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      09-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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OMG The BBC is soooooo Much Better!

As some of you know I moved to London last week, so now I have the iPlayer, although I dont have Netflix or hulu now so its a trade.

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I just watched P1 and P2 live on the BBC iPlayer and jesus these guys are actually announcers!

I love the BBC team now and I dont see how ill ever go back to Speed when I get back into the states.


Just thought Id share that
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English stuff is good...now get urself to a Football game. How are you getting treated there by the locals? Are they calling you a yank and whatnot?
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English stuff is good...now get urself to a Football game. How are you getting treated there by the locals? Are they calling you a yank and whatnot?
I got yelled at about how im ruing the world (yeah me personally) To which I say, look guy. Im 20. The only things that ive voted on are some town and county appointments and legalization of gay marriage in NY

Thats about it tho. Although I did get into a heated debate with an irishman down the hall from me about the merits of paper vs coin singles.

Other than that the locals are super great. Im trying to get tickets for the olympics (there are banners everywhere for it). My friend got tickets to volleyball, but I havent had any luck thus far. And the football game is happening soon.
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womens beech volley balll tickets still available...
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womens beech volley balll tickets still available...
ohh yeah? They werent last I looked. Guess theyre doing what NY does with theater. They make a limited amount available at a time so that people have a fair chance at it within days of the event starting.
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The US announcers are terrible. I mean they're all nice guys and I bet if they could they'd go a lot more in depth, but their broadcasts are so dumbed down.
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I just watched P1 and P2 live on the BBC iPlayer and jesus these guys are actually announcers!

I love the BBC team now and I dont see how ill ever go back to Speed when I get back into the states.
Yes.
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You may get to watch Formual 1 as it should be shown, but we have your 135i back here.
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The US announcers are terrible. I mean they're all nice guys and I bet if they could they'd go a lot more in depth, but their broadcasts are so dumbed down.
Indeed. I'll frequently download key F1 races from Usenet just to get the Humphrey/Coulthard/Brundle/etc. commentary. Oh, and the pre-race shows on BBC are terrific, too.
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yeah, ever-since I cancelled cable, I've been watching the BBC streams over the Speed TV streams. The BBC announcers are so much more educated and less annoying...well sometimes eddie jordan gets on my nerves.
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I cannot stand the Speed network F1 broadcasters, been downloading all F1 practice/Q/Races from BBC broadcasts for the past 2 years, it makes everything sooooooo much more enjoyable.
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Just think!
if you guys had not run away from the loving embrace of the commonwealth back in 1776 you too could have the BBC on 24-7
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Just think!
if you guys had not run away from the loving embrace of the commonwealth back in 1776 you too could have the BBC on 24-7
lol! i'd rather watch it on cable right here from 'merica
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yea, I stream the BBC coverage as well, I cant stand SPEED anymore
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don't let those English push you around...you're a new yorker!
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yeah, ever-since I cancelled cable, I've been watching the BBC streams over the Speed TV streams. The BBC announcers are so much more educated and less annoying...well sometimes eddie jordan gets on my nerves.
Eddie Jordan reminds me of someone's old, lost grandpa rambling about the 'good ol' days' or things they hardly understand.

But that being said, yes, BBC's coverage is head-over-heels better than Speed (or Fox )
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he used to own a team, and I used to think he was hard and tight with money. the latter he may be, but geez on TV he is the clown of the group.
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don't let those English push you around...you're a new yorker!
Just think! If not for us, you would be a New Hollander.
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Just think! If not for us, you would be a New Hollander.
Not me..i'd probably be a Mexican.lol.Cali!
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Not me..i'd probably be a Mexican.lol.Cali!
is that a Mexi-can or a mexi-can't
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So happy that the BBC commentators don't treat us as if it's the first time we've seen a race car in our lives. Every time the SpeedTV crew talks about the way Qualifying works or tells us the most elementary items of knowledge about the cars, I want to walk into their studio and tell them to just shut the fark up. They sound like fools. "Hey look Bob, those black things at the edges of the cars, those are T I R E S, say it with me, tires. Very similar to what you used on your Camry to drive to work today"

If an NFL announcer used the first 5 minutes of every game to explain what a touchdown was, and what the ball looks like, you'd have TV viewers changing to another channel or hitting mute.
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