Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Let the bad NFL programming decisions begin

I was excited to get home from church today with the knowledge that the National Football League would be on TV, and specifically the teams with the two best records from last year would be playing.

It seemed like a no-brainer that we'd watch the San Diego Chargers (14-2 last year, with the league's best running back in LaDainian Tomlinson) against the Chicago Bears (13-3 and the Super Bowl runner-up).

But no.

Instead, we got the Seattle Seahawks (9-7 in '06) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12), I guess because Portland is too weak to have its own team and Fox Sports thinks we want to watch the team from 175 miles up the interstate.

I called KPTV to complain, but their recording specifically says (in paraphrase), "If you're calling about the game that's being broadcast, we don't have any control over that. If you want to complain, call Fox Sports." Of course, the recording also says that KPTV makes requests about the games it wants and frequently gets those games, so my guess is that they request Seattle.

How incredibly pathetic and stupid. It's almost enough to get the Dish Network. Almost.

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  • At 9/09/2007 11:30 PM, Blogger Troutdale Councilor Canfield said…

    It makes me sick. I'd like to see the Denver Broncos once in a while, but NOOOO. All we get is a steady diet of Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks.

    For crying out loud, KPTV and Fox, there aren't as many Seahawks fans in the NW as you think there are.

    Why won't they let Portland have an NFL team? Because then Seattle would want one too. . .

  • At 9/10/2007 9:06 AM, Blogger ValkRaider said…

    Yeah. The Raiders and 49ers are not too far away either, and since much of the Northwest is populated with Californians - how about some of their games too?

    And of course if you are in Portland and you want to go to a sports bar with people under 21 - you have very few choices.

    Oh well...

  • At 10/12/2007 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I offer three solutions to your problem:

    1. Become a Seahawks Fan

    2. Buy the NFL package you cheap complaining bastard.

    3. Move your california loving ass back to where you belong - in California. This is Hawk country.

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