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Is anyone else tired of OLN commercials?(5 posts)

Is anyone else tired of OLN commercials?snowman3
Jul 6, 2003 10:40 PM
I've only seen 2-3 episodes of TDF, but gosh darn can't OLN get a variety of commercials? I've seen the Lance Suburu commercial 18 zillions times!! I'm also tired of all the adverts for the local bike shops. I admit its cool to see folks I know on TV, but it gets old pretty fast.
[Rant Off]

OK, I feel better now. I just don't know how I'm going to put up with 20+ more days of the same commercial. Grrr..
Thank goodness Phil, Bob, and Kirsten keep it interesting.
Odd Break-aways to Commercialpitt83
Jul 7, 2003 6:59 AM
I'm watching on DirecTV, so not quite the same as cable. They had cuts in very strange spots, seemingly caught Ligget by surprise. He'd be mid-sentence and the screen would cut to the OLN logo with audio for commercials. Run for 3-5 commericals, then come back to coverage. Never seen the broadcast so chopped up before.
same every timeDougSloan
Jul 7, 2003 7:09 AM
All the OLN coverage is the same. They air about 4 commercials 1000 times each. I got so tired of the Lincoln ads and that goofy music that I almost wretch every time I see one now.

This year's most aggravating are the Coleman bbq commercials. That idiot trying to play Frisbee with his grill is just stupid.

Nonetheless, they pay for the coverage, so all the ranting is tempered by appreciation.

same every timeericy
Jul 7, 2003 4:52 PM
Sigh. That is what the mute button is for. In fact last year someone at the office who didn't have OLN was listening to the live webcast. In the webcast they just had dead air instead of commercials (not quite dead air, as I recall - you could hear background noise from the race, like car horns and other such, but quit tolerable). I suppose what you could do is use the sound from the webcast and mute the TV. Hmm, I will have to try that - for the next couple of weeks I plan to work from home in the mornings, and that would make it more pleasant.

I guess I find it such a blessed relief that there are far fewer Lincoln commercials this time around - in my mind Lincoln is the car of choice for the morbidly obese or for the elderly, and it seemed like a strange choice of sponsorship. At least some of this year's sponsors have a somewhat plausible connection to cycling.

I word - TIVOmtnpat
Jul 7, 2003 7:59 AM
record it in the AM, watch later, fast-forwarding through commercials.