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Old 08-12-2007, 12:34 AM   #1
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So I tune into to the pregame tonight, all hyped up to watch the Steelers' preseason game, then 730 rolls around, and what does FSN do in my part of WV? Switches to ultimate fighting.

FSN is the second most expensive channel next to ESPN in my market, and we get blacked out.

First they get rid of Guy, then they get rid of Mike Lang...who are the idiots that run this operation? It's like they want to lose viewers.

Geesh, looks like I am going to have to view for free on the web via SOPCast. So much for counting me as a viewer.

Anyone have a number that I can call come Monday?

Anyone have links to highlights...even though it appears there might not be much to cheer about this game.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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we lost.... :( but hey what the hell its preseason who cares if our backups lost to the packers backups! but yea fsn houston is great, it shows all pregame and games , btw the texans game was fun tonight we lost a game which seemed more like a bears home game with 95 percent of the audience being bears fans! but still fun!
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Loss or not, preseason or not...I really wanted to see this game. I really wanted to see what players were where and how thye performed.

I know it's only preseason, but I am jonesing for some live Steelers action.

September can't get here faster, I guess.
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:18 AM   #4
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I am wondering... if your in WV, then your "Team" is probably Philadelphia.
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It's not FSN who made that decision. It was the NFL's rules. Stan mentioned it on either Thursday or Friday on Sportsbeat when a caller asked if it would be blacked out outside of the Pittsburgh market.
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I am wondering... if your in WV, then your "Team" is probably Philadelphia.
What makes you say that? My mom and step-dad are in Morgantown and you see just as much Pittsburgh Steelers stuff there as you would in Pittsburgh. Sure there pockets of other fans there (Redskins, Ravens, Browns, etc) but you get the same thing in Pittsburgh.
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What makes you say that? My mom and step-dad are in Morgantown and you see just as much Pittsburgh Steelers stuff there as you would in Pittsburgh. Sure there pockets of other fans there (Redskins, Ravens, Browns, etc) but you get the same thing in Pittsburgh.
The way the NFL and other pro leagues carve up the country now. If it is one territory and not the other, they will show a whole bunch of all the teams, but then not be able to show the game because it doesn't fall into that territory.

I was just wondering... actually, it sounds like something like that was the case...

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It's not FSN who made that decision. It was the NFL's rules. Stan mentioned it on either Thursday or Friday on Sportsbeat when a caller asked if it would be blacked out outside of the Pittsburgh market.
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The way the NFL and other pro leagues carve up the country now. If it is one territory and not the other, they will show a whole bunch of all the teams, but then not be able to show the game because it doesn't fall into that territory.

I was just wondering... actually, it sounds like something like that was the case...
I got you. It's really nothing more than a way to get you to buy things like NFL Sunday Ticket. I guess one day when I have the spare money, I'll probably give in to the NFL and do just that. But this won't be the year.
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That's what happened in the Steeler bar in Cinci. There we all were, the Steeler faithful, eating our pregame meals of stromboli's, sandwiches called the Goomba and Italian Stallion, and me with my Pittsburgh steak salad, when BAM......the screen went black and a tiny message on the bottom of the screen informed us that the program was no longer available in our veiwing area.

Now I know for a fact that this bar has NFL ticket. Marty had to call his TV guru to dash over and go up on the roof. We didn't get back to the Pittsburgh game until the second quarter and no sound until just before halftime. He had to pull the game out of a Green Bay station so all we got to hear was how great the Packers and Brett Favre was.

But the food was great.
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I had the same problem last night. All hyped up after the pregame and ready to watch the game, then BAM a black out. Some choice words were at that point.

FSN did announce at the end of the pregame that due to NFL policy the game would be blacked out to viewers outside the Pitt area.

The game is on at 5pm Sunday on the NFL Network.

And go for it man! Get the Sunday Ticket. This will be my 4th season having it. It actually saves me money vs. what I would spend on food and beer while watching at a bar. Not to mention that one DUI would cost more that 10 seasons of Sunday ticket.
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