The Announcers Thread

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Wonder what the deal is with Bowyer missing the last Fox race? All kinds of speculation.
 

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I hope he's okay, I saw he was out for personal reason.

I also hope he's not returning to the booth next year. I haven't enjoyed him in the booth unfortunately.
 

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I hardly missed Clint this weekend. Not a knock as I’ve enjoyed him at times this year and other times not so much. But the glaring thing that stood out to me was how much Larry needs to be in the booth, it’s s crime he’s not in there weekly anymore. Now I don’t know if that was a personal decision or Fox made it for him, but 22 years in…he’s still at the top of his game. I thought he was awesome Sunday.
 

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Looking forward to Alan Bestwick this Saturday for the SRX series opener at 5 flags Speedway...
One of the best in the business...
This year since Evernham is out of it, they haven't been hyping the series on social media like they did last year for some reason. Not going to make any difference to me, but the lack of the tweets could affect the turnout track and TV.
 

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I look forward to when Larry Mac comes on. Instead of stating the obvious of what we're already seeing, he's giving us insight on the different strategies at play as a race goes along. He talks about the advantages and disadvantages of the decisions the teams make. Unlike Steve Letarte, when asked if 2 tires or 4 tires are the way to go, and he responds with, "we'll find out at the end of the race."
 

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This year since Evernham is out of it, they haven't been hyping the series on social media like they did last year for some reason. Not going to make any difference to me, but the lack of the tweets could affect the turnout track and TV.
Evernham isn't with SRX anymore?? When did that happen and why!?

Edit: i just found a tweet of him saying he wasn't in charge of SRX anymore. That's too bad. But I'm excited to watch
 

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Anyone else think it would be nice to see the gap between positions on the scoring instead of time behind leader? I noticed that in the F1 races and it's kinda nice to see how close the battles are back in the pack

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Anyone else think it would be nice to see the gap between positions on the scoring instead of time behind leader? I noticed that in the F1 races and it's kinda nice to see how close the battles are back in the pack

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No because I want to know the total time back from the leader since it's so easy to go a lap down in NASCAR. The F1 scoring is ok because so few guys go a lap down when lap times are 2 minutes+ and anyone who does go a lap down is totally irrelevant anyways
 

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Anyone else think it would be nice to see the gap between positions on the scoring instead of time behind leader? I noticed that in the F1 races and it's kinda nice to see how close the battles are back in the pack

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The leader board at Nascar.com shows both
 

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Gerbils be like .......

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Seems like Fox was mailing it in this season. They go to their pit reporters less and less often each year. NBC pit reporters on Sunday provided great information. That wheel animation really showed how out to lunch Fox was this year. They loaded a few animation graphics and never updated them.
 

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NBC would be so great without Rutledge Wood and Jeff Burton. Sure, Rick Allen is repetitive, and Letarte and Jr can get pretty high pitched and shouty but they have nothing on Rutledge and Burton. NBC’s camera work is fantastic, and they actually treat it seriously instead of like a joke. Very informative segments mixed into the down time or pre-race.
 

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I see the tide seems to be turning against NBC after only 2 races in, but I’ve enjoyed their coverage so far minus the same suspects of Rick Allen, Rutledge and Jeff Burton. I think Allen and Burton would be great Pre and Post Race hosts, leave the play by play to someone who is better at describing action than yelling catch phrases every 5 laps. The stark comparison when I watch SRX’s Bestwick and the next day Allen....it isn’t a fair fight. Saying that, the pit coverage has been exceptional with NBC as well as detailing to us viewers the intricacies of the new car has just made Fox seem lazy when they had their portion of the season.
 

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I see the tide seems to be turning against NBC after only 2 races in, but I’ve enjoyed their coverage so far minus the same suspects of Rick Allen, Rutledge and Jeff Burton. I think Allen and Burton would be great Pre and Post Race hosts, leave the play by play to someone who is better at describing action than yelling catch phrases every 5 laps. The stark comparison when I watch SRX’s Bestwick and the next day Allen....it isn’t a fair fight. Saying that, the pit coverage has been exceptional with NBC as well as detailing to us viewers the intricacies of the new car has just made Fox seem lazy when they had their portion of the season.
NBC's weakness is their booth talent. Fox's weakness is everything else. I prefer NBC; it's easy to turn the volume down.
 

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I see the tide seems to be turning against NBC after only 2 races in, but I’ve enjoyed their coverage so far minus the same suspects of Rick Allen, Rutledge and Jeff Burton. I think Allen and Burton would be great Pre and Post Race hosts, leave the play by play to someone who is better at describing action than yelling catch phrases every 5 laps. The stark comparison when I watch SRX’s Bestwick and the next day Allen....it isn’t a fair fight. Saying that, the pit coverage has been exceptional with NBC as well as detailing to us viewers the intricacies of the new car has just made Fox seem lazy when they had their portion of the season.

This is diplomatic and well said, but regarding Rick Allen and Jeff Burton in his current form, the only reason they would be better at pre- and post- is because that would result in them being on air less at less important times. They would also be better running cable on the production crew, or cleaning toilets.
 

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Out of all of them I think Letarte is about worthless. He is definitely no Larry Mac. None of the fake drama screamers have the professionalism of Mike Joy. The pit reporter PARKER they scream while they take a breath, doesn't add anything but a bad infomercial used car salesman yap to the broadcast never letting up the continueing B.S. so the gerbils can get recharged. That doesn't hold a candle to Jaimie Little's calm inside information of what is happening in the pits. And that brings us to where in the hell is Rutt, does he think he is on another channel, another world? Hey goof, the race is over here. Sorry even Michael Waltrip isn't that bad. At least he knows where the race is.
 

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This is diplomatic and well said, but regarding Rick Allen and Jeff Burton in his current form, the only reason they would be better at pre- and post- is because that would result in them being on air less at less important times. They would also be better running cable on the production crew, or cleaning toilets.
That was my thinking, those two would be on the broadcast less, and I think that would raise everyone up honestly. No need to shout or butcher the words you describe as its being told to the viewer.
 

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NBC's weakness is their booth talent. Fox's weakness is everything else. I prefer NBC; it's easy to turn the volume down.

NBC booth hasn't bothered me yet. I can deal with those four more than I can deal with Clint Bowyer, honestly. Rick Allen's better this year than he's been in a while. Jeff Burton, I like the guy, but he's the weakest link. Steve Letarte provides some great analysis, I like Larry McReynolds more, but Letarte is fine. Dale Jr is fantastic.

NBC is lightyears ahead of Fox in every other aspect. These guys treat the viewers like adults and they follow the Benny Parsons model: Educate, inform, and entertain. Their virtual cut-away car is one of the best innovations in TV in a while. And I really like this cutting-edge idea NBC has of letting me see the race.

Fox's coverage this year made me want to pull my hair out. Their addiction to onboard cameras is just absolutely infuriating.
 

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NBC booth hasn't bothered me yet. I can deal with those four more than I can deal with Clint Bowyer, honestly. Rick Allen's better this year than he's been in a while. Jeff Burton, I like the guy, but he's the weakest link. Steve Letarte provides some great analysis, I like Larry McReynolds more, but Letarte is fine. Dale Jr is fantastic.

NBC is lightyears ahead of Fox in every other aspect. These guys treat the viewers like adults and they follow the Benny Parsons model: Educate, inform, and entertain. Their virtual cut-away car is one of the best innovations in TV in a while. And I really like this cutting-edge idea NBC has of letting me see the race.

Fox's coverage this year made me want to pull my hair out. Their addiction to onboard cameras is just absolutely infuriating.
This. Perfectly said in every way. Bravo.
 
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