FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports
2, launched in August by FOX
Sports, are set to deliver more
than 291 hours of Feld Motor
Sports property programming per
year to their multi-sport audience,
according to Feld. FOX Sports 1
is available in more than 90 million homes and FOX Sports 2 is
in more than 40 million. Included
in the agreement are 115 hours
of original programming and 51
hours of live coverage.
In 2014, 13 Monster Energy
AMA Supercross Championship
races will air live on FOX Sports
1 starting January 4, at the season opener from Angel Stadium
in Anaheim, California, with reairings on FOX Sports 2, which
will air three live races.
Additionally, FOX Sports will
provide digital coverage of all
four Feld properties on the motorsports channel of FOXSports.
com, reaching 40 million unique
users per month.
MCGRATH ON ROSSI, ETC.
here were lot of fans on hand this weekend
at the MotoGP finale in Spain, but only one of
them invented the Nac Nac – Jeremy McGrath.
McGrath follows MotoGP religiously and is a big
Valentino Rossi fan. The Supercross King was in
Valencia to sample the race while also spending
some time with the Italian legend.
The hot topic over the course of the weekend
was Rossi announcing that he was parting ways
with his long-time crew chief, Jeremy Burgess.
What was McGrath's take on it from a racer's perspective?
"Yeah, my perspective is it's a tough situation for
everyone I'm sure around there. No one ever likes
to part ways or even make a change," said McGrath. "Those guys have been together… they've
been like father and son for Valentino's [Rossi]
whole career, right? I think everyone's just as in
shock as we are.
"But sometimes you just feel like maybe you've
got to make a change… just kind of stale. And
sometimes changes are good. Hopefully, there's
not too many hurt feelings over it, which obviously
it's a tough situation so I'm sure someone's upset.
But hopefully it's going to give Valentino a fresh
start and Jeremy [Burgess] a fresh start also, to
maybe do a different project or something. Maybe
change is good sometimes."
Rossi's explanation for the move was that he
needed a "boost" - some new motivation. McGrath
had a long career as far as Supercross riders go. In
Jeremy McGrath is hoping his friend Valentino
Rossi can win again in MotoGP.
normal circles being 34 years old isn't old, but as
far as athletes go, even in road racing, people see
Rossi as aging.
"Well, I don't know how it works with road racing… I mean, obviously, if you don't fall off the bike
it's probably a little bit friendlier than Supercross
and motocross," he answered. "I think when you
get older, and I've experienced this, it's very hard
to compete with 20 year olds because they're not
scared at all. At a certain age your brain switches
and you just become a little more cautious and you
think about things a little bit more. Maybe it's maturity… I don't know whatever it is…
"He's [Rossi] in a tough situation because he