re-runs don't count).
    I plan on turning in my digital converter as soon as the Imola race is over, and I plan on telling Cox cable the reason I got it in the first place was to watch Speedvision, and the reason they won't make $50 bucks a month off me any more is SPEEDTV. Why don't you jerks just call it NASCARtv, like you wanted to? Did the nasty car people want too much money for their name. or were you just too cheap to pay for it?
    Good bye. Good riddance!
    Steve Creech
    Anyone else agree? [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]
    Steve Creech
    #550 am.
    The older I get, the faster I was!

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    Gee Steve, You sure got bent over a slippage in air time. Where else are you going to see ANY motorcycle coverage?

    Unfortunately, NASCAR apparently has a bunch more viewers than current moto racing attracts to the tube.

    I'm grateful to be able to watch ANY roadracing on television.

    Suggest you count to twenty and enjoy life. The Speed Channel is in business solely to make money. That's it. No other reason. Take what you can from them and hope moto racing gains in popularity. We just need a Dale Earnhardt and the NASCAR marketing savy to attract more audience. Maybe if the AMA were a bit more creative and enthusiastic about promoting their events...

    See you out there,

    Blake
    #731 N
    '97 Buell Cyclone

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    Gee Steve, You sure got bent over a slippage in air time. Where else are you going to see ANY motorcycle coverage?

    Unfortunately, NASCAR apparently has a bunch more viewers than current moto racing attracts to the tube.

    I'm grateful to be able to watch ANY roadracing on television.

    Suggest you count to twenty and enjoy life. The Speed Channel is in business solely to make money. That's it. No other reason. Take what you can from them and hope moto racing gains in popularity. We just need a Dale Earnhardt and the NASCAR marketing savy to attract more audience. Maybe if the AMA were a bit more creative and enthusiastic about promoting their events...

    See you out there,

    Blake
    #731 N
    '97 Buell Cyclone

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    I am afraid Blake is right Steve. As long as the mass majority of people want to watch NASCAR and buy lots of $$$ worth of anything with a drivers face and # on it thats all we are going to see on SPEEDCHANNEL. My opinion of course is that we have been enlightened to the fact that road racing (cars and bikes) is a more challenging and rewarding proof of driver/rider skill. For example, have you ever tuned in to a NASCAR road race? They look like they have never seen a steering wheel before...
    I have raced circle track stock cars(five years) and it is fun, but doesn't compare to the coordination and fortitude required to roadrace a motorcycle. Besides, What NASCAR is selling isn't the racing, it is just WWF Wrestling with cars thrown in.
    Maybe we can be better envoys of our sport and help promote ourselves so we can get our own channel! Wanna see Nicky or Colin on a cereal box? Smileyman

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    I am afraid Blake is right Steve. As long as the mass majority of people want to watch NASCAR and buy lots of $$$ worth of anything with a drivers face and # on it thats all we are going to see on SPEEDCHANNEL. My opinion of course is that we have been enlightened to the fact that road racing (cars and bikes) is a more challenging and rewarding proof of driver/rider skill. For example, have you ever tuned in to a NASCAR road race? They look like they have never seen a steering wheel before...
    I have raced circle track stock cars(five years) and it is fun, but doesn't compare to the coordination and fortitude required to roadrace a motorcycle. Besides, What NASCAR is selling isn't the racing, it is just WWF Wrestling with cars thrown in.
    Maybe we can be better envoys of our sport and help promote ourselves so we can get our own channel! Wanna see Nicky or Colin on a cereal box? Smileyman

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    Well I agree to a degree.
    Speed has had a history this year of putting the premier race on in the afternoon and reshowing twice during primetime the support races. To me this is just a way to throw it in the motorcyclists face at the end of the year see look at these ratings only .00001 percent watched the XYZ race track premeir (WSB, AMA superbike, MotoGP) race so we are canceling the M/C roadracing coverage for next year.

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    Well I agree to a degree.
    Speed has had a history this year of putting the premier race on in the afternoon and reshowing twice during primetime the support races. To me this is just a way to throw it in the motorcyclists face at the end of the year see look at these ratings only .00001 percent watched the XYZ race track premeir (WSB, AMA superbike, MotoGP) race so we are canceling the M/C roadracing coverage for next year.

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    well if they cancelled... I am sure the sound of subscription crashing to the floor would be heard... I know mine would...

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    Re: Letter to SPEED TV

    well if they cancelled... I am sure the sound of subscription crashing to the floor would be heard... I know mine would...

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