Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday TV/Media Links:
Click on the title to read the story.
Changes Continue At Speedway Motorsports (Sporting News) This is for those of you who emailed about Jessica Simpson's pre-race concert at LMS.
End Near For USAR Pro Cup? (The NASCAR Insiders) This is the Hooters Series and this story talks about the role TV has played in the demise.
Mistakes Mar ESPN's Martinsville Coverage (Frontstretch) Doug Turnbull's weekly TV review.
Bobby Hamilton Jr.'s Nationwide Team Done After Memphis (Dave Moody's Blog)
JJ Yeley Turns To EBay for Sponsorship (eBayyer blog)
TV Sponsorship Off To Bumpy Start (Broadcasting Cable)
50 Nationwide Cars Enter Memphis Race (Jayski entry list page)

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16 comments:

Photojosh said...
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Daly Planet Editor said...

Josh,

Just go ahead and email the link when you find a better one. Thanks for the info, it's changed.

JD

Photojosh said...

No problem JD. Will do in the future.

What's the significance of the cars in red on that Jayski page for the nationwide entry list? Looks like red indicated mostly "start & park" cars.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Must qualify on time.

alex said...

Sad to hear about USAR, sounds like they're going the way of IROC. Also unfortunate for Bobby Hamilton, running 15th even while missing a couple races. Looks like the tough economy is bringing out more start and parks to try and make 10 grand.

As a side note, maybe the FCC can fine ESPN for only covering certain chase drivers, and raise money to sponsor a second car.

Photojosh said...

"Must qualify on time."

Duh, of course it is. I'm a knucklehead sometimes. Can't see the forest for the trees.

Richard in N.C. said...

JD- Thank you.

2 things the print media have not, and likely will not, write about are (1) the ESPN broadcast deficiencies and their effect on ratings and (2) how the economic downturn is affecting the print coverage of NASCAR and other sports. Dustin Long writes for at least 2 and I believe 3 (or more) newspapers, and I suspect shared reporters is likely to increase for NASCAR and other sports in light of increased travel costs, reduced newspaper ad revenue and subscriptions, and consolidation in the newspaper industry. Mulhern did not attend 3 or 4 races this year and I believe David Poole missed at least 2. As I recall, Ed Hinton lost his job with the paper in Florida (Orlando?) because it was going to reduce its budget for coverage of out of state events. As the significance of newspaper coverage diminishes, the articles seem to be tending toward more negative coverage to try to attract attention. Apparently it is still believed that yellow journalism sells. On top of all that you have the Evil SPorts Network whose multiple platforms require masses of content each day and so cannot be criticized - since they might just need another writer.

Anonymous said...

10 of the Nationwide entrys are 2006 or 2007 models

Daly Planet Editor said...

richard,

There will be an article coming in a couple of weeks about the cuts happening in the NASCAR press corps after Homestead.

JD

Anonymous said...

What does the Sporting News article have to do with Jessica Simpson? She was absolutely awful in both the concert and the Anthem, but her name wasn't mentioned in the article

Gary said...

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/10/20/fccs-race-car-to-promote-digital-tv-hits-the-wall/

FCC’s Race Car to Promote Digital TV Hits the Wall

See also:
http://consumerist.com/5066678/fail-giant-metaphor-for-digital-tv-transition-performs-as-expected

trish said...

OK, I wasn't going to bring it up but I was at Charlotte. Jessica Simpson was terrible. We thought the speakers were broke but all the other speedway sound was good. I'm sure she was very expensive & NOT worth it

happymom said...

i.e. Jessica Simpson: Perhaps we are meant to infer that the new leadership at LMS was responsible for booking her, and that if Humpy were still in charge, that wouldn't have happened? That's what I got out of it.

Daly Planet Editor said...

Bruton's son now runs LMS. Top people have quit. Humpy is gone.

No army stuff, no car jumping, no explosions, no fun. Just Jessica.

The lady who just left ran the day-to-day operations. Good luck to the younger Mr. Smith.

JD

Dot said...

I guess since the top dog and dogette no longer work at LMS, Jessica Simpson is going to be the new type of entertainment. Didn't I read somewhere that LMS might lose a date? This may have sealed their fate.

Richard in N.C. said...

JD- Are you talking about LMS or the Dallas Cowboys?