Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ironyawn Austria

When you get into the nosebleed channels on DirecTV, you can find quite a bit of triathlon coverage. The VS network covers every Ironman race, and I watch them all. They condense the race to one hour, cover the pros and pick one or two age-groupers for human-interest profiles. It's good TV.

But something freaky happened with their Ironman Austria coverage. It's yawn-inducing. I guess their regular crew couldn't make the trip so they outsourced the editing to some locals or something. For starters, the commentator sounds like a waiter reading the daily specials at Denny's. Boring. And there is a lot of down time, when you're just watching random footage with no voice-overs at all. Sure, it's nice scenery but I'd rather know what's going on. Worst of all, they've padded the entire show with music clips I'm positive they downloaded off the internet for free. It's like cheap porn or something.

It's the Spock's Brain of triathlon.


Blogger Cliff said...

What's VS??

Lucky u..i don't have directTV.

BTW, I use to eat PB out of the jar with a spoon..hmm those are good times. If I eat like that though, I have ot get the chunky type.

PB is the best..never live without it.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...


I happen to like "Spock's Brain"

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use Spock's Brain as a metaphor for an engineering pattern when we take apart a complex system and the guys who had the working knowledge of how to put it back together have started to roll off the project. :-)

5:39 PM  

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