A curse on British Eurosport



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wafflycat

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It's the final stage of the Giro. So what do Eurosport do? They eat into the
broadcast time for the Giro by showing *bloody Tim Henman*

I have cursed Eurosport. There will be an effigy, there will be chants,
nekkid round the willow tree.

Whoever took the decision to have a tennis match, not even a final, eat into
the broadcast time of the final stage of a major tour will be finding their
nether regions infected with something itchy and fungal that does not
respond to treatment.

I am not a happy bunny.

BAH!



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Dan Gregory

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wafflycat wrote:
> It's the final stage of the Giro. So what do Eurosport do? They eat into
> the broadcast time for the Giro by showing *bloody Tim Henman*
>
> I have cursed Eurosport. There will be an effigy, there will be chants,
> nekkid round the willow tree.
>
> Whoever took the decision to have a tennis match, not even a final, eat
> into the broadcast time of the final stage of a major tour will be
> finding their nether regions infected with something itchy and fungal
> that does not respond to treatment.
>
> I am not a happy bunny.
>
> BAH!
>
>
>

S'alright - ESP Int, RAItre & Eurosport FR are all showing stage
highlights of the whole race and the bunch is pootling along at 33kph...
All the best
Dan Gregory
 
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wafflycat

Guest
"Dan Gregory" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> S'alright - ESP Int, RAItre & Eurosport FR are all showing stage
> highlights of the whole race and the bunch is pootling along at 33kph...
> All the best
> Dan Gregory


[bad mood not to be taken personally]

No it's not. I don't get those. Just British Eurosport and that channel
treats its cycling audience with ever increasing contempt.

[/bad mood not to be taken personally]
 
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Simon Brooke

Guest
in message <[email protected]>, wafflycat
('w*a*ff£y£cat*@£btco*nn£ect.com') wrote:

> It's the final stage of the Giro. So what do Eurosport do? They eat
> into the broadcast time for the Giro by showing *bloody Tim Henman*


"Come on, Tim!"

> Whoever took the decision to have a tennis match, not even a final, eat
> into the broadcast time of the final stage of a major tour will be
> finding their nether regions infected with something itchy and fungal
> that does not respond to treatment.


That wasn't a tennis match, that was a classic of British
self-deprecating humour. We pretend to be excited by a has-been no-hoper
simply because He Is An English Man. The fact that he's also useless and
talentless, and plays a game which has had all the elegance it may ever
have had knocked out of it with too much technology, simply adds to the
elegance of the joke.

"Come on, Tim!"

So what if a greasy pasta-eating Eytie was winning some sort of minor
contest on a mechanical gizmo in Milan at the same time? It is a far-off
place of which we know little. These Eyties aren't even manly - imagine
wearing a /pink/ jersey for heaven's sake! Such abominable sports should
not be allowed to disgrace the screens of the BRITONs' televisions.

"Come on, Tim!"

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Pete Biggs

Guest
Eurosport always gives tennis priority over cycling at weekends, even on
TdF final stage day. I don't want to watch Tim Chickenboy either.

~PB
 
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wafflycat

Guest
"Simon Brooke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>
> So what if a greasy pasta-eating Eytie was winning some sort of minor
> contest on a mechanical gizmo in Milan at the same time? It is a far-off
> place of which we know little. These Eyties aren't even manly - imagine
> wearing a /pink/ jersey for heaven's sake! Such abominable sports should
> not be allowed to disgrace the screens of the BRITONs' televisions.
>
> "Come on, Tim!"


Too darned right.. sigh.. Still The Curse Of The Simmons is upon British
Eurosport. They'll regret it ;-)
 
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Jan

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wafflycat wrote:
> "Simon Brooke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>
>> So what if a greasy pasta-eating Eytie was winning some sort of minor
>> contest on a mechanical gizmo in Milan at the same time? It is a
>> far-off place of which we know little. These Eyties aren't even
>> manly - imagine wearing a /pink/ jersey for heaven's sake! Such
>> abominable sports should not be allowed to disgrace the screens of
>> the BRITONs' televisions. "Come on, Tim!"

>
> Too darned right.. sigh.. Still The Curse Of The Simmons is upon
> British Eurosport. They'll regret it ;-)



We persevered with Eurosport till the end of the first week, the we caved in
and got the Satellite man to install Hotbird.


Jan
 
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Tosspot

Guest
wafflycat wrote:
> It's the final stage of the Giro. So what do Eurosport do? They eat into
> the broadcast time for the Giro by showing *bloody Tim Henman*
>
> I have cursed Eurosport. There will be an effigy, there will be chants,
> nekkid round the willow tree.


'Ang on, 'ang on. We ain't had the mpeg from the last dancing nekid
round the willow tree effort.

This going to be a Special Edition Release?
 
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John B

Guest
Dan Gregory wrote:

> the bunch is pootling along at 33kph...


Clearly the events in Spain have worried them - for today.

John B
 
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Jim Price

Guest
Jan wrote:
> wafflycat wrote:
>> Too darned right.. sigh.. Still The Curse Of The Simmons is upon
>> British Eurosport. They'll regret it ;-)

>
>
> We persevered with Eurosport till the end of the first week, the we
> caved in and got the Satellite man to install Hotbird.


I went for the option of watching the highlights at 9:00 on Eurosport2,
recorded when necessary. And when it was actually on at 9:00, rather
than whenever-the-tennis-finishes.

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JimP

" " - John Cage
 
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Dan Gregory

Guest
wafflycat wrote:
>
> "Dan Gregory" <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]
>
>> S'alright - ESP Int, RAItre & Eurosport FR are all showing stage
>> highlights of the whole race and the bunch is pootling along at 33kph...
>> All the best
>> Dan Gregory

>
>
> [bad mood not to be taken personally]
>
> No it's not. I don't get those. Just British Eurosport and that channel
> treats its cycling audience with ever increasing contempt.
>
> [/bad mood not to be taken personally]


oops sorry I didn't mean it's alright for some - I just meant there was
not a lot going on - and just after I sent my post he did say welcome to
British Eurosport viewers so if you had seen the earlier stages you
didn't miss too much
Although "After one lap in Milano, Quick.Step's Davide Bramati went
ahead of the gruppo with 48km to go. It was Bramati's last race in a 16
year career. After the Giro d'Italia, Bramati would become a direttore
sportivo with Quick.Step. The 37 year-old Brama, who had been a key
gregario for riders like Pavel Tonkov, Johan Museeuw, Tony Rominger,
Paolo Bettini and Tom Boonen among others, cruised just ahead of the
gruppo as all the riders gave him a well-earned standing ovation to one
of the most experienced and respected riders in the sport of cycling."
was a particularly nice few moments.
I must say though that Hotbird is a much better option than $$ky.

All the best
Dan Gregory
 
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Mark Thompson

Guest
> 'Ang on, 'ang on. We ain't had the mpeg from the last dancing nekid
> round the willow tree effort.
>
> This going to be a Special Edition Release?


Could we have a whip round and get her a bonzai willow? She could do it in
the kitchen then..




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