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Windows 7: Who else hates sports?

View Poll Results: Do you like/dislike sports?
Hate them 5 17.24%
Wish they never existed 3 10.34%
Don't care one way or the other 13 44.83%
Love them 8 27.59%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

27 Mar 2014   #1
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 
Who else hates sports?

I hate sports.

I don't care if someone else wants to play a sport and don't care if that person wants to watch that sport on TV. There are plenty of sports networks for sports junkies to watch that boring nonsense.

I hate sports when regularly scheduled programs get pre-empted in order to show some boring crap like "March Madness", the Olympics, World Cup, the World Series, Superbowl and other sports drivel.

Why do they keep trying to ram that unwanted BS down my throat?
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27 Mar 2014   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Strollin,

They aren't ramming this crap down your throat.
You have total control over what you watch so take your remote and change channels.

There is also Discovery channel which is great to watch and get educated on wordly things.
THW
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27 Mar 2014   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post

I hate sports when regularly scheduled programs get pre-empted in order to show some boring crap like "March Madness", the Olympics, World Cup, the World Series, Superbowl and other sports drivel.

Why do they keep trying to ram that unwanted BS down my throat?
Advertising dollars...

Sports are big money for advertisers.
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27 Mar 2014   #4
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Yeah, I have no use for the big money, simulated combat sports. Couldn't care less about football, baseball or basketball, cricket or soccer (the other football). My one guilty pleasure is MMA. Used to be boxing, but that has become pretty tame. I've just about given up on broadcast and cable/satellite. If I could get a little more bandwidth and my local stations, I'd drop 'em.
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27 Mar 2014   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Strollin,

They aren't ramming this crap down your throat.
You have total control over what you watch so take your remote and change channels.

There is also Discovery channel which is great to watch and get educated on wordly things.
THW
That would be true and I would be 100% OK with that if it weren't for the fact that they pre-empt regularly scheduled shows in order to show these sports events instead. Keep the sports stuff on the dedicated sports channels and leave other channels alone.
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27 Mar 2014   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Added a poll.
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27 Mar 2014   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Strollin,

They aren't ramming this crap down your throat.
You have total control over what you watch so take your remote and change channels.

There is also Discovery channel which is great to watch and get educated on wordly things.
THW
That would be true and I would be 100% OK with that if it weren't for the fact that they pre-empt regularly scheduled shows in order to show these sports events instead. Keep the sports stuff on the dedicated sports channels and leave other channels alone.
Its the owner of "other" channels that bid to show sports so they can sell more advertisement. They make more money on those sports events then on their regular programs. From what I have seen those regular scheduled programs suck.

Jim
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27 Mar 2014   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Strollin,

They aren't ramming this crap down your throat.
You have total control over what you watch so take your remote and change channels.

There is also Discovery channel which is great to watch and get educated on wordly things.
THW
When shows one regularly watches are preempted by sports programs, then you don't have control. As far as the Discovery channel goes, if you want to pay for cable or satellite TV for me, I would be happy to watch it. Otherwise, I'm limited to the crap broadcast networks try to feed me. Notice I said try; I'm watching less and less TV because I'm sick of the crappy shows that are becoming increasingly popular (such as the so-called "reality shows", abusive chefs and other employers, one genre music "contests"), the constantly changing schedules, shows disappearing once I get interested in them (for that reason, I will no longer watch any new series), repeats in the middle of the season, etc. I swear broadcast networks want to fail. And don't even suggest PBS, with their endlessly repeated shows, the escalating, ineffectual begging that preempts regular shows with the same old thinly disguised infomercials, and less and less new programming. When are they going to realize viewer support (begging) isn't working?
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28 Mar 2014   #9
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I voted Don't care one way or the other I dont watch Football, Rugby, Cricket, or about any Sport, I subscribe to SKY but without the Sports Channels so I have a huge range of TV to watch without seeing any sports
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28 Mar 2014   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

The point here is Sports makes more money than your Regular scheduled programing

The fact March Madness is World wide thing not only for Colleges but for Las Vegas bets as well

The money to be made is ridiculous plus CBS if that is the channel you watch hardly promote sports anymore because FOX and TBS and ABC has gobbled it all up all CBS has is March Madness

Now just like you ,I have to suffer the same thing occasionally because of the Westminster Abby Dog show now this isn't a big thing but it does damper your evening when you have it planed to watch something

Anyway my point is Money talks BS walks no money in people watching the same Programing week in and week out but throw a live event on with colossal proportions it will draw all kinds of new viewers it's called Marketing
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