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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Czabe, I, too, get annoyed with the crawl. I understand some people like it, especially during football season, but when my team is playing, I want to watch and be distracted by nothing else. I keep hoping the TV manufacturers will create a “crawl-black-out” feature. It would be that hard–just enable to the TV to make all pixels on the bottom tenth of the screen black (or allow us to adjust to get it exactly right). Do you have any contacts at Samsung?

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    Put those right there with ESPN’s autoplaying video. When I’m taking a quick break/fucking off from work I don’t need the boss knowing I’m surfing to the four-letter on the company’s bandwidth.

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    Steve, you’re missing the point. You are not the Golf Channel’s customer. As the famous saying goes, if you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer. The advertisers are — and they want to see that 1/10th point increase in the ratings. I realize that the Gold Channel is on cable, so it’s not quite as true as with broadcast, but the same point rings true.

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    Czabe if you start up a telethon to curb use of the SCROLL, I will be one of the firsts to donate. I especially hate the Sunday NFL playoff games where they insist on showing me the scores FROM SATURDAY again and again and again and again and again…


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