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dhuff

Classic Coverage
« on: February 25, 2006, 09:21:39 AM »

I have been watching the classic coverage now for over an hour and I am not impressed at all.  I am in fact kind of bored with it.  They are hardly showing any fishing at all.  I have seen more of the guys that aren't in the tournament then the guys that are in the tournament.  Such as Denny Brauer and Byron Velvick.  To me the old bassmaster shows were the best.  They showed tons of FISHING.  NOt to mention they keep saying lets look at this angler and then they show footage they showed on t.v. yesterday.  Get the cameras out there and lets see some fishing.  We can only take analysis for so long.  I think we know what is going on when we see a guy catching a fish out there off of a bed.  I don't even think I am going to finish watching I am sick of this coverage.  I will just watch the weigh in later.  I thought ESPN would really step up there coverage a little they are but just not of the right thing.
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ronhuntfish

Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 12:00:16 PM »

I thought the coverage was OK. To much Ike, though.
That's a lot of hours to try to fill. Could have used some more fishing footage. Maybe talked to a couple of guys as they were fishing.

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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006, 01:20:17 PM »

IMO, the coverage has been awful.  A few shots here and there of them fishing and then back to dead horse analysis and useless banter and filler.  I'm sure every guy thats fishing it has a cameraman in his boat, why not show some more footage.  Definitely not enough IMO.
And i'm getting tired of seeing Byron Velvick, didn't this guy used to have a spot on General Hospital.?

I was up today at 7 sharp.  the wife had breakfast made-eggs, canadian bacon , hash browns, toast the whole deal.  Got settled in for some good action and fell asleep about an hour into it.

Either way I guess its better than watching my regular scheduled programming. ::)
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dhuff

Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006, 01:48:16 PM »

I hear ya bulletproof.  I got up all early to watch ans was very disapointed in the coverage.  I ended up going back to sleep half way through.  it didn't even keep my interest.  Horible show.
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006, 01:50:32 PM »

It wasn't real exciting - very hard to follow at times in a noisy Hooter's restaurant. The part I liked best was watching Rick Clunn catch the 10-pounder. At times (since we could barely hear it) we had a hard time seeing when commercials ended and the show started back up.
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2006, 02:48:32 PM »

When will they ever get it right.  I want to watch a hockey game and they actually show it.  Watch a basketball game they actually show the game.  Now try to watch fishing and you see comintating.  Now imagine ESPN show the super bowl but just talk about it.  Who CARES!!!!!!  Show us the darn fishing................
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2006, 08:42:56 PM »

That makes sense to me...
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2006, 03:02:33 PM »

 if anything, the classic breaks up some of the winter boredom...watchin' the other fishing shows for so long gets old. now is the time to start the winter ritual of sorting thru tackle, gear and what have you. boat in the shop last week, spring classic coming next weekend. i'm gettin' ready, anxious. lets get it on!

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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2006, 05:31:50 PM »

I spend more money off season buying stuff than when the season is here. I don't know if I'm going to BPS for the spring classic. I don't need anything, Oh yea, I need some outboard oil.
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dhuff

Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2006, 07:01:57 PM »

Hate to say it but the classic coverage was again really bad.  Very little fishing and alot of comintating.  Should be the other way around.  Lets really hope that they don't do the entire fishing season like this. 
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2006, 07:05:46 PM »

Yep, I think I am going to have to agree now. 1 and 1/2 hours of weigh-in and commercials.
It was kind of anticlimatic when I already knew the winner from on the net.

UAWBigDog

Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2006, 07:30:04 PM »

BORING!!!!!!
The old Bassmaster format before ESPN was much, much better.  You got to see some fishing as well as the weigh-in.  Too many commercials.  You did not even get to see all 25 final day fishermen weigh their catch.  Very disappointing.  Coverage could have been much better.  Even the morning coverage was dull at best.

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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2006, 08:34:12 PM »

 for real!!!!  way too much commentary and comercials!!!!
    but on a better note fellas while you all were watching the classic live i was outfishing those guys here in michigan in  frigid windy weather . today i caught 40 smallies while out walleye fishing and my best five went 24lbs!!!    that doesnt seem right!!!
   also i must say way to go KVD !!!   my personal opinion is that the classic shouldnt be a spawning pig fest that a couple lucky bites can put so far out of reach..
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2006, 09:17:35 PM »

I agree I like it in the summer better.  I think it keeps it close and really puts the anglers skills to the real test.  Not only to meantion now we won't ever see a classic close by us again in a reasonable driving distance.  Really sucks.
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2006, 09:18:49 PM »

24 POUNDS!!!! 40 SMALLIES!!! Heck - let's hear that report!!! It sounds a lot more exciting! Details! Details!
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2006, 09:32:04 PM »

The amount of commercials was insane.  There was more commercial time than classic coverage and I don't think I'm exagerrating!  It seemed like every 2-3 minutes there was a commercial. >:(
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2006, 10:16:27 PM »

very disappointed...... Way to many commercials!!!! It seems to me they didn't show Luke very often with that nice big CHEVY across his shirt.....let alone that wont let him fish in next years classic!!!
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2006, 06:37:09 AM »

yep love the Chevy / Ranger / Yamaha shirt,,,? bet? ?Toyota / Triton / Merc were happy..? does he get to fish next year since he won????
 found this photo on the BassMaster site..? what kind of boat were they using??? only in america..



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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2006, 09:17:42 AM »

The coverage wasn't very good IMO.  I DVR'd the Friday night coverage and watched it on Saturday.  So what ended up happening is that I was able to skip the commmercials for the entire thing since I got home Sunday night after the weigh-in was already over.  Without the commercials, you could really see how short the coverage was and how little fishing there was.  That's ESPN for ya. 

What I thought was really bad was when they talked about the rain delay and how we'd all get to see a rarely televised blast off.  Well did we see one?  Did I miss it when I went to the potty?  Oh wait, I was pausing the DVR.  Grrr.  Next year, maybe I'll go be a spectator boat, then maybe I'll actually see some of the fishing.  Plus, couldn't they have gotten a new camera out to Luke?  They hardly showed any footage on day 3 of him. 

Another crappy part of the coverage was the final announcing at the weigh-in.  The announcer never even said Luke Clausen's name.  He just said, "Let's light it up".  What every happened to saying "Let's light it up for this year's Bassmaster Classic Champion Luke Clausen!"?  It just seemed poorly rehearsed on the announcer's part.  The other thing that kind of made it seem a little boring was that Luke didn't have much reaction to winning.  A slight smile.  No fist pumping or emotion.  Everyone's different, but I love to see an excited winner.  Oh well, nothing to really blame him for about that.  It is what it is.  All in all...bored for the most part. 

Lastly, having this classic just 6 months after the last one and using the same qualifiers took a lot of the excitement out of it.  Other than the weather, Ike and KVD, there wasn't a whole lot of drama.  I hate the spring classic thing.  A spawners slugfest isn't my idea of a skills championship.  Man, B.A.S.S. is really screwing things up lately IMO.   :(
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Re: Classic Coverage
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2006, 11:30:41 AM »

The announcer never even said Luke Clausen's name.? He just said, "Let's light it up".? What every happened to saying "Let's light it up for this year's Bassmaster Classic Champion Luke Clausen!"?? It just seemed poorly rehearsed on the announcer's part.?
Do you think this is the case because Luke isn't fishing BASS this season?  Why promote a champion who decided to fish your competition over you?  I wonder if he'll be asked to pass the trophy to next year's champion?
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