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    Maybe this is an old topic that doesn't warrant discussion. I was cruising the channels this evening and came across Destination America with two shows, "Dig Wars" and "Dig Fellas". Both of these shows have the potential to be interesting but the diggers act like they have never found anything whenever they get a signal. The only thing missing was someone saying, "roundness in the hole!".

    Now, I have to admit that I get excited about finding stuff but never to the point of apoplexy. These folks are like a football player who makes a touchdown and acts like they've never seen the end zone.

    Still, pretty funny to watch ... once.
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    Ya the prodrucers of those shows think people won't watch them if the digger don't act like total buffoons. In reality I think that hype damages the hobby and actually drives away viewers.
    Imagine if those same guys produced Antiques Roadshow.
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    @Icewing ... agreed. If people see these shows, several outcomes are possible.

    One, everybody and his brother trots out to get a detector of some sort and starts digging - but not refilling - holes everywhere and thinking that everything they find is a priceless treasure.

    Two, people watch these shows and think what a bunch of dorks these metal detector people are. That could result in more difficult permissions than already exists.

    I'd love to see a show like Antiques Roadshow produced like these shows. Imagine some well dressed, British-accented gentleman losing his mind over a piece of Delft pottery.
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    I watched a little bit of "Dig Wars", you could see where the dirt was already disturbed before they dug the target. Either the finds were planted or put back and re dug for the camera.

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    Thanks ! I coiuldn't Find "Dig Fellas"

    But I did find and set up to Record "Dig Wars"

    I remember the Show, but don't remember the Shows contents .
    been too long.

    "Diggers" Was still my Favorite .

    With "Swamp Hunters" a Hysterical Second.



    I Think "Swamp Hunters" was created

    to make fun of "American Diggers" the show with with the rastler guy.
    Because everything was Worth allot of Money & Practically in Mint Condition
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    I recorded several episodes of “Dig Fellas”. It was great to watch.


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    Dig Fellas just got picked up by Destination America. Only the old episodes they are not making anymore as I believe Howard is MIA.
    I agree the TV networks over do it with they hype and kind of lose the point of the hobby. Bill Ladd of Dig Fellas (youtube) has personally released several DVD's about $10 a piece some with Howard that are much better. Just two guys hunting old colonial sites and lots of bottle digging.
    Those videos are much better for getting someone interested in the hobby and they double as instructional videos as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold View Post
    Bill Ladd is a sexist, homophobic ass clown who belittles other detectorists and their equipment. There are many other great detectorists who would be more interesting to watch such as Beau or The Hoover Boys.
    I'm half tempted to send clips of Ladds homophobic rants to Destination America and ask them if he is who they want representing their network.
    And his voice grates on every nerve of my being.

    found digfellas by searching it as 1 word.
    I think it is on Now.

    Sorry ! I Don't believe them.
    the finds they made, the dirt just falls off.
    & the 2nd time he said, "That's Sick" I changed the Channel.

    Sick Does not mean cool No matter what some Kid on the internet in California says.

    I have a Dictionary.

    Yes Ladds voice immediately got to me
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    I can understand that his accent (Adam Sandler) and some of his catch phrases aren't for everyone. He can also be harsh in his opinions for sure!

    My dad's generation 50's would say "That's *****in" for cool and I am a Gen X 80's so we might say "That's Sick" or "Sweet"
    I feel the same way about the SilverSlingers I really wanted to watch their videos for the whites machines, but their is just something about the sound of her voice. I have to watch it in short burst of 30 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eman1000 View Post
    I can understand that his accent (Adam Sandler) and some of his catch phrases aren't for everyone. He can also be harsh in his opinions for sure!

    My dad's generation 50's would say "That's *****in" for cool and I am a Gen X 80's so we might say "That's Sick" or "Sweet"
    I feel the same way about the SilverSlingers I really wanted to watch their videos for the whites machines, but their is just something about the sound of her voice. I have to watch it in short burst of 30 seconds.
    I actually like her voice
    EEEEEE! Tiger! Lookit! Lookit!
    I enjoy her enthusiasm and excitement over nice finds and she looks great in a bikini!
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    I'm usually ok with accents,
    Though Some bug me at First I can usually Tolerate them after
    a Few times hearing them.

    But Ladds high Voice, Accent, and the Enthusiastic way he talks
    really gnaws at me.

    Though it's a different accent & tone,
    It's like the announcer on Oak Island, I Don't care to ever hear again.
    Because it just seems to get worse
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    I have to admit that I did enjoy "Diggers", even with their over exuberance with each find and the whole "roundness in the hole" shtick. I still watch "The Detectorists" and wish someone would run season 3 without having to pay to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringtyer View Post
    I have to admit that I did enjoy "Diggers", even with their over exuberance with each find and the whole "roundness in the hole" shtick. I still watch "The Detectorists" and wish someone would run season 3 without having to pay to see it.
    Diggers finds were at least Believable.

    They didn't dig up Cannon or other amazing Clean Relics.
    Only thing I remember doubting was the Gold Coins in the small
    flower bed in New Orleans.

    even their reaction didn't fit their usual exuberant reactions.
    I think that was even Embarrassing to them that they were forced to do that
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    I hadn’t been metal Detecting in awhile and I was surprised to see DF on TV. So I watched two episodes until I couldn’t take it anymore. I did enjoy watching except for the points raised above. Adam Sandler! Too funny!
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    The only one I've ever enjoyed or sought out is "Detectorists" with Mackenzie Crook (He's Orell in the Game of Thrones and Ragetti in Pirates of the Caribbean).

    Great stuff.
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