Fox Sports 1 has been in existence for one month and two days now, but Speed Channel fans are still angry with the new network. That's right, it's time once again for one of our favorite recurring pieces - Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1! Given FS1's ratings in the first month, perhaps these Speed fans are justified in wanting Dave Despain's return. There's got to be a spot open for him somewhere on the Fox Sports Live panel, right?
"I am new here, but when I found this place, I just had to sign up to add my voice about how irate I am that Speed Channel is gone, and it is just another sports channel now, with a bunch of content that I do not give a damn about. Like there are not enough channels where you can already see football 24/7. To me this is going to only serve to hurt NASCAR, as I already paid more for a higher tier with Dish, in order to get Speed, and for some strange reason both the next tier up and the tier below mine has Fuel, or now FS2, but not the tier I am on, and if I go to the next lower tier, where I can get FS2, which by the way today has all of the Cup practice and Nationwide qualifying, then I lose FS1, so basically to get all of NASCAR that I used to get between Speed and ESPN, I would now have to pay more a month to get both FS1 and FS2. it is just another way to steal more money from us consumers and it royally pisses me off." - samidean
"the reason America is a great country is because of change. What makes it the best country on the planet is admitting our mistakes. FX1 is an obvious mistake. Im sure this channel was created to further better the lives of Fox share holders. SPEED was what built America, cars. trucks. racing. DIY! shows. buying selling/auctions. Ive been patiently awaiting some good from FX1, its just not there. a huge mistake! please, bring back SPEED, u can even keep your crappy FX1 channel, just put channel 607 back on my receiver so Americans can feel like Americans again. am i the only one that feels like moving to Canada? ha, i hear SPEED still aires there. Fix this mistake FX1, i refuse to watch your programming, at least ESPN is original. l.o.l." - For Crying Out Loud
"Time to kick that dish to the curb. Stuff your ball sports up your ball smackin ass. Fox network SUCKS." - mojave1
"Got my bullshit lip service from fox sucks 1 on how they havent forgotten about the motorsports fan. All we can do is never watch this shit channel to kill their ratings.Watch espn if you need stick and ball sports.All we can hope is another channel like velocity,spike,discovery,history,etc. see a window of opportunity to step up the motorsports programming and increase their market share. PLEASE BOYCOTT FOX SUCKS 1" - ronhwright
"regis sucks the rest are trying to be E.S.P.N. dont get me wrong i like espn but im a race guy cars motorcycles if you want to play with your balls thats fine but do it some where else put speed back on tv we have enough espn and fox sports 1 is not even a good espn" - RichardHorton
"Bring back Dave Despain, you guys know him. He's the reporter that has a bunch of little yous setting out on the front of his desk, bobble heads..No more dirt track motocross or monster trucks. Why do we have you to punish us this way. We've already got Meat head in the White House screwing up every thing that's moral to real people. Honest people, where do you big cheese come from. Racing and dirt track racing are respected in places as good as apple pie and ice creme. Help a nice guy out and give me my SPEED channel back .... "- captaincaffiene
"FOXSPORTS1 SUCKS THE BIG ONE ; I HOPE EVERYONE WHO SUGGESTED BUYING AND GETTING RID OF ALL THE GOOD SHOWS ON "SPEED CHANNEL" GET FIRED ; THIS CHANNEL IS THE WORST EXCUSE FOR A SPORTS CHANNEL ; NOTHING MORE THAN A TALK SHOW CHANNEL........AND BULLSHIT SPORTS........WHO THE FRICKIN' HELL OTHER THAN YUPPIE ASSHOLES WATCH SOCCER OR RUGBY IN THE UNITED STATES...............I HOPE DIRECTV;DISH;TIME WARNER;COMCAST;VERIZONFIOS; ARE ENJOYING ALL THE SUBSCRIPTION CANCELLATIONS.............I'VE ACTUALLY SEEN PEOPLE WITH THEM FOR YEARS WITH BRAND NEW
L A R G E (300 mile range)DIRECTIONAL DIGITAL ANTENNAS(HELL I HAVE DIRECTV; BUT MY ANTENNA GETS 45 CHANNELS AND I'VE NEVER TURNED THE ROTOR) GOING UP................. WHY GET FORCED TO WATCHING AND PAYING FOR SHIT NOONE WANTS TO BUY..........DIGTIAL AIRWAVES ARE STILL FREE...............GARBAGE IS GARBAGE" - foxsports1sucks
"I can't believe that FOX cant see the POWER that the SPEED channel has. I work in big industry and its all about the dollars. As I see it, the cascading impact to the vendors who carried SPEED and all the motorsports communities that were brought out to the public eye via SPEED are going to pay a big price for FOX pore handling of what I would like to say is really most likely one of the most loyal fan based channel out there. I own a custom 55 chevy and a hot rod mustang. I eat and breath cool car life style and SPEED is my drug of choice. FOX YOU F**KERS HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY... PUT THE SPEED CHANNEL BACK ON LINE!!! If there ever was a channel that truly had potential for advertising the SPEED CHANNEL had to be at the top.... WHAT A STUPID FINANCIAL F**K UP FOX MADE HERE!!! To hell with FOX!!! I was a fan of fox in many ways, but to think going against car enthusiast is a good move you have got to be F**KING NUTS!!! Thank you and good night.... A fellow car nut!!! LET''S GET OUR CHANNEL BACK!!!" - chevelle3304
"We have ESPN, 2, 3, why do we need 2 more of the same with Fox sports 1and 2. Speed give us car people something to watch. You replaced Barrett Jackcon with soccer. ESPN has that. You replaced Gearz with badminton or crap like that. How can a couple of people decide what millions of people love to watch. Hugh mistake." - 1HDRIDER
AS everyone else has said, we have enough ball sports channels already. Speed was one of my favorites. They need to bring it back. This move will hurt NASCAR badly at a time it needs as much help as it can get from it's broadcasting partners. I used to tune in to speed several times a day to catch up on motor racing news. I tried FS1 a few times and always ended up in a football, soccer or sports talk show that I don't really give a damn about. I love to be able to watch practice and qualifying when I have time. But now to do so I will have to pay more to get FS2. That's not happening. This was a bad move guys. Fix it!
FS1 is just another corner of the monopoly of advertisers that own Murdoch. He/they don't care about content as long as you buy their crappy drinks and bassfart fast food.
What's with basketball over lapping the NCWTS Setup before the NCWTS Race.fox sports 1 SUCKS BIG TIME. What a joke channel. This is support to be a RACING CHANNEL not a ball channel.
I can't watch anything but NASCAR now? WTF? I paid for a programming upgrade just to get Speed. Back to basic + because there is nothing on FS1 I can't find anywhere else, actually everywhere else! NASCAR on ovals is like watching highway patrol rookies practicing PIT maneuvers in groups.
You need to bring back Speed Channel. There is only one real SPORT and that is anything that has wheels under it. Any other so called Sport is just a GAME where they just PLAY.The so called players get this stupid high salary for just playing a game. And our Military. Police, and Fire Fighters put their lives on the line daily and work for PEANUTS.These so called professional players who look like girls with long hair hanging down their backs or out from under the helmets, unshaven faces, and enough ink on their arms to print a news paper for everyone living in New York for a week. These people give our youth the wrong image and meaning of the word PROFESSIONAL. ESPN AND FOX lets get with the program and bring back SPEED channel. Before like me and many others will be pulling the plug on the cable net works and dish companys for dictating to us what we have to watch. LETS GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND GET SPEED CHANNEL BACK LESS OF THESE SO CALLED PROFSSIONAL SPORTS.
"No one watches racing?" Hah, gtfo. Somebody has never been to a Formula 1 event. World renowned big $ racing. I swear America is always late, they brought it back last year to Austin. Guess I'll have to catch it on ESPN.
I am officially boycotting every FOX channel from now on!!!! I hope other join me, because if we don't make our voices heard it will not get any better. How can you broadcast the Petit LeMans From Road Atlanta, which is the second most important and popular race and final event of ALMS ever, on FOX1 and with one hour left in the event, intentionally switch the broadcast to FOX2!!!! We don't get FOX2 so I am left to listed to the audio on ALMS.com. What makes it worse is they cut the race broadcast short in favor of a no-name bout in Ultimate Fighting!!!! This is completely unacceptable!!! It shows a total DISRESPECT for motorsports fans!!! There is no excuse for this purposeful broadcasting decision. It is not as if the the race went long, they cut the race short. I am done with anything to do with FOX, even the programming i liked like NFC Football on FOX (I am in Eagles territory). No more I am watching AFC on NBC and CBS or ESPN. RIP FOX aka Full Of eXcrement!!!
I not only removed The old SPEED channel (329) but all FOX channels (FX, FXX, FOX NEWS, Fox Business EVERYTHING ON THE FOX NETWORK!
Another speed comment that AA highlighted refers to MILLIONS watched. Holy fuck how ignorant! Check the ratings history. On that note AA, you ran the 1st week ratings story of fs1 but nothing since. Fs1 ratings in primetime and daily are ahead of speeds numbers at closure and yr to yr
Best thing to do here is not watch or support anything that FOX has to do with. Thats why I have removed all the FOX Channels from my list of shows that I use to watch & have stop supporting any company that Advertise on FOX Channels.
No Support No Money No FOX
THAT WAS THE DUMBEST MOVE ON FOX THE NEW SPORT SHOW IS A WASTE YOU GOT RID OF "BIG SWAGG" FOR REGIS....REALLY THERE ARE SOME OF US WHO BLOOD IS GASOLINE AND ALL WE SEE IS CARS LOOK THERE ARE OTHER SPORT CHANNEL BUT NONE HAD THE AUTO WORLD GEEK FOR WHICH I'M ONE IN TUNED BRING BACK PASS TIME ,WEST COAST CUSTOM,TWO GUY GARAGE,UNIQUE WHIP AND ALL THE OTHER SHOWS THAT MADE OUR DAY GET RID OF THAT DAMM SPORT SHOW IT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND IT REALLY REALLY SUCKS #@$^%&*
I'm another new sign up to voice my extreme displeasure at the NEW FoxSports1. What a cheap version of ESPN's. This is the worst sports show I've even watched.
Bring back Dave and the SPEED team and make NASCAR a real event again! This change by Fox is really dumb.. no, it the dumbest move ever! ct26
Well, it will be a long time before Fox Sports 1 goes away.
ATTENTION...ATTENTIOMN Ladies & Gentlemen: I just turned on the tv and flipped thru until I came to FS1. What do you think I found? Nascar, more approtiately, the JIMME JOHNSON CUP practice. Now that's just the kind of RACING that FS! can put on this VOMIT channel. They're probably OWNED by NASCAR or Rick Hendrick. While on the subject OF SHIT, or FS! & NASCAR, I s\heard that Hendrick found a way to get one of His cars into the Cup 10 races, in the 13th starting spot. WOW and I didn't eve know they had a 13th spot in the chase. OH YEAH, they don't, but for Rick Hendrick, we'll jujst make one up...well for this year anyway. They should just give #48 the championship at the start of the year and let Him stay home and GLOAT, and let the rest run for the real reason to race, WIN. But, the rest of the UNCHAMPIONS acan at least drop down to DOMINATE the lower classes, which no should be named, er ah like Kyle Busch. They should call it the Kyle Busch WIDE and the Busch truck racing series. But. that's the only series that Toyota can dominate.HHHMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only thing good on Speed was the racing, and that you can find on Fox Sports 2. Seriously, all the other shows were straight out crap, so the move to Fox Sports 1 is a great move by eliminating all the moron shows that cluttered Speed. If Speed showed more racing, then I'd be upset, but the races that are being shown on Fox Sports 1 and practices on Fox Sports 2, are what I need. I don't need any more of that dumb "truck" show or their stupid reality shows like "Pink" and "Unique Whips".
I'd rather watch paint dry than watch anything on the old Speed Channel. I'm glad Fox Sports 1 is here
the speed are just sad they whine and cry like philadelphia eagles fans they need to grow up and move on with their lives
i hate fox sports. they took away my speed chanel and put it on a chanel i dont get. fox is trying to be like espn and they suck at it. I WANT ALL OF MY HASCAR BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is the worst thing that ever hapend to tv, FUCK FOX SPORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The greatest thing about SPEED was their how-to guides.
I've read all the others words about FS1 and BOY DO I AGREE with most. FS! is about the shiitiest channel I"ve ever seen. Some JACKASS took all the good shows off, Monster Jam, GEARS etc, to put on SHIT like boxing, ufc, and Flea breeding in some 3rd world shitbox that no one gives a damn about. I hope the money greedy horsesass's that did this find their great karma and have some really terrible luck. Maybe lose everything they have and live in a bottomless OUTHOUSE. FS! SUCKS SHIT and all of the designers GOT TO HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I as many are a speed follower even stretched coax out to the garage to my fix. I am the son of a scca road course racer. My whole life revolves around the automotive life style. Been a auto body tech scince 1988 when I was 17. I want nothing to do with stick and ball sports or any of the advertisers on any fox channel .
@ChrisPress See chris that's one of the great things about living in America, one can voice ones own opinion.. We all have the right to want the channels we want and watch the sports we want to watch, me I like all forms of motor sports as well as American football, cage fighting.. Well chris let me leave you with this, DEAD ISN'T FOREVER, see I died for 7 nights in a row and I came back and I'm still here, so don't count out SPEED yet !!! Thanks for the laughs chris...
Far more people are into those sports than racing!!!!! AA needs to stop giving you jags coverage. Speed is dead!!!! Dead is forever! Move on with your life
@RMG I am sure paint drying may be very EXCITING to anyone that would say that. Be sure to keep watching all your WONDERFUL viewing on FS!. It's really OK
@ChrisPress There are more people interested in baseball football and basketball than are interested in golf, but that doesn't mean that FOX should buy the Golf Channel and turn it into another ESPN wannabe and push golf to the fringe. The whole point to cable television as opposed to broadcast television was to provide diversity of programing. Cable television was to provide access for niche channels that focused on those particular niche interests. I could care less if there were fifteen more ESPN wannabes, but you don't have to destroy the only motorsport focused channel on cable to add one more unoriginal channel.
@ChrisPress Chris you still SUCK
@ChrisPress Chris you SUCK RIGHT ALONG WITH TODD & FOX !!!!
@ChrisPress bumper is not broke, but you as a none car guy would not know that. I do have a life, but I watched the Speed Channel when they have a show that I want see. Just as you watch the none car shows on other channels.