2004 Tour on OLN

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"Taken from The Paceline:

""The Outdoor Life Network will show a marathon recap of the 2004 Tour over the Thanksgiving holiday, hosted by our friend ""Bobke"" Bob Roll. Episodes 1-5 air on Wed, Nov 24 from 9pm - 2am (ET) then Episodes 4-10 air the following Thu, Nov 25 from 4pm - 3am (ET)."""

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Banana Guy (not verified)
BOBKE's Back!!

..and Paul Sherwin, too.
Too bad that toad, troutwig will be part of the rebroadcast.. Is there a way to filter him out?

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JP (not verified)
Thanks for the heads-up! Now, the Vuelta???? nm (nm)
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Dave Sabbarese (not verified)

Peter, Al Trautwig is terrific. The worst thing about the Yankees forming the new (a couple of years ago) YES Network was that Al would no lonnger be doing baseball. He does good work on the Marathon, and the Olympics, too.

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
Al Trautwig is terrific at what?

I disagree, but it's entirely subjective. I still think Al Trautwig brought nothing to OLN's coverage of the TdF.

And, in my opinion, OLN had an excellent team to start with in Bob Roll, Phil Ligget and Paul Sherwen - probably the best commentary team in the English speaking world. Bear in mind that the vast majority of people watching OLN's cycling coverage were cycling fans in the first place.

It would have been quite a different story if one of the giant networks were attempting to get cycling as an established popular TV viewing sport. Then you could understand the rationale of bringing in somebody like Al Trautwig as the anchor.

I just hope that the money OLN spent on Al Trautwig's salary is not what blew the budget for them to show the Vuelta live.

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Judith Tripp (not verified)
Al Trautwig is awful

In my opinion he is in part responsible for making the Hawaii Ironman broadcast (just this Saturday, a total dud) really bad. As for the NYC marathon broadcast, I really didn't notice him; either he wasn't doing it or I was just too excited watching Paula Radcliffe.

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jk (not verified)

"Whatsa ""trautwig"" anyway?"

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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
I agree, Trautwig is unbearable

Whether he's doing Tour de France, Olympic gymnastics, or U.S. Open tennis, he drives me crazy with his idiotic blather.

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Geo Carl Kaplan (not verified)
AlTrautwig is terridic at what?

The entire OLN broadcasting crew should be replaced by objective sportsdcasters.

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Evan Marks (not verified)
objective sportscasters


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Chris T (not verified)
The Viewers were cheated

"If you watched the Tour de France on OLN this summer, I regard the rebroadcast a serious dilution.

The two stages in the pyreness, Stages 12 and 13 were pressed into hour long segments each. Really, this allowed 40 minutes of coverage per stage. When you consider the live broadcasts of these stages were 3+ hours long, the drama was lost. Both stages displayed the shattering of the field by the pacemaking of the US Postal team. But the editing loses that tension -- the Stage 12 shown doesn't convey how Postal turned the screws on peleton climbing the Col de Aspin IN THE RAIN, stringing a long line of straggeler on the penultimate mountain climb that day.

On Stage 13, there is no mention anywhere that Roberto Heras and Iban Mayo lost 20 and 30 minutes respectively, and these were contenders.

My point is that the live stage was a 3 course meal, and this rebroadcast was just geeting dessert without coffee. If you didn't watch this summer, this was better than nothing, (or ""professional"" football on Thanksgiving this year). The abscence of action is so starteling you would forget that it was Al Trautwig. On a good note, they did show the finishes with Phil and Paul."

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