July 07, 2004

Production By The Same Crew That Predicted Florida 2000 For Gore

At this moment (8:30 PM Central), I am watching the team time trial stage of the Tour de France - tape delayed, since the stage was actually raced this morning. During the break that just aired, OLN gave away the results of this stage in their commercial for tomorrow's coverage!

Because of this, and because I hate hate hate having tape-delayed coverage spoiled, I will go to some lengths to avoid watching commercials on OLN for the rest of the Tour. I wonder what their advertisers think of that?

Posted by Chris at July 7, 2004 07:42 PM

Category: Media Stupidity

Here, I'll ruin the entire thing for you:

Lance Armstrong wins.

Posted by: 2!3054). at July 8, 2004 08:13 PM

I'm over here in France watching it in real-time. Yikes!! I forgot about the tape delays... I'll be sure to delay posting anything on the Tour until I know it's been broadcast in the US.

Posted by: Jack at July 9, 2004 11:53 PM


Posted by: Grimblefig at July 11, 2004 04:12 PM

Jack: OLN broadcasts each stage live in the morning (0730ish start, Central Time), then a condensed 2 1/2 hour version of the same stage at night, so you should be clear after about 0330 or so.

Grimblefig: I guess TIVOing the morning broadcast would be the way to go, except that my poor-man's-TIVO (video capture card with CATV-in) has already eaten my entire hard drive and I don't have room for even one stage anymore!

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at July 12, 2004 04:27 PM