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  • #16
    ESPN is a network.

    Albeit a sports network.

    It is owned by and shares airtime with ABC, I believe.

    But I see you meant ABC NBC CBS or Fox.

    I thought you meant network as opposed to being shown online via Universal Sports, et al
    The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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    • #17
      Originally posted by TrackDaddy
      ESPN is a network.

      Albeit a sports network.

      It is owned by and shares airtime with ABC, I believe.

      But I see you meant ABC NBC CBS or Fox.

      I thought you meant network as opposed to being shown online via Universal Sports, et al

      Yea, these are considered Network TV normally.
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      • #18
        I'm happy to see a deal that brings a great deal of track to the US market however in the current US market I contend it would be better to have struck a deal at less $$$'s with ABC/ESPN that would guarantee daily highlights on Sportscenter and getting ad's SC-style promoting the coverage. Hockey gets more coverage on Versus but hardly any airtime on ESPN any more and the X Games get lots of time since they are an ESPN property in effect and if track is to stay in public conciousness it needs the respect of highlights on ESPN's networks to raise its profile.

        The coverage we are set to get from NBC and Universal will be fine for the track fan who already is one but not likely to help recruit new ones.

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        • #19
          Unfortunately, to get a deal that would put track "guaranteed daily" on Sportscenter would have required that track pay them, rather than vice versa!

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          • #20
            The Universal sports channel is available on Comcast, but not Dish or Direct. The Comcast channel in the Bay area is 187.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Jack Slocombe
              The Universal sports channel is available on Comcast, but not Dish or Direct. The Comcast channel in the Bay area is 187.

              Its is not a national channel. It is a digitial sub-channel that is available over the air on a market by market basis. I think NBC should have gone national with the channel such as a ESPN but then, it would have to work out carriage agreements with all the cable/satellite companies.

              I think it took the easiest router which was to place it as a digitial subchannel since it already had the spectrum licensed to it .
              Cows need love too

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              • #22
                They really have to stop scheduling WC/Olympic T&F the first week of school.

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                • #23
                  No, they need to make the first week of school the way it was in old-fart days: stars on the Tuesday after Labor Day.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by gh
                    No, they need to make the first week of school the way it was in old-fart days: stars on the Tuesday after Labor Day.
                    That'd mean two fewer weeks to study for boards the following summer before my clerkships . . . a trade-off that sounds enticing NOW, but I think I'll appreciate the extra time when June '10 rolls around . . .

                    So far my biggest sacrifices in school this past year seem to have been track-related. But I can't decide if that just means I have a boring life otherwise.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                      They really have to stop scheduling WC/Olympic T&F the first week of school.
                      When does school begin? The Berlin WC ends on August 23.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by tandfman
                        Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                        They really have to stop scheduling WC/Olympic T&F the first week of school.
                        When does school begin? The Berlin WC ends on August 23.

                        It's med school so we start our years a little earlier than back in my undergrad days (so they can cram more pointless facts into us, I presume) . . . we start August 17th.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                          Originally posted by tandfman
                          Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                          They really have to stop scheduling WC/Olympic T&F the first week of school.
                          When does school begin? The Berlin WC ends on August 23.

                          It's med school so we start our years a little earlier than back in my undergrad days (so they can cram more pointless facts into us, I presume) . . . we start August 17th.
                          How much longer to graduate?
                          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Pego
                            Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                            Originally posted by tandfman
                            Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                            They really have to stop scheduling WC/Olympic T&F the first week of school.
                            When does school begin? The Berlin WC ends on August 23.

                            It's med school so we start our years a little earlier than back in my undergrad days (so they can cram more pointless facts into us, I presume) . . . we start August 17th.
                            How much longer to graduate?

                            Just finishing up my first year actually (I took the scenic route here . . . people I graduated college with would be finishing up their 4th year).

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                            • #29
                              Which med. school are you at?
                              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by BisonHurdler
                                we start August 17th.
                                I believe you'll be ok for the London Olympics in 2012. They'll be finished before mid-August.

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