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I'm sick of "I'm an ibm-er, let's build a smarter planet."
1 posted on 04/13/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Be thankful it wasn’t Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Steve Wonder, etc saying:

“I’m an obama-er, let’s build a dumber planet.”


2 posted on 04/13/2013 4:03:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Easy.

More commercials, more money.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

They are simply following the general trend in broadcast and cable TV. That trend is taking us quite rapidly to a 50/50 split between commercials and content. This Is their answer to fading viewership numbers. In fact it is a major contributor to those lower figures.

My solution for those rare times when I watch shows with commercials is either to DVR the show or toggle between two shows in order to skip past the commercials.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

The head of seeBS made 62 million .. how ya doin’?


5 posted on 04/13/2013 4:16:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

My husband has always told me that only men can play in the Masters! Wrong. There is a little boy playing this time, being penalized for being so bad. Nancy Lopez could beat hims with both hands tied behind her back, on one foot, without clubs!


6 posted on 04/13/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming the Greatest Hoax ever perpetrated on Mankind! since Y2K & Glowbull Cooling!)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Network programming tends to work out to 19 minutes for a half-hour show, 38 for an hour, so it seems like they’d be aligning their sports programming to the same.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 4:23:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

it’s that smarter planet crap, the Common Core crap, and the Exxon (shhh, we’re not an oil company, we support education, shhhh) BS.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds; SortaBichy
I saw it the other way, to the point where I thought Alzheimers was kicking in......one period went 20 minutes or more without one single commercial break.

(But when it did break, it consisted of the usual "White people are too stoopid to figger out how to buy Gerber Life Insurance for their chirrens"....)

9 posted on 04/13/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Initially restricting the amount of commercials airing during the live broadcast were done in response to the protests/boycotts being done against sponsors of The Masters by that woman’s group for Augusta’s lack of allowing any women members. Augusta just accepted 2 women members this past year so no worries about potential boycotts against the tournaments sponsors.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

For several years they showed the Masters with no commercials. Because all the boycotts of the advertisers. After those years any commercial break seems like a lot.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 4:48:23 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
This year, it has to be close to 20 minutes. What Happened?

My guess is that they have to pay for the live web video feeds..

15 posted on 04/13/2013 5:04:10 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

The people running the Masters realized that watching the Masters is about as exciting as watching paint dry so they found commercials that are more boring than watching people play cow-pasture pool to make the Masters seem more exciting.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 5:07:27 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Joe Ford’s introduction no longer includes the disclaimer and instead features some nonsense about growing the game (yawn).

ANGC evidently gave in to CBS demands. Still, the breaks are a fraction of a normal tour event.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 5:13:12 PM PDT by relictele
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

The good times are over. Settle in for the long haul.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 6:09:43 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

people demanded commercials so they wouldn’t have to watch golf


24 posted on 04/13/2013 6:24:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

http://www.masters.com/en_US/index.html

No commercials.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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