Sunday, October 31, 2010

International Sports Feed

As a more-than-slightly-obsessive sports fan, I've been delighted recently at the coverage of American sports here in Vietnam. Thus far, every playoff baseball game has been on ESPN. However, even better than that, I found a new channel at the gym called All Sports Network.

The channel has been showing NFL Sunday night and Monday night games. Being able to watch these games while at the gym has been awesome. As I discovered in Japan, I exercise way better to watching sports than to listening to music. I can only assume it's some subconscious thing where I'm trying to convince myself that I've still got it.

Anyway, the point of this blog isn't so much about the sports as it is about the international sports feed. There's clearly something array with the ASN feed because they are constantly cutting away from commercials too early and allowing the viewer to listen/see what the producers are listening/seeing. For example:
1. I keep hearing the commentators discussing what they're going to discuss once they come back from break. This always makes for some entertaining chatter.
2. I can see the bumpers and graphics that are going to come on the screen after the commercial, before the commercial ends.

As thankful as I am for the sports ASN is showing, I'm also doubly thankful for the funny moments it shows between commercials.