Dick Ebersol resigns as NBC Sports head

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  1. aindik

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    I will only watch the most recent Met game. But if the most recent Met game was yesterday, I'll still watch it. If I'm in the middle of actually watching yesterday's game when today's game starts, I'll finish yesterday's then watch today's, especially on weekends.
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I've gotten to the point where I can't watch sports live. It drives me nuts. If it's an event I want to watch and want to watch on the day it is played, I'll wait to begin watching until I've built up enough of a buffer to FF through all commercials and stoppages of play. Generally, a football game takes about an hour to watch. Baseball, basketball, golf and NASCAR I generally watch on 1x or 2x FF, stopping and backing up if/when I see a change in the score or something interesting. Last night's D'backs game was over before I got home. I didn't even feel like FF'ing through the whole thing, so I just skipped to the ticks to see the score at each half-hour, and then went to the end to see the final.
     
  3. jneugeba

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    Could Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island be expanded somehow? I know they host a Diamond League Track and Field Meet there (it is actually tomorrow) but I'm not sure the layout of the actual stadium.
     
  4. frombhto323

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    I don't know if Icahn Stadium can be expanded to 80,000 seat capacity (or some number to close to that), but I think that is what it would take to get IOC approval.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    They might be able to add some kind of temporary seating like they were planning for the Chicago 2016 bid, but I would think the bigger question is how feasible is it to get 80,000 people to and from that site? There are only a couple of bridges and they'd be slammed. I don't know the city well enough to know if there's a subway stop there, but even if there is, that's a lot of traffic for a single stop to handle.

    Edit: Looking at the map on mta.info, it doesn't look like there is any public transportation that goes there, and the main bridges to/from the island are a toll road. I'm guessing the IOC isn't going to approve that site for the showcase venue for the Games.
     
  6. frombhto323

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    Yeah, I thought about the transportation issue as well, but I wasn't sure about what kind of public transportation was available to that site. I agree that without public transportation, that site is a definite no-go, no matter how suitable the facilities are. This discussion is just one example of why I don't think NYC will work as an Olympic host city under any circumstances.
     
  7. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    From your lips to the Flying Spaghetti Monster's noodly ears...
     
  8. jneugeba

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