The Amazing Race

Folks, I'm not happy.

This coming season The Amazing Race is going to be on Sunday nights at 8pm. I don't know about the rest of the country, but here in NC college basketball is king and on Sunday nights it almost always runs over at least 20 minutes, sometimes an hour. That's going to wreck havoc on my trying to watch TAR, dammit. Sunday is going to be the best night of TV during the week for CBS (60 Minutes, TAR, and Cold Case) and it's annoying that the regular programming schedule is going to be at the mercy of basketball.

My girlfriend is really into the UNC games and watches the occasional game by other teams but it's rare for me to watch any unless she's there. I've just never enjoyed the game. That makes me very out of step with the culture here in NC--it's even worse than saying you don't like vinegar in your BBQ sauce. If you ever say that at a pig pickin' you just might find yourself being added onto the rack right next to the pig! Can you say "long pork"?

Comments

Melzie said…
I had not heard about the Sun. night programming =( I hope it changes back to Tues. that night was ideal for me that Wed. night change was bad enough. Love the lightening picture you did good! xoxo melzie
kenju said…
Well, Dave, I DON'T like vinegar based barbecue sauce - but I do love me some unc basketball! But on sundays, HBO rules, expecially when the Sopranos come back!!
Teresa said…
I heard that this week and was quite upset myself. Not because of college basketball, but because Sunday night programming is almost always off-schedule due to the NFL here. I didn't mind so much before, but TAR is important! If you miss it, the continuity is gone and they aren't going to do repeats! Ugh!
Michelle said…
Look like you'll ave to move here, ours is scheduled for Thursday nights at 9.30pm
Oreo said…
I like picking a piggy! I like bar-bee-que sauce & I don't like basket-ball. Hi Dave!!
carli said…
you need to get yourself a dvr if you don't already have one. I have it through my cable operator for $9.99 a month. Mine allows you to tape 1 show and watch another. You can also tape 2 shows at the same time, or tape 2 shows at the same time WHILE watching a 3rd show you've already taped. It also saves so much time considering how many commercials and time outs and such you can just scan through.
carli said…
oh, and michele sent me!
margalit said…
Michele sent me here to agree with you about the new Sunday TAR airing time, but not because of basketball. Certainly not for basketball which is SO not my sport. But becasue Sunday is one of those nights when it's rush rush to make sure everyone is showered and has done their homework, etc., and this will REALLY cut into my AR. Grrrr.

But you just can't control the world, no matter how much you try, huh?
utenzi said…
That's just the problem, Carli. I do use a DVR almost exclusively--if I was watching live then I could just keep watching until the basketball was over. Using a DVR, it's going to tape the time slot and if the basketball goes over, then I lose TAR. Dammit.
Carmi said…
The episodes of pretty much all popular television shows are typically available for download within a few hours of their initial broadcast. The peer-to-peer networks and torrent sites typically serve 'em up without too much ado.

They represent my saving grace when the broadcasters muck the schedule up - again.

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