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Is televising golf not a good deal financially for the major networks? I am now watching the golf coverage on CBS and I am having the sme issue I have had for the last three weeks. They are showing Men's NCAA basketball instead of the golf which has now started 20 minutes late. Why would they rather show the end of a Men's basketball game that was not even close or that people other than from that particular region over golf which has appeal all over the country. It doesn't make sense to me. Does anyone else know why they do this? Would more people rather watch the end of the basketball than golf?

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Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
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Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
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November 17, 1968 NBC cut away from the ending of the Jets at the Raiders game. The allotted time was up and the Jets were winning 32-29 with less than 2 minutes to go so that they could broadcast the TV Movie of the week, Heidi. This became known as the Heidi Game. The Raiders scored two touchdowns and won 43-32 therefore no network will leave a game in progress. The viewers were very mad about this. On Sundays, they will not leave the golf tournament until play is finished for the day. Golf is a bit different on Thursday-Saturday because it does not matter who does what on those days, a winner is not declared until Sunday.

 

I am not sure if they have to do it contractually now or not but no network will cut away from a game now.

 

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November 17, 1968 NBC cut away from the ending of the Jets at the Raiders game. The allotted time was up and the Jets were winning 32-29 with less than 2 minutes to go so that they could broadcast the TV Movie of the week, Heidi. This became known as the Heidi Game. The Raiders scored two touchdowns and won 43-32 therefore no network will leave a game in progress. The viewers were very mad about this. On Sundays, they will not leave the golf tournament until play is finished for the day. Golf is a bit different on Thursday-Saturday because it does not matter who does what on those days, a winner is not declared until Sunday.

 

I am not sure if they have to do it contractually now or not but no network will cut away from a game now.

Exactly...the Heidi game :D :D

 

Could you imagine the social media blowup if they did that to a game nowadays :blink:

 

Here is a clip:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJAn3cTMXW8

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This is also the reason to TiVo it, or DVR or whatever. I have rarely watched live TV for the past 4 years. Sure, during the week if I am working, the golf channel is probably on but it is really just background noise. My wife has been busy in the evenings since Tuesday, so we have all the TV shows we normally watch recorded and will start watching them tonight. We will just about catch up to reality and will by then have more stuff to watch.

 

I recorded this tournament and started watching it about 20 minutes ago, and Fast Forwarded through the basketball game. Also the advertisements.

 

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Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

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This is also the reason to TiVo it, or DVR or whatever. I have rarely watched live TV for the past 4 years. Sure, during the week if I am working, the golf channel is probably on but it is really just background noise. My wife has been busy in the evenings since Tuesday, so we have all the TV shows we normally watch recorded and will start watching them tonight. We will just about catch up to reality and will by then have more stuff to watch.

 

I recorded this tournament and started watching it about 20 minutes ago, and Fast Forwarded through the basketball game. Also the advertisements.

Unfortunately TV doesn't rank high on my priorities list. I don't even have cable much less a TiVo.

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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Let's change gears a little bit. What do you like or not like about TV golf coverage? Which networks and which commentators do you like best and why?

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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Let's change gears a little bit. What do you like or not like about TV golf coverage? Which networks and which commentators do you like best and why?

 

I wish they would show some of the guys towards the bottom of the leaderboard occasionally just to see them hit some shots. As far as commentators go, Gary McCord makes a lot of random ass comments and it can be distracting at times, so I'm not a huge fan.

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I know exactly the game you are talking about, it was Kentucky getting whipped by Tennessee, the problem was, t least on my television that was not the bballl game scheduled, that game had ended and they were showing bonus coverage of this game instead of golf, and this was Sunday afternoon, Northern trust open. I too thought this was totally stupid, not even the fans of those teams were watching that game, it was 75 to 40 with 5 minutes to go, what could possibly be missed, it ended something like 85 to 52.

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I know exactly the game you are talking about, it was Kentucky getting whipped by Tennessee, the problem was, t least on my television that was not the bballl game scheduled, that game had ended and they were showing bonus coverage of this game instead of golf, and this was Sunday afternoon, Northern trust open. I too thought this was totally stupid, not even the fans of those teams were watching that game, it was 75 to 40 with 5 minutes to go, what could possibly be missed, it ended something like 85 to 52.

 

After the Heidi Game no TV operations people can or will make that judgement call. They are showing NCAA BBall for example and probably were showing the KY/TN game on the local station. Since it was not over, even if the score would seemingly say it was over, they will show the basketball until ALL the games are over. It makes no sense most weekends but wouldn't you be upset if on Sunday they did not show the playoff for the Northern Trust Open because it was past the allotted time? Or even the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with Dustin Johnson on the 17th hole with a 4 stroke lead because they ran over time? Or even worse, last year's Open Championship with Adam Scott having a 5 stroke lead with 4 holes to play, and they cut to 60 Minutes?

 

Anything of interest that happens at the beginning of a golf tournament is shown 2 or 3 more times anyway. Don't get me wrong, I do not watch or even like basketball. If the Maves and the Lakers were playing in my street I would not know them or care, but I do not want to miss the end of a golf tournament or other game that I am interested in. And I do not want some TV program director making the call of what I am interested in and not. I just record shows for longer than normal and make sure the shows I want to record and watch that come on after sporting events have the DVR set to appropriately.

 

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Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

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November 17, 1968 NBC cut away from the ending of the Jets at the Raiders game. The allotted time was up and the Jets were winning 32-29 with less than 2 minutes to go so that they could broadcast the TV Movie of the week, Heidi. This became known as the Heidi Game. The Raiders scored two touchdowns and won 43-32 therefore no network will leave a game in progress. The viewers were very mad about this. On Sundays, they will not leave the golf tournament until play is finished for the day. Golf is a bit different on Thursday-Saturday because it does not matter who does what on those days, a winner is not declared until Sunday.

 

I am not sure if they have to do it contractually now or not but no network will cut away from a game now.

 

You get one guess who remembers that game..... even though he was only 9 years old. :D

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Silver and black? Raiders? Sorry...

 

Sincerely,

 

A Patriots Fan

 

Long Live The Tuck Rule! AKA - payback for Ben Dreith's Phantom Roughing the Passer call in 1976!

 

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FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
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And it was NOT roughing the passer!!!!

 

And it wouldn't have been an issue if Oakland could have picked up less than a yard on third down just a few moments before!

 

This is why football is a gas - who'd think this same argument would be raging 11 years later!

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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The Raiders had a hell of a run from the late 60's into the late 80's...that's nothing to sneeze at!

 

After 40 years of embarrassment with the Pats, the last 12 years or so have been something to appreciate...

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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but this last decade has been a lesson in futilty for Raiders fans. :(

Shoulda never let go of Woodson....thanks for that though ;)

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HDCP: 12.6 (GHIN: 3143312)
In my bag, JULY 2020
:titelist-small: TS2 Driver Hzrdous Smoke Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:titelist-small: TS2 Hybrids  Mitsubishi Tensei Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:mizuno-small:  MP-59 5-PW; KBS Tour (Regular Flex)
 :callaway-small: PM Grind Wedges
:bettinardi-1:  Putter

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Shoulda never let go of Woodson....thanks for that though

Unfortunately, Woodson was tagged twice. He was injured during the two years he was tagged. The last year, he basically made $10 million to ride the pine. I hated to see him go, but there was no choice after that. He's still one of my favorite Raiders.

 

The move was good for him. It rejuvenated his career. I enjoyed watching him with the Pack, but it was bittersweet.

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