Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Tomaso Files: Midnight to Morning, Dawn to Dusk - Where's the Motor Racing being shown?

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While Y'all would think I'd be ecstatic since the motor racing season has truly up shifted into fifth gear after a pretty ridiculous Offseason, I came away feeling slightly dizzy, tired and simply Cornfuzed over thee lack of decent Airtimes offered or worse yet, Thy lack of overall availability...

It's definitely been a wild 'N wooly two weekend's now of turbocharged motors; Uhm, PU's (Power Units) and sorts throb-throb-throbbing into life, since although I've already lamented the less than stellar results of trying to listen to and the ending of the season opening St Pete race upon thy Golf Channel, nonetheless, at least it  was available at a civilized time, or even better yet, simply available!

As I reluctantly understand the push "O convenience; Err Capitalism, by having everyone addicted to their Smartfones and the golden cash stream  they entail. Nevertheless, if you're gonna push us onto "live" Streaming, then you've got to have robust enough platforms to sustain the demand!

Funny, how Leigh Diffey's splittin' hairs, as think it's almost four months since November 29th's Season Finale in Abu Dhabi, but whatever, eh? Although it did seem rather funny that after Thy Wait; Hmm? Diffey's quip 'bout Three and a half months is HALF of Indy Cars STUPENDOUS 7mos OFF-Season; CRIKEYS!

Actually what stood out to me in Thy middle 'O night, was the hilarity over Melbourne's inclement weather, nee precipitation along with thou wind Ah-blowin' mightily, messed considerably with cars running On-track during Friday's two Free Practice sessions preventing many from going out for a spin since they didn't have many spares worth risking! Not to mention Nico  Rosberg's Hydroplaning!

And apparently I made the right choice by electing to go to bed vs. watching another middle 'O night telecast, since I was pretty miffed that the F1 Qualie show had been reduced a half hour's length... Whilst sounds like everybody was miffed over the STUPIDITY of the new & improved "Musical Chairs" qualifying format that's now been rightly scrapped!

Hmm? Musical Chairs, like when's the musak gonna stop upon Uncle Bernaughty's (Bernard Ecclestone) constant Knackerin' of thy Sport? Whom after all, perhaps should take heed of what his elder Murray's got to say...

Yet besides the less than palatable air-times, albeit the ease of access plus stability of NOT Dumping midstream! Isn't I-T amazing what a really good TV Broadcast crew can do vs. meanderin' mediocrity, i.e.; NBC Sports Network vs. Thy Rumblin-Stumblin; Err Buildin' thou Foundation Eddie Cheever; but I digress...

As  biggest race takeaway obviously was seeing "Fredrico Suave" (Fernando Alonso) walk away from that horrific shunt with Esteban Gutierrez!

So I'd been searching 'N searching continuously the entire week-plus prior on my TV Guide listings provided via Thy NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service and just getting nowhere; FRICK! Is I-T on in thou middle 'O night a la Formula 1? Or tape delayed 'til Monday? As surely it'll be on Stateside Terrestrial TV, right? Hmm? May be its on the B-I-G' FOX Taxicabs' channel? NOPE! That's NOT I-T! And Fox Sports-1 is Chock-Oh-Block, or should that be Chop Suey; Hooah! Of Somme-thun' called UFC; SHIT!

As isn't it amazing? Then again perhaps it's just one more sign of how much they like their motor racing Up North Eh! Since as much as I enjoy teasing my fellow Hosers, you've gotta give it UP to 'Dem KuhNucks  for being motor racing MAD! As it certainly would be nice if we had some sort of Seattle Newspaper semblance; Oh Never Mind! As Geo. Phillips comments 'bout his local Nashville's ThinahSeein' comes to mind...

But it sure would be nice if some local entity would actually give us upcoming previews of A-L-L motor racing, besides thou requisite Roundy-round 'RASSCAR mention.

As its just downright S-A-D that the only voice telling me about the impending MotoGP Season Opener NO less from Qatar comes via Thy Mayor 'O Hinchtown's Hometown, nee Toronto; YIKES!

"Now, while talking about world motorsport, I have bad news for MotoGP fans. Unless you go to the website and sign up for live streaming, you will not be able to watch this weekend’s opening race.
And that’s because MotoGP has signed a contract for North America with something called BeIN TV, a very obscure channel. I don’t know which cable or satellite company carries it, if any.
Despite rumours that the race will be on Fox Sports 1 in the United States on Sunday, that is not true."

As Y'all can read the full story by clicking here,   which even though it regards last weekend's racing action on thy Telie, it does also talk 'bout their Boy TAG', nee Alex Tagliani's latest Indy500 ride...

'Whale as Louis Black would say, you're driving me BAT SHIT CRAZY! IMSA! As cannot believe I-T, but the FUCKING Internetz' webcast prolifically Dumped at 6:53PM Pacific after I'd been contently listening for some three hours plus with ZERO interruptions and only 1-2 very short commercial interruptions...

Can you Hear me Now Verizon IndyCar series on the Advanced Auto parts Radio Network live from the Firestone Studio sponsored by Sunoco; Oh Never Mind!

But Alas, the webpage just kept saying" over 'N over for 40 excruciating minutes: The video could not play, please try again later - every time I tried re-loading Thy "Tune In" Webpage; FUCK!

As I finally managed to hear John Hind Ha-Haugh's voice telling me there was four minutes remaining; FUCK!  As the webcast went BLANK for Mwah for 40+ minutes meaning I really don't know what happened, nor did I get to hear Pipo Derani's second scintillating pass for the lead!

As I came back On Air at 7:37PM Pacific with a whole different complexion to Thy race... Since before the webcast inexplicably Dumped! My Homeboyz' Team Seattle's #23 with whom Shea Adam called "Super Mario," aka Mario Farnbacher, who'd been reinserted into the cockpit had taken the lead during Pit stops from Richie Stanaway in the No. 98 Aston Martin.

So for Mwah, the final tally was Two OUTS upon live-streaming Webcast's, whilst Terrestrial television  is still the most viable way to G-O! But it needs to have decent announcers, i.e.; Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett! As I'm looking most forward to Peacock-lite's, nee NBCSN's upcoming IndyCar broadcast, for which I must say I was most impressed over how many times the TV Commercial promoting I-T on Phoenix International Raceway's "Bullring Oval" (Saturday Night, April 2nd) played during the weekend's Formula 1 race coverage!

thus, call me 'Ol School, NOT liking change or Whatever, but! Kudos to F1 and Indy Cars availability for entire race broadcasts on Terrestrial TV, with getting a D grade in my book for Thy 45min Brown-out! Whilst MotoGP can simply GO FISH! As guess that'll be one less series to try paying Attenzione too, eh? And BOO-HOO-HOO Yuhs Poor Advertisers...

Not to mention enjoying skipping those dreadfully RIDICULOUS O.M.F.G. DARK 30 wake-up times; Hurrah!