How can you not love television? And, more importantly, cable and satellite television? I can not say that I spend much time watching ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox.Ã‚Â If I turn onÃ‚Â the TV, then I amÃ‚Â watching ESPN, Speed, Fuel, History, Investigation Discovery, Palladia and VS. I really do not get to spend a lot of time watching TV, but I sure am glad that it is there. Especially since 1997, when RePlay TV first introduced DVR technology,Ã‚Â and I first became able to digitally record and watch the races. As busy as I am I always make sure I watch the races. Because SPEED covers Supercross and Motocross by tape delay I usually watch them at my convenience rather than at 6pm on Sunday night. As Lee Corso might say – Not so fast, my friend!
Feld Motorsports unveiled the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross television schedule yesterday. Seven races will be aired live on Speed: Anaheim 1, Phoenix, San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Seattle and the Las Vegas season finale. That is more live coverage thanÃ‚Â Supercross has ever had.Ã‚Â As great as all thatÃ‚Â is, live coverage is geared toward the person who is already a fan. There just is not much difference inÃ‚Â live television coverage and tape delayed television coverage.Ã‚Â The really big deal is that CBS will have nine hours of coverage during the 2011 season.Ã‚Â It starts with a preview show the day after Christmas at 3pm EST. They also have two other specials airing: a Supercross Legends special that will air mid-season and a season wrap-up special that will air the day after the finale in Las Vegas. Six races will air on CBS in 2011: Los Angeles, Oakland, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis and Salt Lake City. That is a lot of great exposure for the sport.
Needless to say that since I live on the east coast I will be up late quite a few Saturday nights in 2011. It will also be a good excuse to invite a few friends over and introduce them to the wonderful world of Supercross! See you at the races!
For the entire Monster Energy Supercross television schedule: