I love the game of golf - I suck, but I still love it, and I love watching it played well. That said, I turn off most of the coverage because Tiger Woods, the best golfer in the world by large margin, sucks up all the TV time. While I havent watched football for a while, I suspect there have been players (Beckenbauer) and teams (Manchester United) that suck up coverage in their home countries as well.cody_57 said:My problem is not with Armstrong, but the effectively useless coverage we're getting about the race, because all focus is on him. Or any other american for that matter. When George Hincapie missed out on the yellow by 5 seconds, all interviews were around that and yet, in that same stage Mark Cavendish most likely lost the opportunity to wear green on the Champs Elysees. Can't Versus get interviews with non-amarican riders
Three wheeler said:Enough complaining already about LA on Versus! Yes, they mention him constantly...it's an American network, showing a niche sport to an American audience. Thus all the furor over Hincapie as well. I was surprised that the LL pullout didn't have a bit more to it.
I have watched Canadian coverage of the Olympics, and I can report that they certainly make sure to show the full stories of every Canadian competing as well.
The video is almost exclusively from the French coverage, so don't blame them for the camera coverage, although they may have some control over which shot to show.
As for the comment about not talking with Cavendish, I can attest that we have had virtually daily interviews with him on Vs as well.
MKirilenko said:.......btw. Poor Koldo Fernandez from Euskaltel didnt manage to hold with those guys. It must be hard to realize u cant make it to the end.