The World Endurance Championship’s lone round in the United States was briefly pushed off of U.S. cable entirely, off of already-rarely-carried channel Fox Sports 2 to online only. In its place was UFC, which had been pushed off Fox Sports 1 for extra baseball innings in a cascade of multiple-channel suck.
At least Fox Sports gave us more notice than usual that their schedule of maddening channel changes for the 24 Hours of Le Mans would be changing mid-race yet again, but yes: they’re changing it again. Does no one at Fox know how to plan for things, ever?
No, seriously, Jamie Little clearly can’t see John Cena, today’s pace car driver.
Supercross is the most popular form of motorcycle racing in the U.S., and the 2016 is set to be the most televised season to date with all the races making their way onto TV screens on computers, with several races hitting FOX Broadcast Network. Here’s how to watch it!
The only regular racing coverage ESPN still hosts are NHRA drag races. ESPN occasionally brands ABC motorsports broadcasts, and they host the X Games, too, but as far as normal racing season content goes, NHRA is all they’ve got. That will no longer be the case next year, as NHRA goes to Fox Sports 1.
Woe be unto you if you’re trying to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans in America and accidentally decided to trust Fox Sports to cover it. Hahaha. Haha. No. We’ve had this discussion before. I’m not sure I’d trust them to broadcast anything without randomly preempting it for poker, or quilting, or professional farting.
Good news for endurance fans: we can finally watch the entire WEC season this year on television in the good ol' U-S-of-A and Canada. Not only will we get our usual 24 Hours of Le Mans coverage, but Fox Sports inked a deal to show the whole season. That's multiple hours of motorsport deliciousness at a time.
Reader Doug noticed last night that the closed captioning for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR broadcast "seemed to be drunk." Sure enough, midway through the second race at Daytona the captioning suddenly started spitting out repeated misspellings of various MLB stars' names. This went on for more than five minutes; we…
Hey, guys, do you like watching motor racing? On TV? When the schedule says there's going to be motor racing? Too bad, there's college basketball or something else to show. Hey, this sounds familiar.
Fox Sports 1 (and 2) launched Saturday to the media world's rapt attention. It did so despite one major division of Fox Sports coming under fire in the courtroom, with multiple lawsuits alleging discrimination in the company's music department.