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JennyS
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:03 PM
Anyone else find that strange that NBC would give away the result to the Venus match and THEN televise it?

darrinbaker00
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:12 PM
Anyone else find that strange that NBC would give away the result to the Venus match and THEN televise it?
Thanks to the Internet, you have to go WAY out of your way to not know the results of any sporting event that's broadcast on tape delay.

schorsch
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Thanks to the Internet, you have to go WAY out of your way to not know the results of any sporting event that's broadcast on tape delay.

good point :haha:

mykarma
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:21 PM
Thanks to the Internet, you have to go WAY out of your way to not know the results of any sporting event that's broadcast on tape delay.
I know it's hard to believe but everyone doesn't have internet and some of us try not to find out the results. But of course, I went on NBC's website to see if and what time Venus was going to be televised and the jerks had the results posted. You didn't even have to look for me. That really pissed me off. :fiery::fiery::fiery:

Anyhow, I've heard stations announce to the viewers that they were going to announce the results so please leave the room if you don't want to know. You'd think NBC would know better.

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:22 PM
I actually think they shouldn't disclose it. I typically go way out of my way to avoid finding out. That's definitely a screw up. Typical!

SF

ico4498
Jul 6th, 2007, 11:35 PM
Darrin's internet theory (presented in reverse) ain't bad except NBC's programming has never made even the slightest acknowledgment of the internet.

i think the announcers (John) let the cat out of the bag, NBC just rolled with the the as is. i don't think it was planned. ico's take

WF4EVER
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:17 AM
I thought it strange when Mary said it because they usually treat us viewers like we're on Mars with only NBC coverage.

On one hand it seems calculated and anti-climactic but on the other hand only people who actually live on Mars shouldn't have known the result yet.

Compared to yesterday when their entire coverage was tape-delayed and there was not one single live shot of the rainy conditions (from what I could see) I really don't know which was weirder.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:20 AM
Thanks to the Internet, you have to go WAY out of your way to not know the results of any sporting event that's broadcast on tape delay.
Turn off the computer. Oh wait, thats not an option for most die hard tennis fans. :lol: Myself included :angel: I was watching the scoreboard when the venus vs masha was on. Even though it was only 2-3 games behind :haha:

TAMUStud86
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:29 AM
Doesn't matter if you turn off the computer or not, in the middle of the Gasquet -Roddick match, unexpectedly they said That Bartoli would play Williams in the final, and then they said, we'll show you the other semifinal, Williams vs. Ivanovic at the conclusion of this match. Really stupid to give away the result. This is why I'm so mad. Do they even care?

TAMUStud86
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:31 AM
And then, to make matters worse, not only did they mention it, but they actually put up a picture of the two side by side and said that this is the final on Saturday. My attemps to mute the volume and wait for the match were ruined when I see a picture of the two finalists before the matches are shown. Grr

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Doesn't matter if you turn off the computer or not, in the middle of the Gasquet -Roddick match, unexpectedly they said That Bartoli would play Williams in the final, and then they said, we'll show you the other semifinal, Williams vs. Ivanovic at the conclusion of this match. Really stupid to give away the result. This is why I'm so mad. Do they even care?

Lets all email NBC SPORTS and let them know how we feel. feedback@nbcsports.com :) If enough people email them, then maybe they will relay the message to Mary, John and the gang :p

edificio
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:40 AM
Actually, it did surprise me when they showed pics of the two finalists, especially considering how silent they were about it all earlier in the hours. I thought they had been trying to keep it a secret. I'm just happy they finally showed the match.

Pureracket
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:43 AM
Weird thing is they've been showing tape delayed matches almost all week and acting like they were live. Now, they show us the outcome. Weird.

mykarma
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Lets all email NBC SPORTS and let them know how we feel. feedback@nbcsports.com :) If enough people email them, then maybe they will relay the message to Mary, John and the gang :p
I'm on.

jmosh
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:50 AM
Yeah.. BUT at the same time im ALWAYS checking the scoreboard online b/c i cannot wait for it on tv! I think they just need to show the matches live! and that would solve everyone's problem!