To hate football and the amount of TV coverage it gets...

(112 Posts)
Gingefringe Sat 25-May-13 19:01:59

Just switched on to ITV and guess what - some European cup final with two German teams!! I really dislike football and wonder whether anyone really gives a shit cares about a game like this in the UK?
Why does football coverage get preference over everything else?
I'll be on MN tonight.

BedHog Sat 25-May-13 19:06:13

I hate it too - mind-numbingly dull mysogynistic crap.

Good job we've got Sky!!

kim147 Sat 25-May-13 19:07:22

Is there a game on?

<watching Mamma Mia again (love the music)>

BackforGood Sat 25-May-13 19:08:04

You are perfectly entitled to hate whatever you want.

However, if you don't have Sky Sports, then there's relatively little football on the TV during normal waking hours, unlike the kind of stuff I can't stand - Pop Idol / I'm a Celebrity / Big Brother / TOWIE / Made in Chelsea / X-Factor / Dancing on Ice / etc.,etc.etc.
To watch football other than when there's a World Cup, you have to stay up very late on a Saturday night.

McNewPants2013 Sat 25-May-13 19:08:38

I am so glad DH doesn't like any sport smile hate football with a passion

AllegraLilac Sat 25-May-13 19:09:24

I expect people feel the same about reality tv, or the news. You don't have to watch it, or like it, but that does not mean it doesn't deserve the airtime.

Pretty much everything that is on tv deserves the airtime, as channels wouldn't fund it if no one was watching.

gordyslovesheep Sat 25-May-13 19:09:47

one channel out of how many?

it get's preference because it draws a big audience and, in ITV and Sky's case, massive advertising revenue and for the BBC - resale revenue

It's 1 night - Bloody Tennis takes up 2 channels all day for 2 bloody weeks every summer !

ShadowStorm Sat 25-May-13 19:10:50

It's like that with most sporting events (for popular sports at any rate), not just football.

But I don't usually mind so much now that we've got FreeSat and lots of extra channels to surf through.

Myliferocks Sat 25-May-13 19:11:10

I'd love to see more football on the main tv channels and less soaps and reality tv shows.

Bowlersarm Sat 25-May-13 19:11:38

I hate reality shows. Every flipping Saturday night, there they are, on every channel. Football makes a refreshing change.

YANBU. I bloody hate sport on TV, especially football. What's the point of watching 22 people kicking a ball?

Stiefeliblue Sat 25-May-13 19:14:08

don't forget the bloody motorracing and the wretched tennis on all the time

kim147 Sat 25-May-13 19:14:49

Or watching cars go round and round and round for 2 hours.

Wereonourway Sat 25-May-13 19:14:54

Yanbu to hate football, that's your choice

But possibly being a teensy bu re the airtime??

I hate soaps, don't watch one yet the are on all 5 mainstream channels every single day surely??

But I like football.

There's not that much football on tv other than sky, and you will be glad to hear there will be no more til August after tonight grin

gordyslovesheep Sat 25-May-13 19:15:09

What's the point of watching 22 people kicking a ball? not a lot if you don't LIKE football - that would be stupid grin

C4 are showing the worst film ever made for 3.5 hours - maybe that'll appeal grin

claig Sat 25-May-13 19:15:22

"It's 1 night - Bloody Tennis takes up 2 channels all day for 2 bloody weeks every summer !"

And so it bloody well should! grin

Gingefringe Sat 25-May-13 19:15:52

There's been a European game on ITV mid-week nearly every week (sometimes twice weekly) for the past few weeks. What I object to is that any programme that's normally on during that time has to be cancelled or rescheduled - just gives the impression that football is far more important than anything else.

claig Sat 25-May-13 19:17:19

'just gives the impression that football is far more important than anything else.'

It gets bigger audiences and they make more from advertising

Myliferocks Sat 25-May-13 19:18:25

Soaps and reality tv shows are on every night of the week for the whole year.
Sporting events are on occasionally in comparison.

Wereonourway Sat 25-May-13 19:19:21

But surely you can see TV companies have to cater for everyone??

Games are played and shown live, hence the need to change schedules to fit around them.

You really really hate football don't you?

ShadowStorm Sat 25-May-13 19:19:27

just gives the impression that football is far more important than anything else

Don't forget to include tennis in the above statement. And the Grand Prix. And rugby. And the Olympics. And snooker. And cricket. etc, etc...

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 25-May-13 19:19:29

I'd rather football be one once a week than the inane shit that is the soaps/x factor/britains got talent in all honesty.

KingRollo Sat 25-May-13 19:21:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Startail Sat 25-May-13 19:22:16

Hands off the tennis, it's two weeks and even the Five live can't commentate on a match without constant interruptions for Fucking, Cunting, Tribal hatred inducing, deadly boring foot ball.

Ragwort Sat 25-May-13 19:23:25

Why turn it on then, there are 1001 other things you could be doing with your time hmm - I don't like about 95% of what is on TV, so what, I don't have to watch it. Live and let live smile.

Who wants to watch tv in this lovely weather anyway confused?

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