More annoying than the three stooges is the delayed telecast of qualifying. I don’t know if it happens in every state or city in Australia, but in Brisbane it’s a real problem. Network Ten broadcast the AFL on Channel 10, One HD, and One, dedicating three seperate channels to one boring as program. After the match their football commentators yabber on analysing the boring match, meaning the telecast of F1 qualifying is delayed (sometimes by half an hour, sometimes by an hour and a half), making live timing completely useless.
Anyway I wrote a letter to Network 10 earlier in the year, suggesting things they could do keep both AFL fans, and F1 fans happy. For instance I suggested they could show the AFL on 10, and then the F1 on One, or vice versa, or maybe even they could get with the times, and do live streaming like the BBC do in the UK, and Speed do in the US. I received a response from the head of programming (I think), basically ignoring any suggestions, and saying they were doing the best they can, which they quite obiviously aren’t.
As for the three stooges, for the F1 I don’t mind Craig Braid, but can’t stand Darryl Beattie. For the Moto GP I don’t mind Darryl Beattie but can’t stand Craig Baird.