D. Smith: RapsTV slashing shows, incl. pre-post game coverage
Old 08-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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D. Smith: RapsTV slashing shows, incl. pre-post game coverage

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Itís going to be a rather boring season on RaptorsTV this year; or so Iím hearing from a variety of insiders.

If youíre a fan of Double Dribble (kind of PTI Lite), or Full Court Press (formerly known as the Norma Wick Goodtime Hour until they tinkered with the format and whacked guys like, well, guys like me) or the TV simulcast of the H oops radio show (kind of like McCown with a single focus), youíre in deep doo-doo.

All three are getting the axe, the spies report, in what has to be a cost-cutting measure. No idea what theyíll be replaced with but whatever it is will come from the vault or NBA-TV, not from some self-produced Raptors-specific programming.

Kinda sucks, doesnít it? Not that I watched those shows religiously, or even agnostically, but someone had to and thatís two hours a week of Raptors programming gone out the window.

Oh, one more, now that I think of it.

Word circulating around the bar equivalent of the water cooler last night was that the pre- and post-game Raptor game-night shows are being cut back from 60 minutes to half an hour.

BTW, what ever happened to Norma Wick? I disliked her, but just wondering.

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Old 08-14-2009, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the pregame show was definitely too long.
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This sucks. Some of the best shows on television. This is almost as bad as TSN 2 last season. I thought Canada got out of the recession. Why axe decent shows then?
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LOL - Is Norma Wick still around?

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It's definately worth the money. In case you might not like it, wait for a free preview month and then decide. (if they still have those)
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I really liked Hoops/Full court Press. I wonder what they're gonna replace this with? I guess we're gonna see alot more 1978 games with awful sound and piss poor picture.

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I hope they never get rid of Hoops, one of the better basketball talk shows on radio or tv.
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I really liked Hoops/Full court Press. I wonder what they're gonna replace this with? I guess we're gonna see alot more 1978 games with awful sound and piss poor picture.

It gets anooying when they have nothing to show so they just show 50 old games back to back.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't get any of the shows so don't really care but for those of you that pay extra for it you should create a petition and send it to MLSE.
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