The W
Views: 112776977
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
26.5.09 0212
The 7 - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - NASCAR and NFL football on NBC Register and log in to post!
(274 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (6 total)
Zeruel
Thirty Millionth Hit
Moderator
Level: 133

Posts: 2659/5277
EXP: 27795077
For next: 57663

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 5 days
#1 Posted on 22.4.05 1734.39
Reposted on: 22.4.12 1736.25
Here's an interesting little blurb on imdb.com I thought I'd pass along:


    Football Is Great, But What About NASCAR? Writers Ask

    NBC's agreement with the NFL to air football beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday nights next fall has raised questions about how the deal could affect the network's relations with NASCAR. Several published reports noted today (Friday) that only a week earlier, Homestead-Miami Speedway announced that it would install lights to allow the Nextel Cup finale to finish in primetime on Nov. 20. The race was scheduled to begin at 4:00 Eastern Time and would likely take almost 4 hours. NBC clearly expects NASCAR to alter its schedule. "NASCAR, and all of our sports partners, have been very cooperative in the past with scheduling," NBC spokesman Mike McCarley told the Tampa Tribune. "Look at it this way: What better lineup could you have than a Nextel Cup race leading into a NFL game? We will have the two highest-rated sports back-to-back."


Wow, the "Super Bowl" of NASCAR is forced to play second-fiddle to a regular season NFL game. What happens if there is a BIG wreck and there is a delay? Are their delays to the start time because of rain?
After a couple hundred laps, 10 laps from the finish, do they switch to the kickoff, or stick it out and join the game, already in progress?

Promote this thread!
Packman V2
Bratwurst
Level: 73

Posts: 349/1396
EXP: 3480844
For next: 5041

Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

Since last post: 47 days
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on 22.4.05 1926.32
Reposted on: 22.4.12 1928.00
Daytona doesn't start until after the season...so it shouldn't matter much...

I don't think it'll cause as many problems as people think. Hell, Fox as the NFC package all day Sundays, and it's never caused problems with Nascar.
JayJayDean
Scrapple
Level: 128

Posts: 2103/4750
EXP: 23737687
For next: 644079

Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 121 days
Last activity: 8 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#3 Posted on 22.4.05 1941.07
Reposted on: 22.4.12 1953.34
I think by "Super Bowl" he meant "last race". Fox has the spring races, when there are no football games.

I'd suspect they'll work something out. It's not like they've never had NASCAR preempt programming before. I'd bet they'd start the football game on CNBC and switch everyone over to football after the race ended, with CNBC showing the post-race championship ceremonies or something like that.
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 155

Posts: 4628/7534
EXP: 46492679
For next: 924648

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 1060 days
Last activity: 1060 days
#4 Posted on 22.4.05 2123.55
Reposted on: 22.4.12 2125.06
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I think by "Super Bowl" he meant "last race". Fox has the spring races, when there are no football games.

    I'd suspect they'll work something out. It's not like they've never had NASCAR preempt programming before. I'd bet they'd start the football game on CNBC and switch everyone over to football after the race ended, with CNBC showing the post-race championship ceremonies or something like that.







Simplest lesson in life: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the NFL, and even that is 50/50. Last time something came close was Heidi in '68 and that was the AFL. Even then people still complain about Heidi pre-empting the Raiders comeback against the Jets. Remember, 1 hour 15 minute pre-game show, so that is the safety area to prevent conflicts.
Crimedog
Boerewors
Level: 42

Posts: 165/374
EXP: 520165
For next: 1201

Since: 28.3.02
From: Ohio

Since last post: 3290 days
Last activity: 3281 days
#5 Posted on 22.4.05 2338.48
Reposted on: 22.4.12 2338.49
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Simplest lesson in life: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the NFL, and even that is 50/50. Last time something came close was Heidi in '68 and that was the AFL. Even then people still complain about Heidi pre-empting the Raiders comeback against the Jets. Remember, 1 hour 15 minute pre-game show, so that is the safety area to prevent conflicts.


Correction: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the END of an NFL game. I have to think that if the race is running long, NBC will stick with it and start the NFL game on CNBC or even MSNBC. They aren't going to take the chance of cutting off the end of a race that could be deciding the championship.
PeterStork
Sujuk
Level: 65

Posts: 344/1009
EXP: 2318969
For next: 16671

Since: 25.1.02
From: Chicagoland with Hoosiers, or "The Region"

Since last post: 427 days
Last activity: 190 days
#6 Posted on 23.4.05 0018.47
Reposted on: 23.4.12 0019.55
    Originally posted by Crimedog
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Simplest lesson in life: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the NFL, and even that is 50/50. Last time something came close was Heidi in '68 and that was the AFL. Even then people still complain about Heidi pre-empting the Raiders comeback against the Jets. Remember, 1 hour 15 minute pre-game show, so that is the safety area to prevent conflicts.


    Correction: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the END of an NFL game. I have to think that if the race is running long, NBC will stick with it and start the NFL game on CNBC or even MSNBC. They aren't going to take the chance of cutting off the end of a race that could be deciding the championship.


CNBC? MSNBC? What, no love for USA Network? It's a far more logical home for NFL coverage, what with tennis and golf and that wacky wrestling show they have on Monday night starting in early October.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: James Toney: World Heavyweight Champion
Next thread: Sean O'haire now a K-1 Fighter
Previous thread: BODYBUILDING MANDATORY POSES OVERVIEW
(274 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Daytona 500 - NASCAR: ...and the winner takes all this Sunday! - NASCAR: 2 races to go - More...
The 7 - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - NASCAR and NFL football on NBCRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.287 seconds.