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Too much football and sport on television

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Most days when I get home from work I prepare a meal and then turn on the television to catch up on the latest news headlines.  Unfortunately though, there is too much emphasis on sport on the news and TV in general these days, so much so that it sometimes seems to be taking over!

Instead of current affairs, you get the latest football news.  Man United scored these goals and Arsenal did this.  Not really the most important thing going on in the world today!!

It's an obsession in this country

I'm sick and tired of the obsession in this country with sports news and in particular football and rugby.  I don't have anything against sport and think that on the whole it is a positive thing; not only for the health benefits if you participate, but it can also be useful for developing effective teamwork skills.

Football news not what we want My main gripe is really with the amount of time dedicated sports news in the media.  It's fine if they provide an update of the English premiership results at the end of the main news, you can just switch off when it starts and at least you have a choice.  What I do find infuriating however, is when the news bulletin starts off with some form of sporting drama.

Who cares if a football club sells a player for an extortionate amount of money, or that Australia kicked England's butt in the cricket again. This isn't newsworthy!  It's sport and as such should be scheduled with other sport related programming.

I think that real news should be shown first because our economy, politics, health and education etc. involve everyone; football on the other hand, is a recreational activity that is not appreciated universally.

Right, I'm off to watch the Grand Prix now, because it's time for my nap and I've had enough of all this bloody football news!!


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mup

mup

This weekend finished it for me. Nothing but bloody sport almost all day. It is time that the BBC devoted their sports to one channel ( Not BBC 1) and one channel only. There are many older people who live alone , do not have the option of viewing services such as Sky etc due to lack of funds and yet are forced to sit and watch something that does not interest them & do not have the funds to buy additional platforms and yet you are still going to make them pay for stuff that they don't want. There are also too many repeats, some as far back as the 70's. BBC you should be ashamed that in this day and age you stick to your old formats of the sixties. Come on either grow up or get out.
26/01 mup
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Muppett

Muppett

I am sick of BBC TV altering our programmes for the sake of sport. Why should we pay for a TV licence when we do not want to watch sport & when our regular programmes get changed for the sake of more sport?
06/01 Muppett
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Mup

Mup

At one time BBC 1 was there for interesting programmes, now every time to turn the TV on it is sport or talk of sport , or post mortems about sport. BBC why don't you have one channel dedicated to sport and leave us none sports fans to watch what we want. Also consider the elderly who maybe only have TV for their entertainment and who paid their TV licences for many years, I am sure it was not to watch sport. TIME FOR A CHANGE
09/11 Mup
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Mup

Mup

I am sick and tired of nothing but sport or repeat of old programmes on BBC 1 , why don't they devote BBC2 for sport and give older people a chance to watch something interesting?
29/09 Mup
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rekins22

rekins22

Today BBC 1 is showing football all bloody day & they want us to pay for a licence? Fat chance until you stop this rubbish
14/06 rekins22
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Mitch

Mitch

Well said. Let's get the balance and our priorities right!
10/06 Mitch
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Muppet

Muppet

I have also noticed that lately, it is either sport ,sport ,sport & more sport and the other programmes are either old ones or so boring they are not fit to watch
06/04/19 Muppet
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Mup

Mup

The BBC is showing too much football on TV either that or repeats of repeats of repeats, yawn! Programmes being moved to make way for football. Maybe time for the BBC to devote one channel to sport & let us NONE footballers enjoy our programmes when they are scheduled to be shown.
11/03/19 Mup
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lane

lane

I am tired of so much sport on TV, and yes I hear you say it-I do switch it off. The athletics are just not interesting me and I can't see why summer TV is so poor. It is just lazy and money saving for the Beeb and other companies.
I don't mind sport just don't enjoy watching it on TV. I don't watch much mainstream TV anyway but sometimes like to sit down and watch the odd thing in the evening. Thankfully there is netflix, or a good book, or anything but football, athletics etc etc.........
13/08/17 lane
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Max

Max

Football is more and more at the top.of news it is reported in infinite detail and for more and more longer time.There is far more important news in the world.Why it that programmers believe that the whole of the UK are fans.We are not all obsessed with football.Ir has reached saturation point.report it for the fans yes just don't bury us all with it.
10/03/17 Max
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vitwi

vitwi

Is no thought given to non football fans no decent alternative programs just repeats or trash.
16/06/16 vitwi
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WhySport?

WhySport?

Sport is boring! Why watch it all the time
14/04/16 WhySport?
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Notimpressed

Notimpressed

I don't think there is an obsession most people in the country don't like watching sport the programmers have got it wrong and if people don't complain they are going to keep on bombarding us with this mindless detritus. sport is only interesting if you are doing it, just watching it is mostly just boring and lazy broadcasting there should be dedicated channels for all sport it should never interfere with normal television programming it is unfair on the majority of viewers. There was at least 6 hours of rugby on Saturday night what kind of mindless sheep do they think we are who cares about it, not a majority of women im sure or a lot of men. world cups who really cares anymore , it's all borering some men and a ball, big deal, talk about duming down,
10/10/15 Notimpressed
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Swarez

Swarez

Hello Freddie, Nice of you to stick your trunk in. Tell you what, Iv'e got a few handlebar clip on's that will suite you a treat, and if you happen to wear one of those P/Pot hats, Iv'e got one for that too. They should complete the imbecile look nicely.
18/06/14 Swarez
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Freddie

Freddie

troll alert.............Swarez is a WUM. Don't take the bait!

He's also a bit thick because it is 'ua' not 'w'.
18/06/14 Freddie
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