ABC television has been covering the Indy 500 for as long as I can remember and today's broadcast is the worst I have ever seen.
Most blatant was that the directors missed the restarts of the race after a yellow flag. the directors and announcers seemed shocked when the race restarted and we missed some exciting racing, especially into turn one where we only had an aerial view of the restarts.
The next blatant offense was the coverage of the last 10 laps. Marco Andretti spun and hit the wall and instead of talking about strategy and fuel mileage issues, ABC decided that would the be best time to run about 6 commercials back to back and they just came back to commercial just as the race restarted with 5 or 6 laps to go.
Then Ashley's Judd, wife of winner, Dario Franchetti, made a total ass of herself as she practially proclaimed Dario a saint and a god in the post race interview. She talked about 4 minutes, which was about 6 minutes too long.
ABC also neglected to say that Dario was highly booed from the fans at the end of the race, which should have been mentioned.
It was also sad to see that ABC did not mention anything about Memorial Day and the meaning of Memorial Day, except for a few minutes before the race started and nothing mentioned by Dario or Judd at the end of the race.
Also, ABC, within 15 minutes could not get a comment from Takuma Sato, the driver that crashed with Dario on the final lap or with Sato crew chief or owner. Just pathetic.
At times, the announcers didn't know what the director was going to do and so the announcers where talking about something else that was on the screen.
Usually, ABC does a good job, but this year, just horrendous.
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