Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > >> Wakeboarding Discussion Archives > Archive through October 07, 2003

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old     (columbiatch)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-14-2003, 1:08 PM Reply   
So it looks like NBC is showing gravity games every sunday for the next 7 weeks. Does anyone know when wakeboarding will be on?
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-14-2003, 1:32 PM Reply   
good question, nothing but motorcorss today
Old    BT (patoloco)      Join Date: May 2002       09-14-2003, 8:54 PM Reply   
If it's like past years, they will compress the entire wakeboard competition into a 5 minute, mtv like, segment with an announcer who simply states who came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd....and then we will see 8 hours dedicated to the ever-moronic downhill luge and all it's "drama".
Old    Alex Kinon (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-22-2003, 7:49 PM Reply   
Scott: This Saturday, September 27, NBC channel 4 at 5:00pm. I think...
Old    Chris Desjardins (cjsuperfly)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-23-2003, 5:05 PM Reply   
omg i hate downhill luge, the worst part is, they think its so great and people love it. same with how they never show womens events
Old    krug            09-23-2003, 6:09 PM Reply   
they have not shown any wakeboarding in the last two years. the coverage of the gravity games is a joke. i will not watch, it only gets me more mad every year. I e-mailed nbc sports last year, letting them know how disrespectfull it would be to bump wakeboarding for street luge, after the death of Mark Kenney. but the did not seem to care.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-23-2003, 6:19 PM Reply   
Saturdays NBC coverage is of Nationals/Vans Triple Crown last month in IN.
Old     (columbiatch)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-28-2003, 1:26 PM Reply   
They showed some womens footage today. Only the top three riders in finals. It was a pretty big joke. Did anyone else see this? Did they show men's too?

It seems wakeboarding is just filler material when they couldn't get enough dirt bike interviews.
Old    woody (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-28-2003, 1:42 PM Reply   
No thay did not show the men.The coverage is a joke, thay showed the women for like 10 min. and bmx for 1hr.20min.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-28-2003, 4:27 PM Reply   
At least it was better then the 2 minute highlight reel they did last year. Not sure when the men will be shown yet.
Old    Dustin (pikeax)      Join Date: Feb 2002       09-29-2003, 1:09 PM Reply   
I saw a commercial saying mens wb will be on this weekend coming up
Old    root (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-29-2003, 1:22 PM Reply   
I saw the womens runs. I was super choppy. Copeland killed it.

Krug - "I e-mailed nbc sports last year, letting them know how disrespectfull it would be to bump wakeboarding for street luge, after the death of Mark Kenney"

I don't get get it. How is it disrespectful? That statement doesn't make any sense to me.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-29-2003, 1:28 PM Reply   
I saw a little of Saturday's coverage of Nationals. Ruck and Watkins sets. The announcer didn't know any of the tricks though.
Oh well, still cool to see our sport on national tv.
Old    wakeboard_iraq            09-29-2003, 2:22 PM Reply   
I dont like it but I kind of understand. Even here in Cali 4 out of 5 people dont know what wakeboarding is and even fewer will ever have access to it even if they wanted to. However, everybody has a bicycle (which lends itself to motorcycles and downhill BMX) and everybody either had or has access to a skateboard and has sat on it going down a hill which allows them to relate to luge. Further, everybody has or had roller skates or roller blades which relates to those events.

Like I said, I dont like it but I understand why those that choose what goes on the air dont choose wakeboarding. People dont know what it is and have no way of relating to it.

On a related note: I know that Mark Kenney died in his sleep - but what did he die from?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-29-2003, 2:29 PM Reply   
Allergic reaction to the painkillers was the last I heard.
Old    krug            09-29-2003, 9:25 PM Reply   
rootc, i just thought a young guy like that coming in and winning that tournament, that was probably a high point in his life and it didnt air on tv. I think he died right after that.
Old    root (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-30-2003, 5:36 AM Reply   
I understand what you saying now.

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 5:49 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us