The problem being all the non-Rugby Krap that fills the spaces between the action, I watch it on Sky Player, because it's only available down here at 2.30am, and I can FF>> through the non Rugby bits.
So no idea what your talking about, if you don't want to listen to the BBC's drivel, don't!
That is as you see it.
And I can well understand that you have little reason to sympathise with someone criticising the programme, who is able to watch it at a normal time of day, when you are obliged either to stay up until a ludicrous hour of the morning or sit watching it on a computer.
The BBC's Rugby League match coverage is, after all, intended to accommodate primarily all TV Licence holders who are supporters of the game; in particular those who cannot afford to subscribe to Sky Sports, but also those who do not feel they should be required to do so in order to watch the game they want to watch, simply because they reside in (what common opinion holds to be) the Rugby Union dominated south.
After all, those who reside in the north of the country are not similarly deprived of the opportunity to watch the BBCs far more extensive Rugby Union coverage.
That said, you seem to suggest that I should not object when the BBC demeans (both itself and) the game, by adding fatuous, childish drivel to the end of an otherwise perfectly acceptable sports programme. I say, "Oh yes I should."
Not only should I object, so should all fans of the game. Just as they should object even more strongly, to the astonishing fact that BBC thinks it appropriate (in its role as national broadcaster sustained by a mandatory, nationwide licence fee) to arrange programming in a way that effectively `quarantines' (it could be argued) the entire southern half of the population against infection by `a Northern sport'.
I don't know about anyone else, but the sole premise upon which that kind of action could be based scares the hell out of me.
Discrimination by a parastatal broadcaster? Been there, watched that once, seen the ghastly unintended outcome!
But putting that rather more serious point aside: large numbers of us now spend up to seven (necessary) hours of a normal eight-hour working day, with our eyes glued to a computer screen. In so doing, we are virtually isolated from normal human intercourse. It is essentially desirable, therefore, that none of us should find it necessary to spend our free time similarly glued - not even on a `one hour, once a week' regular basis.
The reasons for that being so many and so well covered elsewhere in recent years that I won't waste band-width writing any more of them here.
Edited by Honor James, 08 April 2012 - 08:15 PM.
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