FOX SUCKS!!!!

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Frank » Mon, 26 Jun 1995 04:00:00


: I hate FOX. While watching Fox coverage on my channel (L.A.) Kttv-11,
: while the cup was being givin to and paraded around by the Devils, some
: bonehead Fox programmer decides to write on the bottom of the screen
: "Stay tuned for COPS immediately following the game". They kept flashing

As tacky as that is, up here in the Bay area KTVU broke away while
Nashville was celebrating the victory and came back with BASEBALL in
progress!  This is the first year in many years that I don't have the
traditional awards ceremony after the final game taped, and needless to
say I am very angry.  Shouldn't come as a surprise though: this is about
as lame a hockey market as one could imagine, and the various media
organs treat it like a pariah.  I'm going to make my feelings known to
the league and to FOX about what happened, and will be aggresively
pursuing the removal of NHL from KTVU, and I hope others here will do the
same...

-Frank P.
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FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Patrick Mirjahangi » Mon, 26 Jun 1995 04:00:00

I hate FOX. While watching Fox coverage on my channel (L.A.) Kttv-11,
while the cup was being givin to and paraded around by the Devils, some
bonehead Fox programmer decides to write on the bottom of the screen
"Stay tuned for COPS immediately following the game". They kept flashing
that every minute. Way to ruin the moment and the tradition by reminding
us that a trashy show is coming on, cutting some of the coverage short.
Man, FOX***s my, well, lemme just say I will aviod their telecasts
from now on. Would anyone else get annoyed by this?  

 
 
 

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Jon Lu » Mon, 26 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>I hate FOX. While watching Fox coverage on my channel (L.A.) Kttv-11,
>while the cup was being givin to and paraded around by the Devils, some
>bonehead Fox programmer decides to write on the bottom of the screen
>"Stay tuned for COPS immediately following the game". They kept flashing
>that every minute. Way to ruin the moment and the tradition by reminding
>us that a trashy show is coming on, cutting some of the coverage short.
>Man, FOX***s my, well, lemme just say I will aviod their telecasts
>from now on. Would anyone else get annoyed by this?  

Hah. You got off easy.  Up here in the bay area we got treated to a
Giants/Dodgers baseball game already in progress as SOON AS THE GAME
WAS OVER!!!!!  If it wasn't for fox showing the cup being wheeled in,
and the numerous commericials with it in it, I couldn't even tell you
if the cup even existed anymore!  Didn't get to see who won Conn,
although I bet it was Lemeiux since goalies almost never win it, and
Brodeur really did deserve it I think.  I didn't get to see the team
pose with the cup...traditional skating with it.....all I got was
Nomo.  The whole time during the third period KTVU posted the score
of the baseball game.  It's very frustrating being a hockey fan in
this part of the country.
I mean sure I can understand a long time rivalry between the Ginats
and Dodgers, but since there are about 200 games left in their season,
I would have like to have enjoyed the last 20 minutes in the NHL
season.  I guess that's just too much to ask for here.  KTVU made a
big mistake this time around.  I hope they never get the chance to
make another one.  I hope ESPN will hold all the rights, I can put up
with numerous duece plugs if it means I get to see the victory celebration.
KTVU, bite me.
Lund.

 
 
 

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Jeff Gros » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Well, it wasn't all bad news in California. We in San Diego saw the whole postgame, right down to James Brown telling us how much he's learned about hockey. See what happens when you don't have a franchise?
 
 
 

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Tom Colli » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> As tacky as that is, up here in the Bay area KTVU broke away while
> Nashville was celebrating the victory and came back with BASEBALL in
> progress!  This is the first year in many years that I don't have the
> traditional awards ceremony after the final game taped, and needless to
> say I am very angry.  Shouldn't come as a surprise though: this is about
> as lame a hockey market as one could imagine, and the various media
> organs treat it like a pariah.  I'm going to make my feelings known to
> the league and to FOX about what happened, and will be aggresively
> pursuing the removal of NHL from KTVU, and I hope others here will do the
> same...

> -Frank P.
> --

********************
Amen, Frank.  I almost threw my TV out the window when I saw: "And now we
join Giants baseball in progress..." right after the Devils mobbed
Brodeur.  They cut right to a mean-nothing baseball game. I thought for a
minute of pulling a Brian Spencers' Dad move. (guns to the TV station..)
California did not see the Cup paraded.  I hate FOX, they really know
nothing about hockey or the NHL.


********************

 
 
 

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Alexander Bees » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, it wasn't all bad news in California. We in San Diego saw the

whole postgame, right down to James Brown telling us how much he's learned
about hockey. See what happens when you don't have a franchise?

  As much as I hate the fox coverage of the game ( those damn robots) I
thought it was really classy for James Brown to admit he knew little of
the game and is still learning and then thanking the CBC for the valuable
information they provided.  If they only listened to the CBC a little more
( some of their
camera angles were horrible, I hate the elevated behind the net cam especially
when they have it on for minutes at a time).  If I had to "fix" something
about fox it would be their choice of cameras as the game goes by ( well
the robots seemed to easy a target as did the assinine Batman/Nike
plugs).  The announcers
are pretty lame. but if you know this going in you can watch without sound or
simply ignore it when J>B tries to give every Canadian players name a french
accent.  To all of those who say fox sucks, you are absolutely right ( in
memphis we say the parade on the ice etc so it was a hell of a lot better
than in some parts of California) but the alternative ( i.e no hockey
coverage

no hockey is a hell of a lot worse.

Sandy

 
 
 

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by Bruce Schoenber » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Did anybody else see the adverti***ts on the screen DURING the game?
I looked up and saw a "Batman" logo in the upper corner near the Fox
time clock and thought I must be losing my mind . . . surely nobody
would desecrate the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs by
showing adverti***ts while the puck was in play.  Wrong!
Next thing you know, Fox will be selling advertising space on the
back of the players' jerseys.  I am happy to see hockey on prime time
again, but somebody should  teach the execs at Fox a thing or two
about tradition, and dignity.  The Disney-fication of hockey continues.
-- Bruce S.
 
 
 

FOX SUCKS!!!!

Post by = » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

: I hate FOX. While watching Fox coverage on my channel (L.A.) Kttv-11,
: while the cup was being givin to and paraded around by the Devils, some
: bonehead Fox programmer decides to write on the bottom of the screen
: "Stay tuned for COPS immediately following the game". They kept flashing
: that every minute. Way to ruin the moment and the tradition by reminding
: us that a trashy show is coming on, cutting some of the coverage short.
: Man, FOX***s my, well, lemme just say I will aviod their telecasts
: from now on. Would anyone else get annoyed by this?  

I agree.. plus the amount of commercials was ridiculous.. when the game
ended they showed the players skating around with the cup for a while,
then immediately went to commercials for at least 4 minutes.. then after
that they didnt even show very much post game coverage.. ESPN had more
post game coverage on SportsCenter..