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Hockey Night in Canada is the best theme is sports television.  Period.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/7-sports-media-reunions-want-see.html

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On white ice, maybe no team should be allowed to wear white.  Teams like the Leafs and Red Wings only having two colours could use a third colour like grey or black.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/2015-articles/gary-bettman-discusses-teams-wearing-white-home-dark-colors-road.html

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@sinow reporting Sapp's contract has been terminated and he is no longer employed at NFL Network.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@Ted_Creely Guess someone didn't watch the Word Crimes video by "Weird" Al Yankovic.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/chris-christie-mysteriously-disappears-cowboys-packers-telecast.html

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In Canada we have this abomination called simultaneous substitution (sim-sub) where Canadian networks running the same program at the same time as a US network can request the cableco's to substitute their signal.  So you see the Canadian affiliate on the US channel so Canadians see Canadian commercials and promos (Mostly promos since the commercials per hour allowed in lower here.)  


The day of the early morning NFL game from London, CFTO in Toronto asked my cable company to sim-sub their signal over the Fox channels that were carrying the game.  After the game ended, CFTO switched to the CBS pregame show since they were going to air the CBS game at 1 (probably the Bills).  


It must have been an automated system because for about 20 minutes I was watching the CBS pregame show on the Fox stations out of Detroit and Seattle.  And no amount of arguing with technical support was going to get them to admit that they were in the wrong.


I will have to see if my old 40 foot tower and antenna still work to avoid that for Super Bowl Sunday.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/several-cbs-stations-dump-kentucky-tx-see-andy-griffith.html

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@saultbauls Here is a team with wheat in their logo and their name.



2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner

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@thepandamancan Good idea except for a couple of issues.  1. The CBA forbids games/practices/travel Dec 24-26 so the league would be violating the clause that it just fined the Flyers for breaking.  


2. The World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day and most Canadians will be paying attention to those games especially if Team Canada is playing that day (and they usually are).


I was thinking the game could be moved to New Years Eve.  

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/

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Like a NASCAR race, 1 winner and 42 losers.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/42-43-espn-analyst-picked-alabama-beat-ohio-state.html

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@Phive Which part is true?  That she's a witch or she is fat?  

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@simondelmonte Easier said than done, sometimes.  

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@sfitz0076 No one NEEDS to be harassed for expressing an opinion on social media either.  You can already see the comments starting here, albeit, not to the level they were on Twitter.  

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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When was the last time there was a Hockey Night in Canada regular season Saturday night that didn't have Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver playing?  

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-december-27-2014.html

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Un-farking-believable the crap they try to put over on people.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/pittsburgh-penguins-analyst-makes-awful-cant-breathe-joke.html

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FYI:  Bills/Jets game will also air on TSN4 in Canada.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-november-24-2014.html

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Isn't Barber the guy who dumped his 8 month pregnant wife to hook up with a college student intern at NBC?  Or am I thinking of someone else?

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tiki-barber-gary-myers-feud-blows-cbs-sports-radio.html

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@stevelepore @canadian_xing And to NBC if you aren't Philly, Pittsburgh, Washington, NYR, Boston, Chicago or Detroit you don't exist.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbc-will-produce-nhl-draft-coverage-first-time-ever.html

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@Tom Jackson Now that the video from inside the elevator is available, Would you like to revise your comments?

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-baltimore-ravens-are-a-pr-dumpster-fire.html

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No different than all the fake Bob McKenzie, Nick Kypreos and Pierre LeBrun accounts that show up on NHL trade deadline and free agent days. 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/so-why-are-there-so-many-fake-adrian-wojnarowski-twitter-accounts.html

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Actually, in terms of this discussion the Blue Jays don't exist.  None of the US networks will carry a Jays game because they only get ratings from one city unless they have to carry them in the playoffs.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-and-the-red-sox-yankees-problem.html

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They seem to be mailing it in as far as NASCAR coverage goes.  Their daily studio show airs at 2 am Eastern or does it go on at all?

9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-soccer-plans-post-world-cup.html

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You mean like Sunday Ticket which is exclusive to DirecTV in the US?  So if you live outside your favourite team's market, you have to pay for DirecTV AND Sunday Ticket.  What's free about that?

9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-nfls-shady-attempt-to-defend-its-blackout-policy-is-laughable.html

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RaceHub probably remains because it was left over from the SPEED days and it is a known entity.

10 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fs1-already-giving-up-on-fox-college-saturday.html

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Gronk is an improv comedian in his spare time or will he be a human prop for Colin Mochrie et al?

10 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rob-gronkowski-will-guest-star-on-whose-line-is-it-anyway.html

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Not too long ago I worked third party technical/billing support for Comcast for their Philadelphia/NJ region customers.  The New Jersey State Police issued an Amber Alert for a missing child.


Had a customer call in and complain that the Amber Alert was interrupting his show and wanted a credit.  I refused because Comcast is obligated to disseminate the information to help find the missing child.


We went back and forth for a little while when he said "I have kids of my own"


Really?  If one of your kids went missing, you wouldn't want as many people as possible knowing about it and keeping their eyes open to find your missing child.


He finally asked for a manager who caved in and gave him a credit for 1 day of service.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Does CBC/TSN/Sportsnet have a secret Tim Horton's?

1 year, 1 month ago on NBC has a secret Starbucks in Sochi

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There is something similar happening in Toronto.  Bob McCown has a 3 hour show.  First 2 hours are a local show.  The last hour is a syndicated, simulcast national show.      So maybe Francesa can do a national show on FS1 from 1-4 and then a local show until 630?

1 year, 1 month ago on Mike Francesa reportedly joining Fox Sports 1

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So Francesa airs on WFAN from 1-630?  Where would his show air on FS1?  They have Fox Soccer Daily at 330.  NASCAR Racehub at 4, Crowd Goes Wild at 5, Fox Football Daily at 6.
So either the show is switched from FS1 to FS2 halfway or the entire show airs on FS2 which isn't in as many homes.

1 year, 1 month ago on Could Mike Francesa end up on Fox Sports 1?

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I <3 Katie Nolan even if she is from Boston and likes the Bruins

1 year, 1 month ago on Rick Reilly vs Regis Philbin & Katie Nolan feud ignites

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@DerringerEagle I have no use for Bettman but if NBC wants to hire talent for their NHL coverage they don't need TSN losing the tv rights to write a cheque.

1 year, 4 months ago on CBC and Sportsnet may have combined to oust TSN from NHL rights

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I wonder if TSN will go after regional rights for the teams they don't already have in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa?

1 year, 4 months ago on CBC and Sportsnet may have combined to oust TSN from NHL rights

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I am comparing this to when Fox outbid CBS for NFL rights way back when.  I figured it would be CBC that would on the outside looking in.

1 year, 4 months ago on CBC and Sportsnet may have combined to oust TSN from NHL rights

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