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Isn't anyone going to gripe about the ads?(3 posts)

Isn't anyone going to gripe about the ads?TypeOne
Jul 22, 2002 11:45 AM
My favorite part of this board last year was topic of the repetitive commercials on OLN at the Tour: runawayshoes.com guy, Merury Villager (?) and others were savaged by everyone.

Have I missed the thread this year? People are ripping up CBS, but what about the commercials?

That idiot wiggling his power equipment to some dull musical performance while his better half buys lattes is getting on my nerves. Ditto for the woman who manages to get her groceries in her monster SUV faster to avoid rainfall. At least I will give the advertiser credit: they aren't pretending people are taking these beasts off-road. Buying groceries and espresso are more realistic for the urban/suburban owner of these gas hogs. However, they should have shown these drivers bumping into things while trying to parallel park, turn tight corners and drive down narrow streets.
As for the DR Tractor Mower: looks cool, I want to try one.
OLN has too many commecials about OLN...Bruno
Jul 22, 2002 12:20 PM
They say they have to put a lot of commercials just to cover the cost of the tour but then about half of the commercials are about other programs on OLN. Whats up with that?

My wife who is in Europe right now, is watching the tour live in Eurosport commercial free from the begining to the end of the stages (4-5 hours). Now thats coverage!
Is it just me, or.....Stinky Hippie
Jul 22, 2002 12:26 PM
....are there more ads and maybe only 70% of actual race coverage compared with last year's OLN coverage?