Cowboy Coverage Yanked

United States
October 19, 2008 6:24pm CST
The game was so lopsided today between the Cowboys and the Rams that with several minutes left in the 4th quarter, Fox stopped showing the game. They switched to the Giants game instead. I was furious. I live far away from the regular Dallas viewing area, so I don't get to see many games. Sure, they were losing, but I would rather see them lose than not see them at all. Have you ever heard of networks doing this? I know if the next game starts, they have to switch, but that is not the case here.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
First I must tell you that I am a Redskin fan so the score was good news to me . But I was shocked that Fox switched games when they did. I was seeing both games. I was on CBS for a while and when I got back ,it was the Giant's game. I was shocked. I have had networks switch games but usually the losing team was losing by a far more margin when they changed games.I hope you can accept condolences from a Redskin And Giants fan. I know how it is when you don't live in the area of your beloved team and you can finally, finally get to see them play.and only have the network switch the game!
• United States
20 Oct 08
You're just being nice because your team won tonight. :) I couldn't believe it. They actually said "this game has become non-competitive so we are switching." Ummm, since when is that a criteria? And who decides? I'm so mad I am wondering who to complain to.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
No. I am being me.I remember how it is when your beloved team loses.I would have said the same exact thing if the Redskins lost today. I am in practice of liking the person but not liking their team choice. My mom was a cowboy fan.Send a seething email to the Fox Network.I don't know if it will make them change the policy but at least they will know how you and other Cowboy fans feel.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I saw that, too...but I wasn't rooting for the Cowboys (insert Redskin logo here). Still, I thought it was pretty unfair to drop coverage like that. I'm in Florida now and the league threatened to blackout a Dolphin's home game recently unless the remaining unsold tickets were sold. I thought teams stopped doing that but I guess not. And, yes, Miami lost today, too.
• United States
19 Oct 08
Oh no, it is still in the rules. They want people to buy tickets rather than sit at home to watch the games for free. So, the blackout rules remain. As has happened in the areas where this was threatened this year, the tickets were bought by the local tv affiliate showing the game. Hmmmmm. Ya'all got lucky that the Cleveland kicker missed. :)
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
20 Oct 08
That's a good way to get around the blackout rule. I come from a long line of die hard Baltimore Colts fans and I remember listening to the game on the radio at my grandparents' house when the game was blacked out. It was a long road to Redskins land after they snuck out of town in the middle of the night. My sister actually works for the Skins. She gets comp tickets for home games and going to see the great Dallas rivalry is something everyone in the family pushes for. Now that I'm in Florida I don't get to go to games for free anymore. You might be right about that kick....