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WTF?!? A 15min. discussion on OLN shirt washing?(9 posts)

WTF?!? A 15min. discussion on OLN shirt washing?jba
Jul 24, 2001 5:58 PM
Okay, I paid $65 to get cable hooked up for one month so i could watch bicycle racing. I didn't pay to watch some stupid, clueless reporter talk about how many shirts OLN provided them with and then watch her rudely sniff Paul and Phil's underarms. Mind your own business, stupid ass. Can't you find a cyclist to interview?

Hey, OLN, if you're not going to show bicycle racing, then at least provide some cycling informative interviews. I don't want to watch some idiot discuss completely off topic things for 15 minutes. can't she raid a musset bag so we can see the contents? That's 100 times more interesting than shirt washing.

Friggin' idiot. I bet she came up with the idea for that report all by herself.

Given a free trip to France, I could have done better.

I'd rather watch the damn Mercury commercials.
ESPN never went so low...Bruno S
Jul 24, 2001 6:20 PM
The whole segment was stupid and tasteless. I'm sure that blonde will get fired. Only Bob Roll could sort out the situation and say something funny. Besides she was complaining that OLN gave her only three shirts making them look cheap.
re: WTF?!? A 15min. discussion on OLN shirt washing?LC
Jul 24, 2001 6:43 PM
It would have been better if she sniffed the riders arm pits and judge them after racing 140 miles on a hot day. Wonder if Lance's pits smell better then Jan's?
"WHAT AM I 'ON'?" I'M ON CAMERA, SNIFFING PEOPLE'S UNDERARMS...Large Cyclist
Jul 24, 2001 8:19 PM
... what are *you* 'on'?"

Large (and fresh as a daisy) Cyclist

large_cyclist@hotmail.com
WANNA PEEK INSIDE A MUSETTE BAG? GO HERE...Large Cyclist
Jul 24, 2001 8:50 PM
http://www.roadtoparis.com

Page opens up, there's a box in the upper right to enter keywords. Enter:

Freddy

and Freddy's page comes up. You'll see four smaller windows to the right, each leading to a short Quicktime video. Choose the one on the far right, titled "Inside A Musette Bag." You'll love it. This isn't handled in the cold, antispetic environment of a TV studio; rather, Freddy has everything ready to go in the back of the team car, and he just dumps one of the bags out and goes through it. You'll love it!

Another reason to check this out: I taped this film when it was on OLN, and as far as I can tell, this footage did NOT make it into the final cut.

Large (too many musette bags) Cyclist
large_cyclist@hotmail.com
Ice water in he!! ...Crash
Jul 24, 2001 8:58 PM
My dad used to use this comment when people were trying to find something to complain about in an otherwise great situation. I didn't see this segment, and when I have seen the bimbo on OLN she has been pretty annoying, BUT there has been more coverage (especially live) of the Tour this year than any I have seen for the last decade !!!
This segment may have bombed, but give OLN a break, they have a lot of time to cover and I think overall they are doing a great job !
Ice water in he!! ...True enough.RhodyRider
Jul 25, 2001 5:31 AM
Agree with your assessment of the coverage. Kathleen Murphy has been assigned the somewhat thankless task of providing an alternative viewpoint to the Tour, trying to offer local color stories, wacky misadventures, etc. She can be a bit over-the-top, but I would bet dollars to donuts that the OLN producers have clearly defined her role and even scripted most of her segments. She is not just a loose cannon. Such is the nature of TV - they work very hard to make things appear spontaneous and improvised. She may not be appealing to hard core racing fans, but she is doing the fluff job OLN has asked her to do. Her segments are short and really don't detract from the overall excellent coverage.
Blondie was drunk...chrisbaby
Jul 25, 2001 7:46 AM
In the segment I saw, the one about the different jerseys, I could have sworn she was pissed. Her speech was slurred, she was having trouble making eye contact with the camera and she teased us with the prospect of taking off all the jersseys. Such behaviour is of the kind you see at frat parties. Or maybe she was just suffering from the high altitude...
But did you not enjoy that little tease-fest?!? LOL (nm)RhodyRider
Jul 25, 2001 12:14 PM