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post #1 of 198 (permalink) Old 2010-09-18, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looks like Sportsnet One is showing live cycling -- the Tour of Spain -- starting tomorrow morning. Apparently it might be good for more than just a few hockey games!
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Woopdeedoo, next it be raslin......
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with Cycling or "raslin". For your information your so-called "raslin" or wrestling as we fans and most others that appreciate it call it is one of if not the highest rated programs on cable tv, that being WWE Raw on Monday night's, in the US it's usually the #1 rated show on cable TV on a weekly basis or it's in the top 3. Everyone have different likes and dislikes, this is what frustrates me about posters, including myself at times as I'm guilty as well , is most only take into account there own likes and dislikes and totally dismiss that maybe, just maybe others may like what there making fun of. I'm not a fan of cycling just like I'm not a fan of soccer but I do respect others that are and it's good that there showing different sporting events not normally seen and it gives those fans a chance to see some of their favorite sports.

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One also showed the the two UCI ProTour races from Quebec last weekend. Not that I was able to see those, as Shaw hadn't yet cut a deal for carriage, plus I was busy riding the Gran Fondo to Whistler.

I believe they're also picking up the Tour de France next year which means we should finally be able to see it in HD. Let's hope they also get the Giro and Spring Classics as well.

I haven't yet been able to determine if Sportsnet has the Canadian rights to the World Championships in Australia as their online schedule doesn't go that far ahead.

Speaking of the Gran Fondo; I was surrounded by more than 4,000 roadies last weekend, most of them affluent middle-aged adults with disposable income to burn (given the quality of carbon fiber being ridden and the number of BMWs with roof racks in Whistler afterwards), a desirable audience for advertisers. Sportsnet has a huge opportunity to win the undying loyalty of that audience by positioning itself as the go-to broadcaster for pro cycling in Canada, something OLN squandered for years.
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Sportsnet One has been airing the Vueltua for the past 3 weeks. It finishes tomorrow morning.
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Maybe they should have a Sportsnet 2 where its cycling, raslin, beach volleyball, darts, lawn bowling reruns of roller derby....
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Maybe they should have a Sportsnet 2 where its cycling, raslin, beach volleyball, darts, lawn bowling reruns of roller derby....
I'd be all over a Sportsnet that broadcast Euro hockey, field hockey, Euro basketball, international track & field, World Rally Car, UCI cyclocross, UCI track racing, Euro pro volleyball, handball, etc. Oh yeah, that would be called Eurosport. And we're not allowed to get that here...

BTW, that climb Saturday up the Bola del Mundo was off the charts
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Its too bad that Sportsnet couldn't get an HD feed. Universal Sports is a great channel, but it doesn't broadcast in HD.

killarney, what is your problem with sports like cycling and beach volleyball? These are Olympic sports that are popular throughout the world. Maybe you aren't a fan of them, but there are lots of fans. I was personally very happy to tune into Sportsnet One and see FIVB beach volleyball the other night. I love the Olympics and its nice to see these sports more often than once every four years.
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Just ignore him he's just trolling.

There's nothing wrong any of those sports because there are people who like them but you get some people who have a hard time understanding this and like to use silly icons at the end of their posts all the time, not that there is anything wrong with that, just saying lol.

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Thumbs up Tour Down Under on Sportsnet One

Nice to see Sportsnet One showing extended highlights everyday of the Tour Down Under. According to my guide they will be showing the last two stages on the weekend in full. Great news if you are a cycling fan.
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Its too bad that Sportsnet couldn't get an HD feed. Universal Sports is a great channel, but it doesn't broadcast in HD.

killarney, what is your problem with sports like cycling and beach volleyball? These are Olympic sports that are popular throughout the world. Maybe you aren't a fan of them, but there are lots of fans. I was personally very happy to tune into Sportsnet One and see FIVB beach volleyball the other night. I love the Olympics and its nice to see these sports more often than once every four years.
I remember just last summer, I swear I saw TSN airing a Canada/USA Rugby game in HD from Universal Sports.
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Nice to see Sportsnet One showing extended highlights everyday of the Tour Down Under.
Awesome! Thanks for posting this Carlost; I hadn't even bothered to check SN1's schedule for the possibility of them broadcasting the TDU given the dearth of web feeds for the race. Let's hope this is a portent for coverage of the Spring Classics, Giro, etc!
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Daily one hour highlight shows from the Tour of Qatar on SN1 beginning Sunday.
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Killarney is right, they are second rate.
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