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American Shooter/OLN

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RobW, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. RobW

    RobW Well-Known Member

    My program shows since more than 2 weeks nothing else than "bicycling" for that "OLN - Outdoors" channel. On July 4th, 19 HOURS CONSECUTIVE BICYCLING!!!

    Where is American Shooter, Fly fishing, Bass fishing, all that stuff real outdoors? Are we a Nation of bicyclers now, watching 10 hours or more for the "Tour de France"?

    I'm done with that. They do that seek and hide with Jim Scoutten as good as TNN did it.
  2. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

    roger that! i sat down last friday thinking i'd be watching some gun shows and instead i wound up watching, well i forget what, but it wasnt gun-related programming!

    edit: This post breaks 1000 posts for me! its official! i have no life and i waste my time that i should be working! yaaay! :neener:
  3. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    This has been hashed over pretty good in a couple of threads. A search should find them for more details.


    Jim Scoutten quit making American Shooter.
    Jim Scoutten started making Shooting USA.
    OLN has been airing American Shooter reruns, but is phasing them out.
    Shooting USA was scheduled to start airing in June on OLN.
    Shooting USA is now scheduled to start airing in August OLN.
  4. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    Well, Lance Armstrong. An American rider riding for an American Team in France kicking sore butts. Going for his 5th straight win in the TdF. What's more, the French don't like him because he doesn't suck up to them. Unlike Greg Lemond, an American riding for the French. (back them, of course, France was so-so OK.)

    There is, of course, also his riding ability.
  5. DWS1117

    DWS1117 Well-Known Member

    I wasn't aware that OLN was still doing "outdoor" programing. Everytime I turn to that channel I swear it is ESPN 27 or something like that.

    I know the the TDF is a bike race held in "outside", but I consider that more a sporting event and as such should be on be on ESPN 2 at like 3am.
  6. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    To be going for a 5th straight tour win after overcoming cancer is beyond amazing. Let them give the tour is coveage (it'll be done by August) and all your shows will prollycome back.
  7. DWS1117

    DWS1117 Well-Known Member


    I totally agree with you. What Mr. Armstrong has been able to accomplish is nothing short of miraculous. And I hope that he kick some Frenchy bike butt a 5th time. It just seems that other networks are more suited to the type of programing. Its not like this race is a two or three day event. I guess sponsorship and money help make the choices.
  8. stellarpod

    stellarpod Well-Known Member

    Ditto hksw, 10-Ring and DWS1117.

    Most folks who don't ride have no concept, much less respect for the shear magnitude of accomplishing even a single stage win in the Tour. Imagine running a 26-mile marathon for 20 days straight and you begin to get the idea. Almost.

    And for Lance to be going for a 5th consecutive win, after his battle with cancer, it's just incredible. A fine American, riding for an American team and rubbing it in the nose of the French in their own country with their own sporting event.

    Can it get any better? :D

  9. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Well-Known Member

    It's more like a 120 mile marathon for 20 days straight. In the heat. Uphill both ways. Dodging obstacles. Lance is sort of a local guy around here; in fact, a local radiation oncology unit is named in his honor. Quite an accomplishment. I salute all fellow cancer survivors, especially since I used to work in the field of oncology.

    On a side note, who else has grinned at the fact that Team USA is sponsored by the US Postal Service? I wonder if we could interest him in Mountain Bike Biathlon?

  10. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    That and the fact that he's wearing the Maillot Jaune! :D
  11. ed dixon

    ed dixon Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Lance Armstrong is a phenomenon and a piece of history to be savored. "People say I must be on something. I tell them I am ... my bike."
  12. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

    Armstrong's accomplishments are impressive, and I do understand the need for coverage of a wide variety of events...:rolleyes:

    ...but I do miss the shooting shows...:(

    Any way we could get him to shoot something during the race?...:D
  13. pytron

    pytron Well-Known Member

    I'm jealous

    I don't get OLN and I love watching both the TdF and shooting shows. It's probably better for my health though.
  14. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter Well-Known Member

    These guys are incredible athletes. Little or no body fat, eat seven to ten thousand calories a day, brings new meaning to "peddling your a$$ for a livng" :neener:
  15. RustyHammer

    RustyHammer Well-Known Member

    ... want shooting!
  16. Alan Smithiee

    Alan Smithiee Well-Known Member

    oh PLEASE! he rides a Bicycle for a living. he had cancer, he survived with lots of modern medicine. he is NOT someone important.

    lots of people these days survive cancer and go on to do important things. where is the mass media coverage about them?

    I would love to see him handle a classroom of 3rd graders or work the graveyard shift in a inner city ER or go running into a burning buildings day after day.

    THAT would make him important and usefull.

    we want shooting sports carried on TV, we want Jim! we want Fishing! we want how to call an Elk. what we don't need is some person driving up the price of sporting equiptment to pay for the huge advertising contract they want.
  17. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    I am not a sports fan by any stretch of the imagination. I watch maybe one football game a year, and couldn't tell you anything about any major sport. In short, I'm completely clueless.

    Having said that, even I know who Lance Armstrong is, and realize that he's an absolutely phenomenal athlete who's accomplished things that most people couldn't even think about without getting out of breath.

    Armstrong's story is not only amazing, it's inspirational, and to try and talk that down seems pretty silly, IMNHO.

    As for no shooting shows, give it time. The TdF is run every year, and will come to an end at which point OLN will go back to their regularly scheduled programming. :)
  18. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    I guess the same thing can be said for Tom Knapp, Bob Munden, Rob Leatham, Jerry Miculek, etc. What useless slugs.
  19. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but I bet Rob Leatham can ride a bike & shoot at the same time...:neener:
  20. John Harrison

    John Harrison Member

    How does a professional cyclist drive up the price of sporting equipment?

    You would think so, but other networks don't cover the race (aside from a blurb about who won each day).

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