I used to print out your recaps and then leave them on the train for either the next rider or the janitor. Your recaps did allow me to quit watching wrestling altogether and for that I thank you. I need the extra time in the day.
Like Doug, I also printed out the recaps and read them at lunch or at home. I do agree that the detailed recaps you provided would only work for fuddy-duddies (I think that's the term you used) like Doug and me in the present day. Thanks for sharing your process for back in the two show days, as I had wondered how you found the time to do such detailed recaps on five hours of television.
Originally posted by WhitebaconJust watched Tuesday's show, Raw indeed starts at 5 out here. I have USA's HD feed on UVerse, and thankfully it's the East Coast feed.
I have not watched the video in question, but I wanted to chime in on Raw California start-times anyway.
We have Dish Network's HD package and we get the East Coast feed for every channel. Most cable networks replay all of their first-run shows over and over all day long anyway, so a show will usually air 3 hours before they say it will, and at the time they say it will, AND usually a couple more times in the middle of the night. or maybe that only happens on the few channels we watch?
2-hour RAWs start at 6pm, 3-hour RAWs start at 5. I usually watch them live if my kids/wife let me (not usually), or I'll watch half on Monday and half the next day. If they started at 8/9 like they're supposed to, I'd probably have to watch them all the next day instead of staying up until 11 to see them live. I'm old, you see.
I only read recaps of the events between matches and skimmed the matches. It's like watching porn for the plot... and then complaining about the writing. But I stopped being able to enjoy any part of wrestling the as the true costs of cumulative head trauma have become apparent. It really takes the fun out of it to realize that every hard bump is 1/100th or 1/10th of a possible future tragedy.
It *does* need to be brought back every year: ftp://ftp.CRZ.net/pub/users/chris/O-Holy-Night.mp3 (3:39, 128K mp3) LAST year the TRUE story was finally sussed out and posted on the Internet: http://www.fredmckinnon.