Mar 29 2009

A Pox on Digger

Okay, it may just be me, but, wasn’t Digger only mildly kind of funny the first hundred or so times? Now they are selling backgrounds for your phone for only $1.99. $1.99!! Let me tell you how to avoid that charge, pause your DVR on your favorite picture of digger, walk over to the TV set and take a picture with your phone and set it to your background. At Daytona, they actually played a Digger cartoon. I haven’t watched the pre-race since then, if the race starts at 1:00 pm on Fox, I tune in about half an hour later just in time for Gentleman, start your engines!

Fox would have the best coverage of Nascar if it wasn’t for all the extra cutsy crap, like Boogity, boogity, boogity, aw, shut up. I mute it whenever Larry McReynolds starts talking about DW synching up those seatbelts. I mean I love their coverage, Larry and DW’s insight into how the car’s run, and how they’ve run in the past is great, just get rid of Digger and the cutsy crap.

Oh, and as I tweeted earlier, the announcers like to hear themselves talk and act like they know exactly what’s going on, I don’t know how many times they’ve talked about drivers gaining positions when they are actually losing them, and today, Mike Joy answered the Aflac trivia question for us. The question was how many drivers had their first win at Martinsville, I believe, if not it was something similar, and Mike Joy says, “It’s a long list; there are 8 drivers on this list.” Duh huh!

4 Comments

  • By Jumbybird, April 26, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    I agree, the whole bogity and digger nonsense has to go, Its kinda embarassing to say I love Nascar when this is what transpires on their telecast, and will somebody please tell Larry Mac to shut the heck up! OH GOD, the guy goes on and on and on, while the stuff he says make sense and is informative, THAT VOICE just goes on and on and you don’t have to explain everything, let the pictures and racing speak for them selves.
    I have found a work around for them though… play your sound through your home theater system and lower the output of the center channel speaker all the way down…. that way you get the ambient sound and none of the chatter.

  • By webmaster, April 26, 2009 @ 9:55 am

    I know, and Larry likes to explain everything every damn week, while I am sure there are new viewers every week, the millions and millions of us who have been watching it for years don’t need to hear it all the time. These guys like to hear themselves talk it seems, or maybe they feel they have to be saying something all the time because they are being paid for it.

    If you watch any of the Nationwide races, those guys are a lot better to listen to, Mike, Dale and that other guy, sorry, his name escapes me know, but I think he was a crew chief. I think they should flip flop the announcing teams on the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, maybe leave DW around if he promises to just talk about racing and none of the cutesy stuff.

    Thanks for the tip on the center channel, I usually mute the start and try to ignore the rest, so I will sure have to try it. My Uncle and I have always said we could announce it better, maybe we should start a radio show that you could play over top of the actual race…..

  • By Ross, May 6, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    I’m not a Digger fan, I do like the announcers apparel (their shirts) were can I find them to buy.

  • By webmaster, May 6, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

    Check the Nascar Store or DWstore.com

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