Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Is there too much sport on TV?

RUFC - Is there too much sport on TV?

Join The Vital Debate


Is there too much sport on TV?

In the last few days I`ve sat down and watched Football, Cricket, Rugby League and Baseball - all thanks to the big black box in the corner. (Though saying I watched baseball, I didn`t really understand it!)

And, in the next few weeks there is going to be even more sport with Wimbledon just around the corner and then the 2012 London Olympics to look forward to.

I say 'look forward to` - but that isn`t the case for everyone is it? There are people out there who don`t particularly like sport or prefer watching it live.

I was speaking to someone last week who said that every time she switched her television on, football was on. Well, I didn`t actually say that`s not true, but thinking about it, last week if she had her TV on between 5pm and 10pm, yes, football was on at least one channel. And, if you are talking about the hour build-up to the game and the hour after-math, yes, I can see where she is coming from. But, on the other hand I could say every time I switch my TV on for the other forty-nine weeks a year there is a soap on (Eastenders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale (when did they lose the farm from the title by the way?), Neighbours, Home and Away etc etc) but I know that`s not strictly true either.

Sport, I always feel, is a British way of life - most people 'support` a football team even if they`ve never actually been and most people want the Brits to do well in any current sport, even if they haven`t a clue what is really happening.

I do like my sport and watch a fair bit on TV. There are places I know I won`t get to, like Football World Cups, Australia to watch the cricket and the like and can only watch these because of TV broadcasts.

I know there is the argument that sport on TV could actually be harming sport by people being content to just sit and watch in their own homes and not get out there and watch it live. And, actually, that is probably correct. I`m lucky, I can do both. But could it work the other way - could people watch a sport on TV and think 'I`d like to go and see that`?

What I`m thinking is that, for instance, there are four BBC Channels (not including HD`s and the children`s channels and +1 hours) and perhaps two of those could be used for sport when it`s on? Same with ITV?

And, if there wasn't sport on TV, what else would you be watching?


What do you think - too much sport or not?

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday June 19 2012
Time: 9:35AM

Comments

0
I agree 100% with whoever you as talking to Caz!!!
rybel_b
19/06/2012 14:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL

It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

RUFC - Warne Hoping That Kieffer Will Stay

Millers Boss says striker is happy with Millers

RUFC - Warney 'Newell Can Be Unplayable'

Millers Boss says Joe on a good run

RUFC - Warney Pleased With O'Donnell

Who will the Millers play in goal tomorrow?

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Two Home Games Next, Will You Be At Them?
Suggested By:
Yes both of them73%
Just one of them10%
No neither10%
Not sure7%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe226
2.sixpence130
3.Millie Miller32
4.mos6031
5.Marky7922
6.mvmiller14
7.axholme14
8.nogginthenog13
9.miller4life8
10.sthelensmiller4
The Vital Football Members League