CBS Screws SEC Fans Again

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I mentioned last week that CBS was not making any friends at LSU by choosing them with the "Six Day in Advance Rule" and moving their start time from 7:45pm to 3:30pm (even after waiting for ALA and ARK to finish playing). Well they invoked the rule again this week, and SEC fans are really starting to get ticked. LSU Fan and reader JP wrote in to vent.....

I would like to see another entry related to your "CBS Toys With SEC Fans" post last Friday or Saturday. I made the responses related to how LSU was angry about the decision. You have no idea how angry LSU fans were at CBS about the decision, because we feel like we were lied too. I know this because I am a lifelong LSU fan and LSU undergraduate. And I feel like your entry and supporting article expressed UGA's outrage as well.

Well, now it's time to review what CBS did this week. They pulled the "six day window" again because they didn't want to choose between Alabama/FSU and Florida/Auburn. So then, on Saturday, Alabama lost while Florida and Auburn both won. So what does CBS decide on Sunday? Of course! They go with Alabama/Florida State. This time, they leave Florida and Auburn hanging after they both do what they were supposed to do (while Alabama didn't).

And as an SEC partisan in general, I think it is offensive that CBS opted for a team barely hanging on to its Top 25 ranking playing out of conference against an UNRANKED team, instead of a big-time SEC in-conference showdown featuring the #3 team in the country. Yes, Auburn is down this year, but it should still be a good game (hell, they're better than Ole Miss). And it is also a revenge match (Auburn was the only team to beat Florida last year).

I am completely at a loss on this one. Again, why did they hold the option over Florida's head if they were going with Alabama, no matter if they won or lost?
Thanks for taking the time JP and we feel your frustration. I guess the only good news is that they only get two of these six day rules a season and they've used them both up. The regular cushion of 12 days will be in place the rest of the season, which still isn't a lot of time if you've made plans for something different.

CBS Toys With SEC Fans (Awful Announcing)

Update: LSU and Tulane are apparently unveiling some new gear and the proceeds go to Rebuilding New Orleans. Be sure to grab a shirt or two.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:00 PM


I have another programming-related question, more for ABC and next week:

Why does ABC NEVER move the Oklahoma/Texas game to primetime? It's been one of "The Games" in college football this entire decade, and it always gets regional coverage during the day? Is it part of an agreement with the Texas State Fair that it never gets move to primetime?

Oh wait. Now I understand. ABC has already decided that the Notre Dame/UCLA game is going to be played in primetime! Great call, ABC! We all would rather see that in primetime than a game between two teams that have actually won a national championship this decade!

And that leads to my final question: Why is the primetime audience next week split between UCLA/Notre Dame and Ohio State/Purdue? How exactly do they split that one up in Indiana? Is Columbus the only market that's going to get that game?

Thank God Florida plays LSU in primetime next week, so that I'm not stuck with one of those two bullshit games.

Anonymous said...
Sep 25, 2007, 2:55:00 PM  

I'm the LSU guy who sent the E-mail. Thanks AA. And no, we are not happy with the new unis. Thank God it's only for one game

Anonymous said...
Sep 25, 2007, 2:58:00 PM  

I thought you are not supposed to wear white pants after Labor Day.

Anonymous said...
Sep 25, 2007, 3:23:00 PM  

If your school sucks like mine does, you never have to worry about being dicked over by tv people!!!

GMoney said...
Sep 25, 2007, 3:26:00 PM  

LSU just wants to prove that they can create an uglier purple/gold/white uniform combo than the Minnesota Vikings.

Anonymous said...
Sep 25, 2007, 4:05:00 PM  

I too loved it when the NFL were the retro.

"These guys love it when the NFL teams were the retro uniforms," Miles said.

twoeightnine said...
Sep 25, 2007, 4:11:00 PM  

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