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post #1441 of 1528

I don't know, I was busy watching Mercedes Benz commercials. I mean good god how many of the same commercial can they run?

It started great, for the first hour of coverage there was no commercials. I'm thinking this is awesome. Then the Benz commercials started like every 5 minutes of play! 

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I don't know, I was busy watching Mercedes Benz commercials. I mean good god how many of the same commercial can they run?

It started great, for the first hour of coverage there was no commercials. I'm thinking this is awesome. Then the Benz commercials started like every 5 minutes of play! 

Mad Men's ending, Jon Hamm needs the work!
post #1443 of 1528
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It started great, for the first hour of coverage there was no commercials. I'm thinking this is awesome. Then the Benz commercials started like every 5 minutes of play! 

 

4 minutes of commercials (for all companies total) every 60 minutes. No more.

post #1444 of 1528
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4 minutes of commercials (for all companies total) every 60 minutes. No more.

 

Huh? Somebody broke this rule then, because it was more like 2 minute commercials, in between every 5 minutes of play.

post #1445 of 1528
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Huh? Somebody broke this rule then, because it was more like 2 minute commercials, in between every 5 minutes of play.
Yeah, the Masters is well known for setting the guidelines for the sponsors and for limiting the commercials. I think it was the year of or right after the Martha Burke nonsense, they said "eff all of you, we're having no commercials this year."

Best part about the tournament is the lack of commercials, so I'm not really sure what you were watching. ;)
post #1446 of 1528

There was a time when the networks only had 2, 2 min. commercials during a 1/2 hr. show. Now the norm is 2 to 3 min commercials every 5 frekin mins. and that's for cable/satellite TV that we pay to get. Sorry for the rant, but just how much money for these guys is enough..? 

post #1447 of 1528
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4 minutes of commercials (for all companies total) every 60 minutes. No more.

 

Huh? Somebody broke this rule then, because it was more like 2 minute commercials, in between every 5 minutes of play.

 

Agreed with @Golfingdad ... I thought it felt like there were no commercials. 

post #1448 of 1528
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Agreed with @Golfingdad ... I thought it felt like there were no commercials. 

 

 

Me 3, I watched on CBS, and thought it was nice to see so few commercials. 

post #1449 of 1528

Ah come on now? What coverage were you guys watching? Yes there was the SAME Benz commercials every 5 minutes, and it got worse on the last hour of coverage.

 

Now on the first hour of coverage there were no commercials. And I thought that was strange.

 

Trust me I was timing them commercial breaks.

post #1450 of 1528

A tad OT. Ever watch a normal PGA tourney..? They show maybe 3 or 4 shots from various parts of the course, then to a commercial. I've seen where they had shown 2 dangs shots then cut away for a word from our sponsors..WTF is that..?

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Trust me I was timing them commercial breaks.

 

I don't believe you. Prove it somehow. Someone still has it on their DVR I'm sure.

post #1452 of 1528
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Ah come on now? What coverage were you guys watching? Yes there was the SAME Benz commercials every 5 minutes, and it got worse on the last hour of coverage.

 

Now on the first hour of coverage there were no commercials. And I thought that was strange.

 

Trust me I was timing them commercial breaks.

 

Haha, I'm definitely not saying you're wrong, but I do recall feeling a bit rushed when loading up on food from the kitchen during the commercials. :-D

post #1453 of 1528

The commercials were indeed quick, like 1 minute long sometimes, then quickly back to coverage. But nontheless, there were a ton of these.

 

I did have it on my DVR, but I ended up deleting it, so I can't prove it right now.

post #1454 of 1528

Not a single back nine roar, not a good sign. The finish was very anti-climactic. But after the last few Masters (the last three have been brilliant on sunday) it's not surprising to get a mediocre one.

I would never have thought that Watson would win a second major. But he drove the ball beautifully all week, the one on 13 was just crazy.

Good results for Spieth, Fowler and Blixt, dissapointing Sundays for Kuchar, Furyk and Westwood. 

post #1455 of 1528

Hey Zwick.  Don't you think Jimenez or Couples have emotions, like disappointment ? Old guys can have dreams and get erections too. 

post #1456 of 1528
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I don't believe you. Prove it somehow. Someone still has it on their DVR I'm sure.

I didn't delete it yet but I sure hate to go back and watch 5 hours of it again just to see one way or the other. :surrender:

 

Since I was "watching it" at work (more like it was on the TV and I would occasionally see some of it) I wouldn't have noticed the commercials.

 

But then...Now I'm at least curious enough to save it in case I get in the mood to really watch it.

post #1457 of 1528
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I didn't delete it yet but I sure hate to go back and watch 5 hours of it again just to see one way or the other. :surrender:

 

Since I was "watching it" at work (more like it was on the TV and I would occasionally see some of it) I wouldn't have noticed the commercials.

 

But then...Now I'm at least curious enough to save it in case I get in the mood to really watch it.

 

You could just fast forward and stop when you see a commercial.

 

But I hear ya… we may never have an answer because nobody wants to do it. I seem to recall the guy talking about the limited commercial interruptions at about 0:30 in, and IIRC it's still 4 minutes every 60. That's why The Players Championship followed the same route - they thought it added prestige (it does, somewhat).

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I agree, Ricky is good for golf.  Kids can relate to him and overall he seems like a respectable guy.
I like Rickie a lot but I it doesn't mean he doesn't look like a goof ball with his ears tucked into his hat.
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