Friday, September 12, 2008
With Hurricane Ike making landfall in Texas sometime early Saturday morning a lot of games have been moved around for the safety of all parties involved. The most moves are obviously coming in College Football (namely the Big XII) with Texas having multiple universities within Ike's path, but MLB and the NFL are also switching things around.
It was announced yesterday that the Ravens and Texans game scheduled originally for Sunday at 4:15pm was moved to Monday night, but not very many people are going to get to see it. The only networks carrying the contest will be local ones and to those of you saying, "but I have the League Pass on DirecTV," not so fast my friend. Via PFT....
We’ve confirmed via communications with NFL spokesman Greg Aiello and ESPN spokesman William Hofheimer that fans of the Ravens and Texans who don’t live in Baltimore or Houston and who have purchased Sunday Ticket specifically so that they can watch the Ravens or Texans play won’t be able to do so this week because of ESPN’s exclusive prime-time rights on Monday night.Well that's a bummer isn't it? Obviously Sports take a backseat to a storm of this nature, and we're all hoping Ike hopefully passes through Texas without much damage, but you'd think ESPN could waive the exclusivity for the night. The "Leader" is usually very good when it comes to these situations so hopefully the fans of both teams can see the game.
This Monday, ESPN will be airing the Eagles-Cowboys game. And so the Ravens-Texans game can’t be televised, except in the teams’ home markets.
Also, stay safe all of you Texans.
Update: You WILL be able to see the game on DirecTV now. Good on you, ESPN.
ESPN's Contract Prevents Ravens-Texans On DirecTV (Pro Football Talk)