This week's ESPN telecast

This week's ESPN telecast

Post by Mark Shneyd » Wed, 25 Nov 1992 02:02:53


Someone brought up the fact that this Friday's afternoon ESPN telecast is
a big waste since Hartford is a lousy team(5-14-1) and nobody will be
around to watch it since Friday is either a working day or a big shopping
in the States(many of you will find yourself in a big shopping mall one
way or another). I totally agree. So for those of you lucky enough to
find yourself in front of a cable-TV set at 1pm on Friday,
you're definetly will be shortchanged by a marketing geniuises at ESPN
who designed their schedule way back in September when the Battle of New
England looked like a hot turkey.  Even a back-up a game(Islanders-Philly
) looked solid at the time, with Lindros as a star attraction. With Lindros
out and Flyers(8-9-4) and Isles(8-10-2) playing as marginally average teams
in a rebuilding process, ESPN definetly wll ge stuck with a bone this
Friday. And next telecast will only be on Friday,December 11th with Phiily
in Detroit(or Pens at Devils as a back-up). Brace yourself for December 17th
telecast as the Rangers take on the ba***t dwellers,The Blues.Oh Joy!

Hopefully,the TV schedule for the second half of the season will reflect
current standings(i.e. More Montreal,Bruins,Quebec,LA,Vancouver) and
some double-headers for a change.

-PPV Mark

 
 
 

This week's ESPN telecast

Post by Gary L Da » Wed, 25 Nov 1992 08:20:14

Quote:

>Hopefully,the TV schedule for the second half of the season will reflect
>current standings(i.e. More Montreal,Bruins,Quebec,LA,Vancouver) and
>some double-headers for a change.

What's really dumb is that there have been and will be some really
good games for which there's no scheduling conflict with any local
coverage in the U.S.  Nice going, ESPN.

gld
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Je me souviens ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gary L. Dare

 
 
 

This week's ESPN telecast

Post by Warren Arboga » Fri, 27 Nov 1992 05:53:57

Quote:


>Subject: This week's ESPN telecast
>Date: 23 Nov 92 17:02:53 GMT
>Someone brought up the fact that this Friday's afternoon ESPN telecast is
>a big waste since Hartford is a lousy team(5-14-1) and nobody will be
>around to watch it since Friday is either a working day or a big shopping
>in the States(many of you will find yourself in a big shopping mall one
>way or another). I totally agree. So for those of you lucky enough to
>find yourself in front of a cable-TV set at 1pm on Friday,
>you're definetly will be shortchanged by a marketing geniuises at ESPN
>who designed their schedule way back in September when the Battle of New
>England looked like a hot turkey.  Even a back-up a game(Islanders-Philly
>) looked solid at the time, with Lindros as a star attraction. With Lindros
>out and Flyers(8-9-4) and Isles(8-10-2) playing as marginally average teams
>in a rebuilding process, ESPN definetly wll ge stuck with a bone this
>Friday. And next telecast will only be on Friday,December 11th with Phiily
>in Detroit(or Pens at Devils as a back-up). Brace yourself for December 17th
>telecast as the Rangers take on the ba***t dwellers,The Blues.Oh Joy!
>Hopefully,the TV schedule for the second half of the season will reflect
>current standings(i.e. More Montreal,Bruins,Quebec,LA,Vancouver) and
>some double-headers for a change.
>-PPV Mark

Oh come on.  You can't really count Montreal, Boston, and Quebec.  The
division is so bad, all three of these teams look good.  Somebody has to win
it for godsakes.  Who would have tought LA with or without Gretzky would
have gotten off to the start it has.  And talk about shear marketing
genius...through a Canucks game on any 'ol night and watch the ratings jump.

Warren