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Does FOX SPORTS draw strongly with its lips on an unspecified object?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gastrof, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    The only two games the FOX network carried were Yankees @ Boston and White Sox @ Seattle. If you weren't watching White Sox/Seattle, you must have been watching Yankees/Boston.
     
  2. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    I would venture to say that between a Yankees/Red Sox (at the time 9-1 blowout) and the significance of a perfect game, Fox television probably felt they would serve a NATIONAL audience best by cutting to the perfect game over staying on the NY/Boston match up that they probably run every other weekend throughout the season anyway.
     
  3. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    I can't tell you how much fun it was to rewatch the Yankee game on MLB TV knowing what was coming :D
    When it got to the point that they had cut away all commentary and play by play stopped- there was some ambient crowd noise but just us watching the game in silence.
    I kinda liked it.
     
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    A grown man can't say "sucks"? It doesn't even have a sexual connotation any more in everyday usage.
     
  5. aindik

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    The stuff about a "national" audience kind of misses the point. Fox can choose, affiliate by affiliate, which games to show. They do that every week. Nothing stopped them from switching to the Mariners-White Sox game everywhere except New York and Boston.

    I do think if Fox is going to usurp the right of the local Boston and New York channels to broadcast a game involving those teams, the game should be available uninterrupted to the fans in those markets.

    It is funny that Fox time is the only time when there are games going on that you can't see no matter how much money you're willing to give MLB. In 2012, Fox and MLB need to get the "other" Fox games onto MLB.tv live. Figure it out with the affiliates to make sure I see the local commercials no matter which Fox game I'm watching.

    Or Fox could have made the Yankees-Red Sox coverage available on a different channel for some short period of time. I'm sure MLB Network would have taken it if Fox didn't want to interrupt a channel they own like FX.
     
  6. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I honestly thought the thread title was just a return to gibberish disguised as "poetry"...

    :p
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    It's possible that gastrof was watching the game on his local FOX Sports regional station rather than on FOX proper, and that's why there's the confusion about what he was watching, and also the expectation that his local game would be shown in its entirety, since the FOX Sports regional networks are often broadcast partners of the local teams, and not contracted with MLB as a whole to cover the national scene.

    Having said that, I'd still want to be taken live to a rare, historic event like that rather than watch my local team for an inning or two.
     
  8. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    "Fox Sports Net" doesn't exist in New York or New England.
     
  9. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I don't see the importance of being taken immediately to the other game is when it's going to be the top sports news story for the next couple days with all the highlights and replays anyone could want.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    gastrof never said he was in NY or NE. In fact, he specifically said that the Red Sox/Yankees game was not the local game he was watching. That's why I think he's referring to a regional FSN and not to the broadcast network.
     
  11. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    Some folks want to experience the tension live.
     
  12. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    There are never any games scheduled at the same time as the Fox games of the week, and nobody else is allowed to televise games at that time.

    Basically on Saturday, there are four time windows: 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m., all ET. Fox picks one of those times every Saturday. During that time, only Fox can televise games (and Fox picks which ones it wants). All the other games that day are at one of the other 3 times (or they are not televised, even locally).

    Yesterday the Fox games were at 4 ET. The only games going on at 4 ET were the two Fox was showing.

    And his description of the game he was watching (it was a blowout when they left, and closer when they came back) matches the Yankees-Red Sox game on Saturday when the Yanks came from 9-1 down to score 7 runs each in 2 innings in a row.
     
  13. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    He meant the final two outs of the White Sox - Mariners game.
     
  14. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    You seem to be the only one who got the point being made.

    I still say the logic of the "cutting away was fine" people is lacking, and that mine...or "ours", now...isn't.


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  15. TonyD79

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    What you are not getting is that it is not a local broadcast. There is no assurance that a local team will be on Fox locally even if the team is playing at that time.

    Your logic is not logic at all. It is a desire. And it is thinking of the game as if it were the NFL, which *does* distribute local games via national outlets.

    Fox did the right thing. They covered the historic rather than the mundane.
     
  16. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is. They make decisions about what to air, locality by locality. They air different things in different localities. They do it every single week. Here's the map for this week. Note the different games in different parts of the country at the same time.

    http://www.the506.com/temp11.html

    Mid-game cut-ins aside, yes, if the local team is playing during the Fox broadcast window, the Fox affiliates in that team's territory are getting that team's game. Unless you're in a part of the country where teams from more than one city claim you in their territory (like parts of Connecticut with NY and Boston teams, or parts of NJ with NY and Philly teams) and more than one of your teams is playing at that time.

    Fox treats its baseball broadcasts like it treats its NFL broadcasts. Different games in different localities at the same time. Every single week.
     
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    Evidentially, as this episode proves, you are dead wrong.
     
  18. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Because the networks, especially Fox, always do the right thing.
     
  19. mattack

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    Is this thread referring to smoking crack or Monica Lewinsky?
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    No, I think it's BJ and the Bear (without the bear).
     

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