From: Packer Country
[quote="David Moufang"][quote="Easy E"][quote="David Moufang"][quote="thebigo"][quote="David Moufang"]Does anyone know why the Packers game is not on KMSP Fox 9? They're showing some infomercial garbage. It used to be that if the Packers were playing at a different time than the Vikings, the Packers would be broadcast. Did the NFL change the rules again?[/quote] By what logic would a Packer game be shown in the Vikings market? I mean what would be the logic to pick it over, say, the Colts vs. Titans? To breed another generation of paint thinner swilling Packer fans in the Vikes market?[/quote] Umm...well, for one thing, the are a LOT of Packers fans in the Twin Cities. Second, wouldn't a lot of Vikings fans like to watch the Packers game (presumably to root against them)? I'm gonna watch at least some of the Vikings game today because I hope they choke. Third, Fox used to show both the early and late games each Sunday. And if the Packers and Vikings were playing at different times, they would usually both be broadcast. Apparently the NFL has changed the rules again. They're only showing one Fox game this week. Here's the map: http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2007-02-FOX.html Despite the fact that there's serious money to be made by showing both games, Fox affiliates prefer to show either infomercials, or better yet, bullfighting. Because who wouldn't rather watch bullfighting than an NFL game? No one gains by Fox showing infomercials instead of the Packers game.[/quote] I think you're blaming the wrong entity. The NFL is hell bent to make people pay for their packages, direct TV, etc. Guess I don't know for sure, but I bet if they were allowed, Fox would show as many football games as possible. Even the Packers.[/quote] Yes I agree. It's an NFL thing, not Fox. But why should I pay for something that used to be free? I remember when I was little -- we'd watch the Packers and the Vikings at the same time -- and they weren't playing each other. We'd set up two TVs in the same room and watch them both. Now, unless they're playing each other, that is virtually impossible. In fact, all radio broadcasts of NFL games used to be free online. I could at least listen to the Packers game. Now I have to turn on my bathroom radio really loud because it's the only one that can receive the River Falls station. Why should I fork over $100 in addition to the normal DirecTV charges? I'm not going to sign up for DirecTV just to watch a three-hour game 14 times a year. Futhermore, I only want to watch one team. I don't care about the other 14 games on Sunday. Colts v Titans? Couldn't care less. With the whole Big Ten Network debacle, there's going to be a fan backlash eventually. I don't care about college football, but I'm kind of glad Comcast hasn't given in, just like when Carl Pohlad attempted to become the Yankees with his "Victory Sports" network.[/quote] Well, this ones almost over, but for next week go to http://www.myp2p.eu/NFL.htm and you can get the Sopcast TV broadcast free over p2p. Have to download the sopcast player first. Pack has looked really good in the second half, Favre has 3 TD passes, we forced another fumble on a NY kickoff return and then converted it to a touchdown... love these special teams. Now if we can just get the running game going...