Post by rodeogal10077 on Aug 28, 2006 11:29:02 GMT -5
I wonder if Craig Hummer is going to be the third person in the booth from now on??? I thought he did a good job. And I guess that would mean that Leah Garcia is back for the interviews?? Does anyone know? If so, I like this arrangement! #cowboy_grin# I thought the whole event in Mexico went really well. It was nice to see some new PBR, too! Since Chris Shivers bucked off in the Mossy Oak Shoot Out, it's up to $90,000 now. I can't wait to see who wins that!!
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Post by barrelracer191 on Aug 28, 2006 14:06:57 GMT -5
I think Hummer did a GREAT job in the booth. I like having Leah back as well. Overall, I think the event went really well, and I was very happy to have a new event on TV. Can't wait to see who claims the Mossy Oak purse.
I like this setup too. I hear some people saying that Leah wouldn't be back again full-time, but I certainly hope she will be, what with seeing her 2 events in a row now. Hummer was great behind the booth but I certainly wouldn't mind him as a commentator, especially if you throw Justin McKee into the mix. I like hearing Ty speak as well, and I think they should keep doing what's been done before - have Gaffney in some events, and Murray in others. That is a good setup. Now if only we could get rid of Kenny Rice and Donna Brothers....
Speaking of which, anyone have any clue who would be doing commentary for those PBR events that will be televised on FOX? (Speaking of FOX I hear the events are supposed to happen right after the NFL games....I don't like that sign one bit; it could mean another 15-minute event like that one NBC gave us in 2004. Or worse.)
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Post by rodeogal10077 on Aug 28, 2006 15:17:24 GMT -5
I don't know who will be doing the commentary for those... I hope it's Justin Mckee and the other guys. I don't like it when they bring in some person who knows nothing about bull riding, but they try to seem like they know everything. I didn't know it was going to be on right after the NFL games. Hmmmm... There better not be another 15-minute event! I will be really mad if they go into over-time or something, and then we don't get to see 3/4 of the event! I know the PBR wants to expand it's audience by airing the events on big stations like NBC and FOX, and it probably does get more people into watching the PBR, but personally, I really don't care which tv station it's on. I just want to see it!!
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Post by barrelracer191 on Aug 28, 2006 16:58:27 GMT -5
No kidding. I remember during the finals when we missed over half of it, because of that stinkin car race. I also was not aware of it being AFTER the Nfl games. I would much rather prefer it to be only on OLN, but I guess I understand them wanting to broaden their horizons.
Post by carpshooter on Aug 28, 2006 17:14:21 GMT -5
are they going to be on Fox? or is it one of the fox sports or news or something like that? i think after the nfl will ;not be great cause soooo many of those games run over. and we all know what that means
Really enjoyed the broadcasts this weekend. Craig Hummer does a good job and it was nice to have Leah back. Looks like the event was a big success and the contractors and riders are back safe, but I had apprehensions about their safety. Just seems too risky when they have to have a military escort and bodyguards.
Post by chrisshiversluver on Aug 30, 2006 14:07:10 GMT -5
ya i agree milo when ever i heard that everybody had 2 bodyguards for themselves...it makes you wonder. As for the event it ran really well and the bulls didnt seem to suffer from the traveling. I like having Leah back she definitly suits the job the best and gets the best results, and Craig in the booth see to work as well.
I cant believe that PBR is going to air on fox... i wish they would just stick to OLN ... that is what the PBR is, i dont understand why they need to upgrade to bigger networks...OLN is now covered by every type of cable or dish there is now. It the matter of pressing two different buttons on the clicker, if people want to watch bullriding i dont think they care if its on a well know station or a lesser station they just want to see the sport.
Gaining exposure, creating new fans. Not every person has OLN, and the majority of those that have OLN dont ever watch it. So in order to attract new fans, they need to broadcast on different networks. Its been proven that NBC treats bull riding as a second rate sporting event, maybe FOX will step up to the plate not treat bull riding as filler material.
It's crazy to think, but the half-ass NBC broadcasts have still probably brought in just as many new fans as the regular OLN broadcasts. It doesn't take many rides to get someone hooked. As a matter of fact, I was clicking around the tube in January of 2004, and I caught a few rides of the PBR event in Phoenix. Holly and I were addicted from that point on. So NBC hooked me, that I know for sure.
Like you said Cody, maybe Fox will give the PBR its just due. They might also be more flexible to let events run over the regular time limit. If an NFL game lasts too long, they might still run the entire PBR event, just at a slight tape delay. We will just have to wait and see.