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Old 04-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #41
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Default Re: Round 2 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Pens/Habs. LETS GO PENS!

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No the marathon has nothing to do with it. It's just NBC. They did it last year and the year before too. CBC even offered to allow the Pens to use their broadcast last year for the games they weren't allowed to show and NBC wouldn't even allow that.
It all comes down to ratings, I'm guessing. Buffalo = not a huge ratings draw, so NBC doesn't really care if 2,000 people show up to watch a game on the big screen. Pittsburgh = huge ratings, so they want to make sure they get as many people as they can so they can sell more ads.

Or they can just be a bunch of tightwads...
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:28 PM   #42
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It all comes down to ratings, I'm guessing. Buffalo = not a huge ratings draw, so NBC doesn't really care if 2,000 people show up to watch a game on the big screen. Pittsburgh = huge ratings, so they want to make sure they get as many people as they can so they can sell more ads.

Or they can just be a bunch of tightwads...
I vote your option #2!
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:39 PM   #43
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it's NBC we're talking about here. That company is anything but consistent (Conan O' Brian anyone?)
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:45 PM   #44
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No the marathon has nothing to do with it. It's just NBC. They did it last year and the year before too. CBC even offered to allow the Pens to use their broadcast last year for the games they weren't allowed to show and NBC wouldn't even allow that.
I understand. I just thought they might be saying it in this case as more of an excuse.

Besides, marathons usually start early morning and are done by noon. That's for everyone of course. Those folks that finish 26 miles in just over 2 hours... is amazing.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:55 PM   #45
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Why not just role the commercials on the big screen?
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:34 PM   #46
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2-1/2 hours til they drop the puck in da Burgh!

The Habs have to be exhausted and I hope the Pens take full advantage of it.

I'll be a little late into this thread tonight, as I have a birthday party to attend at 6:00 and I'm going to sneak out around 7:15 or so.

LETS GO PENS!
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Default Re: Round 2 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Pens/Habs. LETS GO PENS!

Late to the thread but I said at the begining of the series I would love to face the hawks just because of Marion Hossa. It really would be salt in the wound if we took his team out again.
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I think Sid should marry Lindsay Soto

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That's just one TV then versus the potential of a 1000 plus tv's...
1000's of little tv's that people can get up and walk away from during commercials vs. the potential of 1 huge TV with huge speakers in front of a group of people that aren't going anywhere...
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Well, looks like Tank and Kunitz are in, Kennedy and Conner out (and Leopold as well). Don't screw it up Tank!!!
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