ESPN, CBS, Or Both To Bring You The Chargers Game This Weekend

Friday, October 26, 2007

There's obviously a whole lot of uncertainty regarding the Chargers/Texans game this weekend, but one thing is for sure. They will be on television no matter where they play. The teams were originally scheduled to be on CBS this Sunday, but with the possibility of a move to Monday Night....ESPN is now in the mix.

ESPN owns the rights to all Monday Night games, but would actually be willing to do a commendable thing in regards to the broadcast...

ESPN was making tentative plans yesterday just in case it has to produce the game, but it's anyone's guess as to the identity of the announcers – or even the producer and director. ESPN is televising only one college football game on the West Coast this weekend – tonight in Fresno – but the network could arrange to partner with CBS to ensure a quality production.
Coming from a company that had issues over airing MLB Playoff commercials surrounding TBS' coverage...this is a welcome change. No matter which channel airs the game, I hope that the people of San Diego can watch Football and have their minds free of the destruction for at least a few hours. Ensuring this game is on TV is a good thing, and I think ESPN would be doing the right thing in letting CBS help with the broadcast.

One certainty is Bolts on TV (Sign On San Diego)


You know, lots of people are bitching that the Rockies go head to head with the Broncos, in the same city at the same time.

Why can't the NFL move the Broncos game to like 6:00 Eastern and then play the Chargers game after that?

Let me guess: programming decisions, synergy, advertising dollars.


Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:18:00 AM  

I want TBS to somehow get in on this...i need more Caliendo commercials.

Chimpanzee Rage said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:44:00 AM  

I need more Tyler Perry's House of Payne dammit!!!

GMoney said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:54:00 AM  

I remember when the Steelers/Dolphins game got moved to Sunday night a few years ago after a hurricane. It was a CBS broadcast with Gus Johnson on the call no less. It aired on either the local Pittsburgh WB or UPN, and the halftime show was ESPN produced with Scott Levy I believe doing the halftime show.

So, there's some sort of precedent here.

ss said...
Oct 26, 2007, 11:24:00 AM  

Yeah, that's right. The game was moved back because of a hurricane, and because ESPN had rights to any game broadcast on Sunday night at the time, they had the halftime and their own commercials.
But this conversation is moot because they'll play at the regular time on CBS.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 4:48:00 PM  

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