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  1. jmt57

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    Something is really wrong when Western Mass, Vermont and part of NH are watching Giants-Bucs while a huge game between New England and the Falcons is going on.
     
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    This is beyond ridiculous. I was concerned when I tuned into the NYG-NE pre-season game and I had to watch the NYG broadcast, but this is just absurd!! Last time I checked the State of CT was considered part of a geographic area called New England, not NY?!?!

    Time to hate-mail FOX!
     
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    Apparently these are coming out on monday or tuesday this year- I checked week 2 and 3 a full 5 days ahead of the games, which I don't remember being able to do in the past. Either way, I'm stoked- three weeks in a row that I'll be getting the game out here in los angeles
     
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    Great news! Glad I'll be able to see the game =]
     
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    Pats vs Giants television coverage

    I know typically Hartford has seemed to be the dividing line in Connecticut between Giants territory and Pats territory. For some reason I seem to recall Vermont typically being Giants territory but the Springfield stations showing the Pats - with only the Pittsfield area getting the Giants games rather than Pats games. And I thought all New Hampshire was considered to be Pats territory too.

    Edit: The western Mass portion that is getting the Giants game is serviced by an Albany station, so that makes sense; the Springfield station is airing the Pats game. And the portion of NH that gets the Giants game is because they get their signal from a Burlington VT station, which either decided (or the NFL decided) is Giants territory.


    I think that's the way it usually is when the Pats and Giants are on the same network at the same time, isn't it?
     
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    I lived in Troy, NY for a couple of years, and my experience was that, East of the Hudson river, there were Anglo families that all liked the red Sox and Patriots. Once I crossed the Hudson to the West Side, everything became suddenly Dutch, and before you speculate that there has been a lot of movement in that region because of state government, many of the people I met had family living there for generations. They still take the Dutch-English rivalry seriously.
     
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    Yikes I got Washington Detroit.
     
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    It's also ridiculos that when the Pats are at home and CBS has the late game,we get only ONE game at 1pm and ONE at 4pm..........anyone know why this is?
     
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    REALLY...REALLY mad that the Pats will not be on in CT....With a 7 month at home it's not really easy to hit a bar with Sunday Ticket anymore...
     
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    NFL Blackout rules. A competing game cannot be shown in a team's home market in the same time slot.
     
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    NYG @ TB, I am blessed with that heap of trash..
     
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    The one freaking Sunday we are going to be in CT all season (as far as I know) and it is the week the Pats are on Fox at the same time as the NYG. Oh well, I'll just set the DVR for Sunday before I leave home.

    FWIW, Fox 61's pattern in still consistent with when I was at UConn in the late 90's/early 00's. When they have to choose, Giants/Pats, it was almost always Giants. Fox 61 is actually in New Haven I believe which is definitely Giant territory.

    If this were a CBS game, it would be interesting. The Jets moved their game to 1:00 due to yom kippur. The Jets normally do not get billing over NE on WFSB. Though they did flip flop around 1999 when the Pats had "spurned" (their words in an e-mail to me) the city of Hartford. For some reason, FSB went back to almost exclusively Pats in 2001...:D
     
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    Yes .... one of my pet peeves.


    When a team is at home one of two things happens in that home television market: the game sells out or it does not.
    • If the stadium does not sell out, the home team game is blacked out. In this scenario the Pats would not be broadcast within 75 mile of Foxboro. Since the Pats-Atlanta game is on Fox (the network is determined by the visiting team; Fox=NFC) and CBS has the doubleheader, Fox can could broadcast another game. CBS would still broadcast two games since they have the doubleheader, and the area would get three games on tv (though no Pats game.)
    • If a stadium does sell out, then the NFL does not allow another game to be broadcast at the same time. Why? They are still under the belief that fans may not show up for a game they have tickets for because there may be a better game on tv. The NFL and there owners want to make sure nobody is a 'no-show' because a better game is on tv. The thinking is if a better game is not on tv, you'll go ahead and show up at the local game (and spend money on parking, food, beer, etc., because the price of the ticket is only half of the revenue they're looking for.)
    There are several problems with this outdated logic. For starters, if a fan has a ticket to a game he probably has spent a lot of money for it. While there are always some no-shows I doubt that watching another game is on top of the list of reasons to throw a hundred or two hundred dollars away - especially early in the season. If the weather is so bad somebody says it's not worth it (lame, but some feel this way) then the decision is the weather - not another game on tv.

    Later in the season some may no longer support the team and watch another game. But a Bengal or Ram fan that doesn't want to see their double-digit loss team lose another game is not staying away to watch another game; they're staying away because they're sick and tired of seeing the local product.

    The third factor is the reality that if an NFL fan wants to see a game and lives reasonably close to an NFL stadium, then he also has his choice of hundreds of sports bars that have the Sunday Ticket. The fact that other game is not on his tv at home doesn't mean a thing; there are plenty of places he can watch that other game.

    Bottom line is that keeping a game off local tv (in this case, another AFC/CBS game at 1:00) is not going to be a factor with a single person and whether or not they use the ticket they have to attend the Pats game. It's just a stupid, outdated, irrelevant rule between the NFL and the networks.
     
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    Well, I'll be watching online this week since the NFL and FOX saw fit to give the vast majority of South Florida the Giants-Bucs slaught... er - GAME, at 1:00.
     
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    I would much rather watch Denver vs Oakland than Miami/San Diego.
    Really the plot is so much better ... CBS missing the boat on this one.
     
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    For any Canadians, CTV Toronto & CTV Northern Ontario have the Pats game.
    Thankfully through my digital cable, I'll get the Toronto feed.
     
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    Nice. 3/3 so far in southern California.
     
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    Do you recommend any particular sites to pick up the Pats v Falcons on-line ? If I can't find any I may just cough up and buy an NFL game day pass :eek:
     
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    Can someone insert the images of the maps here? I can't view these links from where I am at, thanks.
     
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