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(With Leather)   The St. Louis Cardinals have made a new enemy far more scary and dangerous than Cubs or Braves fans: People who watch X Factor on FOX   (withleather.uproxx.com) divider line 74
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2012-10-18 11:36:33 AM
What the hell is a Braves fan?
 
2012-10-18 11:37:48 AM
Heh, coworker was whining about that today
 
2012-10-18 11:43:09 AM
It was a bit annoying, but I'm over it.
 
2012-10-18 11:43:56 AM
Who replaced my reality TV with a live sporting event!?!!?
 
2012-10-18 11:45:16 AM
If you watch and generally care about X-Factor to this degree, you're part of the problem.
 
2012-10-18 11:50:32 AM
First world problems
 
2012-10-18 11:50:45 AM

Yanks_RSJ: If you watch and generally care about X-Factor to this degree, you're part of the problem.


I'm on the west coast so it didn't really affect me since the game was over around 745 PM and x-factor started at 8 PM but I watch it because my wife likes these types of shows - ie singing and performance shows. She doesn't like reality shows like Big Brother or Survivor or Bachlor so I'm lucky in that regards.

But I fell asleep during the first hour of x-factor since it was basically a recap of the season so far yet they aired it as a "new" show.

I watch these types of shows with my wife because I enjoy spending time with her and it's a fair compromise for her putting up with me watching hockey and football.
 
2012-10-18 11:53:54 AM

ddam: I watch these types of shows with my wife because I enjoy spending time with her and it's a fair compromise for her putting up with me watching hockey and football.


Nothing wrong with that, but I assume you didn't fly off the handle last night when a live sporting event preempted a recorded talent show.
 
2012-10-18 11:57:38 AM

ddam: But I fell asleep during the first hour of x-factor since it was basically a recap of the season so far yet they aired it as a "new" show.


Well, that's kind of the point. It was supposed to be a new show, but because of the rain delay (and ultimate resumption) they only aired half of the new episode for the east coast. When the west coast broadcast came on, they just ran a repeat.

Looks like they're going to air the next episode next Tuesday (since tonight's episode was already going to be preempted for baseball).
 
2012-10-18 12:01:30 PM

Weigard: What the hell is a Braves fan?


You can tell one when he starts having a tantrum and throwing beer bottles onto the field.
 
2012-10-18 12:02:53 PM

rugman11: ddam: But I fell asleep during the first hour of x-factor since it was basically a recap of the season so far yet they aired it as a "new" show.

Well, that's kind of the point. It was supposed to be a new show, but because of the rain delay (and ultimate resumption) they only aired half of the new episode for the east coast. When the west coast broadcast came on, they just ran a repeat.

Looks like they're going to air the next episode next Tuesday (since tonight's episode was already going to be preempted for baseball).


That makes sense. But because the repeat of x-factor bore me to sleep I missed my hour a day of PS3 I'm allowed after the kids go to bed.
 
2012-10-18 12:05:29 PM
I would watch every episode of the X Factor if the judges panel consisted of Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan, and Eddie Izzard...or at least some other triumvirate of funny Brits.
 
2012-10-18 12:07:53 PM

Yanks_RSJ: If you watch and generally care about X-Factor to this degree, you're part of the problem.


What problem?
 
2012-10-18 12:08:57 PM

mikaloyd: Yanks_RSJ: If you watch and generally care about X-Factor to this degree, you're part of the problem.

What problem?


Pick one.
 
2012-10-18 12:11:01 PM

Weigard: What the hell is a Braves fan?


the guy who admits that we had the cards where we wanted, and WE LET THEM OFF THE HOOK!

4.bp.blogspot.com

/better team won
//still loathe the cards
 
2012-10-18 12:15:47 PM
I figured there'd be some X Factor fans whining about this. But then again, seen one singing show, you've seen them all. So screw those whiners; who cares what they say?
 
2012-10-18 12:15:56 PM
Why didn't they just call it? It was an official game at the stoppage?
 
2012-10-18 12:19:05 PM

akula: I figured there'd be some X Factor fans whining about this. But then again, seen one singing show, you've seen them all. So screw those whiners; who cares what they say?


advertisers and networks, those shows make bank. I dont get the appeal but im not part of the target demographic.
 
2012-10-18 12:19:51 PM
X-Factor fans:

1.bp.blogspot.com

CRY MORE!!!
 
2012-10-18 12:20:52 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Why didn't they just call it? It was an official game at the stoppage?


There is no such thing as a rain-shortened playoff game. They were either going to finish last night or pick up the game today before Game 4.
 
2012-10-18 12:20:54 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Why didn't they just call it? It was an official game at the stoppage?


It's one thing if it was game #93 of the regular season. I think it's reasonable to wait it out as long as possible in the playoffs.
 
2012-10-18 12:21:44 PM

Yanks_RSJ: There is no such thing as a rain-shortened playoff game.


Oh yeah, forgot about that. This too.
 
2012-10-18 12:27:18 PM
Well, if you do watch the X Factor or, for that matter, American Idol or any of those other "talent" shows; you're just contributing to the dumbing down of culture in this country so shut it, whiners.
 
2012-10-18 12:29:39 PM

desertgeek: Well, if you do watch the X Factor or, for that matter, American Idol or any of those other "talent" shows; you're just contributing to the dumbing down of culture in this country so shut it, whiners.


Those shows are actually not that bad. If you can ignore the manufactured drama that the "judges" try to inject in the shows there is some real talent on those shows. Can't say the same about shows like The Bachelor or Big Brother or Honey Boo Boo.
 
2012-10-18 12:29:41 PM
cdn.wl.uproxx.com

Live sports, I don't think you know how they work.
 
2012-10-18 12:31:55 PM

farbekrieg: akula: I figured there'd be some X Factor fans whining about this. But then again, seen one singing show, you've seen them all. So screw those whiners; who cares what they say?

advertisers and networks, those shows make bank. I dont get the appeal but im not part of the target demographic.


That's definitely the only reason those shows still exist. They're dirt cheap to make compared to a traditional show and there's enough viewers to make plenty of cash on the commercial slots.

Still, it wasn't the advertisers complaining- it's the people for whom one single week without the vocal stylings of wannabes and washed up entertainers is just a bridge too friggin' far to handle.
 
2012-10-18 12:44:27 PM

Yanks_RSJ: If you watch and generally care about X-Factor to this degree, you're part of the problem.


So. Much. This.

/that goes for just about any reality show/contest
//don't like it
///*puts shades on*
////deal with it
 
2012-10-18 12:49:36 PM

Yanks_RSJ: mikaloyd: Yanks_RSJ: If you watch and generally care about X-Factor to this degree, you're part of the problem.

What problem?

Pick one.


Girls who get teen pregnant.
 
2012-10-18 12:49:44 PM
Hey, I'm not thrilled that we got three weeks of new Bones episodes, then a month off for Baseball, but it's been that way for years because Fox usually takes a month out of their schedule for Baseball. So suck it up, Nancies. And, well, it's the LCS and World Series.

And these idiots who watch X Factor should be thanking Baseball, because anything is better than a shiatty reality show.
 
2012-10-18 12:53:38 PM
Meh, at least they don't whine like Firefly fans. Yeah I liked Firefly too, but now a days when I see a Brown Coat I just want to punch them in the head and yell Alliance motherfarker!
 
2012-10-18 12:54:13 PM

akula: farbekrieg: akula: I figured there'd be some X Factor fans whining about this. But then again, seen one singing show, you've seen them all. So screw those whiners; who cares what they say?

advertisers and networks, those shows make bank. I dont get the appeal but im not part of the target demographic.

That's definitely the only reason those shows still exist. They're dirt cheap to make compared to a traditional show and there's enough viewers to make plenty of cash on the commercial slots.

Still, it wasn't the advertisers complaining- it's the people for whom one single week without the vocal stylings of wannabes and washed up entertainers is just a bridge too friggin' far to handle.


They're not dirt cheap anymore when the judges get paid 10-20 million per season. Maybe the judges on So You Think You Can Dance don't make that much but that show has a ton of talent on display even if I don't like a lot of the jazz or contemporary dances. But those dancers, especially those in top 10, have a lot of talent. I just wish they'd do less contemporary/jazz pieces but that's a matter of preference.
 
2012-10-18 12:57:35 PM

desertgeek: Well, if you do watch the X Factor or, for that matter, American Idol or any of those other "talent" shows; you're just contributing to the dumbing down of culture in this country so shut it, whiners.

while I agree that the X factor draws in folks who arent the sharpest tent pegs on the bag, I dont think it makes them any dumber. It just concentrates them in one place.
Baseball, especially with Joe Buck in the boof, is not exactly raising the IQs of viewers either.
 
2012-10-18 01:12:14 PM

ddam: akula: farbekrieg: akula: I figured there'd be some X Factor fans whining about this. But then again, seen one singing show, you've seen them all. So screw those whiners; who cares what they say?

advertisers and networks, those shows make bank. I dont get the appeal but im not part of the target demographic.

That's definitely the only reason those shows still exist. They're dirt cheap to make compared to a traditional show and there's enough viewers to make plenty of cash on the commercial slots.

Still, it wasn't the advertisers complaining- it's the people for whom one single week without the vocal stylings of wannabes and washed up entertainers is just a bridge too friggin' far to handle.

They're not dirt cheap anymore when the judges get paid 10-20 million per season. Maybe the judges on So You Think You Can Dance don't make that much but that show has a ton of talent on display even if I don't like a lot of the jazz or contemporary dances. But those dancers, especially those in top 10, have a lot of talent. I just wish they'd do less contemporary/jazz pieces but that's a matter of preference.


in addition to advertising monies and yes they do pull in huge ratings, they also fleece their audience by billing them to vote (like 2$ per vote and vote as much as you want) and these things have a higher weekly turnout for voting than the presidential elections (ok I pulled that number out of my ass but they have millions of additional revenue coming in that way).
 
2012-10-18 01:27:41 PM
Good. People who watch that trash should be Darwined.
 
2012-10-18 01:28:12 PM

farbekrieg: ddam: akula: farbekrieg: akula: I figured there'd be some X Factor fans whining about this. But then again, seen one singing show, you've seen them all. So screw those whiners; who cares what they say?

advertisers and networks, those shows make bank. I dont get the appeal but im not part of the target demographic.

That's definitely the only reason those shows still exist. They're dirt cheap to make compared to a traditional show and there's enough viewers to make plenty of cash on the commercial slots.

Still, it wasn't the advertisers complaining- it's the people for whom one single week without the vocal stylings of wannabes and washed up entertainers is just a bridge too friggin' far to handle.

They're not dirt cheap anymore when the judges get paid 10-20 million per season. Maybe the judges on So You Think You Can Dance don't make that much but that show has a ton of talent on display even if I don't like a lot of the jazz or contemporary dances. But those dancers, especially those in top 10, have a lot of talent. I just wish they'd do less contemporary/jazz pieces but that's a matter of preference.

in addition to advertising monies and yes they do pull in huge ratings, they also fleece their audience by billing them to vote (like 2$ per vote and vote as much as you want) and these things have a higher weekly turnout for voting than the presidential elections (ok I pulled that number out of my ass but they have millions of additional revenue coming in that way).


Voting is free online for every single show I've watched. Voting is free even over the phone and they give you toll free numbers. The only time voting might cost is if you do it by text and don't have a texting plan.

The show makes a ton of money from sponsors and advertizing now while in the past they might have made some money from voting.

Oh, and the recording companies that the judges have make a ton of money not only from the albums that the winners put out but most of the talent in top 10 gets signed.

Again, the shows are not as terrible as you want to believe and there is a target audience that like them a whole lot more than sports. People have to understand that sports, while important to me and you, are not important for everyone.
 
2012-10-18 01:28:47 PM

mikaloyd: desertgeek: Well, if you do watch the X Factor or, for that matter, American Idol or any of those other "talent" shows; you're just contributing to the dumbing down of culture in this country so shut it, whiners.
while I agree that the X factor draws in folks who arent the sharpest tent pegs on the bag, I dont think it makes them any dumber. It just concentrates them in one place.
Baseball, especially with Joe Buck in the boof, is not exactly raising the IQs of viewers either.


But it isn't LOWERING them. Honestly can't say the same about these reality programs. They seem to convince tweens that behaving like an entitled jackass is acceptable.
 
2012-10-18 01:33:41 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: mikaloyd: desertgeek: Well, if you do watch the X Factor or, for that matter, American Idol or any of those other "talent" shows; you're just contributing to the dumbing down of culture in this country so shut it, whiners.
while I agree that the X factor draws in folks who arent the sharpest tent pegs on the bag, I dont think it makes them any dumber. It just concentrates them in one place.
Baseball, especially with Joe Buck in the boof, is not exactly raising the IQs of viewers either.

But it isn't LOWERING them. Honestly can't say the same about these reality programs. They seem to convince tweens that behaving like an entitled jackass is acceptable.


You should see what video games teach kids!
 
2012-10-18 01:39:05 PM
Yeah, well I was more miffed that I had to actually watch some of that crap in doses while trying to make sure I didn't miss when the game came back on.
 
2012-10-18 01:46:18 PM
Fox just inked a new MLB deal that takes it through 2021. They better get over it.

/not like we enjoy having it on FOX anyway
 
2012-10-18 01:49:27 PM

ddam: rugman11: ddam: But I fell asleep during the first hour of x-factor since it was basically a recap of the season so far yet they aired it as a "new" show.

Well, that's kind of the point. It was supposed to be a new show, but because of the rain delay (and ultimate resumption) they only aired half of the new episode for the east coast. When the west coast broadcast came on, they just ran a repeat.

Looks like they're going to air the next episode next Tuesday (since tonight's episode was already going to be preempted for baseball).

That makes sense. But because the repeat of x-factor bore me to sleep I missed my hour a day of PS3 I'm allowed after the kids go to bed.


Hour you're allowed lol. sounds like you should be heading off to bed with the kiddies. how does it feel to have your testicles removed?
 
2012-10-18 01:50:46 PM
This war I can get behind.
 
2012-10-18 01:54:39 PM
Oh the impotent anger! I just have to tweet about my pain. I'm sure there is some other brain rotting "reality" show on that you can watch, snookums. Isn't MTV doing a marathon of 16 and preggers? Teen mom? Infants.

/oh noes! not my stories!
 
2012-10-18 02:00:45 PM
As a person who is not a fan of sports, I do sympathize with the X factor fans, as much as it makes me want to vomit for saying it. I generally hate it when I tune in for American Dad or The Simpsons and it is either not being shown or on delay due to rain or overtime. Honestly, I can not give a rats ass about any sporting event. My wife asked if we could go to a football game once. I said I would rather her bash my hand with a hammer and spend the day in the ER than go to a sporting event. During televised games I have the tv tuned to H2 watching The Universe marathon, telling my wife that she is bettering herself with that show, something that can't be said for sports. Plus, The Universe is awesome. And Dr. Amy is easy on the eyes.

As for reality tv shows, I wish the talent ones would go away. Very few of the winners go on to anything else. I will watch Survivor again just as soon as they really make it a survival competition. An island in the Aleutian Chain in September with the goal to survive with a knife and what you can kill or cut down until April. I will watch a Kardashian fight a lion to the death, I will watch Honey Boo Boo and her family get hit by a train.
 
2012-10-18 02:08:31 PM

Great Janitor: As a person who is not a fan of sports, I do sympathize with the X factor fans, as much as it makes me want to vomit for saying it. I generally hate it when I tune in for American Dad or The Simpsons and it is either not being shown or on delay due to rain or overtime. Honestly, I can not give a rats ass about any sporting event.


Well the unfortunate reality for you is that the networks pay a hefty sum for the rights to broadcast live sporting events, so your little TV programs aren't as important.
 
2012-10-18 02:11:39 PM

caleb4god: ddam: rugman11: ddam: But I fell asleep during the first hour of x-factor since it was basically a recap of the season so far yet they aired it as a "new" show.

Well, that's kind of the point. It was supposed to be a new show, but because of the rain delay (and ultimate resumption) they only aired half of the new episode for the east coast. When the west coast broadcast came on, they just ran a repeat.

Looks like they're going to air the next episode next Tuesday (since tonight's episode was already going to be preempted for baseball).

That makes sense. But because the repeat of x-factor bore me to sleep I missed my hour a day of PS3 I'm allowed after the kids go to bed.

Hour you're allowed lol. sounds like you should be heading off to bed with the kiddies. how does it feel to have your testicles removed?


It was a joke. I could play as much as I want but then I'll be dead tired the next day at work. Yeah, I could be sitting infront of the TV and watching sports and whatever shows I like and playing PS3 the whole time I'm home but that's not going to make my wife happy and would probably lead to a divorce very soon. Thus I prioritize what's really important in my life and that's spending time with my wife and kids over the sports and games that I like.

Maybe the divorce rate is as high as it is in the US (and the rest of the world) because couples can't compromise. Just because I choose to watch a show I don't particularly over a baseball game (a sport I don't really enjoy) doesn't mean I lost my balls. I'm making my marriage work.
 
2012-10-18 02:19:05 PM

ddam: Thus I prioritize what's really important in my life and that's spending time with my wife and kids over the sports and games that I like.


It's okay, ddam, everyone who is actually married with kids understands what you mean. It's kind of a dick move when you're away from your wife all day at work, then you come home and ignore her and the kids because you want to play video games (I personally prefer single-player games anyway).
 
2012-10-18 02:29:04 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Great Janitor: As a person who is not a fan of sports, I do sympathize with the X factor fans, as much as it makes me want to vomit for saying it. I generally hate it when I tune in for American Dad or The Simpsons and it is either not being shown or on delay due to rain or overtime. Honestly, I can not give a rats ass about any sporting event.

Well the unfortunate reality for you is that the networks pay a hefty sum for the rights to broadcast live sporting events, so your little TV programs aren't as important.


If only there were a channel that was nothing but sports where live sporting events could be shown and those of us who don't want to be bothered by it wouldn't be.

And having seen part of a baseball game once by force, it is dull, boring, and baffles me how anyone could say it is more important than anything else on television. Those that love and breathe sports aren't any better than the X Factor fans. Two groups of people screaming that their boring event is better than the other.
 
2012-10-18 02:31:10 PM

Great Janitor: If only there were a channel that was nothing but sports where live sporting events could be shown and those of us who don't want to be bothered by it wouldn't be.


They have every right to make a bid for the broadcast rights. Sorry you can't watch your cartoons.
 
2012-10-18 02:31:47 PM

Killer Cars: I would watch every episode of the X Factor if the judges panel consisted of Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan, and Eddie Izzard John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, and Billy Connolly...or at least some other triumvirate of funny Brits.


/FTFY
//I know Connolly is a Scot, so what?
 
2012-10-18 02:35:37 PM

IAmRight: ddam: Thus I prioritize what's really important in my life and that's spending time with my wife and kids over the sports and games that I like.

It's okay, ddam, everyone who is actually married with kids understands what you mean. It's kind of a dick move when you're away from your wife all day at work, then you come home and ignore her and the kids because you want to play video games (I personally prefer single-player games anyway).


Yeah, I used to be all about online games until I got married. Since then I signed up for gamefly and only get single player games and try to get platinum on them. Helps to have a goal and I get to play a lot of kid's games that my little son enjoys watching and hopefully soon he can help me with the co-op games.
 
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